Picture it: you are gathering up your things at your office and miles away at your home, the oven powers on to cook dinner. The air conditioning system is notified and makes adjustments to deliver more cool air to offset the oven’s additional heat. When you get home the lights automatically turn on as you come in the door, 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 accessible now and 2017 could be an essential 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 permitted countless apps to make our lives easier 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 permit all your home’s systems and appliances to interact opposed to being siloed, and this will result in breakout new advancements in how your home’s HVAC system works.”
Smart thermostats and newer, updated 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 diagnose a possible equipment failure before it takes place and alert your HVAC repair company to reach out to you and set up a technician’s visit. The technician will arrive with prior knowledge about the problem 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 conclude which rooms are in use by family and guests and actually direct heating and cooling specifically to those rooms.
“Zoned HVAC systems have been one of the quickest growing parts of the heating and air conditioning industry for several years, and that will remain a big opportunity,” said Haines. “Increasingly, 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 HVAC systems. “As millennials purchase their homes, they want their home systems like HVAC to not only do what they are told, but to track and adjust themselves and to proactively communicate with the homeowner. We also see that the millennials and Generation X are much more conscience about energy efficiency and those consequences of their HVAC systems.”
While right now is a great time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a good time to look into savings that will pay off in the coming months. For the next several weeks many Service Experts centers are offering free or deeply discounted equipment when you purchase a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you invest in an AC system. Heating tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coldest season of the year. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in West Palm Beach 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.