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Technology Talk: HVAC Zoning Systems

Zoning is Gaining Popularity in Homes

Zoning systems give homeowners enhanced control over heating and cooling in the home which improves comfort across all living areas as well as energy efficiency. This technology is evolving, getting quicker and easier to install, and is being released with more design options to deliver greater value to its users.  

Almost every household can benefit from a zoned HVAC system. That is because most homes have a room that’s always too hot or too cold, and family members with different temperature preferences. Zoning systems allow you to accommodate those different comfort needs, while also helping them save energy.

Zoning should be highly considered if the home has large windows, a top floor that’s always warmer than lower floors, rooms that are seldom used or that feel stuffy, or special areas like a home office or gym that need additional cooling.

There are many selling points to zoning, below are some key points you can touch on:

  • While zoning systems are costly to install, the improved energy efficiency of the duct system can make up for the initial price tag.
  • Manufacturers are pushing for consumer education regarding zoning systems, as often contractors fail to offer this solution. Currently, only 21 percent of homeowners are offered zoning solutions by their contractor.
  • Seven out of ten HVAC buyers are willing to purchase additional system controls to improve comfort and energy efficiency – zoning systems meet those goals.
  • Rooms that are too hot or too cold are a common problem in homes across the country. Many homeowners simply are unaware that zoning systems are available to correct the issue across the entire home, and the options are not limited to single-room solutions for improving comfort.
  • Zoning technology is improving, with manufacturers designing closed-loop logic with the systems. This technology facilitates communication with the heating and cooling system they control, with faster and easier installation. Homeowners gain greater technology without complicated installations and heavy wiring.
  • Manufacturers are working to simplify zoning systems. This simplification reduces the overwhelming feeling some users experience, allowing them to take full advantage of the system’s features they need. By minimizing the amount of interaction between the system and the user, zoning systems are easier to use.
  • Using a zoning system to deliver better temperature control, homeowners benefit from better results and improved energy efficiency from their heating and cooling equipment.
  • While zoning currently occupies less than 15 percent of HVAC market penetration in the U.S., zoning experts expect to see the market share grow to closer to 50 percent in the next five years.

Interesting in including zoning on your next job or in your home? Contact Tower Equipments professionals today for more information on how you can zone your space at:

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Technology Talk: Smart Thermostat Guide

Smart Thermostat Guide

Thermostat technology has come a long way. Today, thermostats give users so many options from programming to smart devices compatibility which gives you the option to effortlessly control comfort throughout a space. Smart thermostat installation in your home helps create the ultimate smart home, with precision control over indoor comfort and energy consumption.

Continue reading to learn more about smart thermostats, their installation & why they could be the right fit for you or your job!

What is a Smart Thermostat?

Smart thermostats work to control home heating and cooling (and sometimes indoor air quality conditions, depending on a model’s features). They can be used with home automation systems, they are internet connected, and can be accessed through devices such as smartphones.

Smart thermostat installation goes above and beyond the capabilities of a standard programmable thermostat.

  • Smart programming: Instead of programming temperature schedules like on a programmable thermostat, a smart thermostat will learn the behaviors of your household to automatically set and adjust temperatures based on occupancy, conditions, and preferences.
  • Remote connectivity: Smart thermostats can be remotely adjusted via smartphone or web app. This makes it simple for you to better conserve energy while you’re away from home.
  • Energy reporting: Smart thermostat installation allows data to be collected about your home’s energy consumption. You can access this data through the app and see how much your heating and cooling is costing you and adjusts your settings to maximize savings.

Options for Smart Thermostat Installation

Smart thermostat installation is the latest wave of thermostat technology. Many HVAC manufacturer brands have brought smart thermostat technology to their product lines, producing many options for homeowners in the market to upgrade to this home technology. Brands such as Honeywell, Johnson Controls and many other Tower vendors produce smart thermostats with a range of features. Contact one of our specialist today to get help finding the right thermostat for you.

