With one thermostat the entire house is one zone, making it
difficult to control the comfort level throughout the house.
With multiple thermostats (zoning), occupants can maintain
their desired temperature set point upstairs and downstairs
independently of each other.
How the Ultra-Zone System Works
The purpose of the Ultra-Zone system is to
provide total comfort in the home and office. Motorized dampers are
"opened" or "closed" by thermostats based on the temperature set point of the
homeowner. The damper system will control the airflow through the ductwork
and deliver ONLY the desired air to the desired location. Each thermostat
has the ability to turn on and shut off the heating and cooling. The
Ultra-Zone system can accommodate over 30 zones. This means that over 30
thermostats can be installed in a home or building to control the temperature in
There are very few Ultra-Zone components
that are needed to make the zoning system function. The control panel is
the "brain" of the system. The zone thermostats allow independent
temperature control and the zone dampers control the airflow to the zone
thermostats. A transformer is needed to power the system and occasionally
a by-pass damper may be required.
The basic components of an Ultra-Zone system
1) A Control Panel
2) Zone Thermostats
3) Zone Dampers
4) Dedicated Transformer
5) By-pass Damper
Along with some thermostat wire, these are
the only components that are needed to install an Ultra-Zone system. The
above diagram shows a typical installation with all of the components needed for
a zoning system.