Honeywell Zone Valves: Troubleshooting Problems With Your Zone


Honeywell zone valve troubleshooting is something that you may have to deal with if you have a radiator system in your home. For every thermostat in your home there should be a corresponding zone valve. Zone valve problems can be caused by any number of reasons, not the least of which is failure do to age and usage. So how can you tell if you are having a zone valve issue?

One of the biggest problems with troubleshooting a zone valve issue is figuring out what part of the system is having a problem. It could be the thermostat, the zone valve or even a wiring issue that is causing the problem. It is important to keep in mind that when working with a radiator system you run the risk of scalding, burns or even electrocution if you do not understand what you are doing. In the case of a radiator problem it is recommended that you call in a licensed plumber to troubleshoot and fix the problem.

Replacing a zone valve is not an easy task. Honeywell zone wiring, like all manufacturers, can be confusing to a novice working on a system for the first time. The zone valve and thermostat need to be in communication in order for the zone to work properly. Most zone valves are located in the return pipe where the water is cooler. This reduces the amount of wear and tear that the valve is exposed to during the course of its lifetime. If your zone valve is located near the exit of the boiler it would be a good idea to relocate the zone valve to a location in the return pipe.

Zone valve replacement should only be attempted by an experienced professional. There are a lot of great do-it-yourself projects in your home but problems with a radiator zone valve would be best left to the professionals.