Cost of a Smart Thermostat Installation

The cost of the thermostat itself and labor costs for smart thermostat installation make up the total price you’ll pay when working with an HVAC contractor. Smart thermostats do cost more than programmable thermostats typically – expect to pay $200 or more for your smart thermostat. Smart thermostat installation can range in cost too, based on the type of HVAC system and components you have. Smart thermostat installation labor may run approximately $100 to $250.

Can I Do Smart Thermostat Installation Myself?

Many guides are available for installing a smart thermostat installation yourself, but it isn’t always the best option. Installing the thermostat requires checking compatibility, making electrical connections, and setting up connected components. If you are comfortable performing smart thermostat installation yourself, your thermostat manufacturer likely includes a guide for doing so. In some cases, video tutorials are available to show you exactly what to do.

Need help deciding on the best thermostat for you or your job? Contact Tower Equipment Company today! Our professionals will help you find the best fit for you!

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Product Preview: The Honeywell Hydronic Zoning Panels

Honeywell Hydronic Zoning Panels

Hydronic Zoning Panels
Intuitive setup makes zoning a snap

Zoning is an ideal way to help your customers maximize comfort while enjoying energy savings, but zoning for homes with a central boiler has been time consuming — until now. Honeywell Hydronic Zoning Panels feature simplified setup and reduced wiring for quick installation. You’ll be able to offer your hydronic customers the many benefits of zoning easier than ever before.

Application Flexibility
• Compatible with most thermostats, including power-stealing and electromechanical models
• C-terminal available for every thermostat connection

Easy Access
• STATUS PANEL — The LED panel is visible and functional whether the cover is on or off, saving troubleshooting time
• HINGED DOOR — The quarter-turn access and hingeoff front cover provide both safety and quick access

Backed By Honeywell
• Proven history of reliable performance and product support
• 5-year warranty

Installation Ease
• FAMILIAR SETUP*— Includes the same board layout and matching functionality as the industry standard, so no additional training is needed
• FLEXIBLE MOUNTING — The gravity centered hang hole speeds mounting, and the included DIN rail mounting system offers an additional option
• COLOR-CODED WIRING — Easy-to-understand labels coded to wire colors increase installation speed and decrease the risk of errors
• SIMPLE LAYOUT COVER — The cover reduces visual clutter and provides clear wiring labeling.

Interested in the all new Honeywell Hydronic Zoning Panels? Contact Tower Equipments Professionals for stock, training or with any questions you may have at:

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Technology Talk: Honeywell D6 Wi-Fi Ductless Controller

Honeywell's D6 Pro Wi-Fi Ductless Controller

The Honeywell D6 Pro Wi-Fi Ductless Controller improves virtually every ductless system you install.

One of the big advantages of ductless mini-split systems is their simplicity. Minimal hardware. Easy installation. Simple – except for the button-loaded remote control that nobody understands.

The D6 Pro Controller keeps ductless simple. Installation and on-device setup take only a few minutes. The Honeywell Home mobile app adds features like scheduling, geofencing, and multi-zone control. Even homeowner hand-off is simple. The app will send a personalized email that invites the customer to complete the Wi-Fi connection process on their own. That’s about as simple as ductless control gets. The Honeywell D6 Pro Wi-Fi Ductless Controller. Simply in control.

HONEYWELL D6 PRO WI-FI DUCTLESS CONTROLLER

The simple way to solve ductless system headaches.

Quick, easy installation

Install the D6 Pro Controller on the wall or on a table. Installer setup is done right on the device without an app. Just set six parameters, including brand and model of the ductless system. Homeowner hand-off is a snap: The Honeywell Home app sends an email to the customer, inviting them to complete the Wi-Fi connection process on their own.

Accurate temperature
Eliminate customer confusion around temperature set points. Instead of sensing temperature at the head unit, the D6 Pro Controller senses temperature at the device—making it easy for customers to get the temperature they want.

Powerful mobile app
A big part of the D6 Pro Controller experience comes from the Honeywell Home mobile app. Customers can set mode, temperature, and fan speed, setup scheduling and geofencing, get alerts, and manage multi-zone systems right from their smartphone or tablet. Plus, the app works with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices (like the Amazon Echo), or the Google Home smart speaker.

