The future of building management is all about visibility and automation. Gone are the days of meticulously monitoring and adjusting commercial HVAC systems with cumbersome, on-site tools. Instead, building managers and engineers are tapping into a wealth of HVAC products that can automatically track trends, maintain comfortable environments, and delegate tasks to the relevant parties.
Automated HVAC products are changing the game. As valuable as their many functionalities are, perhaps the most meaningful tool they equip managers with is consistent and unprecedented visibility into all the work your commercial HVAC systems do on a day-to-day basis.
Are you looking for a way to track temperature fluctuations across different floors? Want to look at how well your HVAC products are maintaining a cost-effective status quo? Here are three ways that ODIN’s HVAC management software can help.
No matter how large or small your facility is, there are few things more important than ensuring occupant comfort. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends that workplace temperatures sit in the range of 68-76° F. However, maintaining a consistent temperature is easier said than done, as there are many factors (time of day, month, humidity, etc.) that can affect occupant comfort.
ODIN can help you manage all of these factors from the comfort of a mobile device. If there’s a region in your building with inconsistent temperatures, you’ll be notified and given total visibility into what’s causing the discrepancy. From there, you can set up HVAC schedules that preemptively assess a space’s comfort levels and adjust its output whenever temperature or humidity strays outside of the desired zone.
Improve HVAC Efficiency
ContractingBusiness.com points out how HVAC costs “account for 44 percent of energy consumption in all U.S. commercial buildings and 53 percent in U.S. office buildings.” This statistic wouldn’t be a problem if that energy were used to its full potential, but that’s rarely the case. Facility Executive says that “Maintaining occupied conditions 24/7 for a space that is used 60 hours per week means the space is only seeing beneficial use for 35% of the time.”
Visibility into your HVAC products means having nuanced control over how they operate. HVAC management software empowers building managers to set schedules for when, where, how, and at what capacity your systems work. The best HVAC systems today implement HVAC products that reduce or stop activity when they’re unneeded and regulate total energy consumption as a result.
Prevent and Resolve Problems
Your building’s interconnected system of HVAC products, no matter how intuitive and capable they may be, aren’t invulnerable to problems. However, when you’re working with a BAS like ODIN, you never have to worry about why a piece of HVAC equipment isn’t working. Instead, you can focus your attention on resolving the problem.
ODIN’s remote management dashboard plugs you into all of the data your HVAC products interact with and operate off of, so if and when a problem arises, you can track it to its source and either resolve it remotely or send the problem to an on-site HVAC engineer. If you’re looking for a better way to manage your HVAC products, let ODIN help. Get in touch with our team today to learn more, book a demo, and unlock a whole new world of visibility into your building.