In today’s world, environmental responsibility is a priority.
Systems such as heating, cooling, electrical and plumbing need to operate as energy efficiently as possible.
Along with reducing carbon footprint, optimizing performance works to trim expenses, avoid needless repairs and increase service life. Plus, better control over the equipment can save time and provide greater convenience and comfort. As a business owner in an area where the winter weather brings conditions well-below zero and summer temperatures in the mid-nineties, I’m always looking for opportunities for improvement. Everything from the lights to electronics contribute to overhead. I have found that the installation of a building automation system has reduced management responsibilities and allowed me to take better care of essential systems. I’ve invested into smart technology and bundled most of my systems and appliances into a single hub. I’m able to set up programs, make adjustments and gather data by way of an app on my smartphone. I’ve arranged a schedule so that the doors automatically lock and unlock, lights turn on and off, the sound system starts up and the thermostat adjusts according to whether the building is occupied or empty. Automated operation creates a more comfortable and consistent indoor environment. I can be sure that carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors and moisture detectors are working properly. I receive reminders to schedule maintenance for equipment and notices if there is an issue such as a power outage. Plus, the automation system includes security features that provide peace of mind. There are surveillance cameras supplying real-time footage, motion-activated lights and sensors for alarms on all of the windows.