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XCI SmartZone Controls

XCI SmartZone ControlsToday’s homes require special consideration in order to maintain uniform comfort throughout.  Ideally, there should be no more than a 2°F temperature difference between any two rooms at any given time according to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA).

One of the most popular residential applications for zoning is a bonus room or FROG (finished room over garage).  Without a separate zone thermostat, comfort is impossible in a bonus room.  The constant year round complaint about Bonus Rooms without a thermostat is, “It’s Too Hot”.

Rambling floor plans where rooms are exposed to morning or afternoon sun, present special indoor temperature control problems.  Maybe you just want your master bedroom to be cooler than the rest of the house.  Zoning is the solution for desired climate control in each of these applications.

XCI SmartZone Controls

 
Commercial buildings have many of the same challenges as homes when it comes to maintaining comfort.  Often a large commercial heating/cooling unit provides heating and cooling for rooms with different comfort requirements.  For instance, an office with a southwest exposure will be affected by afternoon sun while offices on the opposite side of the building will be affected by morning sun.  Offices in the center core of the building are not affected by sunlight.  Heating and cooling requirements change throughout the day.

Computers, copiers and other office equipment can add heat to the room creating a greater need for cooling than other areas of the same size.  Not everybody is comfortable at the same temperature.  With zoning, private offices can have different temperatures within a reasonable range.
 

Zoning with multiple thermostats controlling a single heating/cooling unit is the solution for maintaining indoor temperature to fit individual needs.  Zoning provides ultimate comfort by providing heating and cooling where and when you desire by locating multiple zone thermostats in critical areas.

XCI SmartZone Controls
Computer controlled temperature is also available through the internet with communicating thermostats. See Network Thermostat for more details.
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SmartZone
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Network Thermostat Network Thermostat

Introduction to Net/X™ Communication

Simple to install, easy to manage and effortless to save energy and gain control of your home or building.  We've been making network and Internet accessible thermostats for more than a decade.  In fact, we were a pioneer in the industry and have led the industry from t start.  We exclusively use Net/XTM technology in our energy saving solutions.

 

So, what's different about Net/X Energy Controls?

  • Simple User Controls.
  • Internet and Local Area Network Access.
  • Automation System Interfaces.
  • Rock-Solid Communications both wired and wireless.
  • Industrial Quality.
  • Award-winning management.
  • Proven Savings of up to 25% of your HVAC bill with payback well under a year for many cases.

What types of buildings are ideal? 
With Net/X's building block structure, no building is too large or too small, and Net/X systems have been installed in just about every type of structure you can imagine.

  • Residential (from cozy to mansions)
  • Retail Stores
  • Office Buildings
  • Warehouses
  • Grocery Stores
  • Restaurants
  • Banks
  • Schools (complete school districts or individual schools)
  • Churches and Houses of Worship
  • Apartment complexes
  • High-Rise Buildings (condominiums, offices)

Net/X™ Wireless  Net/X™ Wired-XBUS  Net/X™ Wired-N2 Thermostats

Net/X™ Communicating thermostats allow full control and feedback of all functions and temperature readings on the thermostat.  Besides their world class functionality, the Net/X™ thermostat has a low profile, award winning design that blends well with any decor.

The Net/X™ Communicating thermostats are available in several models in order to meet the needs of various types of HVAC equipment in the marketplace.  All thermostats are manufactured in accordance with ISO9000 standards. The thermostats were designed with today's interiors in mind.  These solid state electronic thermostats use state-of-the-art surface mount manufacturing technology incorporated into an extremely low profile. 

All versions include the following standard features:  

  • Heating and Cooling Automatic Changeover
  • Full thermostat control, including buttons for Mode, Fan, set point adjustment, outdoor temperature and occupied/unoccupied
  • Built-in fan selector switch, short cycle protection, electronic calibration
  • Selectable Celsius or Fahrenheit temperature display
  • No battery is required, and set point data and mode of operation is retained following power outages of any duration.
  • All thermostat models can have multiple remote indoor sensors and one outdoor temperature sensors or one wet location sensor connected to them.

There are two columns of connectors on the thermostats. These connectors use the standard wiring and terminology for the HVAC industry. The feature connector, located on the left side of the thermostat back plate, has three main functions. They are the contact closure port, the remote sensor bus, and the communications bus.

The Remote Sensor Bus allows the connection of an outdoor sensor or a supply air sensor, and up to six remote indoor sensors or a return air duct sensors.

The Net/Xcommunications port allows for complete control and feedback of all functions of the thermostat.  There are four (4) models of the Net/X™ communicating thermostat.  All models offer full bi-directional control any of the family of Net/X™ Network Controllers through the RS-232 and Ethernet ports.

