Too hot or too cold? We give users the ability to control their own comfort.
An Essential Function
If we wanted to make the most energy efficient HVAC system, then we would just “turn it off.” The plain fact is that there’s a primary purpose behind heating or cooling indoor air, and that is comfort.
It’s not a trivial aim either, workers that are more comfortable are more productive. Without the distraction of an uncomfortable temperature, it’s easier to focus on the work.
Aside from productivity, it simply aids with all around satisfaction and harmony. A comfortable temperature leaves less room for complaint and discontent.
As you may know, we all have different preferences for the indoor air. Everyone has their own ideal temperature, and as it stands now, many are accustomed to being uncomfortable. If comfort is the priority, it’s often not fulfilled in a meaningful way.
When facilities managers condition room air assuming maximum occupancy, heating and cooling is overcompensated, frequently leaving users too hot or too cold. Not only is this inefficient, but it also compromises the main goal of HVAC which is to keep occupants comfortable. In our studies, more than 75% of people surveyed are unsatisfied with the air temperature and ventilation. Only a minor subset actually bring their concerns to Facilities, since they find the process inconvenient.
Vote Your Comfort
In order to make sure our system doesn’t sacrifice the primary goal of HVAC for energy savings, we include the users in deciding their own comfort. Comfort is not just a secondary goal for us.
Our application allows for self reporting of occupant comfort which directly factors into the set temperature of the room. Uncomfortable users can now vote up or down on a simplified temperature scale to influence the HVAC system, making conditions more desirable.
Over time, the system will learn from this comfort data to accurately predict the desired temperature of a room and adjust accordingly. This will ensure the occupant experience is seamlessly comfortable.
Through peer reviewed study, this method has resulted in user satisfaction increasing from 75% of users reporting dissatisfaction to 80% of users reporting that they’re satisfied with the indoor air.
Even if you’re not concerned with saving energy, we make HVAC better on the level that matters most. You won’t be too hot or too cold with our system.
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