Residential: Ducted/Non-ducted Air Conditioning, Geothermal SystemsCommercial: Chillers, VRF systems, and Applied Equipment

March 1, 2010
RESIDENTIAL American Standard American Standard's Allegiance 20's two-stage cooling system includes AccuLink, which automatically communicates and coordinates


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American Standard's Allegiance 20's two-stage cooling system includes AccuLink, which automatically communicates and coordinates with other system components and Charge Assist which simplifies service and improves system refrigerant charge accuracy. The variable speed fan motor runs quietly and keeps temperature even from room to room.
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Comfort-Aire's RSG14 Series of split system condensing units for R-410A is rated as high as 15.5 SEER when paired with variable speed air handlers. Designed for single family and light commercial applications, the condensers are available in 2 to 5 tons capacities.
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ECONAR® GeoSystems ® offers Ultra Vara2 Plus and Invision 3 R-410A geothermal heat pumps.

The Ultra heat pump is available in different combinations of forced air, hydronic, and domestic water heater models. The Vara 2 Plus model has two compressor stages and a third electric/emergency heat stage. The Invision3 heat pump has a dual circuit design that allows two separate compressors to run independent of each other.
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Fujitsu now offers three ductless wall mount split system heat pumps with longer refrigerant pipe lengths and high energy efficiencies.

The new 18RLXS is an 18,000 BTU, 19 SEER, 10 HSPF heat pump that qualifies for Tier 2 Energy Star ratings, making it eligible for a federal tax credit.

Fujitsu's 24RLXS, a 24,000 BTU heat pump with an 18-SEER, 10.0 HSPF rating qualifies for Tier 2 Energy Star ratings, also making it eligible for a tax credit. The company's 30RLX heat pump provides 30,000 BTUs of heating and cooling with ratings of 16-SEER and 9.5 HSPF.
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Available in 1- to 2-ton air conditioning and heat pump units, Goodman mini-splits provide 13 SEER efficiencies and 7.7 HSPF, plus the benefits of R-410A in a ductless system.

The small-profile mini-splits unburden installation limitations by using a single 3 ½-in. wall opening to connect its indoor and outdoor units, along with the refrigerant, drain, and control lines.
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Century's GeoMax2 series geothermal split system heat pumps maximize comfort and efficiency with two stage operation and EERs as high as 29.4 on partial load. Models are available in 2- to 5-ton capacities and can be stacked for multi-unit installations.

The HTV Series uses R-410A and the extended operating range of 20F to 120F entering water temperature makes units suitable for virtually all applications and climates.
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Lennox announces the XC17 and XP17 single stage air conditioner and heat pump. The XC/XP17 offers efficiencies as high as 18-SEER, using a single stage scroll compressor design and an efficient composite fan motor designed exclusively for Lennox. In combination with sound-lowering technologies such as a sand-filled compressor sound cover and the new composite fan blade, these new air conditioners and heat pumps can provide year-round comfort and efficiency, while operating at industry-leading low sound levels as low as 62 dB, company sources say.
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Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating Solutions, has introduced the split-ductless M-Series Star Lineup, featuring updated indoor and outdoor units designed for maximum energy efficiency. The advanced MSZ-FE lineup includes models that are Energy Star® rated and allow homeowners to take advantage of federal tax credits of up to $1,500. The systems offer high heating performance with operation possible down to minus 13F.
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Rheem's Prestige Series 27 to 31 EER geothermal heat pump with Comfort Control2 System serial communicating feature offers whole-home comfort solutions available in package and split system configurations.

These systems are protected by a 10-year limited warranty and come equipped with an advanced scroll compressor, an ECM variable speed blower motor as well as many other features.
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Some benefits of the Samsung Vivace line include the MPI generator, a device which actively generates hydrogen and oxygen ions and removes impurities from the circulating air. A “Good Sleep” mode provides for increased comfort during the night by adjusting the temperature automatically, for a soothing night's sleep.
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Sanyo announces six new indoor 4-way ceiling mounted cassette models XMS0972, XMS1272, XS1872, XMHS0972, XMHS1272, and the XHS1872 - to be added to its Flexi-Multi product line. These new indoor models are available in 9,000, 12,000 and 18,000 btu/h nominal capacities. All models are rated at 16+ SEER and 8.5 HSPF for increased energy-use effciencies.
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The Trane XL15i air conditioner and heat pump are Energy Star® qualified and built with Trane's Climatuff® compressor, its patented Spine Fin coil and other Trane innovations such as:

  • Full-Side Louvered Panels

  • WeatherGuard II top to protect the unit from debris and damage.
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The Westinghouse FS4BI iQ Drive air conditioner uses inverter-driven rotary technology, which is different from traditional air conditioners in that it is almost always running. The unit can modulate anywhere from 40-118% of capacity.
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Carrier Corp., has enhanced its product line with a new modular water-cooled scroll chiller designed to cover a wide range of applications. The AquaSnap® 30MP chiller with non-ozone depleting Puron® refrigerant is offered in 15-45 tons, exceeds ASHRAE 90.1 efficiency standards, and is up to 20% more efficient than its predecessors.
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LG has incorporated advanced Inverter technology with its line of Multi-V systems which use a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat recovery system to operate cooling and heating simultaneously with one outdoor unit for easy temperature zoning. Built around LG's inverter compressors, the Multi-V series delivers one of the highest energy efficient ratings (EER) available in the VRF equipment category, along with low sound operation, sources say.
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Adding to its line of Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning (VRFZ) products, Mitsubishi Electric has enhanced two of its indoor units, the PCFY and the PKFY. The PCFY, a ceiling-suspended unit, is an alternative to utilizing space rather than wall mounts or recessed models. The PKFY unit mounts high on a wall and blends into any space and features a compact and lighweight flat panel design.
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The Daikin McQuay® Magnitude frictionless centrifugal chiller, known for its advanced magnetic bearing compressor, is available up to 550 tons, making it ideal for mid- to large-size retrofit projects, company sources say. With high efficiency, low sound levels and a small footprint, the Magnitude chiller helps owners reduce energy and operating costs, create a comfortable environment and meet requirements for sustainable design.
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The Airstack ASP-75T flooded unit by Multistack, incorporates microchannel condenser coils combined with a flooded evaporator and the Multistack FlexSys controller. This system allows MagLev compressors to run at their optimum efficiency all the way through their operating range.
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RAE Corp

Technical Systems, a division of RAE Corporation, has developed an energy efficient chiller system to satisfy building LEED® requirements and reduce energy consumption. This system features an integrated economizer coil allowing ambient air to provide the “free cooling” effect by reducing the number of hours that the mechanical cooling system must operate.
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Trane introduces the CGAM 20- to 120-ton air-cooled scroll chiller. According to company sources, the CGAM is approximately 50% more efficient at part load than the minimum efficiency targets of ASHRAE 90.1 and up to 10% more efficient at full load than ASHRAE 90.1 targets
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