 

Net/X™ Command Center Software
Latest Version 4.5.1, Released Aug 3, 2009

The Net/X Command Center software is at the heart of our simplicity for set up and operation of the Net/X thermostat network for end users.  Simple point and click capabilities allow you all the ease of use and flexibility you desire to manage your facility or home from anywhere in the world.  Monitoring thermostats, making changes 'on the fly' for temporary settings, creating and copying schedules, setting alarms, logging and graphing historical operation data.  This simple power allows you the ability to control your energy consumption and remain comfortable at the same time.

Download Net/X™ Command Center Software
 
Schedule Window
  • Create and store user-defined thermostat or relay schedules Network Thermostat
  • Any thermostat schedule can be copied to individual or group of thermostats
  • Schedules can be defined as local (single thermostat) or global (all thermostats connected to a single network controller)
  • Scheduling types:
    • 2-event weekly recurring - set time and all modes of operation for up to 2 events for each day of the week
    • 4-event weekly recurring - set time and all modes of operation for up to 4 events for each day of the week
    • 6-event weekly recurring - set time and all modes of operation for up to 6 events for each day of the week
    • Run Once - set time and date for all modes for operation for a one-time single event
    • Vacation - set time and date for all modes of operation for holding all schedules for an extended period
Single Thermostat Window
  • Network ThermostatMonitor and control any single network thermostat attached to the network controller
  • 32-character name thermostat description
  • Create and store user-defined thermostat operating parameters to disk for later recall
  • User-defined thermostat address
  • Allows association of any quantity of generic schedules to a thermostat
Project Window
  • Network ThermostatCreate, group and store multiple controllers into a single project
  • View all thermostats and or relays from the project window

Net/X™ Network Controllers

Net/X Network ControllersThe Net/X family of Network Controllers is the heart of the NetworkThermostat HVAC control networks.  There are several different network controllers to satisfy the requirements of any installation.  The entire Net/X Network Controller family enables simple integration with any control system or personal computer.  The controllers accept simple ASCII commands using a published open protocol and replies with readable text answers.  The entire family of controllers has built-in intelligence to correct conflicting and illegal thermostat settings to prevent damage to equipment from programming errors.

All Net/X network controllers are commercial grade controllers, providing high reliability in any application.  The controllers include a real-time clock/calendar which allows simple, yet robust environment control.  The real-time clock/calendar is a significant importance to most of our customers.  It allows the Net/X system to run in a 'stand-alone' mode, where no other controller, PC or automation system is required for scheduling set points and modes of operation.   When used in combination with the Net/X Command Center software, simply point and click to create your schedules, then click to download them into the Net/X network controller, and you're done!  The thermostat schedules will run automatically at the time(s) designated.  There are also two versions of the controllers, the NT-SSA32/CLK Network Controller (for 16 or less thermostats) and the NT-SSA16/CLK Network Controller (for up to 32 thermostats)!   In addition, using the Net/X Command Center software allows you to monitor and control as many Net/X Network Controllers as needed for your site, no matter how large.

 

Net/X™ Wireless Solutions

Connect your Net/X™ thermostats wirelessly to the network from hundreds and hundreds of feet away.  These new modules are extremely valuable options that deliver flexibility, and reduce installation and set-up time.

Large or small, new construction, expansion or retrofit, our mesh-network wireless options make installation a snap.  Our innovative solution takes energy savings and efficiency to a new level.  Based on the IEEE standard 802.15.4 for wireless networks, our groundbreaking technology allows each Net/X™ wireless module to function as a device communications gateway and simultaneously as a repeater for the entire network, ensuring reliable transmission with ranges never before seen with wireless systems. 

Wireless Coordinator

Net/X Network ControllersYou can place the Wireless Coordinator Module (WCM-1) anywhere in the facility within 1,000 feet of the Network Controller.  This module interfaces the wireless thermostats to the entire network.  Each WCM-1 can coordinate up to 32 Net/X wireless thermostat modules, and you can have as many WCM-1 coordinators on the site as you have Network Controllers.  The sophistication of the electronics allows hundreds of thermostats to be controlled on the same site without interfering with each other or with other wireless systems.

Wireless Backplate Modules

Net/X Network ControllersEach Wireless Backplate Module (WBM-1) connects a Net/X™ thermostat to the WCM-1.  Simply install the backplate on the wall, connect the thermostat wires, push the link button to sync communications with the coordinator, and the installation is done!  Up to 32 wireless thermostats can be used with each Network Controller.

