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Got a homeowner using smart, wi-fi enabled or programmable thermostats? Learn how they can benefit from adding Arzel Zoning.

According to ENERGY STAR®, the ideal homeowner comfort level lays between 70 and 78 degrees, and to maximize energy efficiency it is recommended to lower or raise the temperature by 8 degrees when away. Smart thermostats automatically adjust temperatures, programmable thermostats follow a preset schedule, and wi-fi enabled thermostats even allow comfort management remotely. While they sound efficient, in reality, they cause over conditioning and waste energy by not distributing the conditioned air evenly into the areas that are actually used. Why? Because there is only one thermostat managing different temperatures throughout the day for the entire house. Unused areas receive unnecessary conditioning while other livable areas won’t reach the desired temperature. This is because the thermostat reached its set temperature at its location, and in most cases that is in the hallway. Doesn’t quite sound smart or energy efficient, does it? Now, before homeowner’s waste money and energy on space heaters or window A/C units, why not offer zoning?

All Arzel panels are compatible with any 24v, smart, wi-fi enabled or programmable thermostat. A thermostat in each zone will manage zoning calls automatically to ensure desired temperatures are always reached in the most efficient way. Zoning avoids over and under conditioning and guarantees, the homeowners comfort in the areas where they actually spend time. It will also save homeowners up to 30% on their monthly energy bill by running their HVAC unit more efficiently, while greatly improving their comfort. This leaves them a happy customer – all thanks to you for helping them automate their comfort in the smartest way possible. To learn more about our Arzel panels’ clever abilities and how you can help homeowners be more energy efficient and more comfortable with our smart zoning solutions, contact our technical support team to learn more about thermostats and their compatibility.

Control Indoor Allergens and Improve Indoor Air Quality

Fortunately, spring is just around the corner and the cold winter can be put behind us. With rising temperatures outside allergy season is about to begin, and the need for keeping your home or business cool and comfortable becomes a necessity. Soon trees, weeds, and spring flowers will start to release pollen which causes sneezing, itchy eyes, coughing, and congested airways.  Opening the windows and getting crisp spring air into the house is not an option, but what if it could be? What if you could enjoy the fresh, cool air in your home and save money at the same time?

The Arzel CoolMizer can do just that. This economizer delivers free air conditioning by introducing fresh outdoor air into your home, of course only if climate conditions outside are favorable. In combination with a MERV 10 or better air filter, you can dodge those frustrating allergy symptoms too! How so? When conditions outside are favorable, and the inside requires cooling, the Arzel CoolMizer communicates to its dampers to open allowing fresh, cool air to be drawn into the return air duct. The Coolmizer can be used with any existing heating and/or cooling system while giving your AC unit a break. The air is then purified through the HVAC system’s air filtration system providing your indoors only with the freshest, clean, and pollen-free air, leaving you as comfortable as ever. With favorable spring temperatures around the corner, you could save money on your energy bill by letting your HVAC unit take it easy. Enjoy fresh, clean air inside your home without having to worry about your allergies ever again.

Learn more about the Arzel CoolMizer today!

Arzel Welcomes New Sales Rep Group

Evans, Maille & Associates, Inc., a leading manufacturers’ representative will represent Arzel Zoning in central America. Primarily focused on HVAC related equipment and materials for over 40 years, Evans, Maille & Associates takes pride in possessing the technological knowledge and experience to thrive in the zoning industry. Located in St. Louis and Kansas City, Evans, Maille & Associates, Inc. will serve the states of Missouri and Kansas. We look forward to work and grow with Evans, Maille & Associates and welcome them to the Arzel family!

Meet Anette, Arzel’s Newest Marketing Coordinator

Anette grew up in Germany and came to the U.S. as an exchange student in August of 2011. She attended Notre Dame College to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated in 2016 with a major in international marketing and minor in entrepreneurship. Her past work experience focused on social media marketing where she managed various social media and online advertising programs. Anette will concentrate on the maintenance and development of creative marketing programs while providing outstanding customer service. We look forward to applying her skillset and experience to help Arzel’s marketing team exceed your expectations. Please help us welcome Anette to the Arzel family!

