Smart ventilation systems are a great choice for commercial building owners who want to digitally monitor and measure indoor air quality, temperature, and humidity. The occupants of your building rely on you to provide clean air and comfortable temperatures. Not to mention, with increasing pressure to move towards digital technologies that are more environmentally friendly, smart ventilation systems are the ideal solution.
In this article, our team will explain the advantages of smart ventilation systems, the different features you’ll find on the average smart ventilation system, and efficiency and economic based usage. If you have any questions or would like more information, our team at Tri-Tech Energy is standing by.
The Advantages Of Smart Ventilation Systems
Automatic regulation. If one area of your building becomes too warm, or too cool, the system will automatically turn on and fix the imbalance. You don’t need to constantly manually monitor or change your temperature settings anymore. You simply tell the system what temperature you want the inside of your building to be once, and let the system do the rest.
It monitors your energy consumption levels. A smart ventilation system monitors your levels around the clock, and when you review the report you’ll be able to identify areas for potential energy savings. Perhaps there’s a level of your building with no occupants from 8am until 2pm, but the air conditioning is still on full blast during those hours. This is a great opportunity to adjust to eco-mode during those hours to save on cost and energy consumption.
Reduces CO2 emissions. The system switches off when it’s not needed, and only turns on when your air temperature isn’t at the preset number, so your system won’t be blasting when it’s not necessary. Smart ventilation systems are more environmentally friendly than manual HVAC systems, and you have total control over every feature at all times.
It comes with a remote control. Many systems are now controlled digitally via a remote control, or via a centralized app on your desktop computer. This makes it much easier for your building maintenance team to adjust the settings, find problems, and monitor overall usage from a single or remote location.
Features of a Smart Ventilation System
Smart ventilation systems use a system of fans, sensors, and probes to generate electric signals that instruct the system on what to do. In the past, you needed to manually change the settings on your HVAC systems, but smart ventilation systems streamline the process and give you much greater levels of control over your heating and cooling.
Smart ventilation systems can be programed to respond to a variety of factors, including:
- Outdoor air quality conditions
- Electricity grid needs
- Presence of contaminants
- In conjunction with other air cleaning systems
- Humidity levels
Efficiency and Economic Based Usage
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to smart ventilation systems. Your system will be custom built for your building and for maximum efficiency depending on your particular needs, which saves you money in the long run and reduces your energy usage and emissions.
Economic based usage simply means that your ventilation system will only be operating when it’s actually needed, instead of being turned on early in the morning and running on full power all day. For example, if you own a multi-story office building but half of the floors are empty for most of the day, there’s no reason to have the air conditioner running on those floors while there are no occupants. You can set your smart ventilation system to turn on at a certain time to ensure your building will be at a comfortable temperature for the occupants, and similarly, you can program it to switch off when a particular room or floor is empty.