Zoned HVAC increases comfort and
These high quality HVAC zone controllers operate multiple,
independent comfort zones in your home using your single heating and
A/C system. Zoning reduces energy use by not heating or cooling
unused zones. Improves comfort level within the home by allowing
independent control of each zone's temperature. In addition, zoning
improves your system's efficiency by satisfying heat/cool calls
faster, and extends the HVAC system life reducing run times. For two
story homes, the thermal equalizer feature does away with the age
old problem of too much heat upstairs and too little downstairs, and
provides for further energy savings by recycling the excess upstairs
heat to the lower levels.
simple common-sense analysis of unzoned systems will show you how
much you can save. Imagine a 2-zone home with one zone being the
living room and the other being the bedroom. An unzoned system will
always heat/cool both rooms at the same time even if only one zone
is being occupied. This means that twice as much energy is being
used as necessary. Add to that any periods when the system is
accidentally left on when no one is home and you can see how
wasteful this system can be. An automated zoned system will only
heat/cool the room that is being occupied. The occupied room will
also be heated or cooled to the desired temperature much faster.
This is because the energy that would otherwise be wasted on the
unoccupied room is being directed to the occupied room.
Convert a standard heating and cooling system into a system that provides
independent temperature control of 2 to 4 zones within a home. Simply install a
thermostat in each zone and then wire them to the zone controller. Install
dampers in the ducts feeding the different zones and wire those back to the zone
controller. Finally, connect the zone controller to your heating/cooling system.
The zone controller will automatically coordinate damper and HVAC system control
to maintain the temperatures set in each zone.
This controller will work with most standard electronic thermostats and
gas/electric heating systems and A/C systems. Uses 24VAC normally open dampers,
automatic heat/cool changeover, built-in short cycle protection for A/C
Thermal equalizer version for 2-story homes uses timed re-circulating cycles
during lower floor heat calls to prevent excessive heat build up in upper
floors. Also helps save energy by recycling heat back to lower floor. Combine
with any of the X10 or RS232/485 thermostats for additional zone control through
your intelligent controller.