As winter settles in over the northern USA, thoughts turn gingerly to the back breaking chore of shoveling snow off your driveway and walkway after each storm. Or if you own a business, paying the cost of having professional snow removal and hoping they’ll get to you before an employee slips and falls. Plus, constant plow snow removal wears down driveways and parking areas, destroys border blocking and landscaping, all leading to increased maintenance costs over time.
Hydronic Snowmelt Systems Are the way to go
For these and other reasons, many companies and homeowners, have turned to snow melting systems as an alternative to unreliable and physically difficult snow removal at homes and offices. While electric snowmelt systems are available, they are increasingly less popular than hydronic versions which are considered a “greener” and less costly solution to operate overall.
Hydronic snow melt systems in a residential application generally consist of a few parts as shown in the diagram below.
There are a few main components of your typical snow melt control system:
Commercial Snow Melt Systems
There are some additional features that are common to commercial snow melt systems like our SMC Snowmelt control as show in the diagram below:
Please contact the team at Heat-Timer® for more information on using our controls in your hydronic snow melt application.
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Owners of Multi-Family Buildings or Hotels can spend tens of thousands of dollars every year on boiler system repairs and maintenance. Usually, the costs are high because the system actively fails before there is any money spent or any work done. Those owners who are diligent about maintenance may prevent some issues but then the cost of monthly or quarterly maintenance visits to your building becomes a significant cost as well. And at the end of the day, problems can still happen between these visits, no matter how diligent you are.
It turns out that there is a middle ground between these extremes. You can both avoid the worst downtime scenarios in your building heating system, while being more efficient about where and when you spend money on boiler and heating system maintenance. In addressing this challenge, Heat-Timer controls can be a central piece of the puzzle.
An Intelligent Control, for Intelligent Predictive Maintenance
Heat-Timer® controls provide sophisticated control methods for Steam and hot water heating systems. Our systems save energy while improving comfort in multi-family buildings.
But there is another place our controls save money….
Because our systems use a sophisticated network of wireless sensors, we can monitor many more points of failure than would be practical by human inspection. What is more, we can monitor them 24/7. Using predictive analysis and a sophisticated understanding of the boiler plant configuration, the Heat-Timer Platinum series controls are programmed to send alarms to building managers and technicians before breakdowns occur.
All of the controls used in these applications are part of Heat-Timer’s Platinum Series which provides apartment complex owners with complete remote communication capability via an ICMS – Internet Communication Management System. ICMS gives owners/operators direct access to their boiler control system via the internet so that they can continuously monitor and fine tune their boiler system from anywhere, anytime, improving service efficiency. More even distribution of steam or hot water throughout a complex leads to a noticeable reduction in heating complaints from tenants. At the same time, the total man hours required to keep the system operating have declined. So tenants are happier, fuel expenditures are down, and the system requires less maintenance.
For more information, Contact the team at Heat-Timer® today.
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Building operators are often stretched for time to accommodate daily issues as they arise. Its difficult to plan days or weeks ahead, let alone a whole season. But planning ahead for an upcoming heating season will payback in the end with a smoother transition for your building, and less disruption for occupants.
Commercial boiler maintenance
There are a number of relatively simple items that can be checked out with some simple observations:
Depending on what type of control package is included with your boiler system, there are a number of additional items to verify including:
Professional Boiler Maintenance
The checklist above is a solid foundation to make sure a boiler is ready for winter season. If in doubt about any of the procedures or operation of your boiler system, don’t hesitate to reach out for professional assistance by a licensed HVAC technician.
Building Operators Trust Heat-Timer®
Heat-Timer® is dedicated to providing the highest quality heating controls on the market. Our team of technical experts can help you implement the right heating control system that will save you money on heating costs and maintenance.
Contact us today or visit our website at https://www.heat-timer.com.
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The complexity of modern distributed heating systems for apartment complexes, schools, hotels, and campus’ require careful planning and implementation by commercial HVAC experts. At stake are tens of thousands of dollars of monthly energy costs that would otherwise go directly to your bottom line. Certified Heat-Timer® HVAC Contractors are not only heating system experts, but are partnered with the world’s leading solutions for modern heating controls. The combination creates an automated, optimized solution that leaves no money on the table.
Key Elements of Cost Optimization in Commercial Boiler Systems
Whether your building and its heating system is old or new, sending BTU’s up the stack is like burning hundred dollar bills at a campfire. Yet there are many ways this can happen in your boiler configuration and the analysis as to root cause, requires deep knowledge and experience with the many variations of boiler systems out there.
Here’s just a few ways that a heating system can be inefficient:
Using the BuildingNet interface, gives users remote access from an app on mobile phones, tablets, and an internet interface for desktop control. Our remote interface provides alarms and diagnostics to the user and allows for full customization of boiler operations. Furthermore, Our Platinum Series Control is compatible with nearly any building management system (BMS) you may want to install in the future, providing the heating control subsystem.
No matter how intricate, simplistic or out-of-date your system is, a Heat-Timer contractor’s main focus is to provide safe building energy solutions while providing the customer with tangible savings, easy to use heating controls, and a seamless interface with nearly any building management system out on the market.
We carefully vet and select only the highest of quality contractors through our online contractor partner program. Where we provide training and energy solution support for approved partners only, giving our customers the ability to choose contractors who serve at the need of the customer.
To find a Heat-Timer® contractor near you, use our national contractor finder, or call our team today.
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Heat-Timer® corporate office and manufacturing facility is conveniently located in Fairfield, NJ. Here, Heat-Timer® manufactures its electronic controls, sensors, valves and actuator products using specialized computer controlled equipment and automated testing systems.