HVAC – IMPORTANCE OF REGULAR MAINTENANCE

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It is very beneficial to maintain your air conditioning system.  It is much the same as maintaining a car in that you can pay now – or you can pay later.  Like a car, your system can break down at the most inopportune time such as in the middle of a hot summer night or a holiday when it is the most expensive time for a repair.

We recommend that inspections be performed at least twice a year. During this inspection ...

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Outside Air and (vs) Exhaust Air – An important relationship in the indoor building environment

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The correct outside-air airflow being brought into a building through the air conditioning systems and or a designated outside air conditioning unit is important for a couple reasons.

1. To maintain a healthier indoor environment by keeping the CO2 (carbon dioxide) levels lower in the building, which helps to reduces fatigue.

2. When outside-air airflow is set correctly in relation to the exhaust-air airflow in the building, it maintains a positive building pressure which in turn keeps contaminants and humidity (water vapor) ...

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Whats that symbol in your logo?

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Have you ever wondered what that “e” looking symbol in the Future Controls logo is?

After the 1970’s fuel crisis the Federal Energy Administration was created and adopted this symbol for a very short time to identify efforts by Government Agencies and Private industry to reduce energy use. It was a symbol to promote energy conservation/ energy management, and to be used as a sales tool for industry leaders to help change the way America thinks about energy consumption. For more ...

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INET Control System and Building Automation Acronyms

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Ever wonder what the acronyms mean? – well, here are a few that may solve your curiousity:

General:

BAS = Building Automation System

BMS = Building Management System

EMS = Energy Management System

CCMS = Central Control Monitoring System

FECS = Front End Computer System

VAV = Variable Air Volume

VFD = Variable Frequency Drive

AHU = Air Handling Unit

RTU = Roof Top Unit

Controllers:

PCU = Process Control Unit

DCU = Digital Control Unit

ASC = Application Specific Controller

MR = Micro Regulator

LIU = Lan Interface Unit

MCU = Micro Control Unit

DPU = Door ...

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INET – System running slower than expected?

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An INET control system running INET software is normally a quick responding system where accessing point data happens within a few seconds. However, occasionally we run into systems  that seem to be running slower than expected – in rare instances, we have experienced systems that take up to 45 seconds or more to access data.

Here are a few examples of what you might experience if your system isn’t fully optimized:

A. Logging into a controller or saving a database (LIU’s are the exception) ...

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Schneider Electric Proud Partner – Florida, USA

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Future Controls, Inc. has been a proud partner of  Schneider Electric since the days of when it was first CSI (Control Systems International) and then embraced the TAC acquisition and the introduction of the Vista line to now, Schneider Electric where we represent the INET, Vista and Andover Continuum product lines – providing sales, service and installation, in other words, we offer the complete solution to all your Building Management/Automation needs.

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