Envision it: you are collecting your things at work and miles away at your home, the oven powers on to make dinner. The air conditioning system is notified and adjusts the temperature down to deliver more cool air to counteract the oven’s extra heat. When you come home the lights automatically turn on as you enter, 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 obtainable now and 2017 could be a pivotal year for advancements in how your home’s heating and air conditioning system functions as part of the team.
“Smart phones radically changed our lives in part because they allowed thousands of apps to make our lives easier 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 create breakout new advancements in how your home’s HVAC system works.”
Smart thermostats and new advanced HVAC systems can already send notifications to you about energy utilization and standard maintenance such as when it’s time to change the air filter. Future systems may even be able to determine a likely equipment failure before it takes place 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 arrive with advance knowledge about the problem and the needed parts to repair it.
Another work in progress is the use of infrared heat sensing inside the home that will decifer which rooms are in use by family and guests and actually send heating and cooling specifically to those areas.
“Zoned HVAC systems have been one of the quickest growing parts of the HVAC industry for many years, and that will remain a big opportunity,” said Haines. “Increasingly, systems will focus on heating and cooling specific areas 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 HVAC systems. “As millennials buy their homes, they want their home systems like HVAC to not only do what they are told, but to track and modify themselves and to proactively send notifications to the homeowner. We also notice that the millennials and Generation X are much more aware about energy efficiency and those consequences 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 look into 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 buy 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 months of the year. Call Matz-Rightway in Long Island today to schedule a no-charge in-home estimate or to set up a Precision tune up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you comfortable and safe all winter long.