Is it Really Necessary to Replace the Whole System?

Is it Really Necessary to Replace the Whole System?

In the summer months of 2013, work was started on a pump station, and when the work is complete, it is estimated that the city where the work is being done will have forked over a stunning six million dollars.  The mechanics and the electrical components will be completely revamped in order to meet the current needs, and the estimated future needs of the area.  Of course, this is the responsibility of the city, but on a smaller scale, businesses can face troubling financial burdens as a result of malfunctioning systems.  We see, all too often, cities, businesses, and even residential property owners, paying huge sums of money to have whole systems replaced rather than considering how replacing a single control could provide the desired changes.

It is clear that repairs can be very costly.  Often, business owners and corporations are not thinking about the mechanical issues that could arise, but when there is a sudden spike in energy usage, the need for attention is made painfully obvious. This unforeseen cost usually raises questions as to what caused this increase in energy usage and what needs to be done to fix it.

It is helpful to have a trustworthy controls specialist onsite to evaluate the situation.  In many cases, a full scale replacement, like that discussed above, is not necessary. The answer frequently lies in simple control solutions. The old controls that were operating the system have malfunctioned and require replacement.

For instance, in the commercial setting, as soon as there are signs of the HVAC system using an abundance of energy, quotes are received for replacing the entire system.  A good controls specialist, however, would point out that a single sense can cause huge spikes in energy consumption.  An example of this is the outdoor temperature sensor.

This sensor is used to control many different types of equipment, including heating and cooling equipment, as well as exhaust systems. The Ultra Electronics OA temperature sensor is an economical, reliable solution, when replacing faulty outside air sensors, and it will help to ensure that the system is not operating above and beyond what is truly necessary, thereby reducing the energy consumption.