At the AHR Expo, Las Vegas, NV, January 31, 2011 - The new Zone Sentry zone valve by Taco enhances the overall performance of any zone valve system.
The Zone Sentry’s patented technology uses a microcircuit-based logic to control a gear-driven electronically-actuated ball valve to control fluid flow. The advanced design uses 93% less energy than common zone valves while also delivering greater flow capacity, shutoff pressure rating, ease of installation and diagnostics, and the number of valves (12) that can be used on a standard 40VA transformer.
Ideal for use with a wide variety of heating and cooling applications, Zone Sentry valves were designed primarily for baseboard, fan coil, radiator, convector, heat pump and radiant applications. The valves are available in 1/2", 3/4", and 1" sizes and draw only 1.44 watts, making them a high efficiency addition to residential and light commercial applications.
The Zone Sentry is easy to install and operate. The forged-brass valve body can be installed in any direction or orientation and the one handed lift-off actuator means that tight space is no longer a factor.
Snap-in quick connects on the back of the valve make for simple, secure and fast wiring hook-up. A green multi-function LED light shows the valve’s operation and thermostat status. The valve’s manual override button with auto re-engagement allows the ball to be rotated to any position and is marked with a slot to indicate the exact position of the valve.
Taco, Inc., headquartered in Cranston, RI, is a leading manufacturer of heating and cooling equipment, systems and accessories for hydronic-based applications in residential, commercial and institutional buildings worldwide.