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Heat-Timer® Corporation

How BuildingNet® Makes Boiler Maintenance Easier

Heating season is beginning in many parts of the country, so building managers and HVAC professionals are out in the field getting boilers ready for use.  The first few weeks of heating season can be hectic, as dormant boilers are lit and unexpected startup problems pop up all over.  HVAC professionals must be able to see when a start-up problem occurs in a building so that they can get on site and fix it quickly, then be able to move on to the next issue.  Professionals rely on remote boiler management software to keep them informed. BuildingNet® by Heat-Timer® does not let them down.

Why is BuildingNet® a better boiler management software interface? 

To a user, the connection between a Heat-Timer® Platinum series controller and the BuildingNet® web based or mobile application is just part of the “cloud” that few people think much abhttp://platinumout.  The engineers at BuildingNet®, on the other hand, think about it all the time because inside that “cloud” is BuildingNet’s highly reliable backend server software, running on a redundant network to ensure 24/7 availability. BuildingNet’s servers have the reliability and scale to support its customers, even during the busiest time of the season.

It is not just the reliability that building managers like about BuildingNet®.  BuildingNet® has the powerful boiler management controls that building managers need.  BuildingNet® is not just a view-only application, just allowing the user to watch what is going on in the building without being able to do anything about it.  BuildingNet® gives the user all the important control functions of the Heat-Timer® Platinum controller, not just the basic temperature control offered by some remote software.

BuildingNet® also allows the creation of monitoring accounts which allow a boiler service and maintenance company to receive and respond to alarms and monitor building status. This feature allows the property managers to choose a service company or companies that are right for their needs, rather than be locked into a service contract like some other building management software solutions.

Multiple Boiler Rooms, Buildings, and Locations, Single Management Interface.

BuildingNet® software is not an application originally designed to manage a single residence or small apartment building, and then advertised as being something more.  BuildingNet® was designed from the beginning to scale easily and robustly from a single Platinum controller to an entire apartment complex or business campus. BuildingNet® can be used for large property portfolios because it has powerful tools to cut through the noise and give the building managers the information they need, when they need it.

One example is BuildingNet’s new alarm features, which allow tiered response to alarms.  With tiered alarms, a manager responsible for 50 apartment buildings in a complex will not receive every alarm from every building. The alarms will go first to the on-site technicians responsible, then to the technician’s supervisor. Only the alarms that are not answered after a set time period will be escalated to the manager.

Another way that BuildingNet® manages the complexity of a multi-building portfolio is its rich set of data analysis tools that allow building managers to spot trends and potential problems before they become emergencies.   The new alarm executive summary gives a daily summary of alarms, while the customizable report features in BuildingNet®, can give managers the ability to generate reports down to the sensor level, or create summary reports that show overall trends.  These reports can be configured to be emailed to the team at regular times.

Different buildings need different controllers.  

The last reason that BuildingNet® works so well for a range of building sizes and types is because Heat-Timer® offers the widest selection of boiler controllers in the industry.   Heat-Timer® has a Platinum series controller optimized for every situation, whether a single hydronic boiler in a small multi-family building to a multi-steam boiler installation for a large building or domestic hot water for an entire hospital.  Heat-Timer® has the right boiler control solution for every situation, and BuildingNet® gives building managers and HVAC professionals the tools to manage them efficiently, saving money and increasing resident satisfaction.

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