One of the key features that sets Genesis Heat-Timer™ apart from other heating controls is the inclusion of pre-programmed wireless space sensors. The base product includes three space sensors but can connect to up to 5 for appropriate coverage of a typical small building of 20 units or less.
Installing the space sensors couldn’t be easier, simply mount them on the wall with the provided hardware in an apartment. The wireless sensors with their extended range, will report space temperatures directly to Genesis without need of repeaters or additional network hubs.
The space sensors perform a key role in the control of the heating system. By utilizing building temperature readings from all areas of the building along with the outside temperature, algorithms actually self-learn the heating characteristics of your building.
The best part for building owners is that the Genesis Heat-Timer™, utilizing its space sensors, is able to do this using the absolute minimum amount of fuel possible without sacrificing resident comfort. You can expect to save up to 30% on your fuel costs this winter, while maintaining a uniformity of building temperatures you never would have thought possible.
The Wireless Space Sensors last up to 10+ years before battery replacement is needed. Battery status for each sensor is viewable remotely through the internet portal as well.
For more information about the Genesis Heat-Timer™ please view our website https://www.heat-timer.com/the-genesis/
This blog was originally published at https://www.heat-timer.com/genesis-heat-timer-wireless-sensors/
The Heat-Timer® Announces the Launch of
“A New Energy Management System for Small Buildings”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 1st, 2022
Fairfield, New Jersey
Heat-Timer®, a leader in commercial heating controls since 1937, announces the launch of their new product, Genesis Heat-Timer™. The Genesis Heat-Timer™ heating control is an extremely cost-effective solution for both steam and hot water heating systems in single boiler applications (20 units or less).
Genesis Heat-Timer™ features a unique self-learning algorithm that incorporates outdoor air temperature along with in-unit ambient feedback to anticipate and compensate for the unique heat loss characteristics of your building. With this self-learning feature in place, Genesis Heat-Timer™ can regulate your building and provide up to 30% savings on monthly energy bills while improving resident comfort. You pick the temperature you want your building to maintain, and the Genesis Heat-Timer™ does the rest.
Jeff Clerico, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, describes the Genesis Heat-Timer™ online portal as a time-saver for building owners/managers. “Our user-friendly online portal and Mobile App allow complete and seamless visibility into all of your buildings remotely, to eliminate those unexpected and inconvenient trips to the boiler room. You can modify all key heating parameters, receive important alerts via text/email, and check live apartment temperatures on the fly.”
The Genesis Heat-Timer™ is a true out of the box Energy Management System. In addition to getting your heat under control, the Genesis Heat-Timer™ acts as the eyes and ears within your boiler room, alerting you in real-time when problems arise before residents are impacted. From leak/flood detection and boiler health, to domestic hot water temperature and beyond, the Genesis Heat-Timer™ has you covered.
The Genesis Heat-Timer™ is now available for ordering. For more information on how Genesis Heat-Timer™ can help your building please click the link below or call us directly at (973) 575-4004. https://www.heat-timer.com/ht_products/genesis/
This blog was originally published at https://www.heat-timer.com/the-genesis-heat-timer-is-now-available-for-ordering/
Recently we asked the head of one of the larger Commercial HVAC companies in northern New Jersey, whether they used a standard 3-way mixing valve when installing commercial tankless water heaters.
“No, you don’t need one…” was his answer. His opinion is not uncommon.
It is also dead wrong.
As the technology of commercial Instantaneous Water Heaters and heat exchanger design improves, the use and number of installations of Instantaneous Water Heaters in commercial applications has grown. As a means to promote this technology many Commercial Instantaneous Water Heater manufacturers are attempting to sell this technology over tank-based water heaters by stating that an ASSE 1017 tempering valve (aka a 3-way mixing valve) is not required and that going tankless does not pose a health risk related to scalding or the growth of Legionella.
It turns out that the science and biology of Legionella growth and transmission does not support that claim at all. Installers of commercial grade tankless systems are creating a potential health risk and putting themselves and their clients in legal jeopardy, by recommending that HVAC technicians can omit the installation of an ASSE 1017 tempering valve solution. By referencing partial facts and drawing incomplete or cherry picked scientific conclusions, the current installation practice advocated by many tankless manufacturers is in fact, creating a real public health risk.
