The Importance of HVAC Controls
In our last post, we wrote about the fundamentals of HVAC controls to help you better understand how a Building Automation System (BAS) can maximize the efficiency of your business operations. In this post, we’re going to dig a little deeper into how investing in automatic building controls can save you some serious money in the long run. If you’re still manually adjusting your thermostat to match fluctuations in your building’s usage, it’s time to build an automated system that manages the process for you.
Energy Management Cost Savings
With a BAS that automatically adjusts your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, your system runs more efficiently because it’s only working when it’s needed. A system that only runs when needed maximizes energy efficiency and minimizes the bottom line of your monthly utility bills. Think these numbers are negligible? Far from it. A building with a well-controlled BAS can reduce heating bills by 15-35% when compared to building with poorly-controlled systems. If you’re concerned about rising energy costs limiting your business, investing in a BAS is an ideal solution.
Our BAS solutions can automate your HVAC systems to run based on the time of day, by facility usage, in response to environmental conditions, or on a more complex algorithm that responds to an aggregate of these conditions. The flexibility of newer systems allows us to tailor a climate solution that saves you money while guaranteeing the controlled comfort of your facilities. While the initial up-front cost may be higher, an advanced BAS allows for more customizable operations that intelligently adapt to your building’s unique environment.
Reduce Wear and Tear
Beyond reducing energy consumption, a more advanced BAS also provides additional long-term benefits that save you money. By reducing the usage of your HVAC infrastructure during downtime, a BAS limits unnecessary wear and tear on your systems. In the long run, by reducing the strain on your equipment, you’ll minimize operating as well as maintenance, repair, and replacement costs. By properly automating your systems, you can stretch the life of your existing HVAC infrastructure by several years, lowering your bottom line, so you can invest that money back into your business.
Free Up Your Team
Looking to maximize the potential of your building management or facilities management team? It’s no longer worth the time to have someone track and manage your building’s climate systems. By implementing a hands-off BAS, you’ll free your building and operations management team up to handle more critical tasks. Plus, a BAS even works holidays, overtime, and overnight when nobody else wants to. They’re cheaper than a full-time employee in the long run, too.
An Integrated System
Beyond HVAC, a BAS can be built to work in conjunction with other aspects of your building equipment and systems such as lighting, water, windows, shading, and air monitoring. By streamlining these systems to work together, you’ll never have to worry about miscommunication between departments or team members. You’ll have access to a single point of digital control for all of the elements that maximize the efficiency of your building operations.
Ready to Take Control?
Interested in taking your BAS to the next level for your facilities? Air Comfort will build a customized BAS solution for your new facility or optimize a system for your existing building. We’ll remove the guesswork from wondering when and how to best run your HVAC systems. You’ll have complete control over your HVAC systems with the confidence that they’re always working to reduce your bottom line.