Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Envision it: you are collecting your things at your office and miles away at your home, the stove powers on to make dinner. The air conditioner is notified and makes adjustments to deliver more cool air to offset the oven’s additional heat. When you come 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 goal! And also the sort of advanced home interconnectivity that is obtainable now and 2017 could be an essential year for advancements in how your home’s HVAC system functions as part of the team.

“Smart phones transformed our lives in part because they permitted numerous apps to make our lives less challenging and richer,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. “We predict that in 2017, developers will be centering on more new apps that allow 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 sophisticated newer HVAC systems can already send alerts to you about energy utilization and standard maintenance such as filter changes. Future systems may even be able to recognize a potential equipment failure before it occurs and notify your HVAC repair company to reach out to you and schedule a technician’s visit. The technician will come with prior knowledge about the problem and the necessary parts to repair it.

Another work in progress is the use of infrared heat sensing inside the home that will conclude which rooms are in use by residents and actually guide heating and cooling specifically to those regions.

“Zoned heating and air conditioning systems have been one of the fastest growing parts of the HVAC industry for quite a few years, and that will remain a large opportunity,” said Haines. “Increasingly, systems will focus on heating and cooling specific rooms or groups of rooms 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 HVAC systems. “As millennials invest in their homes, they require their home systems like heating and air conditioning to not only do what they are told, but to track and adapt themselves and to proactively send notifications to the homeowner. We also find that the millennials and Generation X are much more sophisticated about energy efficiency and those implications of their heating and cooling systems.”

While early 2017 is the right time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a good time to benefit from savings that will pay off in the upcoming seasons. Currently many Service Experts centers are giving 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 Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Rochester today to schedule a complimentary in-home estimate or to set up a Precision tune up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you warm and cozy all winter long.

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