Getting Back to the Science
As covered in the first part of this discussion, there are many reasons, both known and unknown, for the increase in Legionella cases since 2000. Contrary to conventional wisdom, it turns out that the adoption of ASHRAE 90.1 in 2001 actually increases the probability of Legionnaire bacteria as it allows for water storage at a temperature that allows the bacteria to survive. ASHRAE 90.1 was adopted under heavy pressure from manufacturers who wanted to be able to offer cheaper equipment that ran at lower temperatures but at the end of the day, the science does not support the safety claims of recommendation and it never has.
The Problematic Manufacturer’s Claim
At a recent industry convention, a manufacturer rep for one of the leading commercial tankless water heater products made the following claim: that if you maintain your water heater system generally in the 118*F to 120*F that Legionella does not grow and therefore that is a safe operating range for instantaneous water heaters saving both energy costs, and the need for a mixing valve.
As justification, they presented the table below:
If one takes a closer look at the chart used in the presentation, 118*F to 122*F is a range that Legionella survives but doesn’t grow. What happens to the Legionella that is already present in the domestic hot water system and what happens to the Legionella that is introduced by the cold water supply when there is a domestic draw? The chart further explains a time period along with a temperature range in which only 90% of the Legionella bacteria is “killed”. According to the chart at 122*F it can take upwards of 2 hours to kill 90% of the Legionella bacteria. The question one should ask is what happens when new cold water is added and what happens to the active Legionella bacteria it can contain?
A more common chart that shows the relationship of temperature and Legionella is the chart based on the study completed in 1989 – “Viability of Legionella Pneumophilia in Chlorine-free Water at Elevated Temperatures” and is used as a reference by such organizations as ASSE and OSHA.
This chart shows the water temperature in which the Legionella bacteria cannot survive and is totally eliminated. It also shows that Legionella die-off only begins above 131F and in fact still takes several hours at that temperature. For these reasons alone, it seems that continuous water heater manufacturers are rolling the dice with respect to Legionella safety and that in fact their native operating temperature should be closer to the 140 degree mark used in almost all tank based commercial domestic hot water installations.
Legionella Prevention and Scald Hazard Risk
Of course, one might think that cranking up the operating temperature of the tankless system to say 130F might solve or mitigate this problem. But since you are now delivering that water directly to the tap, you have to now worry about burning the people at the other end! The potential scald hazard exists whenever delivering water to fixtures at temperatures above 120*F. When storing water at the higher temperatures such as 130*F or higher to combat Legionella, one must be fully aware there is a potential scald hazard in doing so. The following chart shows how these high water temps can quickly lead to a scald hazard:
As shown above, water temperatures that kill Legionella reliably and quickly, represent a scalding hazard when delivered directly to the user. Thus the industry standard use of a 3-way mixing valve. This problem and solution is exactly the same when using a Tankless water heating system, despite claims to the contrary by manufacturers.
Another False Argument: Tank Type Water Heaters Identified as Excellent Places for Legionella growth
In another potential selling point offered by tankless water heater manufacturers, tankless vendors attempt to make the claim that all tank based systems regardless of design, are prone to the growth of Legionella.
This statement amounts to a broad claim that tank based water heaters, especially systems using multiple tanks, will increase the risk of Legionella. While it is true in most commercial applications you will find multiple tanks for redundancy and capacity, this is actually completely unrelated to an increasing risk of Legionella growth. All that matters is that the water stored is hot enough, greater than 130*F -preferably > 140*F, then the risk of Legionella growth and distribution is all but eliminated.
Instead tankless manufacturers use uncommon examples of boiler configurations and boiler designs that are not in the mainstream of applications. The examples used are extreme cases of stratification of water temperatures within a tank, claiming that the lower portion of a common water tank where the cold water feeds in, is extremely cold, below 100*F.
In fact, for most boilers and water heaters designed in this century, this is not a valid operating scenario. The “stacking” or stratification effect occurs when short or intermediate domestic draws are made on the water heater in which the draws are large enough to initiate a call for heat, but not large enough to dissipate the stored energy within the tank. In a boiler and indirect water heater application, the stored water temperature within the tank can easily approach the boiler supply water temperature of 180F. In fact, stratification of water temperature within the water heater is a good thing in the prevention of Legionella bacteria. The only negative is that it presents a potential scald hazard if an ASSE 1017 mixing valve is not utilized.
