Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Picture it: you are gathering up your things at work and miles away at your home, the stove powers on to cook dinner. The AC system is notified and lowers the temperature to deliver more cool air to offset the oven’s added heat. When you come home the lights automatically turn on as you walk in, dinner is ready, and your home is at the ideal temperature.

That’s the ideal experience! And also the type of advanced home interconnectivity that is available now and 2017 could be a crucial year for advancements in how your home’s heating and cooling systems function as part of the team.

“Smart phones transformed our lives in part because they enabled 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 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 cooling systems work.”

Smart thermostats and new advanced HVAC systems can already send alerts to you about energy utilization and regular maintenance such as filter changes. Future systems could even be able to identify a likely equipment failure before it happens and notify your heating and air conditioning repair company to contact you and schedule a technician’s visit. The technician will arrive with advance knowledge about the malfunction and the needed parts to repair it.

Another on-the-drawing-board vision is the use of infrared heat sensing in the home that will decifer which rooms are in use by family and guests and actually guide heating and cooling specifically to those rooms.

“Zoned HVAC systems have been one of the quickest growing parts of the heating and cooling industry for many years, and that will remain a big opportunity,” said Haines. “Furthermore, systems will focus on heating and cooling specific areas as needed to enhance comfort and energy efficiency.”

And yes, Haines adds, the millennials are helping to drive the trends for at-home connectivity and more efficient heating and air conditioning systems. “As millennials invest in their homes, they want their home systems like heating and cooling to not only do what they are told, but to track and adapt themselves and to proactively send notifications to the homeowner. We also see that the millennials and Generation X are much more conscience about energy efficiency and those effects of their heating and air conditioning systems.”

While early 2017 is an ideal time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a perfect time to take advantage of savings that will pay off in the future. 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 purchase an air conditioner. Furnace tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coldest months of the year. Call Levy & Son Service Experts in Dallas today to schedule a free in-home estimate or to set up a heating tune up to make sure your heating equipment is ready to keep you comfortable and safe all winter long.

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