Summer is drawing to a close. And property managers everywhere are preparing for the off season. They’re dialing down on short-term rentals operations in anticipation of lower guest traffic.
But, what about your Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) system? Does that ever stop being a focus for property managers?
The short answer is no.
Whether in or off-peak season, it’s important to track this equipment’s energy consumption and performance because:
HVAC monitoring = Significant cost savings for both vacation and residential rental properties
A study by one of PointCentral’s partners even reveals average annual savings of $250 per home on HVAC maintenance thanks to automated monitoring.
No wonder experts recommend fitting your smart home with the latest smart home products that take care of HVAC monitoring 24/7.
Read on as we highlight the many benefits of choosing a smart thermostat and property automation system.
Why automate HVAC health checks for your smart home?
A significant reduction in the maintenance and energy-related operating expenses of your smart home can be achieved by identifying maintenance needs early on. This is a gospel truth.
But the reality is that even the most experienced property managers don’t always know what HVAC faults and inefficiencies to look out for. And even those who do understand the technicalities would just not have the bandwidth to keep track of the system heath.
Luckily, PointCentral’s latest, HVAC System Monitoring algorithm automates predictive diagnostics. So, your thermostat’s maintenance needs are regularly identified ahead of time. Also, property managers are alerted about potential issues before they become costly problems.
For example, every HVAC has a particular power demand. Real-time tracking can be used to identify any fluctuations in the power efficiency. And whenever the system starts to draw more power for the same output, our smart HVAC technology will alert maintenance crew who will fix the issue before energy bills shoot through the roof.
We also have an algorithm that looks specifically for critical issues – those considered severe enough to warrant immediate action.
Switch from reactive to proactive HVAC analytics
With the right smart home automation technology by your side, HVAC analytics will be at your fingertips.
A holistic property automation platform will enable real-time detection of issues with HVAC chillers, exhaust fans, motors, etc. What’s more, our algorithms predict when issues will crop in the future to help operators make minor adjustments instead of major repairs.
And once you know the root cause of the issue, you can raise work orders proactively instead of reactively, resulting in more efficient property management.
This means you won’t ever have to wait for your thermostat to break down completely before making fixes.
Now’s the time to get your HVAC in order
Summer may be over, but remember that your thermostat has been working overtime to keep your guests comfortable.
So, as we head into the least busy season of the year, it’s worth taking some time off to implement automated HVAC monitoring in your smart home.
By getting your HVAC system checked regularly, you can expect faster resolution of issues and improved maintenance or energy efficiency. It also helps avoid guest complaints of broken or ineffective heating/ cooling, which would mar their vacation rental experience.
In 2020 alone, PointCentral issued over 350,000 troubled HVAC notifications to its vacation rental and residential rental customers.
If you’re ready to give your HVAC system the TLC that it deserves, choose PointCentral’s property automation smart home technology. Click here to request a free demo.