More sales, fewer callbacks
The D6 Pro Controller is a must-have addition to every new ductless system, and an affordable service upsell for existing systems. Intuitive controls, auto changeover, and mode troubleshooting from the app all add up to fewer callbacks and truck rolls. And the D6 Pro Controller is part of the same Honeywell Home connected platform that includes thermostats, security cameras and water leak/freeze detectors—which helps you sell it as part of a whole home solution.

Start simplifying your ductless HVAC business
Get the full story on the D6 Pro Wi-Fi Ductless Controller— including training videos and sales materials—at ForwardThinking.Honeywell.com/D6Pro

Interested in the all new Honeywell D6 Pro Wi-Fi Ductless Controller? Contact Tower Equipments Professionals for stock, training or with any questions you may have at:

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Tip of the Week: How to Estimate Your Seasonal Cooling Costs

How to estimate your seasonal cooling costs

 

Summer is here and energy bills are spiking everywhere. This is a bummer for many homeowners after a nice month or so of low energy costs, thanks to spring’s mild temperatures. You’ve probably wondered how much does it cost to run an AC, which is helpful to know so you can estimate your summertime utility costs and stick to your budget.

While, there is no right answer for how much it cost to run an AC unit, as all homes are different and several variables will affect the cost Tower has created this guide that can help you create an estimate. Continue reading to learn what those variables are, how they affect your cooling costs, as well as averages so you can estimate your seasonal cooling costs.

Variables that affect cost

There are six main factors that will affect how much it costs to run an A/C unit. All households are different so it is important to look at these factors to find out what fits your household before making calculations. Here are the variable and how they impact your operating costs:

  • Energy Costs: The amount you pay per unit of energy consumed will affect how much your total A/C costs are. Electric utility providers typically charge by the kilowatt/hour. In the U.S., the average cost per kWh is 12 cents. You can find out exactly how much you are charged per kWh by checking your last utility statement for the cost or contacting your utility provider or you can click here for the average kHw costs by state.
  • A/C  energy efficiency: The SEER rating of your air conditioner will also affect how much it costs to run the A/C. Units with higher SEER ratings are more energy efficient, meaning they produce more cooling per unit of energy consumed. With proper installation, a unit with a higher SEER will cost less to cool a home versus a unit with a lower SEER rating under the same conditions.
  • Thermostat settings: How you program or set your thermostat will greatly affect how much it costs to run the A/C. Keeping the temperatures lower for the longer will cost you more, while setting them higher for longer periods of time will keep costs down. Click here to learn more about how to set your thermostat to run more efficiently.
  • Outdoor Conditions: In the summertime, outdoor weather and temperatures can vary greatly. During periods of  extreme heat and high humidity, your air conditioner works harder to keep your home cool. These conditions will affect how much it costs to run the A/C, and you will likely notice higher utility bills when temperatures are very hot.
  • A/C Installation, Maintenance & Ducts: If your A/C system was not installed properly, your unit will not deliver the efficiency level you expect. Also, if you do not have your cooling system professionally maintained each season or fail to change the furnace filter regularly, your system will consume more energy to provide cooling. Duct leaks in your duct system can result in up to 30 percent energy loss, forcing your air conditioner to work more to cool your home and driving up utility costs.
  • Size of the home: Larger homes cost more to cool than smaller homes as there is more space to cool. Limiting rooms to be cooled with zoning systems can reduce the cooling load and keep energy costs lower.

Formula for determining A/C costs to operate:

To determine how much energy your air conditioner consumes and how much does it cost to run your AC, you can estimate it using energy regarding your unit and plugging it into the formula below:

  • First, determine the amps drawn by the unit. This will depend on the unit’s size and SEER rating. For example, we will use a 16 SEER air conditioner. A 2-ton AC at this SEER rating is approximately 15 amps; 3-tons is 18 amps; 4-tons is 21 amps.
  • Next, calculate the wattage consumed. A typical whole-home air conditioner uses a 240-volt power outlet. Multiply the amps by 240 watts, which equals 4,320 watts.
  • To find the kWh, divide by 1,000. 4,320 watts / 1,000 = 4.32 kWh.

