Student housing facilities represent a significant percentage of Telkonet’s audience. With the unfortunate campus closures around the country due to COVID-19, this is a good time to remind facilities engineers that they have remote control of dorm room climate controls. And if they don’t, they should.
Students had relatively short notice to prepare for their campus departures. How do you suppose they prepared their dorm rooms for their time away? Did they turn off the lights? Unplug their refrigerators and monitors? Turn back their room temperature? As a facilities engineer, you could control all of those things remotely using your EMS.
That’s good news. It doesn’t matter if dorm residents completely shut off the HVAC, which could cause pipes to freeze in a winter climate, or humidity to skyrocket in a humid climate. The pipes won’t freeze and the humidity won’t rise because, with an EMS, you can remotely change all the thermostats to ‘vacation set back’ mode.
It doesn’t matter if they left their lights on. You’ve remotely turned them off from the comfort of your couch, while you self-isolate with your family.
And those energy vampires they’ve left plugged in? You’ve got control of those as well, with EcoGuard smart outlets.
For those considering an energy management system, remember that you can save up to 40% on your in-room utility expenses. Whether class is in session or not.
Your facilities tasks will be streamlined as well, and much of it can be done off-site.
Don’t let another season come and go without studying up on energy management systems. We can help. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-703-9398.