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 oven powers on to make dinner. The air conditioner is notified and adjusts the temperature down 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 made, and your home is at a comfortable temperature.

That’s the dream! And also the sort 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 revolutionized 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 anticipate 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 new advanced HVAC systems can already send alerts to you about energy utilization and standard maintenance such as filter changes. Future systems might even be able to diagnose a potential equipment failure before it happens and notify your heating and cooling repair company to reach out to you and schedule a technician’s visit. The technician will arrive with prior knowledge about the issue 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 heating and cooling industry for quite a few years, and that will remain a large opportunity,” said Haines. “Also, systems will concentrate 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 communicate with the homeowner. We also find that the millennials and Generation X are much more conscience about energy efficiency and those effects of their heating and cooling systems.”

While February is a great 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. Right now many Service Experts centers are giving free or deeply discounted equipment when you buy 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 coldest months of the year. Call Strogen's Service Experts 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 safe and warm all winter long.

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