 

Net/X™ Remote Temperature Sensors

Net/X Network Controllers

Net/X provides an entire family of remote sensing products.  The NT-IDS, NT-DUCT, NT-ODT and NT-SUPPLY communicating temperature sensors are designed to work in conjunction with the Net/X™ thermostat family.  The remote sensor network allows multiple sensors to be connected in a daisy-chain manner to a Net/X thermostat.  The intelligence of the network includes automatic averaging if multiple sensors are connected.  The connected Net/X thermostat also automatically removes the temperature sensor internal to the thermostat from the temperature calculation.  This feature allows the thermostat(s) to be placed in a locked enclosure or a remote location (such as a closet) without the need to remove the Net/X thermostat's sensor.

The NT-IDS is the indoor temperature model that allows remote sensing of temperature in the occupied space, and the NT-DUCT and NT-SUPPLY include an 8" stainless steel probe & box for use at a return air duct and supply air plenum, respectively.  The NT-ODT is the outdoor temperature model that allows monitoring of the ambient outside temperature.  The NT-SUPPLY can be used in place of the outdoor sensor, allowing monitoring of the HVAC system's supply air temperature.  Integration with the Net/X™ thermostats is a simple three wire bus supplying power and data to the thermostat.  An external 10K sensor probe may be connected for complete versatility of environments.  Screw terminal connections are included for power, data, and external sensors.

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Digital Thermostats

ICM Controls

The only digital thermostats made in the USA, Simple Comfort, state-of-the-art digital thermostats are accurate to within +/- 1°F and have large, easy to read, displays.  Available features include back lit displays, screwless quick-connect wire terminals, programmability, automatic changeover, adjustable minimum and maximum set points, lockout feature to lock mode and limit set points, built-in temperature calibration and filter check warnings. 

It’s time to upgrade your old mercury thermostat to a Simple Comfort digital thermostat.  Be sure to ask your heating and cooling contractor to dispose of your old mercury thermostat according to EPA hazardous material guidelines.

Programmable and non-programmable models available with custom laser engraved company logos to qualifying HVAC contractors.

** Notice to HVAC Contractors
Simple Comfort thermostats enable the service technician to verify voltage outputs while the thermostat is still on the wall.  This feature saves valuable time by not having to go to the crawlspace, attic or rooftop to verify voltage output from the thermostat.  Compare this feature with Honeywell, Totaline and other brands.
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CC750 Comfort Center Variable Indoor Speed Controller

ICM Controls

Maximize your comfort for less with the new, multi award-winning CC750 Comfort Control Center.  As recently seen on the hit television show, “Designing Spaces”, the Comfort Control Center can make your existing air conditioning or heat pump system more effective at removing and controlling humidity levels in your home. The resulting drier air allows for higher set point temperatures while improving the overall perception of comfort. Think of it in terms of taking a hot shower. Even though you may have the exhaust fan running, the air inside can still get steamy. The fan is just not enough. Now open the bathroom door. The cool sensation you feel when the steamy air is removed is similar to the added comfort you can experience as the Comfort Control Center removes the excess moisture…FROM YOUR ENTIRE HOME!

The fully programmable Comfort Control Center works by intelligently controlling your system’s blower motor speed based on the unique environmental conditions in your home. By allowing the warm, humid air to stay in contact longer with your system’s evaporator coil, the Comfort Control Center improves your system’s effectiveness at removing moisture from the air…with greater system efficiencies. Additionally, when used in conjunction with a system equipped with advanced IAQ devices, the CC750 also allows these devices to operate more effectively, making it ideal for asthma or allergy sufferers. During colder months, the CC750 will even provide warmer air discharge temperatures for homes equipped with a heat pump.

Why spend thousands of dollars on upgrades or a new variable speed system when the CC750 Comfort Control Center can deliver year-round, in-home comfort – effectively, efficiently and for a fraction of the price?

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Venmar

Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs)

Studies show that the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) of the average home can be up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air.*

Invisible pollutants produced by common household substances, plus dust and excess humidity that gets trapped in today’s houses, can increase your risk of chronic respiratory illness and your home’s risk of serious structural damage.

Central ventilation and filtration effectively eliminate airborne pollutants and excess humidity.

Venmar  manufacturers three types of Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) to provide your home with fresh clean air in every room of your house throughout the year:

  • DUO 1.2, 1.4 or 1.9 - Highest industry rated Total Recovery Efficiency (TRE) **
  • CONSTRUCTO 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0 – Compact cross-core ERV
  • HEPA 4100 - ERV with HEPA*** filtration removes 99.97% of 0.3 micron particles.

Venmar ERV units expel polluted and humid air from your home to the outside and replace it fresh air several times a day.

