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Do homeowners really care about how air will flow in their home when purchasing a new heating and cooling system? Well, if that is what will determine their comfort levels, ABSOLUTELY! Most, however, don’t know they even have a choice in how the air will be distributed throughout their home beyond what system they’ve purchased.
Air distribution is one of the most overlooked topics when purchasing a new heating and cooling system. There is such an emphasis on efficiency numbers, sound decibels and price, that how the air is going to flow is often never discussed.
When we think about proper air distribution through the home, we should to consider these 3 things: room design, potential hot/cold spots and occupancy. Let’s briefly look at each:
Popular today is the “open concept”. Yes, it’s modern and looks great, but it can cause some heating and cooling challenges. It’s going to take a lot of energy to maintain a level of comfort that homeowners will enjoy in an open concept if it is not distributing air properly.
Potential hot/cold spots
Let’s say a room has a “view to die for” but is completely lined with west facing windows. That room is going to absorb a tremendous amount of the afternoon’s sun, creating a hot spot. Has that been considered in the installation of the new hvac system? Likely not. That room is going to need more cooling (or less heating) after about 3:00 pm.
Rooms have different uses…and at varying times. Occupancy will affect the comfort level of a room when it is used at its peak times. For example, dinner is usually prepared and served around 7:00 pm in many homes. The oven, lights, and movement in the kitchen and dining areas — that were idle during the day — are at peak right now. This activity can greatly heat up a room…and fast.
Today, there are many sophisticated solutions for maintaining comfort in the home, including zoning systems that call for heating and cooling as needed. Zoning uses motorized dampers that open and close in the duct system, and multiple thermostats to control them, to better distribute air as it is “called for.”
There are also better thermostats, like WiFi and smart t-stats that are more effective to provide more comfort as well. You can control the temperature in your home while in or out of it via smart devices with WiFi thermostats. And, great programming options and “away from home” features make WiFi thermostats a very valuable tool when you want to save on energy usage and utility bills. Smart thermostats, like NEST, actually “learn” your occupancy and schedule and program themselves to deliver more comfort when and where you need it. This can also save on your utility bills.
Are you offering these options to your customers when designing a heating and cooling system, including an air distribution plan, that will work best for them? If not, you should.
For more information on zoning and controls, visit www.jacksonsystems.com. Jackson Systems: Controls Done Right!
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Contractors, check this out…
Utility rebates on Ecobee products provide you with an easy conversation to have with homeowners on why to upgrade to smart thermostats.
Jackson Systems is your one stop for all things HVAC controls, including Ecobee, with excellent pricing, immediate delivery and contractor support. Call your Jackson Systems representatives today to inquire about Ecobee. 888-652-9663 or visit us at https://jacksonsystems.com/category/ecobee-1.html
Jackson Systems University hosts an array of free, live webinars throughout the year on the latest technologies in HVACR controls. And, we record every one of them so if you are unable to participate live, you can watch the recordings at your convenience.
Choose your webinar based on the title. Webinars vary in length from 30 minutes to a little over an hour. You can see how long a webinar is by clicking on it. Simply click the title link and it will begin. Get started here: https://jacksonsystems.com/category/demand-trainings.html
Our most recent topics include:
Lux IoT (NATE Certified)
Lux Thermostats (NATE Certified)
Want more resources? On individual landing pages for many of the products we offer we post videos, articles, specifications, and other documents that provide the most comprehensive understanding of how to operate and install that specific product. Here’s a typical landing page to illustrate what we mean https://jacksonsystems.com/products/jackson-systems-zone-control-panel.html. Notice there are 5 Documents and 5 Articles/Videos available just for this one Zone Control Panel. That’s typical of every product page!
And, that’s not all…our blog http://blog.jacksonsystems.com offers you even more dynamic information on what’s up at Jackson Systems, new products and what’s happening in our industry.
Jackson Systems is committed to providing you with the most learning when it comes to the products and solutions we provide. If you don’t find the information or the answers to your questions at our website in Contractor Trainings or on a product page, call our representatives at 888-652-9663. Monday – Friday, 8-to-5 Eastern, we are standing by to help you!
Optimize your energy usage and savings by controlling HVAC, electricity, schedule and automate lighting with our wireless communicating energy management system: #WebComfort. http://www.webcomfort.com/
The Web Comfort System from Jackson Systems integrates lighting, climate control, fans, metering and plug loads to provide a powerful integrated energy management solution. The lighting, thermostat, fan control and metering software share the Web Comfort Energy Manager and operate as an integrated application. And, the Z-2000 zoning system now integrates with the Web Comfort Energy Management System!
Remote monitoring features can include:
- Web Comfort Wirelessly Communicating Thermostat
- Signal Range Extender
- Wireless Lighting Controller
- Wireless Lighting and Load Controllers
- Web Comfort Wireless Door/Window Contact Sensor
- Web Comfort Wired Occupancy Sensor
- Web Comfort Wireless Contact Sensor
- Web Comfort Wireless Relay
- Web Comfort Wireless Metering and Verification
- Web Comfort Destratification Fan
- Web Comfort Wireless Outlet Controller
- Enables multiple thermostats to be wirelessly networked through a building
- Metering and demand response
- Easy to install and configure
- Optional connectivity to Modbus® and BACnet®
- Secure wireless 2.4GHz ZigBee® communications with other networked devices
- Data storage retains all system events for over one year. Event data can be analyzed to optimize energy usage and savings.
- Graphical views of real-time and historical energy usage provide comprehensive and actionable information to users.
- Scalable to manage a single building or an entire campus
- Can operate independently or as an integrated solution.
- Made in the USA (ARRA Compliant)
In the month of May, 2017, Jackson Systems is offering 10% off a Web Comfort System with the purchase of 5 or more devices. http://info.controlsintelligence.com/may-product-spotlight-web-comfort