Picture it: you are packing up your things at work and miles away at your home, the range kicks on to cook dinner. The air conditioner is notified and lowers the temperature to deliver more cool air to balance out the oven’s extra heat. When you arrive home the lights automatically turn on as you walk in, dinner is ready, and your home is at a comfortable temperature.
That’s the ideal experience! And also the sort of advanced home interconnectivity that is obtainable 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 revolutionized our lives in part because they enabled countless 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 opposed to being siloed, and this will result in breakout new advancements in how your home’s heating and air conditioning system work.”
Smart thermostats and sophisticated newer HVAC systems can already send alerts to you about energy use and standard maintenance such as filter changes. Future systems may even be able to determine a likely equipment failure before it happens and notify your heating and air conditioning repair company to call you and arrange a technician’s visit. The technician will come with the knowledge about the malfunction and the required parts to repair it.
Another work in progress is the use of infrared heat sensing in the home that will decifer which rooms are in use by residents and actually guide heating and cooling specifically to those rooms.
“Zoned HVAC systems have been one of the quickest growing parts of the heating and air conditioning industry for several years, and that will remain a large opportunity,” said Haines. “Furthermore, systems will center on heating and cooling specific regions of the home 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 HVAC systems. “As millennials purchase their homes, they require their home systems like heating and cooling to not only do what they are told, but to track and modify themselves and to proactively communicate with the homeowner. We also see that the millennials and Generation X are much more sophisticated about energy efficiency and those consequences of their heating and air conditioning 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 upcoming seasons. Right now many Service Experts centers are providing free or deeply discounted equipment when you invest in 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 coldest season of the year. Call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts in Winnipeg today to schedule a complimentary 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.