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Maximizing healthcare facility HVAC system output

March 17, 2020

HVAC optimization for maximum output involves automatically controlling HVAC systems to work at energy-efficient levels, according to an article on the Healthcare Facilities Management website.

Optimization projects usually provide payback in three to five years, with savings starting immediately. 

In addition to automatic control, HVAC optimization provides energy monitoring and fault detection.

In general, the larger, more highly utilized and more centralized the facility, the better suited it is for HVAC optimization. Centralized chiller plants and large air handlers present a concentrated target, which usually produces greater savings, the article said. 

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