Fight back the heatwave with CoolingSave
As Britain is faced with the longest heatwave in 20 years, the issue of maintaining a low temperatures in the workplace without overspending on energy is becoming increasingly important for the majority of British companies and organisations.
While the HeatingSave Low-Cost Building Energy Management System (BEMS) is primarily known for managing heating systems and cutting energy bills by 20 to 30%+ in the process, the controller at its core can also easily manage air conditioning units.
In fact, the HeatingSave heat loss algorithm can also be used to control air conditioning units in summer. Just like heating, you choose the temperature you want and when you want it and HeatingSave will do the rest automatically, calculating the latest time to switch on the air conditioning to keep cool in summer. Room occupancy sensors may also be used; this time to vary room temperature. The savings with “CoolingSave” are reductions in the electric usage and electricity bill.
Each HeatingSave controller can manage up to ten air conditioning units and each heating zone can be cooled using an air conditioning system. HeatingSave applies the heat loss algorithm in the same way as it does for heating a zone and will work out the latest time to switch on an air conditioning unit to achieve the required temperature at the required time.
Simply allow HeatingSave to power the air conditioning from one of its spare relays and set the aircon to the lowest setting. HeatingSave will then take over, maintaining the cooling pattern you have set. More importantly, occupancy sensors can be used to allow the temperature to drift upwards when nobody is around and then to cool the area when it is occupied.
Just as with heating, the zone setpoint can be made dependent upon the outside temperature, so that on hot days the cooling is greater than on cooler days when the aircon is not so important.
If you would like to find out more about the HeatingSave low-cost building energy management system, just contact us or Book a Demo, we would be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.