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well-functioning HVAC system is vital for maintaining a comfortable and profitable building environment. Unexpected HVAC outages can be disruptive, costly, and make tenants and customers unhappy. The good news is that it is possible to minimize and potentially eliminate HVAC failures with the use smart building technology. The following smart building tools make it simple to avoid your next HVAC outage.

IoT Enabled Smart Sensors

The integration of smart sensors and automated controls enables real-time monitoring of critical variables and allows facility managers to pinpoint actual issues such as a failing stage 1 compressor. This data-driven approach allows for the early detection of abnormalities, enabling facility managers to take prompt action for repair before a complete system failure occurs.

Equipment Optimization

By utilizing advanced control systems and optimizing equipment performance, potential issues can be detected and addressed in a timely manner. Proper equipment optimization involves adjusting parameters such as temperature setpoints, coordination of the control of multi RTU units, and avoids excessive strain on the HVAC system.

Ongoing equipment optimization and control not only prevents outages but also improves energy efficiency, reduces operational costs, and extends the lifespan of HVAC equipment, ensuring reliable and uninterrupted performance.

Real-Time Data For Troubleshooting

Real-time data from an HVAC unit, such as HVAC supply air temperature, control signal status, and unit energy draw, can be invaluable information. This information allows Facility Managers to verify the existence of a problem and determine the unit’s functional status.

By analyzing real-time data from these parameters, Facility Managers can quickly assess the HVAC unit’s performance and identify potential issues. This enables prompt action to be taken to resolve problems and prevents total HVAC outage.

Diagnostic And Data Trends

By employing diagnostic techniques such as regular system inspections, performance evaluations, and predictive maintenance, potential issues can be identified and addressed proactively.

Monitoring data trends allows facility managers to detect problems, by monitoring system parameters, and analyze historical data to identify patterns and trends that may lead to equipment failure. By leveraging this information, preventive measures can be implemented, such as timely repairs, component replacements, and adjustments to system settings, ensuring that the HVAC system operates optimally.

This predictive approach not only minimizes the risk of unexpected outages but also enhances energy efficiency, extends equipment lifespan, and reduces maintenance costs in the long run.

Get Started Today

Take guess work and manual labor out of HVAC maintenance by utilizing GridPoint’s energy management system (EMS). GridPoint’s EMS and HVAC Health Tool are comprehensive solutions that provide historical and real-time data. Utilizing historical data offers a foundation for comparing and analyzing real-time data, enabling the optimization and troubleshooting of your HVAC system.

GridPoint’s tool establishes a baseline of normal operation for your system and compares equipment usage data against this baseline to detect any deviations or anomalies that may indicate a malfunction. By proactively identifying these anomalies, the tool allows for prompt investigation and resolution before a complete breakdown occurs.

Download GridPoint’s Spring HVAC Maintenance Checklist to learn more about measures facility managers can take to prevent HVAC outages.

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Read the full article "Avoid Your Next HVAC Outage: The Power Of Smart Building Technology" on Facility Executive Magazine.

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