Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Picture it: you are collecting your things at the office and miles away at your home, the range turns on to make dinner. The air conditioning system is notified and adjusts the temperature down to deliver more cool air to offset the oven’s additional heat. When you arrive home the lights automatically turn on as you enter, dinner is ready, and your home is at the ideal temperature.

That’s the goal! And also the sort of advanced home interconnectivity that is accessible now and 2017 could be a pivotal year for advancements in how your home’s HVAC system functions as part of the team.

“Smart phones revolutionized our lives in part because they enabled countless 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 focusing on more new apps that allow all your home’s systems and appliances to interact versus 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 messages to you about energy use and standard maintenance such as when it’s time to change the air filter. Future systems may even be able to recognize a likely equipment failure before it takes place and notify your HVAC repair company to reach out to you and set up a technician’s visit. The technician will come with prior knowledge about the problem 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 rooms.

“Zoned HVAC systems have been one of the largest growing parts of the HVAC industry for several years, and that will remain a large opportunity,” said Haines. “Also, systems will concentrate on heating and cooling specific regions of the home as needed to upgrade 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 invest in their homes, they require 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 provide feedback to the homeowner. We also notice that the millennials and Generation X are much more sophisticated about energy efficiency and those consequences of their heating and air conditioning systems.”

While early 2017 is the right time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a perfect time to look into savings that will pay off in the coming months. Right now many Service Experts centers are offering free or deeply discounted equipment when you purchase 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 months of the year. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Denver today to schedule a complimentary in-home estimate or to set up a heating tune up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you warm and cozy all winter long.

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