Use your kWh unit cost to find out how much does it cost to run the AC for an hour. The formula is kWh x kWh unit cost = cost to operate an AC for an hour.

With finding the answer to how much your AC runs for an hour you can then go on to find out how much it costs to run your A/C all day or all night:

  • To find out how much it costs to run A/C all day, use the cost you found for the one-hour period, and multiply it by the amount of hours your A/C runs during the day. This number varies between households, as many families set back their thermostats while gone for the day, while other homes may be occupied throughout the day. This total will vary greatly depending on the temperature you keep your home at and for how long, as well as the outdoor temperature. This general total will give you a rough idea of how much it will cost to run the system throughout the day.
  • To find out how much it costs to run your A/C all night, determine how many hours your air conditioner will run over night. Use the cost per one hour you found earlier and multiply it by the amount of hours your A/C runs at night.

Did you know programmable thermostats can help you saving money this summer on your energy bills? Check out this article to see how it can benefit you or contact or professionals today at:

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Johnson Controls N2 Reward & New Facility Explorer Credit Program

Johnson Controls Reward Program

For a limited time, you can earn a $25 dollar reward for the return of Legacy N2 Controllers and then double your reward by earning another $25 with the purchase of a new Facility Explorer Field Controller!

$25 N2 Reward Program

Wanted – we’re collecting Johnson Controls Legacy N2 Controllers and are paying a $25 Reward for them. Have old controllers collecting dust or removing them on a project? We’ll take qualifying controllers in good condition and we will credit your account for them. 

$25 New Facility Explorer® Field Controller Credit Program

Buying new controllers? Earn an additional $25 credit toward every new Facility Explorer Field Controllers you buy to replace the Legacy N2 Controllers turned in under the Reward Program.

 

$25 N2 Reward Rules:

  • Controllers must arrive in good condition and be repairable (e.g. cannot be electrically overstressed, water damaged, or physically damaged, etc.)
  • Controllers must be from the N2 family and included on the list of Reward controllers listed on the opposite side of this sheet.
  • Earn $25 for each qualifying N2 controller.
  • Controllers can be dropped off at either of Tower’s locations or can be mailed into Tower’s locations. If mailing please place page two in box.
  • The N2 Reward program August 30, 2018. However, Tower Equipment Company reserves the right to modify, cancel and limit this promotion/offer any time.
  • This program cannot be combined with any other promotion, offer or discount, except as outlined in the terms of this document and is not retroactive on purchases made prior to the program start date.

 

$25 New Facility Explorer® Field Controller Credit:

  • The New Field Controller Credit program begins June 22, 2018 and expires August 30, 2018. However, Tower Equipment Company reserves the right to modify, cancel and limit this promotion/offer any time.
  • This program cannot be combined with any other promotion, offer or discount, except as outlined in the terms of this document and is not retroactive on purchases made prior to the program start date.

 

Qualifying N2 Controllers for the Reward program: 

AP-VMA1410-0,  AP-VMA1420-0, AS-AHU100-0,  AS-AHU102-0, AS-UNT1008-0, AS-UNT1026-0, AS-UNT110-1, AS-UNT1108-0, AS-UNT111-1, AS-UNT1126-0, AS-UNT1144-0, AS-UNT120-1, AS-UNT121-1, AS-UNT140-1, AS-UNT141-1, AS-UNT220-1, AS-UNT330-1, AS-UNT510-1, AS-UNT610-1, AS-VAV110-1, AS-VAV111-1, AS-VAV140-1, AS-VAV141-1, AS-VAVDPT-1, AS-VAVDPT2-1, DX-9100-8454, DX-9100-8990

Interested in this deal? Contact Tower Equipment’s Professionals today for more information on our N2 Rewards Program or our Facility Explorer Field Controller Credit Program at:

 

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Technology Talk: Belimo’s newest innovative solution is available at TECO!

