Winter is Coming: The Benefits of Building Automation
Published on: November 17, 2022
Expect the unexpected: a building that uses building automation systems is a space that’s ready for winter.
The temperatures are dropping here in the Okanagan. In our industry that means it’s time to make sure your HVAC system is running properly because the last thing you need is a malfunction that one day it hits -25.
There are lots of things you can do to set your space up for the cold season (check out our blog on How To Prepare Your HVAC System for Winter) but one strategy that has huge benefits, in the long run, is building automation.
How can building automation systems benefit me in the winter?
The set-it-and-forget-it nature of building automation systems is a huge benefit all year round, but some of those features really shine in winter.
Keep it consistent
This is the time of year when building operating costs tend to increase. More heat, lights, and don’t forget that dry winter air. There is a lot going on in your building's interior life. Building automation uses technology like sensors to automatically adjust these factors for more stability in your building’s climate and fewer surprises when it comes to energy usage.
The same consistency and real-time feedback from your HVAC controls also make for more energy-efficient operations. That efficiency, in turn, helps your bottom line. What’s not to love?
Improve air quality
All of that nifty sensor technology also works overtime to keep your air quality clean by monitoring pollutants. Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide sensors have an eye on your air purity, so you’re always breathing easy and worry-free.
Keep occupants happy
There’s nothing worse than having a thermostat war with your coworkers. One huge benefit of building automation integration is providing a comfortable, stable environment for your occupants. This is one of the bigger-picture benefits of going with building automation.
If something is off, our first line of communication is directly from our office to your HVAC system. Current technology allows us to start investigating any issues swiftly, remotely and hassle-free.
Looking to streamline your building’s inner life? Work with a building automation contractor who has the knowledge and expertise to get the job done. Contact Kimco today and let’s get started.
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