In this soundbite from a recent episode of Pro AV Today, host Ben Thomas engages in a compelling dialogue with guest Joe Piccirilli from RoseWater Energy, delving into the critical nexus of power reliability and quality, and their profound influence on control systems, especially in the luxury residential sector.
Luxury residences today boast intricate control systems that manage every facet of daily living, from lighting and shades to HVAC and plumbing. However, the linchpin in this high-tech ecosystem is power. When power reliability and quality falter, the repercussions can be significant, even in the most opulent homes. Joe Piccirilli brings his expertise to the forefront, drawing attention to the stark contrast between commercial and residential contexts.
In the commercial realm, downtime can be quantified in revenue lost per hour, making power reliability paramount. In contrast, the residential world operates on a different currency: time. Joe emphasizes the immeasurable value of time and how disruptions in control systems can lead to a profound loss of this invaluable resource. Join us for this thought-provoking discussion as we explore the pivotal role that power reliability and quality play in ensuring seamless operation and peace of mind in luxury residences.
We were talking about control systems. Now a lot of residences, particularly luxury residential, have full-out control systems for everything. Lighting, shades, HVAC. Everything in the house that now. . ., even plumbing, actually. Everything that can be controlled, is being controlled. Well, if that control system backbone goes down, then none of that works. And even a minor interruption there becomes painful because you have to reboot everything.
Now, we were talking offline earlier, in the commercial world, it’s really easy to monetize those things. Because if you’re down for 12 hours or 10 hours or an hour, you know how much revenue you’ve lost, because you take in so much an hour. But in the residential world, it is really interesting. It’s a loss of time. And I consider time the single most precious commodity that any human has, because we don’t know how much of it we have.