Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Picture it: you are packing up your things at the office and miles away at your home, the stove turns on to prepare dinner. The AC system is notified and adjusts the temperature down to deliver more cool air to offset the oven’s extra heat. When you get home the lights automatically turn on as you come in the door, dinner is ready, and your home is at the ideal temperature.

That’s the ideal experience! And also the kind of advanced home interconnectivity that is available now and 2017 could be a crucial 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 enabled numerous 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 centering on more new apps that let all of your home’s systems and appliances interact opposed to being siloed, and this will include breakout new advancements in how your home’s heating and air conditioning system work.”

Smart thermostats and newer, updated HVAC systems can already send alerts to you about energy use and regular maintenance such as when it’s time to change the air filter. Future systems might even be able to diagnose a potential equipment failure before it takes place and notify your heating and cooling repair company to call you and set up a technician’s visit. The technician will arrive with advance knowledge about the malfunction 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 determine which rooms are in use by people in the home and actually send heating and cooling specifically to those areas.

“Zoned HVAC systems have been one of the largest growing parts of the heating and cooling industry for many years, and that will remain a huge opportunity,” said Haines. “Increasingly, systems will center 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 HVAC systems. “As millennials invest in their homes, they require their home systems like heating and air conditioning to not only do what they are told, but to track and modify themselves and to proactively communicate with the homeowner. We also notice that the millennials and Generation X are much more sophisticated about energy efficiency and those effects 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 coming months. Right now many Service Experts centers are giving free or deeply discounted equipment when you buy 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 Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Tulsa today to schedule a no-charge in-home estimate or to set up a Precision tune up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long.

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