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 become savvier in the equipment and process that can improve their home’s IAQ, it’s essential to match their knowledge with best practices, right-sized systems and understand how to make these suddenly “in demand” products work to their best ability.
And zoning can be an integral part of doing just that.
Making it Work Better
While zoning is on its own, not an IAQ solution, it can help distribute the filtered and clean air produced from IAQ equipment more effectively when and where the customer wants it By compartmentalizing the areas of a house, zoning can keep air circulating in unused portions, reducing allergens, mold causing humidity and other issues, all while using less energy than running a system at full capacity. Especially during the “shoulder seasons,” zoning can reduce calls for heating or cooling during temperature fluctuations by monitoring the conditions in each zone and only calling when that area is out of settings.
Smarter Fresh Air with CoolMizer©
In addition to an efficient, easy-to-install line of zoning solutions, Arzel also has products like CoolMizer, ready to help improve any IAQ solutions you’re installing.
Where regular Fresh Air Systems let in outside air no matter the temperature or humidity, CoolMizer works smarter. Drawing air through an opening controlled by an Arzel damper and testing for temperature and humidity levels, it introduces outside air only when the conditions are right. It works with the rest of the system to add fresh air, improving indoor air quality while enhancing system efficiency. The result – better air, a smoother running system, and bottom-line savings.
Resources for Your Customers
Looking for resources to share with current and potential customers to show the importance of Indoor Air Quality and Zoning? You may find the following valuable.
Home IAQ Resources from the Environmental Protection Agency
An Interactive Tour of the EPA’s IAQ Demo House
An Overview of IAQ from the Consumer Product Safety Commission
MERV Ratings Info from the EPA
IAQ Design Considerations for HVAC Systems
A Video Explaining what Zoning is