Commercial Building Automation and Energy Services
With the right HVACR contractor, comfort doesn’t have to mean COST. Here’s what you need to know about energy:
Energy is the single largest controllable operating expense in a building, roughly 33% of operating cost. We provide commercial building automation and energy services throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We help to ensure that you have a building automation and energy services plan in place to help your organization save time and money.
There are many, many options to reduce your energy spend, some very low cost, some higher cost, but with compelling payback potential.
Some of the options include:
Building Automation Systems
Variable Speed Drives
Economizer Free Cooling
One of the simplest ways to get free cooling is by including an economizer on your rooftop unit. Adding an economizer (the bird house looking thing jutting out left hand side of the unit in the photo to the right) to your rooftop unit can save you between 14-40% each year on your energy bill. An economizer is a damper, or adjustable opening, that is controlled by a sensor which measures one or more of three things: outside air temperature, outside air humidity, and/or CO2 levels of inside air (for air quality purposes). The sensor compares the temperature and humidity of the outside air to the return air from inside the building and then sends whichever air is “more efficient” to the unit. The drier and cooler the air is, the less energy is needed to condition it. When the outside air hits low enough temps, the AC compressor doesn’t need to run at all, hence, free cooling!. Click here for more free cooling options.
Chiller/Cooling Tower Option
Energy WatchDog Program
Energy WatchDog Program Building Automation systems work best when they are well-managed and monitored regularly. Who’s monitoring your system? Advance Air will develop a customized program to monitor your Energy Management System, keep your software up-to-date to ensure system security, and make sure you are getting the most out of your Building Automation investment. For more information, see our the Energy WatchDog Program page.