Installing user-friendly, tailored energy controls is one of the most cost-effective improvements you can make to your HVAC system. What you may not realise, however, is that your building’s energy management system only stays cost-effective if it’s properly maintained. With a servicing contract from 361 Servicing you can help keep costs down and ensure your energy controls are used to maximum effect.
Energy controls are not only about managing your building’s energy usage from a cost and environmental point of view, though. They are also about keeping your environment comfortable and temperate and at the right level for optimum productivity and wellness. Poor workplace conditions can have a negative impact on staff happiness levels and overall wellness, increasing sick leave and decreasing productivity. So the benefits of keeping your environment optimal and well controlled are clear.
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Energy controls, or Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), are computer-based systems that help you to monitor and control your building’s mechanical and technical services (including your HVAC systems, lighting, etc). Importantly, you can use BEMS to manage the energy consumption of devices used by the building.
Energy controls provide the information and the tools that building and facility managers need to understand their buildings’ energy use as well as to control and improve their buildings’ energy performance.
With more complex and modern HVAC systems you can use a Building Automation System (BAS) to allow for even more control over HVAC units. With BAS the building’s owner or manager can monitor the full system as well as respond to alerts from the system whether they’re on site or at a remote location.
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Research into energy controls found better servicing could help save up to 30% on the cost of commercial energy. In secondary schools, the difference is up to 50%. That’s because the needs of each building are unique and change over time. Sensors must be checked and replaced, and potential faults must be identified early to keep your systems working at an optimal level.
Failing to properly service BEMS or HVAC energy controls has been compared to driving a car with a glowing check-engine light. Failing to use those controls is like driving at high speed in first gear. Our 361 Servicing engineers not only maintain your building’s controls for maximum efficiency, but also teach you and your staff how to operate them so you can cut energy usage and keep an eye on your system’s performance levels.
Building management and energy control technology is constantly changing and as part of a wider mechanical services group we need to stay up to speed. That puts 361 Servicing in the ideal position to advise you on upgrades and larger works that can help you save even more.
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