3 benefits to analysing room temperature data

Supervisors are responsible for maintaining the correct indoor
temperature in facilities under their care. A testo Saveris 2 temperature data
logger will allow them to monitor various facilities from cold storages and
warehouses to laboratories and offices with the instrument sending short
message service (SMS) notifications at frequent intervals. These alarms will alert
the supervisor to temperature fluctuations that may compromise a monitored room’s
intended purpose.

Supervisors can also analyse historical data and help improve facility
maintenance with the insights they gain from the information.

1. Identify HVAC problems

testo Saveris 2 data loggers provide users reports, graphs and tables
that detail room temperature data, helping them assess the performance of HVAC
systems and detect malfunctioning units. The data logger’s data analysis
features allow the user to gather and view alarm notifications sent over a
particular time period for any facility or room. This data can also be viewed through
the Testo Cloud. Suitable measures can then be taken to identify and resolve
the problem.

2. Compare worker performance
with temperatures

Several studies have revealed the correlation between office
temperatures and employee productivity. Modern offices are focussed on creating
the right environment for their workers to improve productivity at the
workplace.

A study conducted by researchers from Helsinki University of Technology
and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory discovered that workers performed
best in temperatures around 22 degrees Celsius. When indoor air temperatures
reach 30 degrees Celsius, they are 8.9 per cent less productive than they would
be in ideal conditions.

testo Saveris 2 data loggers can be used to monitor office temperatures
and the information compared with employee performance metrics. The temperature
may then be adjusted to the conditions that workers seem to favour the
most.

3. Assess yearly energy consumption

Maintaining the temperature of the office at 22 degrees Celsius will
definitely improve overall productivity. But it doesn’t make sense to maintain
this temperature throughout the year, especially in the cold season when the
heat will need to be turned up.

Building or facility managers must find a balance. There are times when
a heating unit may be set too high during the colder months, thus increasing
energy consumption. Although the testo Saveris 2 cannot read how much
electricity is being consumed by the HVAC system every month, the data
logger can provide additional insight as to why utility bills increase
during certain timeframes.

testo’s temperature data loggers can help cover facility maintenance
from all angles, improving equipment performance, reducing energy consumption
and optimising costs. 

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