Building Management Systems for Winter Weather
Winter weather will always throw plenty of surprises our way, but with automated controls and keeping an eye on how your home or building are running, it should be easy to prevent or mitigate any winter weather disaster.
If you live in an area that experiences frequent power outages, it’s a good idea to invest in a large standby generator for your home or business. There’s no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning as they normally run on propane or natural gas. They have the ability to power critical appliances, sump pumps and medical equipment.
Protect Your Investment
Building management systems give you complete control over the HVAC components of your building, which is essential during bad winter weather. You’ll have total control over the heat pump and boilers, as well as the ability to control CCTV and access control systems during a winter storm, helping keep your building secure.
Prevent damage from broken water pipes caused by freezing temperatures by wrapping pipes in attics, basements and crawl spaces. When temperatures drop below the 20s, it might be a smart idea to allow warm air to circulate through open cabinet doors and let faucets drip slightly to prevent bursts.
Protect your home from a winter flood by installing a leak detector, that will shut off your water supply if it senses an usually high water flow from a burst pipe.
Ice Dams in Your Roof
This happens when the ice under your shingles melts and then refreezes near the edge; it can lead to leaks and ceiling damage. Make sure that your attic temperature stays around 5 to 10 degrees of the outside temperature, this will help to reduce the chances of ice dams.