Actuated zone damper assemblies provide comfort in every room
December 17, 2015
Belimo Americas, a manufacturer of damper actuators and control valves for commercial HVAC, announced the availability of products for residential applications with select actuators, round damper assemblies, and pressure bypass damper controls.
In an effort to quantify the health of municipalities nationwide, ACEEE released its State and Local Policy Database. The report includes comprehensive information on energy-efficiency policies currently implemented at the state and local levels and policy activity across multiple sectors, including government, utilities, transportation, buildings, combined heat and power, and appliance standards.
Rather than pulling against each other, we can align to a common purpose of reducing electricity consumption, and all can win — the customer, the contractor, and the community via less emissions and better air quality.
The emergence of the smart home, interconnectivity, and a push for efficiency stemming directly from the White House is revitalizing HVAC equipment. Here are some up-and-coming, game changing HVAC components and technologies designed to propel the industry forward.
Thermostats and controls are at the forefront of the connected home charge, and homeowners or facility managers may now control the climates within individual rooms from a million miles away, courtesy of their mobile devices.
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.
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.
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.