Use Your Building Controls Properly: Don't Let Energy Go to Waste

Chances are, you have controls or automated systems in your building, but do you have a strategy in place to use them to their maximum capacity to improve your building's efficiency? Components like heating, ventilation, and air conditioning use the majority of the energy that consumes your operations costs, so it's important to make sure everything is working correctly to prevent money loss. Properly automated building controls can slash your energy usage and related costs, but here are a few things to keep in mind:

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Provide regular maintenance

Make sure that all your HVAC components are inspected, cleaned and repaired regularly. Replacing a whole system can be costly, but maintenance can spot and fix problems before they become bigger. In addition, a system that is maintained regularly runs smoother and more efficiently, saving you money.

Know how equipment works

When you get any new HVAC component installed, make sure staff and operating personnel are trained, and know how the equipment functions. Know how you can use your equipment to its greatest extent and how the systems can work together by strategizing its use and studying past utility bills.

Maintain high tenant morale

Happy occupants work at their highest productivity, which turns to greater business revenue for your company. Making sure tenants are comfortable is a priority. Proper use of building controls and automation can ensure that tenants are comfortable, without running your HVAC systems wildly or when it isn't necessary.

If you are looking for ways to better automate your building controls, or want to learn how to make your building more efficient, contact us. We offer a wide variety of products and services to maximize energy efficiency for any type of building.

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