Today, as businesses worry more about their environmental impact, energy efficiency is more important than ever. So how can you make your HVAC system more efficient? Yes, you can seal your heating and cooling ducts, change your air filter, and get a programmable thermostat. However, commercial HVAC sensor controls are a great investment if you want to make your commercial building more energy efficient.
HVAC sensors conserve energy by sensing the environment of a given room or space so you can make operational decisions about the heating, cooling, and ventilating in that space. This enables you to conserve energy based on what you learn from the sensors’ readings. When you’re more informed about how your building consumes energy, you can make smarter choices to help it become more energy efficient.
Types of HVAC Sensors
These are the three types of sensors we install in commercial buildings:
Occupancy Sensors – Occupancy sensors measure the number of people in a room to determine heating, ventilating, and air conditioning needs. These sensors are used to control an HVAC system automatically by measuring the room’s occupancy.
HVAC Temperature Sensors – Commercial temperature sensors use a room’s occupancy readings to control the temperature. This sensor measures a room’s temperature and either increases or decreases its heating, air conditioning, or ventilation.
Pressure Sensors – Pressure sensors are used in variable air volume systems and coolers. This type of sensor monitors rooms and checks for drops in pressure that may indicate the measured space needs maintenance.
Benefits of Using HVAC Sensors
Sensors are one of the HVAC applications that yield many benefits. By measuring the occupancy and temperature of a room and adjusting heating and air conditioning, occupancy and temperature sensors can help lower your energy bills and make your business more energy efficient. The measurements these sensors take allow your HVAC system to adjust immediately and raise or lower the air temperature so your business isn’t heating or cooling a given space more than it requires, which prevents your system from wasting energy. You can also use the data sensors provide to learn about a room’s air flow and air quality. Additionally, using sensors in your building can reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system because the sensors prevent the system from running harder than the building requires.
Trust South Florida’s HVAC Experts With Your Sensors
If you are interested in installing HVAC sensors in your building, contact us today. At Garrison Mechanical, we install sensors from companies including Honeywell and Siemens, and all of the manufacturers that we work with specialize in building automation systems or large energy management systems. We can install and work with the sensors in your building to make sure your South Florida business stays cool all year long.