HVAC Monitoring for Systems Integerators Contractors and Domain Experts
IoT and data are changing the way HVAC systems are managed.
Using the IoT to monitor and record HVAC systems helps manufacturers, contractors, system integrators, domain experts, and end-users improve energy efficiency, do performance analysis, and detect issues before they become major outages. An HVAC contractor/system integrator plays a significant role in the value chain of HVAC system maintenance.
Data insights on the HVAC systems allow contractors to prioritize site visits and service calls, reduce unnecessary visits, prevent equipment failures, improve uptime, meet compliance requirements, and unlock new revenue streams and value-add services.
In today's time, HVAC problems are addressed either after they emerge, also known as reactive maintenance, or scheduled maintenance, where a company does the servicing regularly. Both these strategies incur financial losses to the company and contractor. In the case of reactive maintenance, the company deploys site engineers to diagnose the problem while the occupants endure excessive heat or cold. This leads to productivity loss, a high cost of maintenance, and increases the cost of ownership.
In the case of scheduled maintenance without the data, the scheduling is not optimum. With time- or schedule-based maintenance, businesses run the risk of sending someone to do maintenance of an HVAC system running well or is on the verge of breaking down, or needs a part replacement, etc. The lack of condition data of the HVAC system causes significant inefficiencies and can be a crucial driver of high maintenance costs.
Without real-time condition monitoring and data, a site visit for maintenance often wastes time and money.
An HVAC System Integrator/Contractor sends out a Site Engineer to first diagnose the problem, which can take either a day or more. In the case of data, you can run a diagnostic analysis to see if a site visit is required. The data can be reviewed by senior and junior engineers and provides faster and more accurate solutions to the problem.
With key parameters monitoring of HVAC system that is the compressor, Air Handling Units, Cooling towers, etc., companies can move from reactive & scheduled to more condition-based approach to preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance.
HVAC equipment's energy efficiency improves by monitoring usage trends and factoring in weather predictions. Continuous monitoring helps in a better-regulated indoor climate control that keeps power consumption to a minimum.
Help your customer comply with indoor air quality for the well-being of the occupants, maintaining excellent indoor air quality as per the standard guideline provided by organizations like ASHRAE and affiliates.
With IoT monitoring and control, HVAC contractors can help achieve the guidelines. Indoor Air Quality sensors and integrating the sensor data into one platform will be critical for maintaining efficiency and sticking to the guidelines.
Guaranteed uptime - and Recurring Service plan revenue for contractors
Warranties and recurring service plans are a significant portion of the average HVAC contractor's revenue.
With IoT monitoring and control for an HVAC system, contractors can provide the same guaranteed service without traveling. Instead, you can proactively monitor and manage the HVAC system and only make service calls when they are essential.
HVAC contractors can provide their customers with real-time data, insights, tips, and notifications for efficiency.
How to Build IoT Solution for HVAC System ?
Building an IoT system for an HVAC system involves domain expertise in operation Technology, Information Technology, IoT, and Security. Some companies choose to develop their custom IoT solutions, even instrumentation for measurement. This approach, on average, takes 18 months to 24 months for a stable MVP. And there is additional cloud infra and maintenance cost. Building IoT solutions will cost anything between INR 25 lakhs to INR 50 Lakhs.
There is another better and faster way of building IoT solutions with reduced building and maintenance costs. You can choose an enterprise IoT platform like Enture.
Enture enables you to launch your IoT-based clean technology as per the global security standards and provide a custom solution to your customer without any code. Enture IoT Edge platform is for small, medium, and large enterprises. It seamlessly integrates any OEM devices, which communicates using standard industry protocols. We provide you with edge computing, IoT, and IT stack. Enture can integrate with any OEM or any other IT system.
Improved Time to Market:
Launch your IoT Solution quickly with the Enture platform in a few clicks.
Reduced Cost-Edge Computing :
Save cloud Infra, maintenance, and engineering costs.
High Availability :
Enture uses micro-services architecture, and the cloud is deployed in multiple availability zones.
Data Consistency :
Structured, organized, reliable, and secure Data
"Our goal is to enable manufacturers, system integrators, and domain experts to adopt digitization and IoT. Resulting in a more data-driven maintenance strategy for the assets and equipment, driving efficiency, and reducing the cost of ownership."