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Zoned HVAC increases comfort and saves energy!


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. 

A 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 compressor.

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.

 

 

ZC Series

The ZC series Zone Control Units are non-communicating. They are for use with standard thermostats where network communications is notneeded or with Communicating Thermostats for network connected systems. Connects between thermostats and HVAC system to allow 2 to 4thermostats to create separate control zones with a single HVAC mechanical system using motorized dampers.

 

Set different temperatures in different areas for comfort and energy savings
Standard zone panels (non-communicating) works with Standard Thermostats (non power stealing)
2 and 4 ZONES
FOR STANDARD GAS/ELECTRIC HVAC SYSTEMS OR HEAT PUMPS (Two Stage Heat, Single Stage Cool) The HVAC Zone Controller converts a single heating and cooling system into an intelligent comfort system that provides independent temperature control of two to four zones within the home.
Thermal Equalizer FEATURE

 

 

Compatible thermostats:

Standard Thermostat that are battery operated or that use both 24VAC common (C/Blue) and return connections (R/Red)

Not for use with “power stealing” thermostats which only have one 24V (R) connection

Heat Pump HVAC mechanical systems require Heat Pump compatible thermostats

Any RCS Communicating Thermostat

Not for use with direct connected TS series Wall Display Units (TS16/TS40)

 

Dampers: 

Requires Normally Open dampers. Either 2 wire, power close/spring open (RCS RD Series) or 3 wire, power open/power close (RCS RDM series)

ZCVx Series

The ZCVx series Zone Control Units are Communicating zone panels.  The ZCVx series do not use “standard thermostats” for each zone but instead uses an RCS Wall Display Unit (TS16 or TS40). The ZCVx series of Zone Control Units are available in 2, 4 or 6 zone configurations.

 

Set different temperatures in different areas for comfort and energy savings
Uses TS16 or TS40 Wall Display Units
2, 4 and 6 ZONES
FOR STANDARD GAS/ELECTRIC HVAC SYSTEMS OR HEAT PUMPS (Three Stage Heat, Single Stage Cool) The HVAC Zone Controller converts a single heating and cooling system into an intelligent comfort system that provides independent temperature control of two to six zones within the home.
Thermal Equalizer FEATURE
RS485 Interface

 

 

Dampers: 

Requires Normally Open dampers. Either 2 wire, power close/spring open (RCS RD Series) or 3 wire, power open/power close (RCS RDM series)


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