Envision it: you are collecting your things at your office and miles away at your home, the range powers on to cook dinner. The air conditioning system is notified and lowers the temperature 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 prepared, and your home is at the perfect temperature.
That’s the goal! 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 HVAC system functions as part of the team.
“Smart phones transformed 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 focusing on more new apps that let all of your home’s systems and appliances interact opposed to being siloed, and this will create 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 utilization and regular maintenance such as air filter replacement. Future systems may even be able to recognize a potential equipment failure before it occurs and send a message to your heating and cooling repair company to reach out to you and arrange a technician’s visit. The technician will get to your home with advance knowledge about the malfunction and the necessary parts to repair it.
Another feature in the making is the use of infrared heat sensing in the home that will conclude which rooms are in use by residents and actually direct heating and cooling specifically to those rooms.
“Zoned heating and air conditioning systems have been one of the fastest growing parts of the HVAC industry for many years, and that will remain a large opportunity,” said Haines. “Furthermore, systems will focus on heating and cooling specific areas 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 invest in their homes, they expect their home systems like heating and air conditioning to not only do what they are told, but to monitor and adapt themselves and to proactively communicate with the homeowner. We also notice that the millennials and Generation X are much more aware about energy efficiency and those consequences of their heating and cooling systems.”
While right now is an ideal 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. For the next several weeks many Service Experts centers are providing free or deeply discounted equipment when you purchase a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you buy an air conditioning system. Seasonal tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coolest time of the year. Call Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning in Philadelphia today to schedule a complimentary in-home estimate or to set up a furnace tune up to make sure your system is ready to keep you comfortable and safe all winter long.