Arzel Welcomes New Canadian Sales Rep

Arzel Zoning is pleased to announce that AIR FORCE 1 Sales & Marketing Ltd. is representing Arzel  Zoning throughout Ontario. AIR FORCE 1 has been well known in the HVAC, electrical, plumbing and industrial markets since 1999. This customer-focused sales agency has continued to grow based on its professionalism and technical know how. Arzel is located in Cleveland Ohio, and manufactures the industry’s most innovative and reliable zoning products for the residential and light commercial markets. This partnership enhances our customer service & technical support throughout the region. We are excited to welcome AIR FORCE 1 to the Arzel family. For immediate service please contact AIR FORCE 1 at 1-800-707-6297.

Ideal Temperature Can Help You Get Your Best Night of Sleep!

How well you sleep has been proven to link to how productive you are at work, your overall health, and happiness. Ideal sleep temperature has served to be one of the best natural sleep aids. Setting the thermostat to the correct sleep temperature can help to sleep better and improve your general sleep cycles. If you’re having a hard time falling asleep or are uncomfortable when you go to bed, zoning may help you experience the best night of sleep.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, the ideal bedroom temperature for optimal sleep is between 60 to 67 degrees. In the winter months, this can easily be achieved, and even save you money on your heating bill. However, in the summer, maintaining this temperature with air-conditioning can get expensive.  Aside from surrounding yourself with fans to keep cool, zoning allows you to set your ideal temperature in individual rooms. Cooling down just one room can get a more comfortable night’s sleep while using a fraction of the energy.  It is a permanent solution to the age-old problem.

Here is a link https://www.arzelzoning.com/services/local-zoning-professional/  to find your local Arzel certified contractor.

Meet Our New Rep Group, Keystone Sales & Associates!

Established in 1973, Keystone Sales & Associates (KSA) is the premier manufacturers’ representative for Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning products in the Mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, the company is experiencing rapid growth and expansion by offering a large selection of related products from a single source. As a value-added supplier, KSA provides distributors and contractors with customer support and hands-on technical training. Please help us to welcome Keystone Sales & Associates to the Arzel family and look out for our new Reps at future events!

HeatPumPro: Not Just for Heat Pumps!

Don’t let the name fool you, the Arzel HeatPumPro isn’t just for heat pumps! The HPP is our most compatible panel, and works with single stage, two stage, duel fuel, conventional, and variable speed split systems. The HPP, combined with our unique variety of damper options, makes it ideally suited for both new construction and retrofit applications, offering the most versatile zoning system in the industry. Because the HPP stages the blower independently from the compressor, it reduces potential noise by controlling the furnace blower based on the size of your zone, and it lowers operational costs by not creating more capacity than needed. This ensures that the homeowner will receive their desired comfort without having to hear it or overpay for it!

The HPP also gives the contractor unique customization options. It allows them to tailor staging and control the HVAC equipment to match both the zoning installation and the homeowner’s specific needs. Equipped with a fully programmable software, the contractor can adjust the system to better match the homeowner’s lifestyle patterns, HVAC equipment, and comfort needs. The advanced logic in the HPP allows for all of its capabilities to be utilized with just a simple heat/cool thermostat, even when applied to multistage, duel fuel, or heat pump systems. The LCD display delivers real time reporting of the system activities and seamless on-board programming; it indicates output to the equipment, run times, duct temperatures, outdoor temperature, zone inputs, and can be useful in system diagnostics.

With its versatile capabilities and easily programmable setup, the HeatPumPro is your go-to zoning panel.

