Once upon a time, the adjective “smart” was a description you could only use for people. But in recent years, we’ve seen the trend of smart technology explode as artificial intelligence, or AI becomes supremely important to everything from exploring other parts of the solar system down to keeping track of our weekly routines a little closer to home. Your business can benefit from installing smart controls on your commercial HVAC systems. Here’s a closer look at why that is true.
Lower Energy Costs
For any property manager or building owner, operating costs are a pressing concern. However, some of that worry can be alleviated through the use of smart controls for your commercial HVAC systems. Although set-it-and-forget-it thermostat controls might be helpful for controlling the internal environment of a residential building or home, it doesn’t work quite the same way for a commercial building.
Energy efficiency is the name of the game, and smart controls can calibrate the building’s climate to more appropriate levels. System components such as valves and dampers can be monitored and individually reset depending on levels of need, rather than allowing the entire system to switch on and off throughout the day.
Systems integration is just another benefit of updating your commercial HVAC systems to take advantage of smart controls. Whether it is the interior lighting or the access control panels located throughout your facility, you can link all three of these essential systems together. Light and temperature levels could be determined based on room occupancy, as judged by how many access cards have been used to enter a particular room or area of a building.
Consider how the system will begin to warm up once the first few employees arrive, and then wind down once the last several guests leave. Systems integration is a boon for any company or business that doesn’t uphold the normal workday hours that their competitors might do.
Avoiding Problematic Downtime
Downtime can be a problem for any business. When you are closed down, even temporarily, you risk losing profits and frustrating your customers as well. Government installations and contractors can’t afford it when the government is on the brink of a shutdown; likewise, commercial ventures can’t risk the blow to their reputation or damage to employee morale. With smarter controls for your commercial HVAC systems in place, you can avoid these disasters.
Control Over Internal Environment
As alluded to above, different parts of your building will most likely have separate heating and cooling needs. Smarter controls will give you one easy option for setting environmental conditions for servers and data centers, conference rooms, and office areas.
Crockett Facilities Can Help!
Crockett Facilities Services, Inc. (CFSI) is committed to helping building owners, property managers, engineers, and facility professionals lower their operating expenses through HVAC preventive maintenance. We can develop a cost-effective, customized preventive maintenance plan for your commercial building that will provide you with peace of mind, improved comfort, and energy savings.
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