Imagine manually controlling your commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system throughout the business day.

You might be able to make temperature changes on the fly in a small commercial building, such as a retail shop or storefront office. However, in a multi-story office building, a public library, or a warehouse complex, babysitting a complex commercial HVAC system and manually controlling its every function is impractical and near impossible.

Automating your HVAC system allows you to monitor and program heating and cooling functions that save energy and ensure the comfort and safety of your building occupants and visitors. Even small buildings benefit from simple forms of automation, such as a programmable thermostat.

Contacting a Carrier Dealer

At Commercial Cooling Center, we work with experts in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and parts of Texas who can give you the tools to balance the need for efficiency with the demand for comfort.

Through our network of Carrier dealers, you can find a professional partner experienced in controllers, sensors, thermostats, and other devices that can automate your HVAC equipment and integrate it with other building systems.

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A building automation system (BAS) offers flexibility in managing crucial building systems such as HVAC, lighting, security systems, and entry and access. It automates system functions and allows for control and monitoring from a central location.

A BAS, for example, can program heat or AC to turn on at the same time every morning or at staggered times in select rooms based on occupancy. It might even tie HVAC and lighting cues to the electronic card reader at the staff entrance of the building.

Sensors and controllers are at the heart of a BAS. Sensors collect information about the environment around them, such as humidity and temperature.

Controllers process data from sensors and direct the HVAC system to take specific actions. For example, a controller might command a ductwork damper to open or the AC to turn on.

An energy management system (EMS) does not control functions. It keeps track of energy use and collects and analyzes data to help inform decisions about energy efficiency.


Your commercial property might benefit from both a BAS and an EMS. Installing a BAS gives you precise temperature control in your building and a better grasp of indoor air quality (IAQ).

An EMS helps you develop energy-saving strategies for your HVAC equipment and other building systems.

A Carrier professional can work with you to choose the best system for your building, HVAC equipment, and budget. Contact one of our Carrier network members for a consultation.


Malfunctioning sensors and dampers, outdated software, and obsolete controllers are some reasons your automated system may need repair.

If your building has hot and cold spots, a mix of old and new BAS components, and increasing energy bills, it is time to let a Carrier professional troubleshoot your system.


Preventative maintenance can extend the life of your BAS or EMS and identify potential problems before they grow into a crisis.

A qualified technician becomes familiar with your system through periodic maintenance visits and can help you plan for replacement.

Consult with an Expert

Find a Carrier dealer through the Commercial Cooling Center directory for maintenance, repair, or installation of building automation controls in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and parts of Texas.