Second, the manufacturers of tankless systems fail to explain the dynamics of water blending that occur as the cold water supply and building recirculation water enters into the tank. There is the initial blending of these water temperatures as they enter the bottom of the tank. This blended water temperature can be calculated based on the flow volume and water temperature using the following equation:
C gal x C temp = (A gal x A temp) + (B gal x B temp)
C gal = the total of cold and recirculation flow
C temp = the blended temperature of the cold and recirculation water
A gal = the flow rate of the cold water supply (the flow rate of the domestic demand)
A temp = the temperature of the cold water supply
B gal = the flow rate of the building recirculation
B temp = the temperature of the building recirculation
Once you have calculated the blended temperature of the cold and building recirculation entering the tank, you can use the same equation to calculate the effect of the cold and building recirculation water entering the tank to its overall storage temperature. In this calculation the variables are as followed:
C gallons = the total storage volume of the tank
C temp = the blended temperature of the tank
A gallons = the flow volume of the cold and recirculation entering the tank
A temp = the temperature of the cold and recirculation water (as calculated in the above equation)
B gallons = the storage volume of the tank minus the amount of cold and recirculation flow volume.
B temp = the temperature of the tank prior to the domestic draw.
Example: A commercial 100 gallon water heater tank (direct or indirect fired type) currently stored at 140*F with 15 gal of building recirculation returning to the tank at 120*F. There is a 10 gal domestic draw occurring with 60*F cold water entering in from the street. What is the overall effect on the stored water within the tank assuming the tank does not initiate a call for heat during this domestic draw?
Using the first equation we calculate the blended temperature of the cold water supply with the building recirculation water and find the blended temperature is 96*F.
25 gal x C temp = (10 gal x 60 temp) + (15 gal x 120 temp)
C temp = 96*F
Then using the second equation we can calculate the overall effect on the stored water temperature with the water heater tank:
100 gal x C temp = (25 gal x 96 temp) + (75 gal x 140 temp)
C temp = 129*F
Again, the above calculations represent the absolute worst case as it assumes the water heater never initiated a call for heat to recover. A typical thermostat on a water heater has a differential of 7 degrees, so there is a good possibility that the water heater is responding to this domestic draw and is adding heat.
In applications with a copper finned water heater and a storage tank, the tank water temperature is even more uniform. In these designs, the cold water and building recirculation enters the water heater and is heated prior to entering the tank. This is actually the best method as the cooler water is heated directly and the storage tank can circulate back to the water heater to maintain a high storage temperature.
On a direct fired water heater or indirect fired water heater tank the bottom layer of water temperature does not remain cold and is not a breeding ground for Legionella bacteria as stated by tankless manufacturers. By design a water heater tank has the heating element or coil at the bottom portion of the tank. On electric type water heaters, there are typically 2 or more heating elements, one near the bottom portion of the tank and one near the upper portion of the tank. This is to ensure the water within the tank is heated thoroughly and the desired storage temperature is maintained.
As engineers, designers or installers of domestic hot water systems, it is our responsibility to deliver hot water to the end users in the most efficient, but safe means as possible. Tankless water heaters have many selling points for use in smaller domestic hot water delivery systems.
But the idea that these systems don’t need a mixing valve, shouldn’t be one of them.
There are 2 main areas of safety that you need to consider in that design:
The simplest way to meet both of these safety concerns is to store the domestic water at a high temperature and deliver it at a safe water temperature using an ASSE 1017 mixing valve.
It does not matter what type of water heating system you have or are considering, an ASSE 1017 mixing valve will work on all types of water heaters – tank styles or tankless.
The thing to remember as an engineer, designer or installer is that you will bear the responsibility of liability in the eyes of lawyers in the event an individual or individuals become sicken or scalded.
Overall the industry desperately needs to change its mindset with regard to the recommendations of ASHRAE 90.1 and the use and installation of a mixing valve in these settings.
Original content posted on https://www.heat-timer.com/tankless-water-heaters-safety-claims-are-suspect/
For HVAC professionals considering a commercial heating control solution for an apartment complex, school, office building or other multi-dwelling structure, there are several considerations.
Heat-Timer® Internet Control – “Building Net”
The Heat-Timer® Platinum series controls are meant for the most discerning professionals, those who want to be sure they are getting absolute maximum energy savings from their heating control. When equipped with our internet control package called “Building Net,” our Platinum series modules can be completely controlled from any internet browser, or by using our free mobile app on any cell phone or tablet.
