Are you looking to make HVAC energy efficiency improvements to your commercial building? HVAC automation is an innovative and cost-effective way to provide heating and cooling to your occupants while cutting back on energy usage. When you implement a building automation solution, everything from air conditioning to lighting becomes controllable at the touch of a button. Here’s how you can use building automation to introduce HVAC energy efficiency improvements to your business.
How Are HVAC Automation, Building Automation, and Energy Management Connected?
Building automation and energy management go hand-in-hand. A building automation system (BAS) centralizes control of your building’s critical processes. It allows building owners to quickly modify functions like air conditioning without dealing with clumsy, bulky, traditional heating and cooling equipment. Instead, electrical and mechanical systems and HVAC equipment communicate through interconnected software and hardware components.
With a building management system (BMS), managers can program and monitor building operations with ease. You have total control over HVAC controls and other systems so you can optimize performance and energy consumption in real-time, resulting in increased energy savings and cheaper utility bills.
You can leverage building automation for energy efficiency, and HVAC automation is one of the best ways to use it.
How HVAC Automation Reduces Energy Consumption in Commercial Buildings
Residential and commercial buildings are responsible for around 75% of the U.S.’s energy usage and 40% of the nation’s total energy demand. Families and business owners collectively spend nearly $400 billion in energy costs to power offices, schools, industrial facilities, and other spaces. Heating and cooling systems, air conditioning, and ventilation are major contributors to a building’s annual energy consumption. If you have an HVAC system with faulty thermostats or heat pump leaks, you’re spending more money than you need to.
Equipping your commercial building with smart technology dramatically reduces energy consumption and waste. HVAC controls can adapt to changing conditions in real-time, ensuring you never use more power than needed. For example, building managers can program their HVAC system to adjust to shifting energy demands during high or low occupancy or set programmable thermostats to warm or cool rooms depending on the time of day.
HVAC automation is reliable and predictable. No longer do you need to account for human error or delayed reaction time. HVAC systems integrated with a building automation solution are more responsive and effective than traditional controls. If your building operations involve hazardous materials or environments, you need an HVAC system that can react swiftly to protect your workers from danger. Automation is your key to cutting utility bills, optimizing processes, and workplace safety.
Controls That Deliver HVAC Energy Efficiency Improvements
After a team of experts has built your building automation energy efficiency plan and installed your HVAC automation system, you’ll find you have many new tools at your disposal. Here are a few advantages of a building management system (BMS):
You can schedule operations for HVAC equipment. Controlling when and how heating and cooling occurs reduces power output and runtime, saving you money in maintenance costs and energy consumption. Keeping rooms more or less ventilated depending on occupancy increases your commercial building’s efficiency.
When your power supplier is at peak demand and needs your commercial building or industrial facility to cut back on energy usage, a building automation system allows you to cycle off certain functions. Non-essential HVAC equipment can shut down temporarily and resume when you have the all-clear.
Optimal start programming allows your equipment to turn on in an automated, deliberate, and sequential manner before a building will be occupied. This gives your HVAC equipment time to satisfy all specified conditions before the workday begins. If your automated HVAC solution has adaptive learning, the system can compare outside and indoor air conditions to optimize air quality.
Frazier Service Company Maximizes Building Automation Energy Efficiency
Our commercial building services improve efficiency and overall performance for businesses in every industry. Building management services ensure the safety and well-being of your workforce and cut down on excessive utility bills. Our technicians specialize in commercial HVAC installation and building automation system integration. No matter how old your building is, we can assess your facility and set you up with a transformative and cost-effective solution.