How a Building Management System (BMS) with a Heating Diary and Energy Monitor can help cut your church heating costs
Churches are often large, old buildings that can be costly to heat. However, with the right heating system and the help of a Building Management System (BMS) with an energy monitor and heating diary, churches can reduce their energy usage and save money on their heating bills.
In this article, we will discuss the benefits of using an energy monitor and heating diary for your church heating system.
Benefits of an Energy Monitor
An energy monitor is a device that tracks and records energy usage in real time, providing detailed insights into how much energy is being used and where it is being used. By installing a BMS with an energy monitor, churches can identify physical areas where to reduce their energy consumption. Visualising where the waste is occurring is the key to cutting the bills.
Benefits of a Heating Diary
A 365-day-a-year heating diary forms part of a modern Building Management System as it matches the way in which you use your buildings to the way in which it is heated; and most importantly when it’s heated. This information feeds the BMS so that it learns the latest time to apply heat to an area or ideally a room to get to the right temperature at just the right time. For example, in the HeatingSave BMS, the AI self-learning algorithm received the information from the heating diary and uses this as the “seed” for its self-learning process. After a few days, the algorithm learns what to turn on and off at just the right time to apply the least amount of energy to heat the building.
A case study How HeatingSave saves energy costs in a church
One of the HeatingSave case studies explains how All Saints Church in Hertfordshire better managed their energy consumption with the use of the heating diary and energy monitoring graphics within the BMS system. This enabled their staff to monitor their heating usage and identify areas for improvement. The data provided by the energy monitor allowed HeatingSave to recommend several improvements, including replacing the outdated heating system with a more energy-efficient model. The church took this advice, resulting in significant energy savings and improved comfort for the congregation. By working with HeatingSave, All Saints Church reduced their overall energy consumption; saved money on its heating bills and became more environmentally friendly.
Building Energy Management Systems within churches is no longer a luxury but an essential tool to keep energy costs low and reduce carbon emissions. The energy monitoring, graphs and visualisation of energy usage within these systems together with the heating diary provide valuable insights into the energy usage of a church heating system, allowing churches to reduce their energy consumption and save on their heating bills. Taking control of their churches, often while mobile within the community via a smartphone is the way forward if your church is struggling with rising energy costs and outdated heating systems. Consider working with HeatingSave to install a Government approved, modern system that will make more efficient use of the equipment that you already have.
For more information regarding our Church Heating systems, please get in touch with a member of the HeatingSave team today.