• Specialty Comfort Systems

    Aug. 1, 2009
    Innovative solutions bring comfort to residential and commercial markets.

    American Standard

    American Standard AccuClean works as part of the heating and cooling system to remove up to 99.98% of the airborne particles and allergens from a home's filtered air, company sources say. americanstandardair.com
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    Aprilaire now offers a complete line of dehumidifiers, with the introduction of the model 1730A 65-pint dehumidifier. The new unit packs full features and high efficiency into a more compact size. Aprilairepartners.com
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    Arzel Zoning Technology announces the launch of its new Evergreen Zoning System, the industry's first aftermarket zoning product that provides blower speed control based on air flow requirements to each zone, virtually eliminating the need for a bypass damper. Arzelzoning.com
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    The Hybrid Heat dual fuel system by Bryant combines the Plus 90i gas furnace with an Evolution series heat pump to provide comfort during both heat pump and furnace operation. Bryant.com
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    The GT-PX ultra-high efficient geothermal heat pump unit by Carrier has many features, such as Puron® refrigerant, a two-stage compressor, variable speed blower, E-coated coil, microprocessor control, and an insulated cabinet for quieter operation. carriergeo.com
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    The TT Series by ClimateMaster uses EarthPure HFC-410A refrigerant along with the Copeland UltraTech two-stage compressor and General Electric ECM variable speed motor. It includes a circuit breaker protected loop and hot water generator pumps. climatemaster.com.
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    Daikin introduces the Daikin Altherma, an air-to-water heat pump system. It provides heating via under floor radiant solutions, low temperature radiators, or fan coil units. daikin.com
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    The Vara2Plus forced air geothermal heat pump from ECONAR GeoSystems has three stages of heating and two stages when cooling.

    Some of the standard features include: a Copeland Scroll 2-step compressor using R410a refrigerant, ECM variable speed blower, and a stainless steel brazed plate water coil. ECONAR.com.
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    EWC Controls

    The wireless thermostat with 7-day or 5+2 day programming allows for easy retrofit applications for zoning or non-zoning installations, company sources say. Ewccontrols.com
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    Friedrich Air Conditioning wall-mounted ductless split systems share the advantages of ducted central systems without expensive duct work and duct loss. Friedrich.com
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    Frigidaire introduces the iQ Drive heat pump which achieves up to 22 SEER, 10 HSPF and 14.6 EER.

    The Frigidaire iQ Drive heat pump is an evolution of the 24.5 SEER iQ Drive air conditioner and uses the same inverter-driven rotary technology to achieve high efficiency levels. Frigidaire.net
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    Fujitsu, Inc. has introduced 25 and 26 SEER ductless split systems. The new 9,000 Btu model 9RLS provides 26 SEER with an HSPF of 12. The 12,000 Btu system 12RLS offers 25 SEER with 12 HSPF. fugitsugeneral.com
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    The Goodman brand offers the MSG series, a line of ductless mini-split air conditioning and heat pump systems for use where the installation of ductwork is not practical. MSG systems work like typical residential split air conditioning or heat pump systems, just without the installation of sheet metal ductwork. Goodmanmfg.com
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    Heat Controller, Inc.

    Comfort-Aire maximizes efficiency with its GeoMax2 Series Geothermal Heat Pumps. Both upflow and downflow models are available in two to six ton capacities with EERs as high as 28.5 on partial load. Heatcontroller.com
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    Ice Energy

    Ice Energy®, announced the expansion of its national accounts program. Moving from demonstration to deployment, the program offers a select group of companies the opportunity to benefit from fully funded utility programs that will underwrite the cost and installation of Ice Energy's Ice Bear® energy storage systems on buildings nationwide. Ice-energy.com
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    Jackson Systems

    The GEO-200 interface panel is designed to control a geothermal radiant floor heating system and a forced air geothermal system from a single three-heat/ two-cool, heat pump thermostat. Jacksonsystems.com
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    LG's new duct-free Flex Multi-Split quad-zone air conditioning system can operate up to four interior units mounted in separate rooms for temperature control in each setting, but all connected to one single exterior condensing unit. LGhvac.com
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    The Mr. Slim® M-Series MSZ-FD/MUZ-FD heat pump systems from Mitsubishi Electric HVAC offer increased system efficiency. With a SEER rating of 23 for the 09NA models and 22 for the 12NA models, the total system energy effectiveness is 75% greater than the industry standard of 13 SEER, sources say. Mrslim.com
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    The air-source heat pump water heater from Rheem water heating offers an energy factor (EF) of 2.0. In addition, the new water heater qualifies for a Federal tax credit as well as many state and utility rebates and incentives. Rheem.com
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    Samsung's Vivace line uses Smart Inverter technology to achieve consistent comfort and energy savings, sources say. Instead of constantly cycling the compressor as the room temperature fluctuates, the inverter controlled compressor switches to “economy mode,” and runs more slowly while maintaining the desired temperature. Samsung.com
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    Sanyo announces the new XS/XHS1271 &1872 Ceiling-Recessed Air Conditioner & Heat Pumps. The 4-Way airflow design sends cool air in all directions within the room and returns the air through the center of the grille, which evenly distributes air through each of the openings. Sanyocommercialsolutions.com
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    Taco has introduced a new “00” circulator for the clean energy solar market. The variable speed solar control circulator continuously optimizes water flow through the solar collector to achieve maximum energy gain. Taco-hvac.com
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    The Tappan iHybrid Packaged System combines the electric heating and cooling of a heat pump with the energy-efficiency of a gas-heat furnace. The iHybrid achieves up to 15 SEER, 80 AFUE and 8.0 HSPF. Tappan.net
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    The Trane EarthWise Hybrid Split System combines a high efficiency electric heat pump with a variable speed gas furnace. With the flexibility of two energy sources, the system can switch back and forth to whichever source is most efficient for comfort. Trane.com
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    Turbo Air

    Turbo Air offers DC inverter technology mini-split air conditioning up to 20 SEER with an improved twin rotary DC inverter compressor. According to company sources, it features low noise and vibration during operation. turboairinc.com
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    WaterFurnace International introduces the Envision NDW Series hydronic units. Available in 8- to 15-ton capacities, the units are designed to meet high-volume water demands. Waterfurnace.com
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    Johnson Controls introduces the York® Hybrid Comfort System. During mild winters, an electric heat pump can be used as the primary heat source, and on the coldest days, when outdoor temperatures drop to a point where the heat pump is no longer efficient, a gas furnace, instead of electric resistance heaters, provides supplemental heat. yorkupg.com.
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    International Comfort Products (ICP) unveils a versatile new line of easy to install, easy to service 13, 14, and 15 seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) Comfortmaker® brand small package products. GoComfortmaker.com
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    International Comfort Products (ICP) introduces a new line of dealer-friendly Heil® brand small package products which feature quieter operation as a result of additional stability provided by a newly designed, formed top panel. The high-efficiency X-13 indoor blower motor delivers efficient airflow to provide homeowner comfort. GoHeil.com
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    International Comfort Products (ICP) introduces a completely new line of reliable Tempstar® brand small package products. Models are available in four configurations, including package dual fuel, package gas/electrics, heat pumps, and air conditioners. GoTempstar.com
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