Commercial Thermostats

May 30, 2018 | Commercial

The thermostat is command central for any HVAC system, directing the system when and where to heat or cool. For a residential space, sometimes it can get complicated with different zones, but with a commercial space, it’s a whole other ball of wax. Since there are as many distinct needs for a thermostat to satisfy as there are individual businesses in Olathe, KS, commercial thermostats are very diverse. Depending on the type of business and its specific needs, commercial thermostats need to address many scenarios. Typically the type of thermostats used in commercial buildings are programmable or smart thermostats. These can accommodate the many needs required by different types of businesses while reducing both energy costs and man power. Our professionals at B&C Mechanical are here to assist you in asking the right questions to determine which type of thermostat will work best in your commercial building.

Factors to Consider

In order to best choose the correct type of thermostat for your business, there are several things to take into consideration. There are so many different types of commercial buildings––stores, rental properties, offices, restaurants, warehouses, schools––that there’s no way one type of thermostat plan would work for another. To help narrow down your building’s needs, you need to consider areas such as geographic location, size and number of buildings, HVAC equipment, weekly vs. daily usage, and ability of occupants to control temperature. Each of these has an impact on the decision of what type of thermostat(s) would best suit your needs. For example, if you own a small business with four employees, that’s worlds apart from an apartment building with a couple hundred tenants. The small business may decide on one programmable thermostat, whereas the apartment building may utilize a separate Wi-Fi thermostat in every apartment, each controlled by its tenant. Each of these scenarios needs the best commercial thermostat for each business to efficiently conserve energy and give the occupants the highest comfort possible.

More Factors

In addition to the areas just covered, some other areas professional technicians may focus on are whether you need to operate your thermostat remotely, whether you need multiple zones, and the type of programming features needed. Smart thermostats allow you or your employees to control the temperature from an app on a smart phone. There’s no need to even be in the building. This may be a necessity for your business. Multiple zones will answer how many thermostats you might need. If you have different areas of your building that need to be temperature-controlled independently of one another, say with multiple residents or vacant areas, multiple zones will most likely come into play. Types of programming features will be dictated by any specifics your business may require. If you have rooms full of computers, the temperature may need to be adjusted differently during the day and night to accommodate the computers’ needs. This scenario would require a more sophisticated option than a standard commercial thermostat.

Commercial thermostats tend to be more complicated than residential due to the varying needs of commercial buildings. In order to utilize your business’s HVAC system in the most energy-efficient manner and to allow any occupants the most comfort, commercial thermostats need to be purchased and implemented considering specific factors. Call our expert B&C Mechanical technicians at 913-681-0088 for a consultation. We can help you make the best choices.

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