Imagine it: you are collecting your things at your office and miles away at your home, the stove kicks on to prepare dinner. The air conditioner is notified and adjusts the temperature down to deliver more cool air to balance out the oven’s extra heat. When you come home the lights automatically turn on as you walk in, dinner is made, and your home is at a comfortable 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 cooling systems function as part of the team.
“Smart phones revolutionized our lives in part because they permitted countless 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 result in breakout new advancements in how your home’s heating and air conditioning system work.”
Smart thermostats and newer, updated HVAC systems can already send messages to you about energy use and regular maintenance such as when it’s time to change the air filter. Future systems may even be able to identify a likely equipment failure before it happens and notify your heating and cooling repair company to reach out to you and arrange a technician’s visit. The technician will arrive with prior knowledge about the problem and the necessary parts to repair it.
Another on-the-drawing-board vision is the use of infrared heat sensing inside the home that will conclude which rooms are in use by people in the home and actually direct heating and cooling specifically to those areas.
“Zoned heating and air conditioning systems have been one of the quickest growing parts of the heating and air conditioning industry for many years, and that will remain a huge opportunity,” said Haines. “Furthermore, systems will concentrate on heating and cooling specific areas 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 buy their homes, they expect their home systems like heating and cooling to not only do what they are told, but to track and adapt themselves and to proactively send notifications to the homeowner. We also see that the millennials and Generation X are much more conscience about energy efficiency and those implications of their HVAC systems.”
While right now is an ideal time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a perfect time to take advantage of savings that will pay off in the future. Currently many Service Experts centers are providing free or deeply discounted equipment when you purchase a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you purchase an air conditioner. Furnace tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coolest time of the year. Call Falso Service Experts in East Syracuse today to schedule a free in-home estimate or to set up a Precision tune up to make sure your system is ready to keep you warm and cozy all winter long.