At Conexus, we specialize in building automation upgrades that extend the life of your current system, giving you access to the latest BAS technology. Whether a BAS is five, 10, or even 20 years old, we help with budget-friendly options that maximize performance and value.
Knowing When It’s Time To Upgrade Your BAS
Not sure if your building automation system needs updating? Here are a few reasons our customers choose building automation upgrades.
Improved equipment performance
When your BAS is sluggish or not as responsive as it used to be, it’s time to consider an upgrade. An upgrade not only improves equipment performance, but it also optimizes energy efficiency.
Advanced front-end software
If your BAS doesn’t use modern front-end software, you’re missing out on reporting capabilities and business intelligence. Not to mention, modern systems offer access to BAS controls via a convenient, web-based portal.
Break ties with proprietary systems
Many customers choose to upgrade their BAS to free themselves from a legacy system. A proprietary BAS relies on a single manufacturer for servicing, repairs, and part replacements. Switching to an open system allows you to integrate any brand of equipment, for the ultimate freedom of choice.
Conexus technicians have experience upgrading a range of legacy and open systems, including:
- Johnson Controls
We work with our clients to implement building automation upgrades that pair their existing system with smart building technology. Together, we find the best options to fit your budget and objectives.
Building Automation Upgrade vs. Replacement
Choosing whether to upgrade or replace a BAS is a difficult decision. Here are some important considerations when comparing an upgrade versus a replacement.
If your BAS technology is currently supported, there are likely a range of upgrade options. However, if your BAS is obsolete—that is, unsupported by the manufacturer—it’s time to consider a replacement.
Upgrading—along with proper servicing—significantly improves the performance and energy efficiency of BAS-controlled equipment. But there comes the point where updates and maintenance no longer help, and a replacement is the only way forward.
Ultimately, it may come down to comparing the cost of an upgrade against the cost of a replacement. Upgrading typically costs far less; however, if a system is already near the end of its useful life, a cost assessment could reveal you’re better off replacing it.
Your Trusted Partner For Building Automation Upgrades
A building automation upgrade is the perfect solution to enhance an existing system with modern, open technologies. At Conexus, we have over 30 years of experience with BAS upgrades and replacements for both legacy and open systems.
We’re committed to working together to find a customized BAS solution that fits your needs and budget.