The emergence of smart technology has seen in-home climate control systems come a long way, but not all systems are created equal.
Regulating a home’s heating and cooling with maximum efficiency and minimal costs, all depends on the level of control engineered into the system. With greater control comes increased comfort, lower running costs and an extremely secure system.
According to iZone, the key to greater security of internet connected systems lies in its uniquely embedded firmware and system design features.
A system with a floating sensor is the most efficient way of controlling different temperatures in different zones. The floating sensor constantly monitors all the sensors in the home to see which sensor should be the controlling sensor. As the temperatures in zones change so does the controlling sensor hop from zone to zone. Once zone setpoints have been reached, any excess air is bypassed into the return air bypass damper, helping the system to cycle more effectively.
In-Duct Supply Air Sensor
Having an in-duct supply air sensor adds another level of control and efficiency. Installing this into the path of the fan coil in the supply air starter will allow the temperature of the air in the duct to be measured. This then allows a zone damper to open, so any remaining hot or cold air in the supply air duct can be used, rather than having to restart the machine.
Comfort and control can be greatly improved through having a bypass damper. As zone temperatures reach their desired set points, any excess air in the system will automatically divert into the bypass damper system and directly into the return duct in the roof cavity, thereby not affecting the perfect temperature achieved in the conditioned space. Once the bypass becomes active, the unit can then start to go through its own control sequence and wind back the outdoor compressor.
Auto Fan Control
This is a feature which allows the system’s fan speed to automatically adjust according to how many zones or rooms are being heated or cooled. Only the optimal amount of air flow will be travelling down the duct into the zone, helping to reduce running costs with no manual intervention required.
Economy mode is an important feature that will help achieve optimal efficiency and to further save on energy costs. A user can set the upper and lower temperatures so that the system only ever operates between these two temperatures regardless of what is input at the time.
The best climate control systems should be capable of delivering precise climate control, greater energy efficiency and improved comfort all year round.
The technology seen in today’s home climate control systems can help save time, money and the planet; and finally put an end to consumers wrestling with temperature settings in order to achieve the perfect room climate.