Tip of the Week: Optimizing Energy Efficiency


Did you know heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems represent 15% of all electrical power consumed worldwide and 30% to 60% in any given facility? By providing your customers with innovative and smarter HVAC/R systems, you can increase energy savings on all of your jobs. Although this isn’t always an easy task, the outcome will leave your customers pleased.

Two options that offer big energy efficiency benefits to consider for your next job are Control Systems and Automation Architectures.

Whether your job is to build air-handling units or chillers in commercial, residential or industrial facilities choosing the right automation architecture is key to distinguishing yourself at every stage of the process. 

CONTROL SYSTEMS Innovation is the key in wiring out optimum performance and peak energy efficiency. Most of the current facility managers require remote monitoring, utilization of cloud technology, and service tools.

Case in point: Replacing conventional PID (proportional-integral-derivative) control systems with new energy-efficient predictive control loop systems can bring more than 20% in added energy efficiency, as well as extending the useful life of the equipment. 

  •  Choice of contractors: Low-consumption contactors for specific functions can significantly increase energy efficiency and manufacturing costs, thanks to a reduced number of power contacts and very low energy consumption of the control circuit.
  • Choice of HMI (human-machine interfacegraphic terminals & panels: The management of backlights in HMI panels can save 65% of the power they consume – for example, by powering off the display when the machine is in idle mode.
  • Controller sizing: Selecting the right controller for the application reduces manufacturing costs. Innovative control algorithms will reduce energy consumption.
  •  Use of LEDs: LED technology offers a low-consumption alternative to incandescent lights in push buttons and indicator lights, and should be applied systematically.
  • Variable Frequency Drives: Schneider AHRI Certified VFDs outperform the competition and provide proven reliability, setting the standard for drive performance.

Optimized solutions for HVAC/R applications

Your customers want HVAC/R systems that offer today’s innovation, increased reliability, energy efficiency, easy maintenance and a lower upfront cost. Learn more about the innovation you’ve been missing, and how to quickly design a cost-optimized HVAC/R control system with onboard energy-efficiency solutions while reducing maintenance and improving reliability by contacting our professionals. 

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