Across the country, manufacturers and contractors are coming together to find zoning solutions that increase efficiency and comfort for consumers. The following zoning projects provide a telling showcase for zoning and the benefits it can provide within the HVAC marketplace.
For many seasoned HVAC contractors, the initial sales pitch when selling zoning to consumers can be as simple as a quick question-and-answer session. The unfortunate reality for zoning, however, remains that, for now, it’s still a relatively niche aspect of the HVAC industry as zoning is installed on less than 3 percent of HVAC systems.
The concept of a “connected home” has been working its way into the public consciousness for decades, and the hype and buzz surrounding that premise is now starting to reach a fever pitch as potential began giving way to reality at the 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago.
The future of bypass ducts in zoned California heating and cooling systems appears very bleak. The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently proposed a code change that would prohibit the use of bypass ducts in zoned heating and cooling systems, and eliminate existing Title 24 zonal performance compliance credits.
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced that Manual Zr, the first American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recognized standard for residential zoning, is complete and available.