Optimizing Your Pneumatic System with DDC
Do you currently have an under-performing pneumatic HVAC system for your commercial or industrial building in the Chicago area? Would you like it to begin performing well again without having to entirely rework your current system? At General Mechanical, we are experienced at incorporating direct digital control (DDC) into an existing pneumatic system. Wireless DDC can optimize control to keep you from losing time or energy. This decreases the overall cost of the unit while still protecting your investment in an HVAC system.
While you have energy efficiency at the forefront of your mind, contact us online or call us today at 847-999-4100 to talk about adding DDC to your current pneumatic control system.
Why Direct Digital Control Matters for Your Chicagoland Business
Pneumatic systems use air as the control for HVAC systems. Because pneumatic systems compress the air and then send it through piping to the area being heated or cooled, there are many ways to optimize your system to perform at its best. Although pneumatic systems are effective, they rely on independent indicators from thermostat sensors while can cause fluctuations in reading the current temperature.
Adding DDC to a pneumatic HVAC system gives you precise air-flow measurements to direct air exactly where it’s needed. Direct digital controls provide instructions to the system regarding air pressure, temperature, and humidity to then use resources in a targeted way.
Studies have shown that adding a DDC system leads to, on average, 15% greater financial and energy savings. Utility rebates may also be available to increase your savings. By directing air only to areas that need an increase in temperature—not indiscriminately system-wide—there will be better energy efficiency, happier employees or tenants, and savings in utilities.
DDC Allows for Intelligent HVAC System Usage
Adding DDC to an existing HVAC system can better allow for precision. A few of the ways that DDC optimizes your HVAC system include:
- Zone-specific comfort
- System coordination
- Scheduling for holidays and work hours
- Trend monitoring
- Load shedding
- Electronic temperature-sensors
- Computer-based data collection
- Economizer control
- Reading airflow rates
- Remote adjustment of parameters
Sensor data can send alarms and notifications to alert service personnel. If any of these are aspects of your pneumatic system that need to be addressed, talk to one of our credentialed technicians.
Maintenance Matters for Chicago Area Industrial and Commercial Properties
General Mechanical offers maintenance plans to save you time and money while working to extend the life of your HVAC system. We provide maintenance for your equipment, keeping everything from fan coil spilt systems to rooftop units running smoothly.
Regular maintenance can help do the following:
- Minimize unexpected and costly maintenance calls
- Reduce energy bills
- Prevent service calls for broken down equipment
- Keep equipment well maintained so it lasts longer
- Avoid downtime for repairs
Why Choose General Mechanical?
If you are looking for a mechanical contractor in Chicagoland, we are here to help. Industrial and commercial businesses in Illinois have been coming to us for all HVAC needs since 1973. Here are just a few reasons why:
- We have over 40 years of experience in industrial and commercial HVAC
- Our technicians are fully experienced and union-certified
- We provide professional, personalized service that has turned many of our jobs into long-term relationships
- We offer 24-hour emergency service