Use Wireless Sensors to Monitor Boiler and HVAC System Performance
Keeping temperatures in your building comfortable year-round can sometimes put your
heating and cooling systems to the ultimate test. Often, we take them for granted
and assume that our facility’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems will work without any problems.
Like other mechanical equipment and systems, your furnaces, HVAC units, and boilers are
at risk of malfunctioning or completely failing. If you’ve experienced problems with this
in the past, you know how expensive surprise maintenance calls for breakdowns and failures
can be, especially if not caught in a timely manner.
Luckily, that’s where we come in. Monnit Remote Monitoring Solutions can help
you not only be reactive to alerts on your mobile device, but we can also help
you predict the need for HVAC system maintenance and schedule downtime for service when it’s convenient.
The Internet of Things (IoT) Changed Virtually Everything for Facility Managers and HVAC Technicians
It’s common for facility managers of hotels, retail outlets, apartment complexes,
offices buildings, or other buildings to experience HVAC system problems. Whether it’s
boiler kettling, a leaky duct, mechanical wear and tear, a dirty filter or condenser,
or one of many other issues, facility and property managers and HVAC technicians have
dealt with it. They’ve seen that if there are fluctuating temperatures, current surges,
or humidity around your machinery, for example, HVAC systems run a higher risk of costly malfunctioning or failure.
Common HVAC issues of the past:
Problems were difficult to detect in advance, let alone solve with semiannual and annual HVAC maintenance or service checks.
If you didn’t hire maintenance teams to do regular checks on these systems, some problems were inevitable.
However, maintenance and service checks are often ineffective and expensive when replacing parts in advance of a malfunction or failure, as problems can arise at any moment.
Some HVAC issues are common and have been around for so long that many people and business managers became complacent, making these variable costs mandatory.
Then, along came the IoT, and suddenly everything changed.
The HVAC IoT Solution
With IoT sensors, you can monitor virtually everything about an HVAC system,
potentially saving you thousands of dollars in unnecessary repairs and damages.
However, the available HVAC IoT solutions were too expensive and difficult to
use for a long time. This has since changed with Monnit’s affordable remote
monitoring solution, making it easy to monitor all of your HVAC machinery
and systems at once, from anywhere, at any time.
HVAC Use Case Summary
Boilers and AC units must maintain a specific temperature, humidity, and electrical current level for safe, reliable, effective operation.
In the winter, boilers are especially at risk. And in the summer months, AC units are put to the test.
Commercial boiler units can cost hundreds of dollars on average to fix and cost up to thousands to replace.
Property and facility managers with several boilers know how quickly those costs can add up.
Overheating boilers may lead to HVAC system and facility damage,
and malfunctioning boilers decrease efficient output causing
operational issues. Boiler efficiency monitoring can help
improve their performance and lifespan.
A Monnit wireless monitoring solution provides boiler performance
efficiency and condition data by using wireless sensors to
monitor various aspects of boiler operation. This helps save
operational costs and provides alerts for proactive responses
with predictive maintenance before unpredicted breakdowns.
Strengthen Your Competitive Advantage With HVAC IoT Solutions
Problems arising from HVAC machinery failure not only negatively affect your bottom
line but your reputation as well. You can save time and money by using an IoT
solution that automatically monitors your facilities so you can focus on what
matters most: growing and improving your business.
With an optimized remote monitoring solution in place, you also
add significant value to your property. Residents, clients,
occupants, and your staff will be confident that they’ll be protected
from the cold and heat. As a result, you have the unique opportunity
to enhance your competitive advantage and a solid reputation to build on.