Which thermostat is right for my commercial building?

If I asked you, is your commercial property energy efficient? Would your answer be yes? According to the U.S. Environment Protection Agency, commercial buildings waste about 30% of their energy

By installing a thermostat, you maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system. However, it might feel overwhelming with so many different types on the market. We’ve broken it down to provide pointers on what to consider when purchasing. 

Why Is Choosing the Right Thermostat Essential?

Whether you are a retailer, store, or university, you want to ensure your students, employees, or customers are comfortable. When you choose your HVAC system, you should ask questions to ensure it’s powerful enough to keep everyone cool during the summer months. In addition, it guarantees that it will be warm over the winter. Nonetheless, if you have a budget for your bills and you find you are paying more than you predicted, your building may not be as energy efficient as it could be. The right thermostat can assist you in maintaining comfort throughout your building. 

How Many Thermostats Do I Require?

It’s important to measure your space to know the thermostat you need for your space. You can opt for one thermostat provided it controls your other units in your building. If your commercial building is a school or on the larger side, it would be wise to choose multiple thermostats. If your building requires climate control, you will need a thermostat. Businesses include a restaurant with a walk-in fridge. 

Remote Temperature Control

The thermostat used to have a simple dial that you would turn to set it to the temperature you desired. However, if you are looking into industrial heating installation, you don’t need to rely on a dial to change the temperature. You can control the temperature via remote operation. 

If your commercial space consists of offices, you can change the temperature for the weekend when no one will be working. The same is true for retail or restaurants. During your non-busy periods, you might alter the temperature to save energy. When the place gets busy, you may reduce the temperature to certify it won’t be too hot.

Smart Thermostats

When we think of smart products, we think of products known as smart homes. However, in the commercial world, smart thermostats are useful. The thermostat learns and changes itself to suit your needs based on how you program it. The thermostat can show you how much you saved on energy per month. The advantage is that you can set the thermostat via WiFI. Therefore, you can set it up from anywhere and at any time.

Some work together with your HVAC to provide information such as when to replace filters or when it’s time to clean air ducts. This is an excellent tool as fixes are done before they become a real issue. Smart thermostats may even detect if the room is in use or not with occupancy monitors. With all the information, you can use it to understand how to save money on energy. 

Regarding your commercial space, the air quality is paramount and often poses challenges. Therefore, installing a thermostat can be a game changer in maintaining staff and customer comfort! 


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