  • For more information on the HeatPumPro, go to: HeatPumPro Zoning Control
  • To find a distributor in your area, use our distributor locator tool: Arzel Distributor Locator
  • If you have any application or operation questions, don’t hesitate to call Arzel’s technical support at (800) 611-8312 or contact us at: Arzel Support

Jason MacCartney: New Technical Support Specialist

Jason MacCartney is Arzel’s newest Technical Service Specialist. In this role, Jason will focus on helping HVAC technicians and business owners understand and troubleshoot Arzel Zoning products. He will also contribute to new product design and be responsible for the quality control inspection of our products.

Jason began his HVAC career in 2009 after graduating from Auburn Career Center’s HVAC program. Working at Debord’s One Hour Heating and Air in Chardon, Ohio, he held the position of Install Helper before being promoted to Senior Service Technician, and ultimately, Comfort Advisor. Jason worked on maintaining and repairing residential and light commercial equipment and as he became more experienced, he worked alongside his manager and supervised the day to day operations. During his career, Jason has enjoyed diagnosing and fixing issues while helping his clients get the most out of their heating and cooling systems. Jason looks forward to using his acquired skills and knowledge to help Arzel’s customers get the most out of our zoning systems.

Please join us in welcoming Jason to the Arzel Zoning family!

Multiple Systems Vs. Mini-Splits Vs. Zoning

Multiple Systems, mini-splits or zoning? With such a variety of options out there, it’s hard to decide exactly which is best for both your customer’s comfort and your valuable time. So how do you make the right decision?

Multiple Systems

Multiple systems can be used due to total load requirements, or to provide additional comfort. They can benefit your customers by providing back up if another system is down and by adding another layer of control to their total home comfort. With that being said, there are some downsides to be considered with the use of multiple systems. This means more equipment and materials to purchase, more power consumption, and more ductwork, venting, line splits, gas piping, etc. Installations are much more difficult and labor intensive, there is more equipment to maintain, and there are more repair costs to consider.

Mini-Splits

Mini-Splits have been taking the industry by storm and your customers know to ask for it! They are a great and energy efficient option when needing additional capacity at load peak or a back up to the primary system. They also provide the best option when there is no/inadequate ductwork, or undersized equipment capacity. However, mini-splits can create a lot of additional trouble for your customers and ultimately you. They are messy to clean, could harbor mold growth and odors, require additional equipment to maintain, compromise the indoor or outdoor aesthetics of the home and some homeowners think they are loud. Installation is also very labor intensive, requiring additional electrical circuits, the potential use of an electrician, and the need to run multiple refrigerant line-sets and condensate drains.

Zoning

Zoning is the HVAC industry’s best kept secret of energy efficient comfort control. It is a less invasive option for the customer since it makes use of their existing HVAC system and causes no aesthetic issues inside or out. It also provides a less labor-intensive job for you because it requires no additional electrical circuits, refrigeration line-sets, venting, or gas piping , and requires no additional maintenance. The drawbacks to some zoning systems include damper motor failures, static pressure issues, noisy dampers, stripped gears, and trouble if there is inaccessible duct work. There is also a need for multiple, large 24VAC transformers to handle the power required for multiple damper motors, as well as the need for additional/complicated wiring and relays. However, Arzel has been able to avoid these widespread issues due to our innovative and unique design.

How Arzel Can Help

Arzel Zoning products provide solutions to zoning’s largest drawbacks. Our pneumatically operated damper design eliminates all of the issues caused by motorized dampers. So that means no damper motor failures, no noisy dampers, no stripped motor gears, no need for multiple, large 24VAC transformers, and no complicated wiring or relays. If inaccessible ductwork is a concern, our wide variety of damper designs allow for zoning to be installed in even the most difficult of ductwork scenarios, without the need of invasive measures. To avoid static pressure issues, our technologically advanced control panels allow for programable staging as well as bypassing options.

So Which Option is Best?

That is ultimately for your customer to decide! Educate them on the trade-offs of each system and let them choose which option best fits their needs.