HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems play a bigger role in our lives than many of us imagine. They’re responsible for maintaining our supply of air for the majority of the day, almost every day of our lives.
Yet how much do we know about these systems, and in particular if we can reduce the amount of energy they use and improve the quality of air they constantly shower upon us?
We’ll demonstrate how HVAC systems can be optimized to both dramatically improve indoor quality and drastically reduce energy bills – and the key is something that you probably never expected.
HVACs: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
HVAC systems perform a critical role in keeping buildings ventilated and workers productive. However the systems, as they are currently deployed, have some serious drawbacks and leave significant room for optimization.
Data shows that typical HVAC systems account for almost 40% of buildings’ total consumption, and a massive 70% of base building (i.e. landlord) consumption. These systems are working either 24/7 or at regular intervals, drawing in and heating or cooling air, and then pumping it throughout the building.
No clean air
The vast majority of HVAC systems focus on air temperature, and not air quality. While some basic filtering takes place, these filters are ineffective at stopping chemical pollution, where the molecules are much smaller than the gaps in the filters and therefore pass straight through.
So if outdoor air pollution is high, indoor air pollution is high too. All those pollutants outside are being drawn into the building, and constantly distributed to you and your colleagues.
The Solution Has Arrived: Introducing Urecsys
Mother Nature is just incredible, and the way that nature adapts is something that we should seek to emulate. Take leaves, for example. They are able to adapt to environmental changes, sensing the right time to open their pores and let in air, or close them to protect themselves.
This forms the basis of the Urecsys solution. Urecsys is a smart software solution that optimizes your HVAC system. It includes real-time monitoring, AI-powered analysis, and remote control of ventilation systems to optimize indoor air quality by analyzing and predicting pollution levels inside and outside buildings and minimizing air pollution indoors.
Just like leaves in nature, when it senses cleaner air it allows the HVAC system to draw in this air – and when pollution levels are expected to be higher, it prevents new air from being drawn in, and recycles the fresh air already in the building.
All this is done according to the highest air quality standards: Urecsys ensures the supply of fresh air according to the ASHRAE standards, the most stringent in the world – in fact, it goes 124% beyond these standards, and measures the CO₂ levels in strategic areas in the building ensuring there is a constant supply of fresh air.
To summarize, the Urecys system turns a “dumb” HVAC system into a “smart” system that shuts on and off throughout the day based on outdoor pollution levels.
The result? 40% cleaner indoor air, an average energy saving of a whopping 25% of HVAC systems’ consumption, or about 10% of the energy consumption of the entire building.
Multiple Challenges, One Unique Solution
So can you dramatically improve indoor quality and drastically reduce energy bills? The answer is an emphatic “Yes,” thanks to Urecsys. The incredible thing is that the saving on energy bills, more often than not, is much more than the modest cost of the system!
Some HVAC optimization systems may provide limited savings; few – if any – can provide 40% cleaner indoor air quality.
Only one can do both.
To find out more, get in touch with a Urecsys product export today.