Imagine it: you are packing up your things at work and miles away at your home, the oven kicks on to prepare dinner. The air conditioning 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 the perfect 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 instead of being siloed, and this will result in breakout new advancements in how your home’s heating and air conditioning system work.”
Smart thermostats and sophisticated newer 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 might even be able to diagnose a possible equipment failure before it happens and alert your HVAC repair company to reach out to you and schedule a technician’s visit. The technician will arrive with prior knowledge about the problem and the necessary parts to repair it.
Another feature in the making is the use of infrared heat sensing in the home that will conclude which rooms are in use by residents and actually direct heating and cooling specifically to those areas.
“Zoned heating and cooling systems have been one of the largest growing parts of the heating and air conditioning industry for several 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 purchase their homes, they expect their home systems like heating and air conditioning to not only do what they are told, but to observe and adjust 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 effects of their heating and air conditioning systems.”
While right now is a great time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a fantastic time to benefit from savings that will pay off in the upcoming seasons. Currently many Service Experts centers are providing free or deeply discounted equipment when you invest in a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you purchase an air conditioner. Furnace tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coldest season of the year. Call Peachtree Service Experts in Atlanta today to schedule a complimentary 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.