Zoning

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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Training Critical for Successful Contractors

Zoning Product Manufacturers Share Tips for Contractors

When it comes to zoning equipment, there’s no better source of information than the companies that make the devices. In an effort to share this knowledge and help contractors learn the intricacies of their systems, many zoning manufacturers are hosting training programs year-round. 


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More Contractors Opt for Laser Cutters

More Efficient Sheet Metal Cutters Save Time and Money

While adding or replacing a cutter can be a worthwhile investment, the style and model of cutter needs to be carefully researched, as such an investment carries quite a hefty price tag. 


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Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division: VRF Zoning Outdoor Unit

The variable-refrigerant flow (VRF) zoning S-Series cooling and heating system outdoor unit PUMY-P60 Model is designed for homes and light commercial spaces. 


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Johnson Controls Inc.: Residential Zoning Communicating Control

The Coleman® Echelon™ zoning Communicating Control communicates with all key components in a home comfort system, providing total system integration that ensures maximum system efficiency and homeowner comfort, the company said. 


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Alan Mfg. Inc.: Wireless Zone Control Dampers

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

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

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

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

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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