Envision it: you are collecting your things at work and miles away at your home, the range kicks on to prepare dinner. The air conditioner is notified and makes adjustments to deliver more cool air to counteract the oven’s additional heat. When you arrive 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 sort of advanced home interconnectivity that is available now and 2017 could be an essential year for advancements in how your home’s HVAC system functions as part of the team.
“Smart phones revolutionized our lives in part because they enabled thousands of apps to make our lives simpler and richer,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. “We forecast that in 2017, developers will be focusing 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 HVAC system works.”
Smart thermostats and newer, updated HVAC systems can already send alerts to you about energy use and standard maintenance such as when it’s time to change the air filter. Future systems may even be able to determine a likely equipment failure before it takes place and alert your HVAC repair company to call you and schedule a technician’s visit. The technician will get to your home with the knowledge about the issue and the needed parts to repair it.
Another on-the-drawing-board vision is the use of infrared heat sensing inside the home that will decifer which rooms are in use by people in the home and actually send heating and cooling specifically to those rooms.
“Zoned heating and cooling systems have been one of the fastest growing parts of the heating and air conditioning industry for many years, and that will remain a huge opportunity,” said Haines. “Furthermore, 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 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 monitor and adjust themselves and to proactively provide feedback to the homeowner. We also see that the millennials and Generation X are much more aware about energy efficiency and those implications of their heating and air conditioning systems.”
While early 2017 is a great time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a fantastic time to benefit from savings that will pay off in the future. For the next several weeks many Service Experts centers are giving free or deeply discounted equipment when you invest in a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you buy an air conditioning system. Furnace tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coolest time of the year. Call All American Air Service Experts in Daytona Beach today to schedule a no-charge in-home estimate or to set up a heating tune up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long.