ATLANTA — Powerhouse Dynamics, creator of the SiteSage® enterprise asset and energy management system, and Rheem®, producer of water heaters, boilers, and HVAC equipment, have announced a new partnership. The two companies have teamed to install SiteSage sensors on Rheem’s H2ACTM Rooftop Unit, an integrated air and water system designed specifically for full-service restaurants and other commercial applications with high hot water demand.
By integrating their rooftop units with SiteSage, Rheem is able to provide their customers with enterprisewide remote control and access to advanced diagnostic data, which to date, has only been retrievable at the equipment site. The cloud-based SiteSage software delivers visibility into system performance on all Rheem units installed across all of a customer’s locations. A complete SiteSage system can control and analyze all key facility equipment in real time to improve operational efficiency.
Rheem H2AC units are hybrid heating, air conditioning and water heating systems that deliver a comfortable store environment and reduced hot water costs at high efficiency. The ClearControl™ running Rheem rooftop unit collects a broad range of data on the system’s operation, which can be used to ensure the units are operating at peak performance and can help technicians diagnose any issues.
Through SiteSage, facilities personnel can receive alerts generated by the Rheem units, notifying them of developing issues. Before they roll a truck to the location, HVAC technicians can use SiteSage to access detailed operating information--diagnosing a problem remotely and ensuring that they arrive on-site with the correct parts.
Bobby Seals, senior commercial manager for Rheem, said, “Before SiteSage integration, the Clear Control data was stranded on the rooftop unit. With SiteSage integration, the data can be accessed remotely to help ensure that all Rheem units are operating at peak performance. Repair personnel can even resolve issues remotely, saving our customers money.”
SiteSage, in use at thousands of restaurants, convenience stores, retail stores, and other small commercial facilities across North and Central America, combines enterprisewide equipment controls with granular monitoring and patented analytics to reduce energy consumption, improve equipment uptime, and reduce labor costs while ensuring food safety. The SiteSage “Internet of Things” (IoT) platform is factory-integrated with a wide range of equipment ranging from commercial ovens and fryers to irrigation systems to HVAC, connecting facility equipment to the cloud.