Home Comfort Technology

Welcome to 2013, where “wireless” technology and smart devices rule the world. 

Today, almost everything is controlled from your phone or tablet, including the comfort of your home. We are seeing more and more companies produce wireless, communicating, smart thermostats that allow you to control the temperature of your home from anywhere!

This is the same mindset and technology innovation that ZONEFIRST had back in the 1950’s when we invented zoning for forced air systems.

Take a thermostat such as the new NEST. Well, we did. We bought 3 of them and tested them with our control boards. Turns out, these “smart” thermostats are compatible with our panels. What does this mean? The complete home comfort solution!

By adding a wireless communicating thermostat to your home, it allows you to control your ENTIRE home. But, when you add zoning into the mix, you can control certain areas of your home from anywhere.

Let us paint a picture. You are on your way home from work, it’s hot and you don’t want to walk into a warm house. You take out your phone and set the  temperature for 67 degrees. Your thermostat picks up the call and brings on your AC. Now your entire home will be nice and cool for your arrival. But, what is the benefit to adding zoning?

Let us paint another picture. You are on your way home from work, it’s hot and you don’t want to walk into a warm house. You take out your phone and set the temperature for 67 degrees on zone 1 (which is your downstairs). Your thermostat picks up the call and brings on your AC. Now your downstairs will be nice and cool for your arrival. By adding zoning to the mix, you can pinpoint what zones you want to cool because the panel will shut automatic dampers to the zones not calling for AC. This way you are not wasting energy cooling down rooms that you wont be occupying when you get home (like your bedroom for example). This mix of technology allows for extreme comfort, convenience and energy savings!

Take it from us, be a home comfort professional, not just another “HVAC Guy”

2 Comments

  1. sulaiman

    Does it work on any kind of air conditioning? And how do I install it when I buy it?

    • Chris (ZONEFIRST Product Engineer)

      sulaiman,
      yes these systems will typically work on any kind of AC equipment. the installation process can vary greatly depending on the kind of equipment you have and the layout of your duct work. if you look over out zoning design guide (http://zonefirst.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/DesignManual.pdf) it will show you some of the things to consider when zoning your system. we have had some homeowners that have installed these systems themselves whereas most have an HVAC company install it for them.
      if you have any further questions let me know.

      Christopher Shinn
      Product Engineer
      ZONEFIRST

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