Installing energy management solutions is one of the most efficient ways to reduce energy consumption, reduce maintenance costs, and maintain equipment condition and life. Even if your HVAC units and lighting fixtures are new, and are energy efficient, they can still waste energy!
We hear these questions every day…
New equipment will save enough energy… right?
Consider this: you drive to work every day in a car with low mpg. If you buy a new car with high mpg, you will reduce the amount of gas you buy. This is like buying new HVAC or lighting equipment.
But what happens if the route you take to work can be improved? Energy management is like buying a GPS that calculates the quickest and shortest way to work. This may sound easy to do on your own, but now consider the coordination of 4 different HVAC units, 42 lighting circuits, refrigeration and kitchen equipment on a 24hr operating schedule!
Evia automates your equipment to run more efficiently, whether your equipment is new or old. Evia can even notify you when equipment performance starts to fall off, so you can find and fix problems before having to pay to replace broken equipment!
I bought the best HVAC units, do they still need EMS?
HVAC units are simply not designed for restaurants. We often hear complaints that even new units don’t cool enough in the kitchen, or blow very hot or cold air directly on customers.
Most stand-alone restaurants do not have Variable Air Volume (VAV) controllers or multiple sensors, which allow each vent to be controlled separately so 1 HVAC unit to control a large area with a targeted response. What this means for restaurants is 1 HVAC unit blows the same air temperature through every vent it is connected to, whether it’s above a dining table, the front door, the bar or the restrooms. This doesn’t sound too bad, but what happens if the only sensor is close to an exterior door, or large windows?
Evia can measure temperature from multiple locations within an area to balance the response. The system can also adjust the amount of heating, cooling or fan operation minutes for each unit. Our solutions are built specifically for the needs of restaurants, because HVAC equipment available today isn’t!
isn’t ems expensive?
Most of our customers are surprised by how affordable and profitable our solutions are. Most deployments achieve a 2 year payback, and can reduce energy costs between 10-20%. As an additional benefit, utility companies nationwide are offering generous rebate incentives for restaurants to install an energy management system — some up to 40% off.
After Evia has paid for itself, it continues to save energy and improve your bottom line. Many of our customers are still shaving $7,000-10,000 per year off their energy bills — more than 5 years after the system has paid for itself!
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