Keeping your HVAC automation systems and HVAC Controls in optimum working order requires periodic preventive and predictive maintenance. Ignoring signs of control or automation issues can cost you in the long run.
HVAC controls are the devices that operate heating and cooling equipment whether they’re applied to simple applications or intricate large-scale applications. HVAC controls automate your systems via a computer or hardware (a hub). Hardware can be as basic as a thermostat, which allows you to set the temperature. Installing a more intricate system or converting from pneumatic controls to DDC is controlled through logic integrated into whatever you wish to maintain better control. This can span from controlling and viewing temperatures to automating an entire facility; from equipment to lighting to security, etc.
A sequence of operations or a logic statement automates HVAC controls’ functionalities. The input data from sensors and the actions of other equipment components happen simultaneously, commanding your equipment to perform a specific task.
HVAC controls can enhance the operation of your heating and cooling system and improve operating efficiency.Maintaining your controls is equally as critical in monitoring proper operation. Existing equipment with on/off functions may only benefit from a control retrofit rather than an entire unit replacement. Each of these steps will help to improve efficiency, save money and minimize downtime.
When your HVAC controls aren’t working correctly, your system will default to its factory setting. It’s a simple concept, yet commercial controls maintenance may be an afterthought until the system breaks down entirely. If the controls are beyond repair, you could face hefty expenses to fix underlying issues that stemmed from faulty controls. Overpaying for major maintenance or mandatory replacements which have not been budgeted can be minimized when you invest in building control preventive maintenance.
Frequent manual HVAC operation can also increase your utility bills each month. The ability to preset configurations allowing HVAC to turn on and off on a set schedule keeps you from overworking the system, increasing heating and cooling costs.
Keeping up with the demands of heating and cooling a commercial building can be overwhelming to do on your own. Manually adjusting the system results in higher utility bills. HVAC automation provides zone control by keeping rooms at set temperatures based on occupancy and what the space is used for, adjusting for individual heating and cooling requirements.
Commercial controls maintenance helps keep the occupants comfortable no matter where they are in the building. Upper floors and areas with windows and doorways let in outdoor temperatures. Therefore, they’re more susceptible to high heat or cold drafts. HVAC controls help avoid fluctuation due to these outside factors and maintain a consistent (and predictable) environment.
Neglecting HVAC maintenance can become problematic when you least expect it or at the worst possible times. If an HVAC upgrade isn’t necessary or if it’s financially out of reach, routine maintenance uncovers issues early on so you won’t have to worry about them later.
Addressing concerns as they arise keeps your heating and cooling equipment operating in the height of summer or the middle of winter. Otherwise, future issues can get out of hand, leaving you waiting for an HVAC contractor to fix the problems while your building is too hot or too cold to conduct business. If problems persist, they could result in downtime until they’re solved.
Our dedicated technicians are invested in your company’s success, which means we answer your concerns with a sense of urgency and eliminate heating and cooling issues in a timely manner. Air Comfort’s advanced professionals are knowledgeable in the industry and perform reliable repair services that make your controls operate like new. Give us a call today to discover the Air Comfort Difference.