Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Imagine it: you are gathering up your things at your office and miles away at your home, the stove kicks on to make dinner. The air conditioning system is notified and adjusts the temperature down to deliver more cool air to balance out the oven’s extra heat. When you get home the lights automatically turn on as you enter, dinner is prepared, and your home is at the ideal temperature.

That’s the dream! And also the kind of advanced home interconnectivity that is obtainable now and 2017 could be a pivotal year for advancements in how your home’s heating and cooling systems function as part of the team.

“Smart phones transformed our lives in part because they allowed numerous apps to make our lives less challenging and richer,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. “We anticipate that in 2017, developers will be concentrating on more new apps that permit all your home’s systems and appliances to interact opposed to being siloed, and this will result in breakout new advancements in how your home’s HVAC system works.”

Smart thermostats and newer, updated HVAC systems can already send messages to you about energy utilization and standard maintenance such as filter changes. Future systems might even be able to diagnose a possible equipment failure before it takes place and alert your HVAC repair company to call you and set up a technician’s visit. The technician will come with the knowledge about the problem and the necessary parts to repair it.

Another on-the-drawing-board vision is the use of infrared heat sensing inside the home that will determine which rooms are in use by residents and actually direct heating and cooling specifically to those regions.

“Zoned heating and air conditioning systems have been one of the fastest growing parts of the heating and cooling industry for quite a few years, and that will remain a large opportunity,” said Haines. “Furthermore, systems will center on heating and cooling specific regions of the home as needed to improve comfort and energy efficiency.”

And yes, Haines adds, the millennials are driving the trends for at-home connectivity and more efficient heating and cooling systems. “As millennials buy their homes, they expect their home systems like heating and cooling to not only do what they are told, but to observe and adapt themselves and to proactively communicate with the homeowner. We also see that the millennials and Generation X are much more sophisticated about energy efficiency and those implications of their HVAC systems.”

While February is an ideal time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a perfect time to take advantage of savings that will pay off in the future. Right now many Service Experts centers are offering free or deeply discounted equipment when you purchase a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you purchase an air conditioner. Seasonal tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coldest months of the year. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Longmont today to schedule a free in-home estimate or to set up a heating tune up to make sure your system is ready to keep you comfortable and safe all winter long.

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