Home Comfort Trends for 2017

February 08, 2017

Picture it: you are collecting your things at the office and miles away at your home, the oven turns on to prepare dinner. The air conditioning system is notified and lowers the temperature to deliver more cool air to counteract the oven’s extra heat. When you come home the lights automatically turn on as you walk in, dinner is ready, and your home is at the perfect temperature.

That’s the dream! And also the type of advanced home interconnectivity that is obtainable now and 2017 could be an essential year for advancements in how your home’s heating and air conditioning system functions as part of the team.

“Smart phones revolutionized our lives in part because they allowed numerous apps to make our lives simpler 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 permit all your home’s systems and appliances to 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 messages to you about energy usage and routine maintenance such as filter changes. Future systems might even be able to determine a likely equipment failure before it happens and alert your HVAC repair company to call you and set up a technician’s visit. The technician will get to your home with the knowledge about the problem and the needed parts to repair it.

Another work in progress is the use of infrared heat sensing within the home that will decifer which rooms are in use by residents and actually guide heating and cooling specifically to those regions.

“Zoned heating and cooling systems have been one of the quickest growing parts of the HVAC industry for quite a few years, and that will remain a big opportunity,” said Haines. “Furthermore, systems will concentrate on heating and cooling specific regions of the home as needed to enhance 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 monitor and adjust themselves and to proactively provide feedback to the homeowner. We also notice that the millennials and Generation X are much more aware about energy efficiency and those effects of their heating and cooling systems.”

While right now is the right time to look at trends for the year, it’s also a good time to benefit from savings that will pay off in the coming months. Currently many Service Experts centers are giving free or deeply discounted equipment when you invest in a qualifying item, such as a free furnace when you invest in an AC system. Furnace tune-ups are also deeply discounted just in time for the coldest season of the year. Call Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Oklahoma City today to schedule a complimentary in-home estimate or to set up a heating tune up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you comfortable and safe all winter long.

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