There is an app for everything. Apps have even filtered into our HVAC system management. Even condensing boilers can be managed effectively with an app. AERCO has introduced the Edge Controller with a mobile app to accompany their Benchmark Platinum condensing boilers.
HVAC and plumbing design engineers have a tough job. They’re tasked with creating comfortable building spaces while optimizing energy usage and maximizing space. Naturally, they need to do ALL of this while minimizing the budget and ensuring that the HVAC system will last until all the people who remember the project have retired. (Granted, the latter half of that statement was a joke…sort of.) While we always recommend working with our sales engineers for the best system selection for your application, we understand that engineers may want to do some quick calculations prior to enlisting a manufacturer’s rep.
Griswold Controls has analyzed the cost of manual valves vs. automatic flow limiting valves. At first glance, you might think that manual valves should be significantly less expensive than the more advanced automatic flow limiting valves. You may be surprised.