Envision it: you are gathering up your things at work and miles away at your home, the stove turns on to make dinner. The air conditioner is notified and adjusts the temperature down to deliver more cool air to offset the oven’s extra heat. When you arrive home the lights automatically turn on as you enter, dinner is made, and your home is at the ideal temperature.
That’s the goal! And also the type of advanced home interconnectivity that is accessible 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 radically changed our lives in part because they permitted thousands of 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 centering on more new apps that permit all your home’s systems and appliances to interact instead of being siloed, and this will create breakout new advancements in how your home’s heating and air conditioning system work.”
Smart thermostats and sophisticated newer HVAC systems can already send messages to you about energy utilization and routine maintenance such as air filter replacement. Future systems could even be able to identify a likely equipment failure before it occurs and alert your heating and air conditioning repair company to call you and arrange a technician’s visit. The technician will get to your home with advance knowledge about the issue and the needed 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 direct heating and cooling specifically to those rooms.
“Zoned heating and air conditioning systems have been one of the quickest growing parts of the HVAC industry for several years, and that will remain a huge opportunity,” said Haines. “Also, systems will center on heating and cooling specific rooms or groups of rooms 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 want their home systems like heating and cooling to not only do what they are told, but to monitor and adjust themselves and to proactively provide feedback to the homeowner. We also find that the millennials and Generation X are much more sophisticated about energy efficiency and those implications of their HVAC systems.”
While February is the right time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a fantastic time to take advantage of savings that will pay off in the future. Right now many Service Experts centers are providing free or deeply discounted equipment when you invest in a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you invest in an AC system. Furnace tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coolest time of the year. Call Golden Seal Service Experts in Saint Charles today to schedule a no-charge in-home estimate or to set up a heating tune up to make sure your heating equipment is ready to keep you warm and cozy all winter long.