HVAC controller with checkout utility

  • US 9,310,091 B2
  • Filed: 12/09/2010
  • Issued: 04/12/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/30/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A zone control panel for controlling two or more pieces of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, the zone control panel comprising:

  • a controller having two or more modes including an operating mode and a checkout mode, wherein in the checkout node, the controller is configured to allow a user to traverse through two or more corresponding menu screens;

    a display for displaying the two or more menu screens when the controller is in the checkout mode;

    a bank of HVAC status indicators remote from the display that indicate operational status of at least one of the two or more pieces of HVAC equipment;

    a bank of zone indicators remote from the display that indicate operational status of each of two or more zones;

    a first one of the menu screens identifies a first piece of HVAC equipment, along with two or more corresponding test options that can be selected by a user via the first menu screen;

    a second one of the menu screens identifies a second piece of HVAC equipment, along with two or more corresponding test options that can be selected by the user via the second menu screen;

    wherein, when the first menu screen is displayed, the controller is configured to operate the first piece of equipment in accordance with the corresponding test option selected via the first menu screen; and

    when the second menu screen is displayed, the controller is configured to operate the second piece of equipment in accordance with the corresponding test option selected via the second menu screen.

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