Here at SSE, we are already looking ahead with plans to check that our customer’s heating systems are well maintained, with an appropriate control strategy, and so are up to the task of providing an optimal and safe environment for the building’s occupants, whilst still aiming to reduce consumption and thus cost and carbon.
This is a check on HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) assets in a building to ensure they are operating in either a heating or cooling mode. This is achieved by switching on the asset, observing the operation of the plant and ensuring that it achieves its objective by providing heating or cooling in the desired area. This minimises the risk of failed components and emergency call-outs later in the year, whilst providing peace of mind to building and estates managers. Normally, before the heating season, a check is carried out by building maintenance engineers to see if your heating plant is operating correctly. Faulty components can then be identified and routinely repaired with minimal impact on the building occupants. At SSE Energy Solutions, our helpdesk staff can assist with that process through remote checks. Our Global Tool application has a module for executing a seasonal check, the plant is scheduled to be switched on and enabled, in heating mode. Once in the heating mode components are monitored and applied to an algorithm that determines if the plant operated successfully or not. Following completion of the check, any component failures are then reported to the customer for them to implement corrective actions to be taken, or if they have a support contract, we would carry this out. This helps to remove faulty or failed components and ensure the HVAC asset delivers the correct amount of heat into the desired areas, maintaining building comfort levels.