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American Standard
The Forefront Platinum TAM8 air handler delivers comfortable, consistent cooling and heating from room to room. It features a uniquely constructed cabinet that allows less moisture and fewer dust particles to be drawn in from garages, attics and crawl spaces. This helps prevent energy loss and virtually eliminates condensation. When connected with the American Standard AccuLink Platinum 950 Control, homeowners can monitor and control their home comfort from anywhere via Nexia Home Intelligence. | www.americanstandardair.com

Field Controls
Field Controls has expanded its UV product line to include two new combo systems. The Healthy Home Duo provides the power of UV with PRO-Cell technology, our exclusive Photo Reactive Oxidation process, in one easy-to-install package. The high-output germicidal lamp neutralizes and destroys airborne microbes such as bacteria, viruses, mold and fungi. When placed over the A-coil, it controls growth on the coil and drain pan. The Duo includes patented aluminum honeycomb cells that, when exposed to UV light, reduce volatile organic compounds and odors. | www.fieldcontrols.com

Goodman
The Goodman AVPTC Smartframe air handler, at 21-in. deep, provides a highly stable frame, a reliable all-aluminum coil, an energy-efficient variable-speed motor, and ComfortNet compatibility for auto-configuration of airflow and tonnage. With 12 field-selectable airflow settings to optimize CFM, Goodman’s AVPTC supplies consistent airflow over a range of static pressure conditions, regardless of the duct system. | www.goodmanmfg.com

Lennox
The Lennox SmartAirflow system is the only factory-installed option that prevents over-ventilation of light commercial units. SmartAirflow works with the Prodigy Control System and an economizer to accurately and intelligently manage fresh air ventilation in buildings. The system can save an average of 35 percent of annual ventilation energy consumption when compared to traditional units. | www.lennoxcommercial.com

Macroair
MacroAir’s AirViz is a new computational fluid dynamics modeling tool that gives customers an opportunity to visualize the potential performance and cost-saving prospects of the company’s products within a dedicated space. Air- Viz is a 3D motion tool based on advanced fluid dynamics modeling and is tailored to the specifics of MacroAir fans (see bit.ly/.macroairarticle). MacroAir HVLS fans are a proven solution for changing perceptible room temperature by 5 to 15 degrees, and lowering heating and cooling costs by as much as 20 percent when used in conjunction with traditional HVAC equipment. | www.macroairfans.com

Mitsubishi Electric
Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division has introduced the Hyper-Heating INVERTER (H2i) MXZ multi-zone outdoor unit for residential applications. At 19 SEER, the H2i MXZ is Mitsubishi Electric’s first Hyper- Heating INVERTER multi-zone unit for use in residential applications. A single multi-zone outdoor unit connects to up to eight indoor units, making the system an ideal solution for whole-home cooling and heating. | www.mehvac.com

Titus
Add architectural beauty and elegance to interior spaces with Titus woodgrain finishes for HVAC products. Easy-to-clean, easy-to-maintain, they’re available in either smooth gloss or textured finishes and will not deteriorate due to moisture, temperature extremes or corrosion. Also available: Titus natural stone finishes. | bit.ly/titusliterature

Trane
Designed for superior indoor air circulation, the Trane Hyperion XL air handler is built unlike anything the market has ever seen, sources report. It’s constructed like a refrigerator, with insulation between the double walls of the uniquely designed cabinet to eliminate the need for exposed insulation and prevent energy loss. It includes ComfortLink II communicating technology, which connects key components, so the system automatically charges, configures and calibrates for optimal performance through product lifetime. | www.ingersollrand.com; www.trane.com

Rotobrush
Rotobrush International, LLC, launched RotoFresh, a professional odor neutralizer that is designed for use in the air duct system. The gel is packaged in a convenient tub that can be placed in the return air ducts or near the source of the odor, and combats foul odors caused by mold, mildew, smoke, sewers, pets and toxic chemicals. | www.rotobrush.com

ZoneFirst
ZoneFirst’s Plug & Play zoning systems can be installed quickly and easily. Plug & Play zoning features a control panel with color-coded, push-in terminal blocks and plug-in dampers, which makes installation hassle free and eliminates wiring mistakes. | www.zonefirst.com

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