Is Now The Time for Your Building to Undertake a Heating Distribution Assessment?

Posted on Friday February 02, 2018

Heating season is the optimal time to complete a heating system distribution assessment. Identifying and correcting distribution problems in your building will not only improve the comfort of your residents, it will also increase efficiency and reduce energy costs. 

Heating season is the optimal time to complete a heating system distribution assessment. Identifying and correcting distribution problems in your building will not only improve the comfort of your residents, it will also increase efficiency and reduce energy costs. 

•    Do residents complain that their unit is too hot or too cold?
•    Do residents complain about banging or clanking pipes?
•    Has your building performed a heating distribution study?

If your board answered yes to any of these questions, your building is the ideal candidate to undertake an assessment. 

Our energy advisory subsidiary, FS Energy, has partnered with two leading engineering firms to offer our clients a discounted rate to perform an assessment.

Benefits: What Your Board Will Gain


The assessment report will include:
•    A summary of findings explaining the problems in the system and the best solutions
•    An action plan highlighting specific next steps your building can take
•    Estimated implementation costs
•    Energy savings analysis

Ultimately, your board will learn what improvements can be made that will result in:
•    Improved resident comfort
•    Increased efficiency
•    Fewer drafts
•    Consistent temperatures throughout rooms
•    Increased ventilation and humidity control
•    Decreased energy usage
•    Lower utility bills

Scope: What a Heating Distribution Assessment Entails 


The engineering firm will conduct a holistic evaluation of your heating system focused on: 
•    Terminal units: typical heaters, including valves and local controls 
•    Steam traps and other leak points: heater traps, basement traps, bypass valves 
•    Distribution piping: system layout, air and condensate removal ability, insulation, tightness 
•    Operating conditions: system pressure settings, vacuum pump operating parameters (if applicable) 
•    Controls: sequence of operation, control points 
•    Steam or hot water generation: on-site boiler plant improvements or Con Edison steam-specific considerations 
•    Other chronic system problems or complaints 

Click here for a sample assessment.

For more information about optimizing the performance of your heating system, email Kelly.Dougherty@fsenergyservices.com.


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