It’s 2021, and building owners everywhere are starting to take note of the many benefits of installing a building automation system in their properties. However, these revolutionary systems are more than fancy operating controls. When designed and installed correctly, they provide a host of cost saving benefits that make them a no-brainer for building and business owners everywhere. Read on to learn more about how building automation systems can save you money, and contact Colorado Controls to get a state-of-the-art building automation system for your business! 

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Reduces Energy Consumption

Whether you’ve owned your building for a long time or you recently purchased it and inherited the energy costs that come with it, it’s easy to feel like your utility bills are out of your control. After all, who has the time to track the power usage of their HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and more? Building automation systems align all of the energy consuming aspects of your structure under one central control system that makes it easy to identify the sources of excess energy expenditure, and gives you the ability to make adjustments in real-time.

Increases Employee Comfort and Productivity

If you’re a business owner with a team of employees working in your building, the environment you provide plays a role in determining the happiness, comfort, and productivity of your workforce. Building automation systems give you seamless control over the air conditioning, heating, lighting, ventilation, and other aspects of your structure, and automatically makes adjustments to ensure that your employees have a safe and comfortable environment to work in. The ability to make these adjustments as soon as they’re needed means less interruptions in your employees workflow, which saves your business time and money.

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Reduces Maintenance Costs

Next to utility bills, maintenance issues are the largest costs that building owners have to contend with. These problems can be unpredictable, complex, and hard to detect, and the larger the issue, the more expensive it is to resolve it. What’s more, maintenance issues can cause a ripple effect across your bottom-line by interrupting your operations and taking your attention away from the vital, day-to-day aspects of running your business. Building automation systems provide 24/7 monitoring of all of your building’s vital components and will detect and notify you of any issues in real-time, so you can take care of maintenance issues before they become expensive repairs.

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Increases Property Value

Commercial real estate agents and investors are aware of the multitude of benefits that building automation systems provide, and these costs are reflected in the market. Adding a building automation system to your structure can significantly increase the value of your property should you ever choose to sell, and it gives you and your real estate agent powerful bargaining power during negotiations with interested buyers. When you add a building automation system to your structure, you aren’t only saving money in the present —you are setting yourself up to make more money should you ever choose to sell your property.

Building automation systems can reduce the utility and maintenance costs of your structure, ensure that your employees have a safe and productive workspace, and increase the property value of your building. Are you interested in adding a custom building automation system to your structure? Contact Colorado Controls to learn more!