Venmar

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  *   Source: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
 **   Source:  Home Ventilation Institute (HVI).
***  Source Department of Energy (DOE)
 
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Americaire
Heat Pump Mini-splits

AmericaireThere are many applications where heating and cooling is required for areas separated from the main area.  This could include room additions such as sun rooms or bonus rooms above a garage that were finished after the home was constructed.  If the main central heating and cooling system capacity is adequate, a zone control system probable offers the best solution.  However, if the main heating and cooling system is not large enough to handle the additional conditioned space, a mini-split heat pump is an ideal low cost solution.

Mini-splits offer separate thermostat control for these areas which is absolutely necessary if comfort is to be achieved.  Merely adding additional ducts from the existing central heating and cooling system to remote areas or room additions simply will not provide comfort unless a thermostat is included.

All AmericAire mini-split units use modern R410A refrigerant rather than R22 refrigerant which is being phased of production.

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Respiratory ailments, often attributed to poor air quality, represent the third largest cause of death in the U.S., ranking only behind heart disease and cancer, according to the American Medical Association.  Removing harmful particles and chemicals plus removing pollutants, pollen, mold and mildew from the air you breathe is the key to cleaner, healthier air.

Polarized-Media Electronic Air Cleaners

Dynamic Air QualityDynamic Air Cleaners offer unparalleled 97% capture efficiency of 0.3 micron particle  sizes using a unique patented combination or air scrubbing, electrostatic polarization and activated carbon and thus, providing clean, healthy air in your home or office.  1” panels fit directly into existing filter grilles or filter racks and are powered using simple 24 volt wiring connected to the central HVAC system.  No cells or filters to wash.  Just periodically replace the polarized charcoal media.

Advanced Germicidal PCO System

The Dynamic Advanced PCO System destroys pollutants using ultraviolet light in a three step process.  First, the pollutant adsorbs the surface of the catalyst.  The pollutant and catalyst are then exposed to the photons of the UV light.  The light energy activates the catalyst which breaks down the pollutant into non toxic products.  Odors and vapors are vaporized by the UV light in much the same way that a drop of cold water is vaporized when it drops into a hot skillet.  Germicidal UV lamps without the PCO advantage are also available.

Dynamic Air Quality
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Therma-Stor

Many homes suffer from excessive humidity and/or poor ventilation, which may lead to an increase in allergens such as mold.  Studies have shown that dust mites and mold are two of the most common allergens present in higher humidity climates.  Excessive humidity in the crawlspace can lead to serious deterioration of wood and even buckling floors.

 
SantaFe Crawlspace Dehumidifiers

Santa–Fe dehumidifiers are free standing and designed specifically for crawl spaces. Controlling humidity is crawlspaces is a critical component of overall humidity control. 

Therma-Stor

UltraAire Whole House Ducted Dehumidifiers

Therma-StorUltra–Aire ducted models are designed for the whole house by combining dehumidification with filtered fresh air.  After the fresh air is filtered and airborne particles are removed, the blended combination of fresh air and existing air within the home is dehumidified to ensure relative humidity in the home remains below 50%, the level at which mold and dust mites cannot survive.
Therma-Stor
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Fantech

Fantech offers a wide variety of bath, kitchen and dryer ventilation solutions.

Gone are the days of a single bath fan in the center of the room.  The key to proper ventilation is the oversized bath filled with luxurious amenities is true spot ventilation at one source.  Choose between a quite, efficient centrifugal fan with multiple exhaust grilles in a single bath or multiple baths.  Integral halogen or florescent lights are available as an option.

Fantech

Fantech kitchen ventilation keeps kitchens clear of smoke, grease, steam and odors with a ventilation system that works quietly and efficiently by utilizing a powerful exhaust fan located away from the living area with a silencer to minimize noise and a hood liner that fits beautifully in your custom hood design.

Fantech

According to some dryer installations instructions and local building codes, dryer booster fans are required when the length of the duct exceeds 25 feet with no bends of 15 feet with two bends.  A Fantech “Intelligent” dryer booster fan can be used effectively to boost dryer exhaust in duct runs up to 130 feet using a patented pressure sensing switch to automatically turn the booster fan on.

Fantech
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AirCycler

AirCyclerVentilation control is essential to energy efficient homes.  Energy efficient homes can be achieved by building tighter homes and reducing unnecessary leaks.  Some benefits to energy efficient homes includes; lower monthly utility bills, increased thermal comfort, higher resale value for the home and environmental benefits as well.

However, a tight construction home compromises the air quality within.  Not only does a tight home retain the energy in the home, it also retains the pollutants that are caused by everyday living. 

The Air Cycler is a low-cost device that ensures the right amount of fresh air within a home to maintain energy efficiency and excellent air quality.   Easily adjustable, the Air Cycler allows the homeowner to choose the exact number of minutes per hour of fresh air desired.

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