Zoning

Alan Mfg. Inc.: Wireless Zone Control Dampers

March 25, 2013
The Wireless Zone Control Dampers are available in a retrofit configuration with the full-tube style in the round version or with a frame style in the rectangular version. Dampers will need 24 V to be wired to the motor, while the control of the movement is done wirelessly.


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Johnson Controls Inc.: Residential Zoning Communicating Control

March 18, 2013

The Luxaire® Acclimate™ zoning Communicating Control provides up to six zones of temperature and humidity control using a single zone panel. 


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Technology Takeover: Thermostats and Controls

September 17, 2012
The advent of technology is at its most apparent in the world of thermostats and controls. Manufacturers are developing equipment that can be accessed and operated from Internet-enabled devices on the other side of the world. This article provides a sample of some of today’s latest thermostats and controls.


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ClimateTalk Alliance Focuses on Compatibility, Connectivity

September 17, 2012
ClimateTalk Alliance is an organization of companies committed to developing a common communication infrastructure for HVAC and smart grid devices, enabling the interoperability of diverse systems. Created in 2009, the alliance’s members collaborate and drive the future of the open standards communication framework.


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Jackson Systems LLC: Zone Damper

September 17, 2012
The patent-pending Barometric Zone Damper™ (BZD) works like any standard damper with one exception: It has a built-in barometric relief mechanism that eliminates the need for a bypass damper, says the company. The damper has been designed with both a fixed and a hinged blade and is controlled by an actuator.


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Contractors Achieve Success with Zoning

May 14, 2012
According to contractors who have had success with zoning, it’s generally not a good idea to make a hard sell for zoning or talk about the technical aspects of the installation with potential customers. What do they spend their time talking about instead?  


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Zoning Product Roundup

May 14, 2012
New technology has had a significant impact on the zoning market in the last five years. This roundup provides a sampling of the latest products and systems available from industry suppliers to assist contractors in zoning system design, installation, and service.


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Examining the New Manual Zr

May 14, 2012
Manual Zr is the new ANSI-recognized standard for residential zoning. Its development was spearheaded by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). As the newest manual in the ACCA library, it is the result of combined efforts of original equipment manufacturers, zoning equipment producers, and HVAC contractors.


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California Proposes Bypass Duct Ban

March 5, 2012
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.


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Resource Guide to Indoor Air Quality

February 27, 2012
To aid contractors seeking to enter the IAQ market, manufacturers offer a full array of tools to assist in the marketing and selling of products and systems to the homeowner during replacement sales, service calls, and scheduled maintenance visits. This guide provides a sampling of the resource materials and assistance available.


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