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Case Study: HVAC Blower Performance with Multi-Stage, Variable Speed Equipment and Zoning

HVAC Zoning and multi-stage, variable-speed equipment seem to be a match made in heaven by the airflow gods. But how great is it really? We decided to investigate a recent installation by one of our contractor customers. The application was a two-story, 1,900-square-foot home that several family members continuously occupied throughout the day. It was […]

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Top 10 Residential Economizer Applications

While economizers have not traditionally been installed in residential or light commercial HVAC installations, fresh air technology like the Arzel® CoolMizer make for a great addition.t As a solution for customer comfort, air quality challenges, and energy savings, the opportunities may not be as well known as they are for other add-on products. Still, they […]

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Eight Reasons Why Arzel® is your best HVAC Zoning Solution

1. EASY – Arzel®’s line of EzySlide dampers can typically be installed in less than 5 minutes, in 3 simple steps, making them perfect for retrofit. These dampers are available in branch sizes 4″ through 16″ and trunk sizes 8X8 through 12X28 in side and bottom-mounted configurations. The round EzySlide dampers have a sticker template […]

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5 Ways to Turn Home Sales into Zoning Opportunities

Remember when you were in the market for a new home, and can you recall the exhaustive process of browsing through countless realtor sites looking for the perfect match? After looking at your top choices, were you surprised by the state of the home’s HVAC equipment? Was the equipment about 15-30 years old, or still […]

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Zoning Sales Tip: Ask Questions

The worst question is that which goes unasked. This statement certainly applies to HVAC sales, especially when offering accessory products like HVAC zoning. However, when working with your homeowner, it is essential to ask questions about their needs, not the product. It is more effective to first look into their comfort issues and then match […]

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How many zoning opportunities are you missing each year? 6 Ways to Edge Out Your Competition with HVAC Zoning

Consider this real-world math story problem: According to recent US Census data, there are about 122 million existing homes in the U.S. HVAC Zoning is only offered 24% of the time to homeowners. About 73% of homeowners have reported they experience comfort issues year-round. How many zoning opportunities are you missing each year? These numbers […]

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Top 10 Light Commercial Economizer/Fresh-Air System Applications

Light commercial HVAC systems are among the most common applications for zoning, economizers, and fresh-air systems. Economizers like the Arzel® CoolMizer open up even more light commercial opportunities for contractors as it is compatible with package units and split systems. When you think about the advantages the Arzel® CoolMizer provides, it is the perfect addition […]

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CoolMizer: Energy Efficient Residential Economizer

More homeowners are looking for products, especially as a part of their HVAC system,  to improve indoor air quality and reduce energy bills but maintain or even improve their comfort expectations. As an HVAC professional, you now have a product proven to provide healthier, more energy-efficient comfort with the award-winning Arzel Zoning CoolMizer system. CoolMizer […]

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Effective Thermostat Hacks for forced-air HVAC Zoning Systems

For customers with forced air zoning, you may tweak many variables to increase the energy efficiency of their HVAC system, one of the variables being the thermostat. Many smart and programmable thermostats offer more advanced system flexibility than traditional equipment and can link to enhanced comfort and reduced operational cost of equipment. Like most mechanical […]

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A Whole Approach To HVAC System Efficiency

Many HVAC Professionals ignore the benefits of approaching complex systems as a whole. They buy into equipment models that create changes in one area that affect the dynamics and, therefore, the effectiveness of other areas. “System Efficiency” has several levels; the challenge is managing them as a whole, but what exactly does each refer to? […]

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10 Reasons to Zone Multi-Stage and Variable Speed Equipment

Multi-Stage equipment and variable speed equipment are known for providing more consistent comfort throughout your customer’s home. The adaptability of their capacity usage to meet the heating and cooling demands offers significant energy savings and better efficiency. Multiple benefits arise when combined with zoning, making zoning multi-stage and variable speed equipment a no-brainer.   1. […]

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AHR – The Show to See

It’s been a long year, and we’re all hoping that 2022 brings better business, more opportunities, and a chance to connect. One way to ensure that is to attend the AHR Expo in Las Vegas from Jan 31st-Feb 2nd Why AHR? New Tech – No other HVAC conference draws the same number of companies, engineers, […]

