ENA Solution debuts a smart thermostat designed for manufacturing settings
ENASTAT also features universal voltage compatibility, internal backup batteries, both Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity, and an array of sensors that measure both temperature and humidity for better climate control.
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CALGARY — On Sept. 2, building controls manufacturer ENA Solution announced the launch of a smart thermostat designed specifically for manufacturers, distributors and commercial building operators. Its ENASTAT thermostat combines the features of smart home thermostats with the industrial design required to stand up to harsher environments.
Focusing on industrial and commercial customers was a conscious decision, says ENA Solution Co-Founder and Director Ramin Tajallipour. “Smart thermostats have become commonplace in our homes over the past decade, but businesses continue to be forced to choose between six-figure building management systems or residential thermostats not designed for the requirements of building operators.”
ENASTAT includes features familiar in smart home thermostats, such as app-based controls, smart scheduling and zone setup. Beyond those, Tajallipour and his design team developed a thermostat to solve frustrating issues experienced by industrial and commercial building operators.
“For starters, the common thermostat’s glass touch screen doesn’t hold up well in these high-traffic, high-touch environments,” Tajallipour points out. “So we created a ‘faceless’ design to avoid tampering—either by guests or employees—altogether.”
ENASTAT also features universal voltage compatibility, internal backup batteries, both Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity, and an array of sensors that measure both temperature and humidity for climate control. Its app-based software allows maintenance managers to easily authorize additional users and offers advanced HVAC analytics for maintenance. A large Canadian oil and gas manufacturer testing the device used the analytics to save an average of 10% on its heating bills with 39% savings during the coldest month of the year. ENASTAT’s advanced features also purportedly helped the manager discover issues with the facility’s insulation, leading to even more energy savings.
The oil and gas facility is one of the more than 90% of businesses that don’t have building management systems, meaning most waste money on heating and cooling. “Because heating and cooling are considered fixed operating costs, many businesses simply think about it as the price of doing business,” Tajallipour notes. “With ENASTAT, we’re offering an affordable, easy to install and user-friendly alternative to the wasteful status quo.”
ENASTAT, which is manufactured in Canada, recently achieved ETL certification and will soon be available in the United States.