Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Envision it: you are packing up your things at the office and miles away at your home, the oven powers on to cook dinner. The AC system is notified and adjusts the temperature down to deliver more cool air to balance out the oven’s added heat. When you get home the lights automatically turn on as you walk in, dinner is made, and your home is at the perfect temperature.

That’s the goal! And also the kind 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 easier and richer,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. “We predict that in 2017, developers will be concentrating on more new apps that let all of your home’s systems and appliances interact instead of being siloed, and this will include 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 use and standard maintenance such as filter changes. Future systems may even be able to identify a potential equipment failure before it occurs and alert 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 necessary parts to repair it.

Another feature in the making is the use of infrared heat sensing within the home that will decifer which rooms are in use by family and guests and actually direct heating and cooling specifically to those regions.

“Zoned HVAC systems have been one of the largest growing parts of the heating and cooling industry for many years, and that will remain a big opportunity,” said Haines. “Also, systems will concentrate 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 HVAC systems. “As millennials invest in their homes, they expect their home systems like heating and cooling to not only do what they are told, but to monitor and adapt themselves and to proactively send notifications to the homeowner. We also notice that the millennials and Generation X are much more conscience about energy efficiency and those effects of their HVAC systems.”

While early 2017 is the right time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a fantastic time to look into savings that will pay off in the upcoming seasons. For the next several weeks many Service Experts centers are providing free or deeply discounted equipment when you buy a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you buy an air conditioning system. Heating tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coldest season of the year. Call Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Charleston today to schedule a complimentary in-home estimate or to set up a Precision tune up to make sure your heating equipment is ready to keep you warm and cozy all winter long.

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