Experience Efficiency with Belimo

Belimo is known for delivering innovative solutions for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning field. As a market leader in the development, production and marketing of field device solutions for HVAC controls, Belimo is an easy choice for the job. 

As years go on, Belimo continues to innovate and Tower is excited to announce that Belimo has expanded their line of Near Field Communication Enabled Actuators!

What is Near Field Communication? 

Near Field Communication (NFC) allows for fast programming, commissioning and troubleshooting. Even when the actuator is not powered, it can be programmed. Simply download and install the Belimo Assistant app from the Apple Store or from Google Play. Align phone to the actuator antenna within 1.5″ – 2″ to access the data, program and write new values to the actuator right from your smartphone.

Other than Near Field Communication Enabled Actuators, Belimo has many other innovations such as:

Seamlessly Integrated- Belimo HVAC sensors offer trusted reliability, easy installation, and seamless integration with major Building Automation Systems (BAS). They are designed with innovative screwless snap-on cover housing that allows for easy commissioning and provides NEMA 4X/IP65 protection. The range includes accurate sensors for measuring temperature, humidity, pressure, CO2, VOC, and flow in pipe, duct, and outdoor applications. Belimo sensors, provide the highest quality and are backed by world-class service and support.

 

Making Systems Transparent- Belimo now offers a complete line of fail-safe, Internet of things (IoT) damper and valve actuators with torque ranges from 45 to 360 in-lbs. They are designed to monitor conditions and system functionality continuously. This line pairs seamlessly with integrated sensors that can measure temperature, humidity, pressure, CO2, VOC, or flow throughout an entire building to create a more comfortable environment with increased building efficiency.

 

 

Intelligent and Powerful- Belimo’s new PMB and PKB damper actuator series are the most innovative, energy efficient and reliable solution for medium to high velocity and pressure applications. The new series with its durable construction, low weight, high torque (1400 in-lbs), and NEMA 4X rating housing and can handle tough, demanding environments. The actuator series is available with non fail-safe (PMB) or electronic fail-safe (PKB) actuation, universal power supply capability, two passive sensor inputs, and Near Field Communication for easy programming, commissioning and troubleshooting. The actuator communicates directly with building automation systems and offers cloud connectivity to ensure optimal performance.

Energy Efficient Indoor Air Quality- The ZIP Economizer with BACnet connectivity integrated seamlessly with Building Management Systems and provides facility managers the ability to easily monitor its performance. The ZIP Economizer’s advanced logic strategies provide building owners the opportunity to recoup lost energy dollars that would have been otherwise wasted on unnecessary compressor cycles. The ZIP Economizer is compliant with the most recent energy codes and standards (ASHRAE 90.1-2010, IECC-2012, California Title 24-2013, ASHRAE 189.1-2011).

 

Greater Force and Flexibility- Belimo now offers a full range of NPT pressure compensated globe valves. The new G2 and G3 with ANSI Class VI leakage and 100:1 rangeability provide accurate modulation at low flow. Belimo globe valve actuations incorporate Multi-Function Technology(MFT) to allow for easy and flexible field configuration (pulse width modulation, analog DC proportional control, floating point or on/off control).

 

Unrivaled Technology- Belimo’s resilient seat butterfly valve assembly is the most intelligent, energy efficient, and reliable high flow solution for HVAC applications. Troubleshooting is easy as well. simply use your smartphone to program, commision and troubleshoot the butterfly valve. NFC and BACnet communication provide the data access you need to ease installation and ensure optimal performance. Belimo offers the highest quality products that are backed by world-class service and support. Available with non fail-safe or fail-safe actuators.

Less Downtime, More Operating Time- Taking a system off-line to replace components is not only laborious, it’s also expensive. Facilities can lose thousands of dollars a day during maintenance shut-down. With Belimo’s Retrofit Solutions, valves, actuators, and sensors can be quickly and conveniently upfitted without any interruption in service while offeng quality & reliable system performance. Belimo’s retrofits are compatible with all major controls systems, so there’s no need to replace other system controls. With the Retrofit App, you can quickly and easily find HVAC replacement solutions.