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Fresh Air and a Fresh Approach

CoolMizer Adds Fresh Air and Adds to Your Bottom Line The Addition of fresh air to a home is a concern for your customers. Increasingly health-conscious consumers will be aware of the guidance from organizations like the American Lung Association regarding the importance of proper ventilation. And of course, proper fresh air introduction is just […]

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Zoning Helps Dial In IAQ

Air quality considerations as a part of HVAC systems have always been important. Still, recent events have made it a primary concern for many consumers, especially in retrofits and system upgrades. High-MERV filters are now the norm, Humidifier and dehumidifier systems more common, and even UV and Ionizing systems are being more requested. As consumers […]

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Adding HVAC Zoning to Your Retrofit Work – A Win/Win/Win

Retrofit work can be a consistent and profitable line of work for just about any HVAC contractor. Whether it’s repairing or replacing an existing system or installing a brand-new system in an older house that never had a central air system, retrofit can be a tremendous part of your business – particularly in the current […]

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How to Tackle Temperature Variances in Customers’ Homes

Every contractor has that one client. The one you installed a few years ago, but that you still hear from. It may be to schedule regular maintenance, it might be for another reason, but sooner or later the conversation will always come around to one, recurring subject: “Why is it still so much warmer/colder in […]

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Zoning 101: The Potential Risks of Closing Registers

When it comes to priorities, nothing is more important to a homeowner than the comfort and safety of their living space. When you’re conducting a service call for a homeowner, what are the most common concerns they have about their current HVAC system? They may express concerns over high energy bills or frustration about poor […]

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Zoning vs. Mini-Splits: Which is Better for HVAC Contractors?

When you're looking to upgrade your HVAC solutions, the choices presented can be staggering. One of the increasingly more common solutions presented are Ductless Mini-Splits. Popular in Europe, and increasingly available here, they can be a good solution, but not in all cases. Read more about their limitations, and how zoning might be a better solution for you, in this article originally written for the same contractors you may be working with on your upgrade.

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What Makes the Arzel CoolMizer so Cool?

The Arzel CoolMizer is a stand-alone ventilation control system that delivers the power of commercial economizers to the residential and light commercial markets. It has been designed specifically for residential, light commercial, and split system HVAC units, all while keeping you, the Arzel contractor, in mind. The Arzel CoolMizer operates as an intelligent, fresh air […]

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Arzel’s NEW Explainer Video

    Check out our new Arzel Zoning explainer video! This video shows not only what zoning is, but also how our reliable panels and dampers work. Additionally, it explains the benefits an Arzel Zoning System will provide in a home and how comfort issues can be resolved. Contractors, you can visit our Contractor Portal […]

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What is the Big Problem With Tiny Zones?

If you're looking at zoning as a possible solution for your HVAC comfort, one of the first questions you and your contractor should look at is - How many zones will our system need? This article for contractors offers some information on the proper design, and points out that sometimes more (zones) is less (performance). Need help with the lingo? See our glossary.

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Meet Nick, Arzel’s new Embedded Systems Engineer

Introducing the newest member of the Arzel® team, Nick Seifert! Nick has joined Arzel® Zoning as our Embedded Systems Engineer. Nick grew up in Massillon, OH and graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Akron. […]

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Cy, Arzel’s Test Cycle Damper celebrates a BIG milestone

One of the biggest issues a consumer faces when installing an HVAC system is reliability. After all, most of the equipment is hidden away outside or in the attic, and some of it is completely hidden away inside your walls. So any time you can prove the reliability of your equipment, it's one less thing to worry about. Meet "Cy", Arzel Zoning's test damper. We've been running Cy continuously for years, and more than 20 MILLION cycles. Why? to prove that pneumatic dampers are THE solution to provide comfort, efficiency and reliability you can count on.

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Airboss or HeatPumPro? Which is Right for Your Home?

When choosing a zoning panel there are 3 main questions to keep in mind, how do you want the staging of the HVAC equipment achieved, how many zones will the designed system have, and what built-in features are applicable and important for the application. In our blog, we will dive into these 3 questions and […]

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Why should you care about fresh air and healthy IAQ?

Check out our video below on how to protect yourself from breathing in infectious droplets outdoors, as well as indoors!

