Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Picture it: you are gathering up your things at the office and miles away at your home, the oven turns on to prepare dinner. The AC system is notified and lowers the temperature to deliver more cool air to counteract the oven’s additional heat. When you come home the lights automatically turn on as you come in the door, dinner is prepared, and your home is at a comfortable temperature.

That’s the dream! And also the kind 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 revolutionized our lives in part because they permitted numerous apps to make our lives simpler and richer,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. “We anticipate that in 2017, developers will be centering on more new apps that let all of your home’s systems and appliances interact versus being siloed, and this will result in breakout new advancements in how your home’s heating and air conditioning system work.”

Smart thermostats and new advanced HVAC systems can already send messages to you about energy usage and standard maintenance such as when it’s time to change the air filter. Future systems may even be able to diagnose a possible equipment failure before it occurs and alert your heating and cooling repair company to reach out to you and schedule a technician’s visit. The technician will come with advance knowledge about the issue and the necessary parts to repair it.

Another feature in the making is the use of infrared heat sensing in the home that will determine which rooms are in use by residents and actually direct heating and cooling specifically to those rooms.

“Zoned heating and cooling systems have been one of the largest growing parts of the heating and air conditioning industry for many years, and that will remain a large opportunity,” said Haines. “Increasingly, 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 help drive the trends for at-home connectivity and more efficient heating and air conditioning systems. “As millennials buy their homes, they expect their home systems like heating and air conditioning to not only do what they are told, but to observe and modify themselves and to proactively communicate with the homeowner. We also find that the millennials and Generation X are much more conscience about energy efficiency and those implications of their heating and air conditioning systems.”

While right now is the right time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a fantastic time to take advantage of savings that will pay off in the upcoming seasons. Right now many Service Experts centers are offering free or deeply discounted equipment when you invest in a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you buy an air conditioning system. Furnace tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coldest season of the year. Call Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Atlanta today to schedule a free in-home estimate or to set up a Precision tune up to make sure your system is ready to keep you warm and cozy all winter long.

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