Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Envision it: you are gathering up your things at work and miles away at your home, the stove kicks on to make dinner. The air conditioning system is notified and adjusts the temperature down to deliver more cool air to balance out the oven’s added heat. When you come home the lights automatically turn on as you come in the door, dinner is ready, and your home is at a comfortable temperature.

That’s the ideal experience! And also the sort of advanced home interconnectivity that is accessible now and 2017 could be an essential year for advancements in how your home’s heating and air conditioning system functions as part of the team.

“Smart phones revolutionized our lives in part because they allowed countless 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 focusing 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 cooling systems work.”

Smart thermostats and sophisticated newer HVAC systems can already send alerts to you about energy use and standard maintenance such as filter changes. Future systems could even be able to recognize a potential equipment failure before it takes place and notify your HVAC repair company to reach out to you and schedule a technician’s visit. The technician will get to your home with advance knowledge about the malfunction and the required parts to repair it.

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

“Zoned HVAC systems have been one of the quickest growing parts of the heating and air conditioning industry for quite a few years, and that will remain a huge opportunity,” said Haines. “Also, systems will focus on heating and cooling specific regions of the home as needed to improve comfort and energy efficiency.”

And yes, Haines adds, the millennials are driving the trends for at-home connectivity and more efficient heating and cooling systems. “As millennials buy their homes, they require their home systems like heating and air conditioning to not only do what they are told, but to observe and adapt themselves and to proactively provide feedback to the homeowner. We also see that the millennials and Generation X are much more conscience about energy efficiency and those implications of their heating and air conditioning systems.”

While February is an ideal time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a perfect time to benefit from savings that will pay off in the upcoming seasons. Currently many Service Experts centers are providing 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 coolest time of the year. Call Epperson Service Experts in Hilton Head Island 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 safe and warm all winter long.

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