Assisted Living and Energy Management in the Era of COVID-19

The value of energy management systems is again becoming apparent, this time under the shadow of COVID-19. The CDC is constantly reminding us that nursing home populations are at the highest risk of being affected by the COVID-19 virus.

This a good time to remind facilities engineers that they’ve got control: remote control, that is.

The Value of Remote Control

Your residents’ health can be tenuous during this time of crisis. Their in-room climate controls can be managed remotely, without ever having to come in contact with at-risk residents directly. 

Troubleshoot a thermostat without ever standing in front of it. Need a short term fix to a temperature change issue? Put a room in VIP mode from wherever you are. Or override a setting from your home office with a mouse click.

This can be a blessing for older adults, many of whom have underlying chronic medical conditions. 

Staff Reduction and Streamlined Tasks

Another somewhat bright spot during these otherwise dark times:  if your workforce has suffered a temporary staff reduction, an energy management system can help streamline some facilities tasks. 

Swapping out low thermostat batteries? Plan which rooms to visit based on the percentage of power remaining. Do you have other maintenance tasks in-room? Determine which rooms are unoccupied at that moment.

Learn more about energy management at senior living facilities. Its’ value may surprise you. For those considering an energy management system, remember that you can save up to 40% on your in-room utility expenses.  

We’re Here, Doing What We Believe In

Our Telkonet staff is primarily working at home these days, keeping our families safe and continuing to promote Telkonet and the EcoSmart energy management platform we believe in. 

These are trying times for all of us. Absolutely unprecedented. We can all be a part of the solution.

Get in touch at sales@telkonet.com or 888-703-9398.