 

Helping You Find the Right Solution- Belimo SelectPro and the Retrofit app are tools for accurately sizing and selecting valves, actuators, sensors, and replacement solutions. SelectPro’s features include: export builder, reference documents, contact profiles, quote generator, and media download capability. The Retrofit app allows you to quickly and easily find replacement solutions for valves and actuators. You can get both of these for free at www.belimo.us.

 

Interested in using Belimo products on your next job? Contact Tower Equipments professionals for availability, pricing, or training at:

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New Technology: EvenAir Whole House Comfort Control by Field Controls

Live comfortably while reducing your heating costs & carbon footprint. RoomRespnse satisfies heating needs directly at the source. (10)

The new EvenAir Whole House Comfort Control Solution ensures even temperatures in the home.

Get the EvenAir Solution with Field Controls whole house comfort control! The Comfort Control System works directly with heating and cooling appliances to bring temperature balance to the home. The EvenAir system thermostat monitors the sleeping area and living area temperatures and the comfort control automatically adjusts the system airflow. Uniform air delivery balances temperatures for a comfortable home.

The EvenAir installation is just as simple as the system itself. EvenAir system thermostat is installed where the existing thermostat is located. A temperature sensor is installed in the sleeping area. Area Comfort Dampers that control the airflow to the sleeping area and living area will be installed in the ductwork for a discrete look.

 

premium wholehouse evenair

evenair system homes diaThe Comfort Problem– Multi-level homes find discomfort due to uneven temperatures from the heating and cooling system. Rising heat, sun exposure, and windows can cause the living and bedroom (sleeping) areas to be uncomfortably warm or uncomfortably cool.
The upper level sleeping area of a 2-story home during the summer cooling season will feel too warm. The lower level living area during the winter heating season will feel too cool. The sleeping area and living area of a single story home can be too warm or too cool depending on exposure.

The EvenAir Solution- The EvenAir Whole House Comfort Control System works with your heating and cooling appliances to bring temperature balance to your home. EvenAir system thermostat monitors the sleeping area and living area temperatures. The comfort control automatically adjusts the system airflow. Uniform air delivery balances temperatures for a comfortable home.
The EvenAir installation is simple. Your contractor will install an EvenAir system thermostat where your existing thermostat is located. A temperature sensor is installed in the sleeping area. Area Comfort Dampers that control the airflow to the sleeping area and living area will be installed in your ductwork.

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field controls homeHow EvenAir Works

  1. An EvenAir thermostat monitors the temperature in two locations (sleeping area and living area) to maintain even temperatures throughout the home.
  2. The second temperature sensor, located in the sleeping area, is checked every 2 minutes during heating and cooling modes.
  3. When the temperatures differ by more than 2 degrees, airflow is automatically adjusted. Each EvenAir damper is adjusted by 2% in the appropriate direction to increase airflow where it is needed. This modulates air delivery to balance temperature throughout the home.

Features

  • Every two minutes during  a heating or cooling call an adjustment to the airflow will be made if the living and sleeping area temperatures differ by 2°F or more.
  • The EvenAir thermostat continues to automatically adjust airflow to find the right distribution for heating or cooling airflow to keep the living and sleeping area comfortable.
  • At night the thermostat uses the temperature sensors in the sleeping area to control heating and cooling calls, just as if the thermostat was moved upstairs to the sleeping area.
  • Airflow override feature allows up to 3 hours of directed airflow to living area for special gatherings
  • Thermostat provides a large, bright, touch, LCD display
  • Wi-Fi version thermostat is directly interchangeable with standard thermostat
  • LED lights on damper to indicate open and close positions
  • Modulating damper operation
  • Hidden key protected Installer options
  • Separate USER/Homeowner options

Benefits

  • Energy saving during night time hours
  • Standard multi-size dampers available for every installation
  •  HERS Testing: same as traditional single-thermostat installation
  • Requires only one airflow test as compared to zoning
    testing
  • No BYPASS damper required. No energy
    wasted.
  •  Lower cost of installation:
    •  No zoning panel required.
    • No discharge air sensor.
    • No bypass duct and damper.
    • No barometric damper.
    • Less wires. Uses standard 5 wire between thermostat and air handler.

