How Building Automation Saves You $$$$$ in the Michigan Summer


It’s finally summertime! While most people are worried about their next road trip or vacation, smart business owners will be concerned about their costs because these months can be especially costly for any business. We’d like to talk about one easy way you can potentially save BIG MONEY: Building Automation Services.

Building Automation Services (also known as BAS) is comprised of your commercial property’s discrete systems. This includes security, CCTV, internet, lighting, and HVAC systems. All Building Automation Services does is it brings together all those systems into one system where you can monitor and control everything – giving you immense control over what happens in your building and allowing you to see almost everything that happens. This is even more important during the summer months when temperatures can skyrocket and energy costs can go sky high. Read on for how BAS can help you this summer:

BAS keeps your HVAC system in the sweet spot

An automated HVAC system can calibrate temperature settings and adjust them to maximize power efficiency of air conditioners and heaters, lowering electricity usage and saving money. If your HVAC is kept at its optimal setting continuously, it means that you can maintain a comfortable working environment around the clock – something your employees will certainly appreciate. Additionally, it can save on maintenance costs; a HVAC system that isn’t overly stressed will last longer than a used and abused system. Keep in mind, though, that contacting a professional for regular check-ups is always a good thing – if you need to keep an HVAC specialist handy, Level One HVAC are ready with our team of specialists.

BAS makes your building more secure

Nowadays, security is paramount in any business venture. Your systems are only as secure as the individuals who are allowed access – Building Automation ensures that only your employees and guests are allowed inside. When you take away the human elements of tiredness and boredom, it becomes much harder to fool or get past your security system. To add on to this, you can be alerted regarding any unwanted entry or access at any point, should you wish it. This allows you to be on top of every situation regarding your business security. You can even set Building Automation to contact the correct emergency services in the event that they’re needed. Response times are the most important factor in preventing disasters, and a computer system can react faster than any human being – this could be the difference between life and death in some cases.

BAS increases your building’s overall value – especially important going forward

It’s widely known that Building Automation makes a huge difference in the value of your property. Integrated automation services can increase your building’s property value by up to 8 dollars per square foot, depending on what kinds of Building Automation you have installed. Let’s say you have a moderately-sized building of 10,000 to 15,000 square feet – that’s still an $80,000 increase at least, not counting the increased attractiveness smart buildings have towards potential buyers. Smart buildings – and by extension smart cities – are rapidly becoming the way of the future. Trying to sell a non-automated building is going to become increasingly difficult in the future. Nobody is going to want to have to retrofit these features on their own when they can just as easily get a building with them integrated!

Don’t worry though – adoption of building automation is only starting to ramp up and you still have time to make sure you aren’t left behind. If your building doesn’t yet have Building Automation, let Level One HVAC help you achieve both big savings and peace of mind. Get in touch with Level One HVAC for design consultation, installation, service, and maintenance for Building Automation Services. Call us at (248) 486-6500 and we’d be happy to talk about what we can offer you! If you don’t have time for a call, you can simply fill in our online contact form and someone from our team of customer service specialists will get in touch with you at a time convenient for you.

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