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Drive HVAC Efficiency with Internet of Things (IoT) Functionality

In the last few decades, the use of HVAC equipment became prominent in residential housing and commercial buildings. But with the new advancement of technology every year, a surge of HVAC applications can be witnessed in a lot of ground, air and water vehicles as well. The HVAC industry is expected to touch US$ 367.5 billion worldwide by the year 2030, based on a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9 per cent between 2020-2030. Due to the increased consumption, the energy demands will be threefold.

The HVAC industry has always been on an undying quest to make the appliances more proactive and efficient. Even a slight failure in the parts of the equipment can wreak havoc on your property and can really affect the overall profitability of a commercial building. So for a homemaker and facility manager, mitigating the probability of such issues from arising is of paramount importance.

For many years now, the Internet of things (IoT) revolution has gradually made its way across the world and is becoming an indispensable part of our lives. From smart voice assistants, connected thermostats, lights and a range of intelligent sensors, which transform the ordinary household appliances into IoT-controlled equipment.

The Internet of Things (IoT), a network of smart devices which can interact with each other through the internet, could limit the HVAC energy intake of your facility, if it is skillfully deployed. The IoT-activated HVAC generally comes in the form of advanced thermostats and sensors. They can monitor the changes in the environment and coordinate back and forth with your HVAC appliances – to set optimum temperature and notify when they detect any catastrophic problems and to enable you to promptly schedule repair and replacement.

The IoT system gathers data from the network of sensors to evaluate degradation signals that can contribute to potential risks. Significant advancements in IoT technology have proved beneficial for properties through the optimization of infrastructure, energy conservation and finally the satisfaction of the occupant.

Moreover, embedded IoT devices provide multiple benefits to property owners- by facilitating operational transparency on HVAC devices and by presenting strategies to curb energy consumption by a huge margin.

For example, commercial property owners can get their sensors to actively track the occupancy of the building. When no motion is detected for a considerable amount of time, the system may initiate a request through notification to minimize power usage.

Factors that you should consider in the IoT system for driving maximum HVAC functionality are as follows:

  • Prefer a flexible system and avoid purpose-built system
  • Trusted research firm advises to choose an architecture that is scalable and the one which reflects open-source technologies. The main IoT framework for data management and transmitting instructions to your HVAC system ought to be platform and protocol-based – as patented software may create unwanted obstacles. The machine must also be able to use a range of data from numerous sensor types to provide you with the absolute best view of the functioning of your HVAC system. When an IoT system is configured for a purpose, it becomes static and cannot adapt to emerging technology and shifting business needs.

  • It should conduct performance analytics
  • An adequately built IoT-enabled HVAC system enables the streamlined collection of data, filtering and transmission of information; the tool is directly linked to the cloud network, ensuring preventive measures to mitigate threats and persistent optimisation for seamless operations.
    For instance, upon observing a decline in appliance efficiency, a professional can assess the maintenance needs in advance and fix the system before it becomes purposeless to avoid expensive repairs.

  • It should accommodate user-driven technology
  • The thermal comfort of a single person varies with factors such as humidity, ventilation, daylight, heat from office appliances and draft, and the level of physical activity. Some thermostats could overheat/underheat or completely cool down a place, resulting in wasting energy, occupant distress and reduced appliance productivity. So, It is vital for devices to understand the individual preferences and change temperature as per their feedback on the space conditions.

  • It assures top-notch data security
  • In this emerging market, protection of data and transparency are the essential elements to the future success. As per a research, it is projected that the world will have over 41 billion IoT-connected products by 2025.

    A reliable end-to-end encryption allows vendors to safeguard users data and business revenues without compromising on the user experience.

    Unlock new HVAC potential with HWisel

    Built on cutting-edge mobile technology, HWisel merges multiple IoT device functionality with its seasonal service plans and exceptional monitoring through the mobile app. The IoT connectivity packed with our HWisel app enables homeowners and commercial property owners to make significant energy savings and efficiently utilize their assets. HWisel uses end-to-end encryption to secure data streaming among devices, thus ensuring privacy throughout the transmission. It features AES128 encryption, mutual authentication, integrity protection and confidentiality.

    With that, the app streamlines and revolutionizes how requesting, scheduling and tracking of repair services are carried out, with easy communication and effortless connection. It’s an on-demand appliance service repair application that bridges the gap between the service seekers with HWisel service providers in 30 seconds at an economical price.

The bottom line

All the aforementioned data on tech advancements provides only a little exposure into the transformative potential of IoT.

Let HWisel helps you build a technology infrastructure with the connected environment with its home automation solutions to experience absolute comfort. To know more, visit hwiseliot.com or download HWisel app now!

John Nassar

Mr. John Nassar is Founder of Hwisel Soft Inc. He has 18+ years of experience in the Residential HVAC, Home Security, Smart Home, and Consumer Finance industry. He is a serial entrepreneur that is also a consumer and advocate for the same products and services his companies provide. He is a change junky that enjoys cycling, traveling, and family. He holds a Masters Degree in Business, an undergraduate B.Comm Degree with a Major in Economics.

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