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New Year’s Resolution: Upgrade Your HVAC Controls

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With the new year here, it's a good time to consider upgrading your HVAC control systems, especially after the havoc your building has endured over the last three years from the pandemic. Yes, it's time to take better HVAC control.

In fact, HVAC automation and control systems can help ensure your building's comfort, efficiency, and safety. That's why, in this article, we will discuss how to take better control of your building in 2023, including our proper maintenance, repair, and installation services and recommendations.

Maintain Your HVAC Control System

Whether you have a pneumatic system, direct digital control (DDC) system, or building automation system, it's important to ensure adherence to proper maintenance and calibration schedule. After all, keep in mind: Your system is only as good as the data it receives. If a sensor or control is off, so is your data, which can negatively impact your building throughout the year.

Your building depends on your control system to make decisions about your HVAC equipment, including turning on; modulating; and turning off. The sensors of your control system, such as the temperature sensor or air pressure sensor, play an important role in occupant comfort and equipment performance.

Uncalibrated sensors can lead to numerous negative consequences, such as:

· Occupant discomfort, leading to unproductivity

· Equipment running unnecessarily, leading to increased costs

Maintaining and calibrating your sensors is a simple and easy step for an HVAC control systems contractor like Estes Services. In fact, we can help you maintain and repair any type of commercial and industrial control system, including pneumatic and DDC, to ensure proper performance, occupant comfort, and energy savings.

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Upgrade Your HVAC Control System

In addition to proper maintenance and calibration, you may also want to consider upgrading your control system. There are a couple of ways you can do this: 1) Upgrading parts of your current system, or 2) Installing a new system.

Which option is best for you depends on factors unique to your building and system, including age of system; how often it breakdowns; and the cost of repairs and utilities.

Upgrading Components of Your Control System

For instance, your building may use a pneumatic system. Pneumatic controls use compressed air to operate valves, relays, motors, and other pneumatic control equipment. Numerous portions may need to be upgraded, including:

· Controllers

· Valves

· Air Lines

· Actuators

Upgrading to a New DDC System

Many newer buildings today have moved to direct digital control systems, known as DDC. While it is more expensive upfront to install a new DDC system, this may be the best option, depending on your building, age, equipment, energy management, and overall goals.

A DDC system can provide much better system efficiency, accuracy, and user-friendly adjustments.

Schedule an HVAC Controls Consultation

Make upgrading your HVAC controls a part of your New Year's resolutions. Whether you're looking to install a new system, ensure proper maintenance, or need a repair of your commercial or industrial HVAC control systems, we are here to help.

Schedule a consultation with us today. It's that Easy; It's Estes! From our family to yours, we wish you a happy holiday season and Happy New Year.