Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Imagine it: you are gathering up your things at the office and miles away at your home, the stove powers on to prepare dinner. The air conditioning system is notified and adjusts the temperature down to deliver more cool air to offset the oven’s extra heat. When you arrive home the lights automatically turn on as you come in the door, dinner is made, and your home is at a comfortable temperature.

That’s the dream! And also the type of advanced home interconnectivity that is accessible now and 2017 could be a crucial year for advancements in how your home’s heating and air conditioning system functions as part of the team.

“Smart phones transformed our lives in part because they permitted countless apps to make our lives simpler and richer,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. “We forecast 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 create breakout new advancements in how your home’s heating and air conditioning system work.”

Smart thermostats and new advanced HVAC systems can already send notifications to you about energy usage and routine maintenance such as air filter replacement. Future systems might even be able to recognize a possible equipment failure before it happens and notify your heating and cooling repair company to call you and arrange a technician’s visit. The technician will get to your home with prior knowledge about the malfunction and the required parts to repair it.

Another feature in the making is the use of infrared heat sensing in the home that will decifer which rooms are in use by family and guests and actually send heating and cooling specifically to those regions.

“Zoned heating and cooling systems have been one of the largest growing parts of the HVAC industry for several years, and that will remain a big opportunity,” said Haines. “Increasingly, systems will center on heating and cooling specific regions of the home as needed to upgrade comfort and energy efficiency.”

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

While early 2017 is a great time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a perfect time to look into savings that will pay off in the future. Currently many Service Experts centers are offering free or deeply discounted equipment when you purchase a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you buy an air conditioning system. Seasonal tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coolest time of the year. Call Becht/Givens Service Experts in Louisville today to schedule a complimentary 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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