What makes our app unique is the same thing that makes our controls unique: sophisticated parameter control and monitoring algorithms all fully exposed through our internet portal and free mobile app. You can program and receive alarms on your cell phone or tablet device. You can change any setting that could be changed at the control location, and the remote settings will override any subsequent changes made at the control location. There are security levels that can be set, restricting user capabilities as required. Furthermore, automated reports can be emailed to your computer daily, weekly or monthly.
It is worth mentioning that Platinum Series does not rely on the availability of the internet for operation, it can and does function completely independently. If the internet was down, settings can be changed locally when proper security credentials are presented.
Heat-Timer’s Building Net is Net Positive for your Energy Bill, and your Quality of Life
As leaders in the Heating Control industry, we invite HVAC and plumbing professionals to compare the sophistication and intelligence of our “learning” controls, with any other heating controls available in the market today. Add to that the flexibility of Building Net remote monitoring and control, and we become the clear choice for maximum energy savings in your commercial application.
Please call our team today for more information.
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As technology in the heating industry marches forward, the complexity and options within commercial heating designs presents an interesting paradox. The systems are getting both simpler, and more complex at the same time.
How is this possible you may ask?
Plug & Play Boiler Control
For certain smaller commercial applications, steam boilers now boast features like integrated lead/lag capability, up to 95% thermal efficiency, integrated outdoor reset, pretty touchscreen displays, data logging and more plug and play connections. Boiler manufacturers are doing their best to get on the bandwagon with all things digital and most have cobbled together rudimentary control systems into their boilers that allow them to achieve better efficiency and easier installation for professionals.
Still, most commercial HVAC contractors prefer a dedicated control system for anything but the most simple boiler configurations. Systems like these take energy management to a whole other level. Modern heating control systems like the Heat Timer platinum series have evolved to provide easier building integration, simpler user interfaces all controlled through a mobile app or our dedicated website, with wireless sensor integration that even removes the “plug” from plug & play.
Boiler Control Complexity Can Also Be Your Friend
Perhaps somewhat counter intuitive is that the ability to have complex detailed control, is not necessary the enemy of simplicity. It’s all about how you design it. It’s possible to have both efficient plug & play operation that gets you 80% of the way there, and the ability to tweak our heating control to achieve a level of energy efficiency that is still unparalleled in the industry.
In this way, Heat-Timer® Platinum series controls give the HVAC professional an edge over all other commercial heating controls. Consider the following advanced features of the Heat-Timer® MPC Platinum control, designed to operate a steam boiler and/or steam valve to provide steam outdoor reset in a single-pipe or two-pipe steam heating system.
Wireless Remote Space Sensor Integration – With this capability, HVAC professionals working with building managers can debug the most complex heating distribution problems in their building. A well trained HVAC tech can intelligently move around the space sensors while looking at detailed heating, temperature, and energy usage curves to determine how to construct a perfectly efficient and comfortable heating curve for the problem area and the building at large. Like anything, the more you use our control, the easier this becomes. And once most HVAC Pro’s see what is possible with Heat-Timer® controls, they seldom use anything else.
Just some of other the wireless sensors integrated into the Heat Timer system include:
With over 80 years of experience building heating controls, it’s no surprise that Heat-Timer® leads the heating controls industry in features, simplicity, yet comprehensiveness of our control.
For more information, contact a Heat-Timer® professional today.
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The skyrocketing cost of energy, coupled with advanced developments in heating and cooling technology, means that being “green” may refer to the color of money, as much as the environment. The government is involved too, setting and updating energy efficiency standards at both the state and federal level. All these changes conspire to create an ecosystem in 2020 that is more fuel efficient, uses more renewable energy sources, and increases comfort while decreasing energy use overall.
Trend 1 – Smarter Heating System Designs
As more and more older buildings are faced with increasingly challenging comfort and energy usage issues using their aging boilers, they will continue to replace these with newer, high efficiency systems. These new system designs will almost universally include some kind of advanced building energy management system that acts like the conductor of the boiler orchestra. Additionally, using control technology with features like outdoor reset, will insure that these new mechanical rooms provide maximum comfort for minimum cost.
Trend 2 – The Internet of Even More Things
Wireless connectivity will continue to penetrate more of the devices we formerly loved to wire. In the heating world that means that things like room sensors will integrate into old buildings more easily, and they will provide more data than ever before, allowing more sophisticated, predictive algorithms to be developed for heating and hot water control.
