Imagine it: you are collecting your things at the office and miles away at your home, the stove powers on to cook dinner. The air conditioning system is notified and makes adjustments to deliver more cool air to offset the oven’s extra heat. When you come home the lights automatically turn on as you come in the door, dinner is made, and your home is at the ideal temperature.
That’s the ideal experience! And also the type 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 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 predict that in 2017, developers will be concentrating on more new apps that let all of your home’s systems and appliances interact opposed to 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 notifications to you about energy use and standard maintenance such as air filter replacement. Future systems could even be able to identify a likely equipment failure before it occurs and send a message to 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 issue and the necessary parts to repair it.
Another feature in the making is the use of infrared heat sensing inside the home that will conclude which rooms are in use by family and guests 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 cooling industry for quite a few years, and that will remain a big opportunity,” said Haines. “Increasingly, systems will focus on heating and cooling specific rooms or groups of rooms 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 heating and air conditioning systems. “As millennials invest in their homes, they require their home systems like HVAC to not only do what they are told, but to observe and modify themselves and to proactively communicate with the homeowner. We also notice 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 fantastic time to take advantage of savings that will pay off in the coming months. 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. Heating tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coldest season of the year. Call Climate Control Service Experts in Mobile 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 comfortable and safe all winter long.