Picture it: you are collecting your things at the office and miles away at your home, the stove powers on to make dinner. The air conditioning system is notified and makes adjustments to deliver more cool air to balance out the oven’s added heat. When you arrive home the lights automatically turn on as you enter, dinner is ready, and your home is at the ideal temperature.
That’s the dream! And also the sort 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 transformed our lives in part because they enabled numerous apps to make our lives less challenging and richer,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. “We forecast that in 2017, developers will be centering on more new apps that let all of your home’s systems and appliances interact versus being siloed, and this will result in breakout new advancements in how your home’s heating and cooling systems work.”
Smart thermostats and new advanced HVAC systems can already send alerts to you about energy usage and routine maintenance such as when it’s time to change the air filter. Future systems could even be able to determine a likely equipment failure before it takes place and notify your heating and air conditioning repair company to reach out to you and schedule a technician’s visit. The technician will get to your home with advance knowledge about the problem and the required parts to repair it.
Another on-the-drawing-board vision is the use of infrared heat sensing within the home that will determine which rooms are in use by people in the home and actually guide heating and cooling specifically to those rooms.
“Zoned heating and cooling systems have been one of the fastest growing parts of the HVAC industry for quite a few years, and that will remain a huge opportunity,” said Haines. “Also, systems will center on heating and cooling specific regions of the home as needed to improve comfort and energy efficiency.”
And yes, Haines adds, the millennials are helping to drive the trends for at-home connectivity and more efficient heating and cooling systems. “As millennials invest in their homes, they want their home systems like heating and air conditioning to not only do what they are told, but to track and adapt themselves and to proactively communicate with the homeowner. We also find that the millennials and Generation X are much more conscience about energy efficiency and those consequences of their heating and air conditioning systems.”
While February is an ideal time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a perfect 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 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Edmonton today to schedule a free in-home estimate or to set up a furnace tune up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long.