Project Files: Creating a Happy and Healthy Pizza Kitchen
Company: Direct Expansion Solutions (DXS)
Company: Venstar Inc.
Customer: PizzaRev, Los Angeles
Installation: Wireless Temperature Sensors and ColorTouch Thermostats
Objective: Jonathan Castillo, maintenance manager, PizzaRev, was tasked with finding an affordable, energy-efficient smart thermostat to keep customers and team members comfortable in stores that are using 900°F pizza ovens without incurring huge energy bills. He also faced the challenge of store employees turning the temperature down to 62° and maintaining it all night.
Castillo wanted to install an energy management solution that would enable better management of energy usage and cut costs while keeping the store temperatures comfortable. He wanted to be able to remotely manage and control temperatures via Wi-Fi using mobile devices. It was also important to be able to expand with the fast-growing pizza chain.
Work Completed: Despite the 900° ovens, PizzaRev stores are kept at a comfortable 71° since installing Venstar’s Wireless Temperature Sensors and ColorTouch thermostats. Having the wireless temperature sensors in several locations allows for a more accurate average temperature reading. In conjunction with Venstar’s free Skyport® Cloud Services, alerts are now emailed to Castillo if the temperatures are warmer than the programmed set points. As a result, he can determine if there is an issue with the HVAC equipment and help eliminate unnecessary repair calls. When a store manager calls to say that the store temperature is too hot, Castillo can remotely check the temperature as reported by the Wireless Temperature Sensor and decide if a service call is warranted. It’s due to this remote management ability that Castillo is now able to monitor and control the thermostats with mobile devices via the Skyport Wi-Fi Services and Skyport Mobile App. Finally, gaining valuable data about current past energy usage allows Castillo to properly program thermostats for the most efficient HVAC equipment usage.
“The well-being of our customers and team members is very important to us, so we appreciate being able to maintain a comfortable environment with the use of Venstar’s energy management solutions,” said Castillo.
Publication date: 11/20/2017