Trend 3 – Remote Monitoring
In 2020, modern mechanical rooms will make midnight site visits to turn valves or investigate leaks, a distant memory. Pioneered by Heat-Timer® almost 10 years ago, modern heating control systems like the Heat-Timer Platinum series send alerts and notifications directly to your cell phone through an app designed for this purpose. You can view your boiler operation and energy usage in real-time and all parameters can be adjusted reliably from the comfort of your couch. The apps and intelligence of these wireless systems will only continue to get better in 2020.
Trend 4 – Integrated Building Management Systems
More and more buildings are looking at comprehensive solutions for monitoring and control for everything from your HVAC system, to the lights, sprinklers, and alarm systems. Heat-Timer® foresaw this continuing trend many years ago and created Building NET, and internet communications backbone that allows remote operation of our system. In many installations our system is integrated into a complete building management system using this sophisticated interface allowing our Platinum series control to apply its best-in-class heating management but still allowing the building manager to use a higher level, fully integrated BMS.
The Future for Heating Controls Looks Hot
For commercial building managers, for buildings new or old, your first step into the future really is the application of a wireless, self learning, outdoor reset based control like the Heat-Timer Platinum series.
Call our team today to see what control is right for your application.
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According to a new report from Pacific Northwest Group, the average commercial building spends over 50% of its energy costs on HVAC. And in the cooler northern areas of the country, most of that is certainly related to heating costs. Depending on the size of your facility, this can be thousands, tens of thousands or even millions of dollars every month.
Despite this there is often reluctance for building managers, apartments, schools and universities to undertake the cost of reworking their heating system to use some form of an Energy Management System. Large institutions budget carefully and well in advance and so the foresight to spend the upfront dollars is often not there. These professionals understand that boiler efficiency is part of cutting energy costs but the question is often “how much will I save”. Depending on your situation, that can be a hard question to answer, and an important one when considering the timeframe for payback on an HVAC system control upgrade or an even more extensive system overhaul.
Thoughts on Heating System Upgrades
As the premier manufacturer of commercial Heating Controls in the United States, we can confidently tell you that the cost of the actual control is not the problem for building managers. Most are happy to spring for the best heating control they can find (Heat Timer Platinum Series). This becomes insurance that you are getting the most savings potential, performance, and control flexibility out of your heating control system investment.
Instead, the issue is often the ancillary costs of a heating system upgrade that get considered along with the control. Depending on the age of your building and mechanical equipment, you may be considering new boilers, new piping, replacing aged radiators, a domestic hot water upgrade, valve replacements etc… Once building managers start down the road of upgrades, everything tends to get looked at and the final bill can be daunting and become a reason to do nothing at all.
But the real cost of Heating Controls, is the cost of doing nothing. That’s a cost you pay each and every month. It comes right off your bottom line, long after the upfront cost of a system install would have been amortized by your accountants.
A Solution to Managing Up Front Costs
Another thing we can say from experience is that the improvement in energy usage provided by a new Heating Control system is typically both the cheapest, yet most impactful move you can make toward reducing your energy bill. With systems like the Heat-Timer Platinum series, you don’t have to replace everything all at once to see savings. Because our systems are so intelligent and flexible, the system you install today can be easily reconfigured to run at maximum efficiency, for that replacement boiler you buy next year.
Hey, you can buy it with all the money you saved from the installation of the heating control!
For more information on what kinds of savings you can expect from the installation of a Heat-Timer® control, call our team today.
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When its cold outside and your commercial heating system suddenly stops working, you’ve got an emergency on your hands. Whether you’re running an apartment building, an office space, a retail mall or school, you need to act quickly to avoid downtime. That’s the time to call your preferred commercial HVAC company and get the problem dealt with as quickly as possible.
Often times however the news is not good, particularly if this is the 4th time your 20 year old boiler system has gone AWOL this year. Chances are that the following things are true about your boiler system
Planning for your Long Overdue Heating Upgrade
While commercial boilers have become ever more efficient over the last 20 years, in large building configurations, it is the orchestration of multiple boilers in an intelligent and anticipatory way that is primarily responsible for keeping money in your pocket. Heating control systems, integrated with wireless sensors and motorized valves, have become the tools we use to both control our boiler systems, and anticipate problems before they occur. In a best-in-class heating control system like the heat timer platinum series, features like outdoor reset, and wireless alarm and control alerts delivered to your cell phone, have taken the sting out of midnight visits to the boiler room.
