Page 6 - Zone Control Product Guide

How can you determine if zoning is a good solution
for your consumer?
Step 1. Is this home a good candidatefor Zoned Comfort Control?
To determine if a home is a candidate for zoning, walk around the outside of the
home. The home must have a forced air central heating and cooling system.
If the home has forced air heating and cooling and if you can answer “yes” to 2 or
more of these statements, the home is a good candidate for Zoned Comfort Control.
Multi-level or Split Level homes
Hot spots observed, for example, when parts of the house face East & West
Cold spots observe, for example, when parts of the house are subject to North or
South winds
Home lacking shade trees, for example, newly constructed homes
Room(s) with large windows
Step 2.Tour the Inside of the Home
If the home has exposed ductwork, installing dampers will be much easier. Note the
location of HVAC equipment and supply ducts, this should be considered in selecting
zones. Note the location of the existing thermostat, will it need to be moved?
If you can answer “yes” to 3 or more of these statements, the home is a good
candidate for Zoned Comfort Control.
LOOK FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Electric Space Heaters or Fans
Closed supply registers
Part-time” rooms (basement, utility room, guest rooms)
Rooms that require different comfort levels (baby’s room, master suite)
Bonus room over garages
Occupancy patterns (bedrooms upstairs/kitchen family rooms downstairs)
Finished basements or attics
Rooms that are used occasionally
Ask about hot and cold spots and having to adjust the thermostat throughout the
day to be comfortable
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A P R I L A I R E Z ON E D COMF ORT CON T RO L P RODUC T GU I D E