Smart Products: September 2009

Sept. 1, 2009
Take your company to the next level with Contracting Business' Smart Products a section featuring the latest technical and business management tools from

Take your company to the next level with Contracting Business' Smart Products — a section featuring the latest technical and business management tools from leading manufacturers and service providers. For more information on any of the products listed here, circle the appropriate number(s) on the reader service card at the back of this issue, or go to If you're interested in having your company's products appear on these pages, contact your Contracting Business sales representative.

T-Class™ Large Split Systems Designed to Save. Built to Last.

Featuring a lighter weight and compact design, Lennox large split systems are designed for reliable performance and efficient operation. Fully charged at the factory, these units are easy to install and maintain with easy-access refrigerant lines, slide out blowers and self-tensioning belts. All Lennox large split systems come equipped with the environmentally friendlier refrigerant R-410A to replace R-22 refrigerant that is scheduled to be phased out. For reliable, cost-effective and service-friendly split systems, Lennox delivers. 1-800-9-LENNOX
Lennox Industries

Combustion Check Meter. Flue Tests You Need Without All the Extras You Don't.

Fieldpiece's SOX2 Combustion Check meter measures % Oxygen and Temperature and calculates % Carbon Dioxide and % Excess Air in flue gas. Most technicians don't need a full-on combustion analysis to tune a system. Heating appliance manufacturers often provide targets for %O2 , temperature, and %CO2 in flue gas. Some are now including targets for % Excess Air. The SOX2 gives technicians the measurements they need without the costly extras of full-on combustion analyzers. See for more on the SOX2.
Fieldpiece Instruments

DUCANE 95 Gas Furnace is Affordable, Energy-Efficient Option for Homeowners

Just in time for contractors helping budget-conscious consumers navigate the purchase of an energy-efficient furnace — and qualify for up to $1,500 in federal tax credits — Ducane has developed an affordable, high-efficiency furnace that will reduce monthly energy bills.

The Ducane 95 is an ENERGY STAR® qualified, single-stage, 95 AFUE gas furnace, backed by a limited lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger and with registration, a 10-year limited parts warranty.
www.ducanehvac.comDucane CIRCLE 183 is an active online community that connects HVAC professionals from all over the world. Contractors use to network and socialize, gather information, and to ask questions to industry professionals. Check out the educational forums or post a picture to the “Wall of Pride.” With over 100,000 members, users can get answers and replies within seconds of posting to the forum. Best of all, it's free. So why not join today? One hundred-thousand HVAC professionals can't be wrong!

Dave Lennox Signature® Collection SunSource Comfort System

The SunSource Comfort System, a first-of-its-kind innovation, uses a combination of solar energy and electricity to reduce peak demand on home electric usage. SunSource integrates solar power by using a single 190-watt solar panel to assist the operation of the central heat pump fan motor, increasing system efficiency and reducing the power consumed by as much as 8%. Innovative technology helps homeowners conserve energy without sacrificing their comfort., 800/9-LENNOX. — Lennox

Electronic Flowhood

Air balancing and energy audits are faster and easier with the CFM-Electronic Flowhood. It offers unequaled accuracy, direct digital readout, and density-corrected airflow measurement. No Ak correction factors are needed. Reads 20 to 25,000 cfm or liters per second. Comes with five tops and a carrying case. Custom tops are available. Is NIST-traceable. — Shortridge Instruments, Inc.

New Carbon Monoxide Detector is fast enough for walk-around testing.

New from Fieldpiece Instruments, the SCM3 Carbon Monoxide Detector includes a three-pin electrochemical sensor that's fast enough for walk-around tests. Visual and audio alerts increase proportionally in frequency as the concentration of CO increases. The dual-display LCD is lit by a bright blue backlight for added visibility in dark places. The familiar Fieldpiece ergonomic shape and rubber boot make it easy to hold and tough enough for HVAC field service. Use with the optional AOXP2 aspirator pump for flue CO tests. — Fieldpiece Instruments