Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Envision it: you are gathering up your things at the office and miles away at your home, the stove turns on to cook dinner. The AC system is notified and makes adjustments to deliver more cool air to counteract the oven’s added heat. When you get home the lights automatically turn on as you walk in, dinner is prepared, and your home is at the ideal temperature.

That’s the goal! And also the sort of advanced home interconnectivity that is available 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 enabled numerous 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 concentrating on more new apps that let all of your home’s systems and appliances interact versus being siloed, and this will result in 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 utilization and routine maintenance such as filter changes. Future systems might even be able to determine a possible equipment failure before it happens and alert your HVAC repair company to reach out to you and schedule a technician’s visit. The technician will come with advance 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 determine which rooms are in use by family and guests and actually send heating and cooling specifically to those regions.

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

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

While right now is an ideal time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a perfect time to look into savings that will pay off in the future. For the next several weeks 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 purchase an air conditioner. Seasonal tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coolest time of the year. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Calgary today to schedule a no-charge in-home estimate or to set up a furnace tune up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long.

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