New Communicating Zoning System Uses Ductwork and Modulating Dampers

Press Release Summary:

  • Allows homeowners to control individual room temperatures in up to eight zones for maximum comfort and system control
  • Compatible with YORK Affinity™ variable capacity or two-stage indoor and outdoor communicating equipment
  • Can be controlled by mobile device with Hx app or directly on the Wi-Fi-enabled Hx3 smart thermostat that features multiple customizable schedules, including geofencing, away mode and vacation mode

Original Press Release:

YORK® Unveils Complete Home Comfort Solution with Smart Zoning Technology

The Hx™3 Communicating Zoning System provides individual temperature and humidity control in up to eight zones

MILWAUKEE – (April 30, 2020) – The YORK® brand of Johnson Controls unveiled a new complete home comfort system with state-of-the-art zoning technology. The Hx™3 Communicating Zoning System allows homeowners to precisely control individual room temperatures in up to eight zones for maximum comfort and system control.

“More than ever, today’s connected homeowners expect a complete system that provides efficient performance, worry-free reliability and customizable functionality that fits their family’s lifestyle,” said Jason Wilson, product manager with Johnson Controls. “That’s exactly what the best-in-class technology of the Hx™3 Communicating Zoning System delivers by creating a smart, high-efficiency home comfort solution when paired with our premium HVAC equipment.”

The Communicating Zoning System is compatible with YORK Affinity™ premium variable capacity or two-stage indoor and outdoor communicating equipment. The high-efficiency systems maximize energy savings while offering superior performance. In fact, the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient qualified YXV air conditioners and YZV heat pumps provide up to 21 SEER and can reduce energy costs by as much as 50 percent compared to 13 or 14 SEER units.

The entire system can be controlled directly on a mobile device with the updated Hx app or directly on the Wi-Fi-enabled Hx3 smart thermostat, featuring multiple customizable schedules, including geofencing, away mode and vacation mode, which can be set for individual zones or the entire home. Multiple secondary zone controls and sensors can be used for individual zone control to create a truly customized solution that fits homeowners’ specific needs and budget.

Unlike zoning equipment that require bypass and barometric dampers, the Hx3 Communicating Zoning System uses existing ductwork and modulating dampers to control airflow with a proprietary design, saving homeowners on material and installation cost and saving contractors on time.

The entire system can be configured directly through the zone module, Hx3 main controller or on the Hx Pro app via a smart phone or tablet – providing flexibility and ease for installation, operation and maintenance. The Hx Pro app also allows contractors to remotely monitor or diagnose the equipment with homeowner’s permission. Installation is further streamlined with a unique airflow calculation process created with contractors in mind. The Communicating Zoning System can be customized based on zone size and demand by selecting individual air flows per zone without the need for any external sensors or probes.

To learn more about the YORK Hx3 Communicating Zoning System and Affinity Premium Residential Systems, visit: YORK.com/EveryRoom.

Media Contact:
Ryan Nolan
Global Public Relations Program Manager
Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls
Work + 1 414 524 6170
Mobile + 1 414 378 9641
Ryan.P.Nolan@jci.com

About Johnson Controls
At Johnson Controls, we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. From optimizing building performance to improving safety and enhancing comfort, we drive the outcomes that matter most. We deliver our promise in industries such as healthcare, education, data centers and manufacturing. With a global team of 105,000 experts in more than 150 countries and over 130 years of innovation, we are the power behind our customers’ mission. Our leading portfolio of building technology and solutions includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, Penn®, Sabroe®, Simplex®, Ansul® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

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