Home automation is no longer a thing of the past. Customers are seeking ways to intelligently control their homes in more ways than ever before, as evidenced by the number of new smart home products on display in this sector at the AHR Expo.
This series of zone controls manages circulators and boilers in residential hydronic heating systems. The non-networked devices control up to six heating zones and can be coupled together in various configurations to accommodate any application.
According to Navigant Research, annual revenue from energy-efficient HVAC systems will grow from $17.2 billion in 2013 to $33.2 billion by 2020. With ductless systems set to account for nearly 30 percent of all North American energy-efficient HVAC system revenue by 2020, the market for both single- and multi-zone ductless systems is booming.
In the HVAC industry, manufacturers are working to meet the growing demand for smart, connected devices homeowners can control from their computers, tablets, and smartphones. Here are a few of the latest products available on the market.
HVAC contractors have taken notice of the growing Internet of Things market and stand ready to fulfill these demands, which often begin with the gateway into their customers’ homes: the smart thermostat.
At the 2016 AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, zoning manufacturers showcased next-generation equipment that harnessed the Internet of Things and interconnectivity, granting homeowners full control over each area of their homes.
Data from this study will be valuable for manufacturers and contractors
January 25, 2016
The Zone Control System Technology (ZCST) Product Section of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has released the results of a field study that evaluated the impact on the energy efficiency ratio (EER) of a bypass-type single-stage cooling zone system.
This product works much like any programmable thermostat by controlling heating and cooling calls, but it also automatically or manually directs more airflow to the upstairs during the cooling season and to the downstairs during the heating season.