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Controls

Reducing energy use makes perfect business sense; it saves money, enhances corporate reputation and help everyone in the fight against climate change.

Heating can account for as much as 60% of total energy use, yet a large proportion of the energy consumed by heating is likely to be wasted due to incorrect control settings. In fact it is possible to cut heating costs by up to 30% by implementing some simple energy saving measures.

Heating controls in business premises work on the same principle as those in the home, but usually on a much bigger scale. However, larger buildings are often more difficult to control because:

  • It takes longer for the building to heat up to the required temperature.
  • There is a bigger concentration and variety of heat loads and gains (for example, staff and equipment)
  • There are usually greater variations in usage patterns throughout the working week.

The cost benefits of controls should not be underestimated.

Poor control of heating and hot water services is the cause of excessive energy consumption in many commercial buildings. In premises with well-controlled systems, heating fuel consumption is typically 15-30% lower as specified by the Carbon Trust.

The chart below shows the typical proportion of energy use that heating accounts for in certain sectors:

Benefits of The COVERT

Specifically designed and built for industrial and commercial environments – robust, simple, cost effective with no ongoing maintenance costs.

Remote access to your heating systems from anywhere at any time – giving you complete visibility and control.

  • Zone control – ability to have different parameters in different areas with no unauthorised access.
  • Weather compensation software – taking account of external temperatures to improve energy efficiency.
  • Optimisation – for comfort purposes.
  • Email fault reporting – rapid information on plant status ensuring you or we know there is a problem, enabling prompt action, before your business is adversely affected.
  • One point of contact – Our Gas Safe and Oftec registered engineers can rectify any issues with both the appliance and the Covert controller.
  • Reporting – data logging and events log for analysis.
  • Cost effective solution for replacing boiler/plant room controls.
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