When considering a comprehensive upgrade to your building heating system, inclusion of a best in class heating control system is the key to maximizing your energy savings now, and into the future. Heat-Timer systems are the high end of heating control for sure, but they will save you more each month than any other heating control system you will find. They are the only systems with true “learning algorithms” that learn the heating characteristics of your building over time. The additional monthly savings allow you to recoup your up front investment quickly and then its all straight to your bottom line.
For more information on Heat-Timer® Control Systems for Heating and Domestic Hot Water, contact us today or visit https://heat-timer.com
Original content posted on https://www.heat-timer.com/what-to-do-if-your-commercial-heating-system-breaks-down/
When winter approaches the operators of commercial buildings and apartments prepare for the high cost of energy during cold months. Heating systems across the country come alive and for many, a season of soul crushing angst as the complex interplay of multiple boiler rooms and irate tenants conspire to make you look forward to spring
As a smart commercial building manager, you are aware of all the band-aid solutions to heating inefficiency, better door and window insulation, smarter thermostats, pro-active steam-valve management, etc… but despite the expense and effort of implementing these systems, the big dollar savings may still elude you. You’ve got an orchestra full of instruments, but you’re playing all the parts yourself.
Heating Control Systems Could be Your Missing Link
Energy Management Systems like the Heat-Timer® Platinum Series, may be the key to solving many of the boiler management challenges of your energy consumption.
For instance, old buildings may have older steam heating systems with their noisy radiators and such. While new construction has largely left these steam systems behind in favor of more modern solutions, old steam heating systems can still be made much more cost effective to operate through installation of high efficiency boilers and an intelligent control system.
Systems provided by Heat-Timer can be configured to control and integrate many parts of your Heating, Cooling, or Domestic Hot Water solution. With features like wireless sensors, motorized valve integration, outdoor reset, and intelligent learning algorithms, they are the most advanced controls on the market, suitable for any building and any boiler configuration.
Control Features include:
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With the US currently leading the world in AI, and spending trillions of dollars through private investment, it was just a matter of time before AI found its way into the Building and Energy Management systems responsible for HVAC control.
That’s also because In the Internet of Things (IOT), the things are getting much smarter.
Today’s sensors are smaller, more accurate, measure more things, and consume less power than your grandma’s heating sensors. They’re also wireless, allowing placement in buildings where running complex wiring was a non-starter. Couple sophisticated sensor data with smart control algorithms that can coordinate the actions of dozens of boilers and valves across multiple boiler rooms, buildings and campus’ and you have a system that is crying out for the kind of intelligence only AI technology can bring.
The Justification for AI in Heating Controls
As far as HVAC is concerned, building owners know it is all about the money. How can they reduce their energy usage the maximum amount possible, while still providing acceptable levels of comfort for their tenants? Times of peak demand are the most expensive times to use energy and they occur when HVAC is needed the most. Some utilities also use a building’s highest peak in energy usage to set rates and apply costly demand fees. The capability to optimize the amount of energy used, the amount spent on energy and energy used during times of peak demands will greatly impact operating costs and hit your bottom line directly.
A Heating Control with 7th Generation AI – Worth its Weight in Platinum
Heat-Timer® has been ahead of the curve on the use of AI in its heating controls for almost a decade. Algorithm’s used in our premier Platinum Series control are currently 7th generation, and have been designed to actually learn the heating characteristics (loss rates, thermal loads, peak periods etc..) of your building. Armed with data through our diverse network of wireless sensors, heating profiles are created that allow us to anticipate usage in parts of your building and drive the operation of your boilers and/or domestic hot water supply accordingly.
Another benefit of the sophisticated AI in the Platinum Controls is that they are more plug & play than many HVAC professionals or building managers expect. When coupled with our motorized valves, these systems can be installed without complex training or hours spent configuring the control. They provide all alarms and parameters to authorized users right on their mobile phones, desktops or laptops, and so control and service calls in the middle of the night are all but eliminated.
The Heat-Timer Platinum Series Controls are at the top of the food chain when it comes to heating controls and AI. For more information please contact a Heat-Timer® representative today.
Original content posted on https://www.heat-timer.com/the-future-of-heating-controls-is-ai/
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.