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How many of you are taking advantage of the new technology which has made installing DDC control in the mid market a viable option?

In the past, the mid market, like residential, had no products that would make it desireable to install any controller more complex than a programmable thermostat. The cost of installation and controls equipment was just too much to justifiy the benifits that could be gained.

Unlike larger institutions like hospitals, college campuses and such, mid market facilities like strip malls and small office buildings would not see enough benifits in enegry savings or trouble reporting to justify the cost of complex HVAC control.

With new technology, equipment is now available at a reasonable cost to make these types of systems more desireable to the customer. The downside to these new systems is that there is still only limited sequences of operation available. However, most light commercial customers do not desire complex sequences. They could however benifit from the ablility to schedule using a computers full screen interface, load shed duing peak times, and have alarm reporting via thier local network, or over the internet.

The newest technology uses wireless devices, drasticly reducing installation costs in existing buildings.

Another selling point, and lets face the facts, is that people just plan like new technology toys to play with. If the cost is not too high, and the customer can justify the cost as a business expence, many of them might be willing to spend money on HVAC controls that they can operate from thier compter, and even remotely via the internet.

Do not contact me regarding pricing or availability. I am in the installation side of the business, not sales. This post is not an ad for equipment or services.

I would like to know how many of you are using DDC type controls in the mid market.
 

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Im sure that in the real near future many homes will have some type of Energy Management System especialy if the system can be networked to provide remote access to the heating and cooling setpoints and other data. Most HO's would love the idea of being able to monitor the temp of their home while away from home i.e. on vacation.
 

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In our communities serviced we have found that our smaller commercial facilities (those with less than 10 roof top units or under say 50 tons of cooling) dont want to do too much systems management. They all like the idea of better control but when it gets down to it they just overide all the controls.
In the other sense our smaller contract customers are fine with us controlling the equipment and understand the value of energy use, they just dont want to put in the expense to do control all in house.
Therefore we use a lot of stand alone controls like the hnywell 8000 series, Johnson blues etc... where we can set it and forget it for the most part and lock the equipment control out from other nimble fingers.
 

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I guess this is a very location oriented situation. I can't think of a house around my area over 5,000 sqft that doesn't have DDC. In this area Carrier is most popular in resi, but I see some with Reliable, Metasys, and Honeywell.
 

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102 Aagam Complex
Nr. Vasna Tel. exchange
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Ahmedabad india
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2. Pre-Installation survey by our installation crew chief

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  • Making sure we delivered on our promise.
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  • To make sure you are more than satisfied and give you an opportunity to tell us how we did.
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Honeywell already has all this stuff for residential and light commercial, its been available for a while, not too many takers , it comes down to dollars and the market just isn't there in big numbers for it. Strip malls managers are the cheapest & dumbest people on the face of the earth.
 

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Babington style waste oil heater pumps

The cam gear pump works fine for filtered WVO or used motor oil Babington heaters and I have installed it on my Babington style heaters. Ldu Company's stock number is 450516 , The only thing about the cam gear pump is that the fire kind of pulses as the cam gear rotates. If you use the spur gear pump that is LDU's stock number 450512 then you get a steady non-pulsing fire. The WVO pump website is http://www.liangdianup.com/subpages/oilpump_1.htm or you can click through to the tools section from the home page at www.LDUcompany.com

LDU Company also has other parts that I use for building my waste oil burners, like gear reduction motors. I find it best to turn the pump slower because you really don't need a whole lot of oil dripping on the atomizer ball.
 
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