HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) can represent over 40% of energy consumption in many buildings and facilities, depending on the business. Improved control and management of ventilation, temperature, and system usage can reduce energy consumption and maintain it at an optimal level.
In the home, the automation system can be set up to control heating or cooling aspects such as underfloor or undertile heating, heated towel rails, air-conditioning, etc.
As an example, a 60W heated towel rail left running continuously uses 525kWh of power in a year.
Scheduling your towel rail to turn on for 2 hours per day (enough to dry the towels after you've showered), drops the energy consumption to only 44kWh a year.
Saving you around $90 per year.
Temperature sensors are linked to your automation system, measure ambient temperature, and can then issue on or off commands according to the parameters that have been set up in the programming.
Programmable thermostats enable your air-conditioning or heating to integrate seamlessly with your automation system. The user can select mode of operation i.e. cooling, heating or ventilation, and also control fan speed and choose temperature settings.