Interested in the new EvenAir Whole House Comfort Control Solution? Contact Tower Equipments Professionals for training, pricing, and availability at:

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Tip of the Week: Reduce Allergies & Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

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The symptoms of spring season are in high effect and for many homeowners this means increased allergies and humidity control issues. These home indoor air quality issues can stand in the way of achieving a healthy climate without the right equipment.

A whole home air purifier is an ideal solution for houses with family members who are sensitive to allergens such as dust, pollen, and bacteria. Whole home air purifier units are often connected within a home’s HVAC duct system, and remove impurities from air circulated by the furnace or air handler’s blower during the normal heating and cooling cycle. Using an air purifier can help decrease allergy symptoms and improve lung health while reducing the spread of sickness throughout your household.

Air purifiers remove the following from your indoor air:

  • Pet hair & Dander
  • Pollen
  • Mold spores
  • Dust
  • Smoke
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Odors

Below here are three smart solutions to help you effortlessly manage indoor air quality for comfort and energy savings.


Aprilaire Air Purification Systems 

The air you breathe inside your home could be the most polluted air you breathe all day. In fact, the EPA has named indoor air pollution as one of the top five environmental risks Combined-Picture500to public health. With the amount of time spent indoors, it’s no wonder so many people suffer from allergies, asthma and other illnesses.

Just one cubic foot of air can have more than 30 million pollutants—that’s 5 times more than the air outside. About 40,000 dust mites, which increase the chance of asthma development can live in just one ounce of dust. Aprilaire can help you fight back at the particles that are harming your home and your family.

whole-home air purifier will help you manage it. Installed as part of your home’s heating and cooling system, it puts you in complete control of air purity. When your HVAC system fan is on, it delivers cleaner, healthier air not just in one room, but throughout your entire home. A whole-home air purifier helps you manage indoor air purification. Click here for more information.

 

Honeywell Air Purification Systems

Did you know no matter how much clean and disinfect bacteria, mold, and germs still blow through the air in a home every time the heating and cooling system turns on?

Ultraviolet Treatment Systems by Honeywell

Plus, air conditioners moist cooling coil can serve as an ideal breeding ground for mold. Let mold and bacteria see the light with Honeywell’s Ultraviolet treatment Systems & improve your homes indoor air quality. 

Ultraviolet treatment systems works as an additional line of defense to help protect a home from mold and bacteria. The UV lights in ultraviolet treatment systems are contained within your heating and cooling system- right where bacteria and mold try to grow. Honeywell coil irradiation models kills up to 99.9 percent of mold that could otherwise be thriving on your system’s cooling coil. Airborne bacteria doesn’t stand much of a chance, either, with up to 87 percent killed when passing by the system. Click here for more information.

 

 

Field Controls Healthy Home System

HHS_widegraphicGet the ultimate whole-house indoor air quality solution with Field Controls Healthy Home System! Upgrade any heating and cooling system to a healthy home system and breathe air that is fresh, clean, and pure all year round.

The healthy home system by Field Controls is a whole-home indoor air quality solution that improves air quality by treating the entire home as a system. It  improves the efficiency and cleanliness of the air handling system itself, and by constantly monitoring and managing the air flow in the home for maximum benefit. The Healthy Home System is cost efficient as well as it is thousands of dollars less than a stand-alone and takes up less space as it is added to the existing HVAC system. 

Fresh Indoor air can be 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. The Healthy Home System automatically controls the input of fresh air into your home to help maintain a healthy balance. Click here for more information.


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New Technology: Make zoning simple with RoomResponse by Tekmar

Live comfortably while reducing your heating costs & carbon footprint. RoomRespnse satisfies heating needs directly at the source. (9)

Adjust the boiler temperature based on feedback from any brand of thermostat with RoomResponse by Tekmar.

During milder conditions and times when heat is added through indoor activity, appliance operation and solar gain, the RoomResponse signal requests a lower boiler temperature to use less energy. Controlling the boiler temperature also enhances comfort through reduced temperature swings. Traditional systems that combine on/off control with high boiler temperature miss out on these benefits.

