Building automation installation integrates operations under a single, easy-to-use ecosystem allowing you to monitor and manage system functions for your single building or a worldwide network of facilities.
If you’ve conducted some research, you’re likely convinced of the cost and energy-saving benefits. Additionally, you’ll gain operational efficiency to boost employee productivity, workplace comfort, occupant satisfaction, and overall peace-of-mind.
Integrated BAS Installation
What you might not know, however, is that BAS installation alone isn’t everything.
For a building automation system to meet your needs, and for your diversity of systems to function together efficiently, there are a few elements to consider:
- Expectations vs. reality
- Proper installation
- Adequate staff involvement
- Retrofitting to legacy systems
- Proper maintenance vs. quick fixes
Expectations vs. Reality
Have healthy expectations before implementing a building automation system installation for your business. Yes, the benefits of BAS are real but so many people hear “automation” and think “automatic.”
While a BAS will simplify your overall operations, it will only do so if implemented properly and maintained diligently. MACC can help you come to more informed expectations. Knowing exactly what is required for successful BAS installation and maintenance minimizes unforeseen frustrations and maximize perpetual satisfaction.
If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing the right way from the start. Don’t fall for the charms of thinking you’ll save money by doing a BAS installation on your own.
More likely than not, the inefficiencies that will be created through a lack of experience and an in-depth understanding of building automation installation will invalidate the entire reasons you want to employ such a system.
Turn to experts for BAS installation. MACC has first-hand knowledge of almost every building automation system used in 30 years.
Adequate Staff Involvement
As technology becomes increasingly more capable, diverse, and developed, opportunities for efficiency and savings also increase. At the same time, the level of knowledge required to operate a building automation system at peak efficiency grows as well.
It’s important for the staff who manages your building automation system to know what the data means, what to do about it, and why. Without in-depth training, key considerations will be neglected, leading to system-wide inefficiencies and degradation. Without specific knowing what to look for and how to respond, your BAS will be little more than remote data monitoring feature.
Retrofitting To Legacy Systems
A legacy system is a building automation system previously installed in your facility. Such a system is likely out-of-date and doesn’t have all you need. Many companies out there seeking to maximize their profits without considering your needs will try to convince you to scrap everything and start from scratch. Don’t listen to them.
MACC’s unique level of understanding and experience with the diversity of BAS products, practices, and solutions means that we can and will help you protect your initial investment. Marrying your legacy system with new, cutting-edge tech will save you money and future-proof your project for whatever developments are just around the bend.
Proper Maintenance vs. Quick Fixes
Another common error among companies that try to DIY BAS installation is that in the spirit of wanting to address occupant complaints or system errors as quickly as possible, they reach for the quick fix.
In an environment when quality often makes way for speed, temporary patches or workarounds become permanent and plentiful. One tech makes a rash decision to “solve” a problem immediately, then moves on to the next issue. Eventually, these quick fixes render your system effectively blind, and it becomes much more difficult to monitor and address issues in the way that the system is designed to do.
Expert Building Automation Installation
As an independent control systems contractor, MACC prides itself on decades of dedicated study and practice of building automation systems. We are well-versed in the intricacies of BAS installation, implementation, management, support, and training.
Our goal is to help you reach your goals in efficiency, comfort, and productivity while not sacrificing any one goal for another. Contact us today to begin a conversation about your BAS needs.