It is easy to overlook early signs of HVAC complications with everything else going on. Consequently, when a company uses a reactive maintenance route and waits until a unit begins to malfunction or under-perform, the facility manager can experience a lot of stress when looking for a last-minute solution. Essentially, a reactive maintenance strategy puts a double bind on the facility manager, and the retail store suffers from the facility manager taking on too much.
When companies place sensors on their HVAC units and utilize an Energy Management System (EMS), their facility managers will not have to work on the defense. These sensors can track the energy levels of each unit and display when an asset has any spikes in energy consumption. By keeping track of these spikes, the company will have a head start on getting a technician on-site for diagnostics before the asset is completely spent. If a company continues to monitor their EMS extensively while collaborating with a facility management provider with an analytics platform, full transparency and helpful reporting capabilities, the company can benefit from the additional insight regarding their assets’ health in the end.
Is your facilities maintenance program benefiting your business? Check out our blog, How to Track the Efficiency of Your Facilities Maintenance Program, to find out!