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Prefect Controls making energy management and savings easy

Posted by Hannah Oakman | November 15, 2016 | Facilities

Prefect Controls has great experience designing and manufacturing energy controls for student accommodation. Their products are as at home in new developments as they are in historic buildings. 

PrefectIrus controls heating, lighting and water heating, giving the occupant control of temperature within set parameters. Energy managers can monitor, measure and adjust energy use without setting foot in the room from anywhere in the world with internet connection. Using the building’s existing wiring means installation is quick and easy, and infrastructure is undisturbed. 

PrefectIrus can also automatically and invisibly shift energy demand, so that National Grid can better manage fluctuations in supply and demand across the country. Universities are paid to provide this service, which adds to the significant saving on energy costs as well as providing a clean, low-cost and smarter approach to grid balancing.

The Ecostat range provides inexpensive local control of both ‘wet’ and electrical heating systems. Occupants can adjust temperatures within set limits but when they are not in the room Ecostat takes over and adjusts temperature making sure that heat is only used when necessary, saving energy costs. A number of options within the range, including PIR sensors and auto-on for timed events, ensures there is an Ecostat to suit every situation.

Hobsafe makes sure hobs are turned off when students leave their kitchen area unoccupied or are distracted when cooking, saving energy and emergency service call-out charges! 

Perfectly suited to student accommodation, its robust design and large switching capacity makes it the only choice for safety conscious landlords and accommodation managers and a favourite with electricians because of the ease of installation with large ‘non-fiddly’ terminals. This tamper-proof model includes factory set – 15-, 20-, 30- or 45-minute run times.

The cleverly simple technology employed means that all Prefect controls are as easy and cost effective to use as they are to install.

To find out more about energy management controls visit www.prefectcontrols.com or call 01787 320 604

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