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Save with any thermostat by factoring in how long and how often connected thermostats call for heat, the Zone Valve Control or Switching Relay determines if the boiler temperature is too low, too high, or ideal. This allows you to save energy with any brand of low voltage thermostat.

DoE compliant solution for installers- Zone Valve Controls and Switching Relays with RoomResponse signal eliminate the need for an outdoor sensor, saving installation time.

Satisfied Customers- Service calls are in the past. Since the system automatically adjusts the boiler based on heat demand, you never have to worry about seasonal changes to boiler curves!

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Zoning Solutions with RoomResponse signal

  • Zone Valve Controls 304V & 306V (4 or 6 Zone Valves)
  • Switching Relays 304P & 306P (4 or 6 Zone Pumps)

Compatibility:

  • Connect ANY brand of low voltage thermostat
  • End switch for use with any type of on/off boiler or heat pump
  • RoomResponse feature works with boilers that accept 0-10 V (dc) or 4-20 mA temperature signals
  • 2, 3 and 4-wire zone valves (304V & 306V)

Features:

  • Accessible wiring enclosure with top, bottom and back knockouts
  • Simple connection for unlimited zone expansion
  • Priority, priority override, exercising, post purge
  • Domestic hot water options
  • Built-in transformers (40VA for 304V, 304P & 306P, 80VA for 306V)
  • Front LED indication lights
  • Fuses to protect transformers and pumps

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Single Zone 

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The Switching Relay 301P connects to one thermostat and operates a circulator and boiler to provide heating to a hydronic heating system. The 301P includes optional exercising to prevent circulator seizure when not in use, and optional post purge operation maximize energy savings.

 

 

 

 

Multiple Zone Options

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Zone Valve Control 304V – Four Zones with Priority

The Zone Valve Control 304V connects up to four thermostats and operates zone valves to provide heating to a zoned hydronic heating system. The 304V operates a system pump whenever a zone valve opens. Zone 1 can operate either a zone valve or a circulator to provide heat to an indirect domestic hot water tank with optional priority over zones 2 through 4. The 304V includes optional exercising to prevent circulator seizure when not in use, and optional post purge operation of the domestic hot water tank to maximize energy savings. The 304V provides a RoomResponse signal to modulating-condensing boilers to optimize comfort while improving boiler efficiency.

 

 

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Switching Relay 304P – Four Zones with Priority

The Switching Relay 304P connects up to four thermostats and operates circulators to provide heating to a zoned hydronic heating system. Zone 1 has optional priority over zones 2 through 4 and can be used to provide heat to an indirect domestic hot water tank. The 304P includes optional exercising to prevent circulator seizure when not in use, and optional post purge operation of the last operating zone to maximize energy savings. The 304P provides a RoomResponse signal to modulating-condensing boilers to optimize comfort while improving boiler efficiency.

 

 

 

Switching Relay 306P – Six Zones with Priority

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The Switching Relay 306P connects up to six thermostats and operates circulators to provide heating to a zoned hydronic heating system. Zone 1 has optional priority over zones 2 through 6 and can be used to provide heat to an indirect domestic hot water tank. The 306P includes optional exercising to prevent circulator seizure when not in use, and optional post purge operation of the last operating zone to maximize energy savings. The 306P provides a RoomResponse signal to modulating-condensing boilers to optimize comfort while improving boiler efficiency.

 

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Zone Valve Control 306V – Six Zones with Priority

The Zone Valve Control 306V connects up to six thermostats and operates zone valves to provide heating to a zoned hydronic heating system. The 306V operates a system pump whenever a zone valve opens. Zone 1 can operate either a zone valve or a circulator to provide heat to an indirect domestic hot water tank with optional priority over zones 2 through 6. The 306V includes optional exercising to prevent circulator seizure when not in use, and optional post purge operation of the domestic hot water tank to maximize energy savings. The 306V provides a RoomResponse™ signal to modulating-condensing boilers to optimize comfort while improving boiler efficiency.

 

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