Building Automation Systems In Massachusetts and Rhode Island – Control Your Whole Building from Any Computer
Ever forget about that important meeting after-hours and have to rush back to turn on the cooling? Never again. Log on from any computer and make the changes you need. Or install occupancy sensors to automatically control the climate in your building whenever someone is there, and shut off unnecessary services when the building is empty. Have multiple buildings? You can manage all buildings easily and efficiently online. Keep control of your energy expenses by fine tuning building operation to a point not possible before – saving hundreds, even thousands per month. Set alarm notifications so your HVAC equipment can tell you it needs maintenance or repair even before it breaks – lessening down time for critical equipment. Save money and time by having your HVAC service technicians monitor your equipment and troubleshoot failures before they arrive on-site. Control lighting, security, fire protection and other functions as well for fully automated building operation.
Benefits of Building Automation:
With Building Automation, you can control virtually every function in your entire building, or even multiple buildings, from any computer!
- Expandable Modular Design – Because Building Automation systems are computer software-based, they can be programmed to fit your exact needs now and adjusted to fit your business growth and changes later.
- Maximum Energy Efficiency – Building Automation Systems are intuitive, set up to automatically adjust to changing conditions to maximize efficiency. For example, by maintaining precise control over the amount of fresh air, you can achieve proper ventilation without overburdening your heating/cooling system. And when temperature and humidity levels are appropriate, you can use outside air to cool instead of running equipment.
- Easy to Use Windows®-Based Program with User-Friendly Graphic Interface – View your information on easy-to-use Windows®-based programs. Choose between graphic or spreadsheet-style interfaces.
- Sends Alerts for Service & Maintenance – The system can be set up to notify staff and/or your service contractor when HVAC units need maintenance or repair. Your contractor can begin to address unit problems sometimes before employees or tenants notice a problem. It shortens response time and unit downtime for faster and more efficient repair of critical systems.
- Remote Monitoring and Control – You can check the status of operations and make changes to system settings from any computer using secure log-ins. Many contractors also offer continuous monitoring plans which help to see trends in operation that can signal problems before they cause downtime.
- Automatic On/Off With Occupancy Sensors – If you want even more accurate control, you can use occupancy sensors to only use lighting, heating and cooling when you have occupants who need it.
- Quicker Troubleshooting Reduces Cost of Service Calls – Shorter service call time because service contractors can start troubleshooting before they get on-site.
- Central Control of Multiple Buildings – Because the DDC controllers are linked to each other and to the internet, you can control everything by computer, either on or off-site. You quickly and easily reprogram holiday scheduling, shift changes, etc. without ever leaving your office.
How Does It Work?
Regular thermostats can receive and process data such as room temperature and use it to decide how and when to run your HVAC equipment. Building Automation Services controllers function in similar fashion, but collect and process much more data. In addition to space temperatures, Building Automation Services typically monitor outside air temperature, inside and outside humidity, fresh air levels, levels of building occupancy, etc. using a series of sensors. It then uses software-based programming to function intuitively, using sensor readings to adjust systems to automatically maximize the comfort and energy efficiency of your building. The sensors also transmit data to be recorded for analysis. The Automation System can generate trend reports which are helpful in fine-tuning systems for even more energy efficiency. Advance Air is a qualified contractor for DDC installations with any of the following suppliers. To find out if Building Automation is right for your company, please call us at 508-763-3738 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org