Heating and cooling can make a massive difference in the comfort of a home, business, or other space. And as anyone who's ever paid a utility bill knows, it can also have a huge impact on your budget. Luckily, the days of discomfort, imprecise adjustments, and trial and error are over. Instead, with the help of the humble, discreet HVAC sensor, owners and managers can monitor temperature, humidity, air quality, pressure, occupancy, and more.
Let's take a closer look at these devices and how Veris HVAC experts can help find the perfect ones for you.
Gone are the days when your only options were a thermostat and maybe a timer. As technology has gotten "smarter," so have HVAC sensors. Here are some of the most common varieties.
These are likely the type of sensors most people are most familiar with. But these days, they're so much more than a simple thermostat. Temperature sensors can be set up in both supply and return air ducts for improved monitoring, along with in-room sensors that can provide better data on specific locations. Likewise, humidity sensors can be set up in similar ways. Working together, these two factors can go a long way toward ensuring comfortable, safe conditions.
Many may not think about the effect of air quality, but it can be significant for the health and comfort of occupants. High levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) are one of the most common ways indoor air quality can degrade. With smart air quality and CO2 sensors, your HVAC system can automatically turn on fans or other ventilation equipment to bring in fresh air when certain conditions occur without needing to deal with the cost and wear and tear of constantly running them.
Pressure sensors can be used in your HVAC system in two primary ways. First, they can be used within ductwork to ensure proper air pressure and flow through all parts of the system. Incorrect pressure readings can be signs of filter or fan issues. Pressure sensors can also work with equipment like boilers and chillers to ensure they're functioning properly.
Occupancy sensors are also a critical part of developing a building-wide energy plan. They'll reveal where and when people are spending their time, allowing managers and owners to craft a heating and cooling plan to fit these needs.
While an HVAC sensor is great on its own, the real magic comes from creating systems that work together automatically. Veris professionals can show you how to automate your system, whether it's based on data collected by sensors and analyzed by you or done automatically with smart HVAC control technology. By reducing services to unused areas and tweaking for optimal conditions in occupied ones, those managing the system can improve comfort and save money at the same time. Plus, a suite of properly installed sensors can immediately alert you about potential issues, helping get the ball rolling on fixes and resolution as soon as possible.
If your head is swimming or you'd simply prefer to spend your time on things other than perfecting your HVAC system, don't worry. Veris has a team of highly trained and experienced experts with a passion for optimizing your heating and cooling. They've seen it all and worked with clients of all types and can help build a custom suite of sensors for incredible control and data collection.
Looking to learn more? Book a virtual lunch with a Veris HVAC sensor expert today!