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Combat COVID with clean & fresh air! #STOPTHESPREAD

Why offer fresh & safe air indoors?  According to recent studies, scientists suggest that natural light, fresh air could keep the coronavirus out of your home/workplace Studies also show that viruses have the ability to thrive in dry and cool environment, but the likelihood of viral persistence outdoors is lower Traditional hospitals were built with high ceilings […]

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Arzel is here to help!

To stop the spread of corona, we’ve partnered with MatterHackers, Inc. and changed our focus and use of our 3D printers to manufacture components for face masks! They will be donated to medical workers on the front line during this pandemic! We are awaiting new orders next week, and will continue to manufacture and donate! […]

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A letter from Arzel’s new VP of Technical Sales, Ken Barton

Growing up in the trades, primarily in the HVAC industry, Arzel became the sole and only zoning solution that I offered to my customers. Their products were dependable, innovative and really stood the test of time, never making me look bad or disappointing. When it came to Arzel’s core values and how they supported their […]

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HVAC Zoning System Installation Done the Right Way

Our goal at Arzel® Zoning is to guarantee contractors, distributors, and HVAC professionals understand HVAC zoning system installations. This way they can offer opportunities to add value and comfort to their customers’ homes. We believe training is a crucial part for contractors, as it saves labor by reducing installation, or setup times. It also increases […]

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The Most Common Misconceptions About Installing Zoning

Maybe you've never heard of "VAC Zoning", maybe you're familiar with it, but have heard it's too expensive, too hard to install, or not needed for your system. Many of those preconceptions are just wrong. Zoning can add efficiency, performance and comfort to your home. Read more about these misconceptions, and the truth about zoning here. The article was originally written for contractors, but the lessons are universal.

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Things Contractors Need To Know When Installing Zoning

Thinking about zoning as a solution for your HVAC comfort needs? Zoning has proven to be a reliable, efficient, and effective solution for many consumers, but as with anything new, you may have questions. We cover many of them in our FAQ page, but you may also find this contractor article useful. It covers many of the issues they face, and that you as an informed consumer should be aware of.

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Meet Dave, Arzel’s new Sales Manager

David Domanick has joined Arzel Zoning as Sales Manager. David brings over 15 years of sales/customer service experience and will use his skills to drive sales growth and relations with distributors and contractors alike. Prior to joining Arzel, David held the position of Director of Customer Services at GED Integrated Solutions, a glass window manufacturing […]

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Spring Tune-Ups Bring Zoning Opportunities

Even though the warm weather still seems out of reach, spring is almost upon us; and with spring comes everyone’s annual surge of cleaning. Usually, when we get into spring cleaning mode, we attack what we see: the dust that’s been layering that shelving unit for the better part of a year, the clothes that […]

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Zoning, Personal Use, and You

There is more than one zoning system out there for contractors to install on a job; so how do you know which one to use? Which one will give substantial energy savings? Which one has the best features and easiest integration? Which system has the longest life span and lives up to its claims? The […]

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What You Need to Know About Title 24 And Bypass

Panic and mayhem seem to be raining down on the HVAC streets of California as contractors scramble to interpret the new regulations and changes to bypass systems with the passing of the 2013 version Title 24. What is title 24? Title 24 is the building and energy code standard in California, which ensures building construction, […]

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The Importance of Continuing Education

The HVAC industry is an ever-changing field. New technologies such as app-driven systems and touchscreen thermostats are entering the industry every year, and manufacturers are constantly making improvements on products. A great way to keep up with these changes is through continuing education classes.

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Allergy Season and Indoor Air Quality

After this past winter, I’m sure we’re all glad that the snow has melted and spring has finally found its way here; but warmer weather comes with its own set of problems. Within days of being able to see the grass again, allergy sufferers were reminded of what they were missing for the past four […]

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Toolbox Talk: Digital Manometers

One of the most common phrases coming out of our Technical Support department during a troubleshooting call is, “We recommend a digital manometer for that.” If you are used to working mostly with motor-driven systems, you may not have had as much of a need for one; but (besides being fun to say) manometers are […]

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HVAC Industry Trends and Arzel’s Response to Them

Like every other industry and business concept, the HVAC industry has its ebbs, its flows, and its trends. In the past year or so, a couple different trends have floated to top of the list:

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