Automated fault detection of HVAC RTUs for proactive upkeep

Automated fault detection of HVAC RTUs for proactive maintenance

Swarm IQ allows Encycle Swarm Logic energy management technology subscribers to have access to automated fault detection of HVAC rooftop units (RTUs) across their entire building and enterprise-wide portfolios.

Encycle Corporation, a software technology company focused on helping commercial enterprise and utility customers improve the efficiency of their HVAC systems using IoT-enabled services, announced a new set of patented data-driven tools that allow facility managers to gain visibility into the maintenance and efficiency of their HVAC assets. With Swarm IQ, Encycle customers subscribed to the company’s Swarm Logic® energy management technology now have access to automated fault detection of HVAC rooftop units (RTUs) across their entire building and enterprise-wide portfolios.

Swarm IQ provides actionable intelligence that helps companies become more proactive with their HVAC maintenance activities and more efficient in budget spending. The unique value-added technology is now visualized through Swarm Portal™, which leverages Encycle’s web-based reporting and analytics capabilities. The platform provides intuitive insights into Swarm Logic performance, energy savings, and the health and operations of HVAC assets.

“Swarm IQ’s powerful new functionality helps Encycle customers go one step further with their preventive maintenance scheduling, identifying equipment issues early on so they can be remedied before they become an even costlier problem,” said Steve Alexander, Encycle President and COO. “We are continually enhancing our autonomous suite of offerings developed for enterprise-level customers and utility customers to help them reduce their operational costs and meet sustainability goals,” he added.

Encycle’s Executive Vice President of Sales, Ana-Paula Issa, notes that Swarm IQ differentiates Encycle from other HVAC energy management service companies.

“Our Swarm Logic technology is unique in itself, providing commercial and industrial customers with unprecedented HVAC energy savings,” Issa remarked. “Swarm IQ adds a crucial layer of actionable intelligence that removes yet another burden for facility staff while empowering them to reduce their energy consumption and related emissions autonomously. Swarm Logic is truly a game-changing transformational technology that’s pushing buildings to become smarter while requiring little or no capital investment to enjoy substantial rewards.”

Swarm Logic HVAC energy management technology performs five key functions within a closed-loop system to deliver up to 20% reductions in HVAC-related kW, kWh, and CO2. The process repeats itself 24/7/365, with Swarm Logic operating quietly in the background and requiring no human interaction to maintain or monitor its actions.

Swarm Logic can be integrated with a building automation system (BAS), connected thermostats, and IoT-enabled equipment to dynamically synergize power-hungry HVAC RTUs. The AI-enhanced technology enables RTUs to operate most efficiently in response to changing conditions such as outdoor temperature, building occupancy levels, and RTU performance. Instead of operating in isolation, the RTUs become part of a closed-loop system that coordinates RTU activity, balancing energy consumption more logically among the individual RTUs. This approach maximizes efficiency while maintaining desired building comfort levels.

Encycle serves a broad range of markets, including retail stores, grocery stores, shopping centers, restaurants, entertainment venues, offices, schools, distribution centers, and light/medium manufacturing. Customers whose buildings range from 7,500 square feet to 2 million square feet or more realize the greatest benefit from Encycle’s Swarm Logic technology.

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