Zoning

Contractors Search for Role in DIY Market

HVAC Contractors Reporting an Increase in Faulty DIY Installation Calls

When customers install their own thermostats, it often presents a problem to contractors who not lose out on a sale, but could also see an increase in service calls over malfunctioning equipment.


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Residential Controls: Interface Puts Plug-and-Play Control on Top

Honeywell Redesigned Prestige® IAQ Thermostat Wins Gold

The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the Residential Controls (Including Zoning) category.


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Knowledge is Power in HVAC Zoning

Education is Paving the Path to Zoning Prosperity

Zoning manufacturers are taking the initiative to make zoning an attractive option for contractors.


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Zoning Success Requires Time and Financial Commitment

Contractors Believe Zoning Market is Ripe

If done correctly, adding zoning services can be a worthwhile investment for HVAC contractors.


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2014 AHR Expo: HVAC Residential Controls

The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Below is a comprehensive list of all the residential control products we found on the show floor.


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HVAC Contractor Zones in on Profits

Getting Out of New Construction Made Big Impact

With new construction tumbling with the economy, Marty Gildemeyer placed a new focus on service, replacement, and maintenance agreement work. Additionally, Gildemeyer discovered a new niche — zoning.


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High-End Thermostats, Controls Gain Traction

New Products Feature Bells, Whistles, and Energy Savings

Despite recent advances in technology, industry leaders agree that only time will tell what features and services might become standard on future generations of high-end thermostats and controls.


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Protecting History with VRF Zoning

New History Colorado Center Finds Way to Stay Cool

With the constant heat gain from eight vital nerve centers, the museum needed a bulletproof, mission-critical system to keep the temperature in these rooms at the constant 76˚F required by the State Office of Information Technology (OIT). 


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Zoning Technology Rapidly Evolving

Products Becoming More Accessible, Easier to Install

Technology, in many ways, has helped save the average person time, money, and hassle. And, when it comes to zoning an HVACR system, technology has helped make zoning a more accessible option for consumers and contractors.  


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Manual Zr Looking to Gain Foothold

Contractors Slowly Embrace ACCA Residential Zoning Manual

It’s been a little more than a year since the release of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s (ACCA) Manual Zr, and so far, the manual, which focuses on residential zoning, is slowly gaining acceptance among contractors.


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2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.

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NEWSMakers: Jason Vogelbaugh

Jason Vogelbaugh of Alpha Controls drops in to the NEWSMakers podcast to discuss his role with the company, the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, and current energy-efficiency projects being worked on. Posted on Sept. 26.

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