Heating and cooling your business is expensive. However, you can reduce your business energy bill and protect your bottom line with these tips.
At the end of every day, go to each thermostat in your workplace and turn it down. Make sure to get them all. If you have more than one business location, visit each location and repeat this step. Next, invent a way to prevent your employees from messing with the temperature.
We’re just kidding. You can’t do all of this. Yet with a smart commercial security system from Evo Automation, Smart Thermostats can.
First, this thermostat is easy to control, and smart at saving energy. It understands activity data from your smart security and access control systems and uses this intelligence to prevent energy waste, keep your team comfortable, and alert you to problems that you might otherwise miss. Let us show you what it can do for you:
1: Save energy automatically every day
Smart Thermostats from Alarm.com have an energy-saving “Away” mode to turn your heating and cooling down when you don’t need them, and it’s easy to schedule. To further enhance your system, you can schedule automatic adjustments based on everyday activity at your business.
For example, you can have your thermostat automatically switch to Away mode when you lock up and turn the alarm on at the end of the day. In the morning, you can have it turn the heat back up when the first employee unlocks the front door.
Once activated, these smart, “set and forget” features can deliver substantial energy savings with no extra effort required.
2: Stay in control and in the know
Additionally, the Business smartphone app from Alarm.com gives you handheld control of your thermostats from work, home, or anywhere in between. With the push of a simple button on your smart device, you can check or adjust any thermostat, switch between modes, or alter your heating and cooling schedules using the easy slider.
Notifications from the smart thermostats can also warn you early about HVAC system issues, giving you time to act before a problem becomes a disaster.
An early-morning low-temperature alert in midwinter (indicating a heating system malfunction) can make the difference between an emergency visit from your HVAC repairman, and an all-day closure due to burst water pipes.
3: Discourage employee tampering with restricted settings
While you’re worrying about high energy bills at work, your employees typically aren’t. That’s why they sometimes crank up the heat when you’re not there, or run the AC when windows are open.
Local restrictions keep this under control for you. Set a minimum and maximum temperature for any thermostat, allowing employees to adjust it but only within a given range. If you prefer, you can also lock a thermostat entirely with our Local Lockout setting, and control it solely with your app.
4: Protect inventory with smart temperature sensors.
Evo Automation can install remote temperature sensors alongside your smart thermostats. These small devices let your thermostats read the temperature in important but out-of-the-way areas like storerooms or display cases.
5: Optimize and customize for extra efficiency
Every business and owner is different. Our smart thermostat is adaptable and versatile, with an array of smart, energy-saving features and rules for you to select and customize for your business. With the all-in-one solution from Evo, app, and web dashboard, it’s easy to lower your business energy bill.