Smart and connected controls for commercial HVAC systems open up a world of possibilities through data. This includes the application of analytics to prevent unnecessary truck rolls and the scrambling that happens with emergency service calls. Systems can also receive the right amount of maintenance based on data, not on assumptions. Commercial HVAC system service providers need to know how data reduces surprise service calls and unnecessary maintenance by enabling predictive maintenance.
The traditional “let’s-do-maintenance-for-the-sake-of-maintenance” approach coupled with a quarterly maintenance contract mentality continues to undermine cost management for HVAC service providers. Both facility managers and HVAC service companies know that not every unit requires the same level of maintenance. Different influences affect different units. However, instead of playing defense with arbitrary, way-too-frequent maintenance schedules, company leaders can move to offense and use HVAC data-driven predictive maintenance. What’s the Difference Between Preventive and Predictive Maintenance? Preventive maintenance relies on a pre-set list of “needs”. Predictive maintenance uses data […]
Advanced digital technologies like smart HVAC units, smart thermostats, and advanced algorithms fed to an insight-rich dashboard enable HVAC predictive maintenance. Contractors are now using digital HVAC tools to pivot from reactive or scheduled maintenance, to predictive maintenance. This pivot positions the contractor not as a tactical commodity, but as a strategic business partner with commercial building owners and managers.
Digital transformation permeates every industry and process on the planet at an accelerated pace these days. To that end, commercial HVAC contractors and service providers have a unique opportunity to leverage commercial HVAC data to achieve digital transformation in an industry that has traditionally relied on analog, anecdotal, manual, schedule-overbearing processes.