TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DISTRIBUTION HEAT LOSSES
Research funded by the California Energy Commission shows that central domestic hot water systems in multifamily buildings waste an average of 70% of the total energy that is put into them. Roughly one-third of the total energy is lost in the recirculation loop that has an excessive recirculation flow, as the major contributor.
Attribution: California Energy Codes & Standards
AutoHot commercial control systems specifically address these energy losses and can combine control strategies to optimize hot water distribution, saving energy, reducing wear and tear on the system and increasing the useful life of your equipment.
Commercial AutoHot Controls Include:
Demand Recirculation Controls: The commercial AutoHot DC series provide recirculation pumps with controls that regulate the run–time of the pump based on demand and temperature sensors. The commercial AutoHot is ideal for buildings with central water heating, such as multifamily, hotels, and dorms, and operate differently from the residential version, which use push buttons and motion sensors to activate the system.
The Demand Controls use a combination of ultra-sensitive flow and temperature sensors and a timed sequence that we call ‘AutoPrime’ to reduce pump run time, distribution heat losses and increase overall water heating efficiency by as much as 30% while preserving the service of hot water to occupants in the building.
The on-demand recirculation control reduces pump runtime by as much as 90% by activating at the time that a hot water draw, or demand is initiated in the building and turning off when there is a temperature rise or a set point achieved on the hot water return line. Multiple pump options and activation sensor options are available.
Temperature Modulation Controls: control reduces hot water energy consumption by reducing the supply temperature when hot water demand is determined to be low with an adjustable fixed control schedule.
These control strategies achieve the optimal balance between comfort, water savings and energy efficiency.
Turn Your Central Water Heating System into an Economizing Smart System
In addition to control of the water heating equipment, the AutoHot Demand Control Series provides Remote Monitoring and fault detection. The system includes logging of sensor data to a micro SD card.
One of the benefits of Remote Monitoring, which is a no-cost service, is the ability to monitor your Domestic Hot Water System 24/7 and troubleshoot issues with our team. All you need is a compatible Wi-Fi signal reaching your water heater/boiler room.
Remote monitoring is an optional, non-subscribed service. If you do not have Wi-Fi we can provide this for you, as a subscribed service.
For more information or if you have any questions on Remote Monitoring please contact us.
AutoHot® Commercial and Multifamily Demand Control Systems
|DC150A – AutoHot EMS recirculation and boiler controller, 150-series pump, 3 temp sensors, MicroSD Card
|DC099A – AutoHot EMS recirculation and boiler controller, 99-series pump, 3 temp sensors, MicroSD Card
|DC055A – AutoHot EMS recirculation and boiler controller, 55-series pump, 3 temp sensors, MicroSD Card
|DC000A – AutoHot EMS recirculation and boiler controller, 3 temp sensors, SD Card, Standalone control unit