Envision it: you are gathering up your things at work and miles away at your home, the oven kicks on to make dinner. The air conditioning system is notified and lowers the temperature to deliver more cool air to offset the oven’s additional heat. When you come home the lights automatically turn on as you come in the door, dinner is prepared, and your home is at the perfect temperature.
That’s the ideal experience! 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 air conditioning system functions as part of the team.
“Smart phones revolutionized our lives in part because they allowed numerous apps to make our lives less challenging and richer,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. “We anticipate that in 2017, developers will be centering on more new apps that let all of your home’s systems and appliances interact instead of being siloed, and this will include breakout new advancements in how your home’s heating and air conditioning system work.”
Smart thermostats and new advanced HVAC systems can already send alerts to you about energy usage and standard maintenance such as filter changes. Future systems could even be able to identify a potential equipment failure before it occurs and send a message to your heating and cooling repair company to contact you and set up a technician’s visit. The technician will get to your home with the knowledge about the issue and the required parts to repair it.
Another feature in the making is the use of infrared heat sensing in the home that will determine which rooms are in use by people in the home and actually send heating and cooling specifically to those regions.
“Zoned HVAC systems have been one of the fastest growing parts of the heating and air conditioning industry for many years, and that will remain a big opportunity,” said Haines. “Increasingly, systems will concentrate on heating and cooling specific rooms or groups of rooms as needed to enhance comfort and energy efficiency.”
And yes, Haines adds, the millennials help drive the trends for at-home connectivity and more efficient heating and cooling systems. “As millennials purchase their homes, they want their home systems like heating and air conditioning to not only do what they are told, but to observe and adapt themselves and to proactively send notifications to the homeowner. We also see that the millennials and Generation X are much more aware about energy efficiency and those effects of their HVAC systems.”
While early 2017 is an ideal time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a good time to benefit from savings that will pay off in the upcoming seasons. For the next several weeks many Service Experts centers are offering free or deeply discounted equipment when you buy 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 Peitz Service Experts in Pierre today to schedule a free in-home estimate or to set up a heating tune up to make sure your system is ready to keep you comfortable and safe all winter long.