Products/Showcase Awards: February 2009

Feb. 1, 2009
Daikin AC Introduces Quaternity Daikin AC (Americas) introduces the QuaternityTM described as North America's first inverter split system heat pump capable

Daikin AC Introduces Quaternity

Daikin AC (Americas) introduces the QuaternityTM described as North America's first inverter split system heat pump capable of dehumidifying room air to a user defined relative humidity (RH%) set point and air cleaning functions.

Daikin's Quaternity system, comprised of indoor unit (FTXG) and outdoor unit (RXG), is available in 3 sizes with nominal cooling capacities of 9,000, 12,000 and 15,000 BTU/hr, with SEER levels of 22, 22 and 21 respectively and EER levels of 15.8, 14 and 12.9 respectively.

During the summer, a high degree of ambient air humidity, even at moderate temperatures, can make a room feel hot and stuffy. Daikin sources say, Quaternity reduces indoor humidity without affecting the room temperature. It does this by mixing dry cool air with warm air to produce comfortable dry air (essentially reheating dehumidifying). This feature prevents overcooling.
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Meet 2009 Energy Star® Requirements With The 15 SEER Rheem Heat Pump

As homeowners become increasingly concerned with energy efficiency and leading more holistic lifestyles, Rheem sources say Rheem's 15 SEER Prestige Series heat pump will allow contractors to maximize their business by offering homeowners a wider range of products. This heat pump meets the new 2009 Energy Star® requirements in all tonnages, is ideal for installation in dual fuel systems and uses environmentally friendly refrigerant R-410A.

Other key features of the Prestige Series 15 SEER heat pump include:

  • Improved Performance - The Prestige Series delivers efficiencies up to at 15.5 SEER, 13 EER and a heating seasonal performance factor of 10

  • Tridium Expands the Niagara Framework with Video

    Low Profile - With heights ranging from 19 to 33 inches, the Prestige Series Heat Pump offers homeowners an unobtrusive design that will blend into their landscape
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Tridium, Inc. announced a significant expansion to its NiagaraAX Framework® building integration platform with the addition of Niagara Video. Niagara Video is the next step in providing a comprehensive intelligent building solution that integrates all the common building functions-environmental control, intrusion detection, access control, lighting and energy management with video.

Det-Tronics Introduces Ultra-Fast H2S Gas Detector

Niagara Video works with local and remote buildings equally as well. Niagara Video can be combined with other NiagaraAX building applications to deliver a unified, intelligent facility-wide management system that is easy to use, easy to understand and easy to commission, company sources
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Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics) introduces an NTMOS hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas sensor that detects low H2S gas concentrations in five seconds or less while tolerating harsh environments that experience extreme temperature and/or humidity conditions.


Third-party tested to ISA-92.0.01, the NTMOS H2S gas sensor detects hydrogen sulfide in conditions that harm electrochemical and standard MOS sensors. The sensor is packaged in a rugged housing, protected by a sintered stainless steel flame arrestor, and can be installed in Class I, Division 1 locations. The NTMOS gas sensor can be installed as a stand-alone sensor or combined with a display for local indication.
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Mr. Slim® M-Series Offers Larger Capacity

At HVAC Comfortech 2008, 15 products were recognized as Product Showcase Award winners. Judges took into consideration the ease with which HVAC contractors can apply the technology, and the technical value of the product or service to the HVAC industry. We'll feature these products each month in upcoming issues of Contracting Business. This month, we're featuring Mitsubishi's Mr. Slim HP Hydronic Air Handler and Hydro Delta's Megatek Geothermal Heat Pump, the winners in the Forced Air Heating category. For additional 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 visit

Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division has introduced the Mr. Slim® M-Series D30/36NA, available in cooling only and heat pump systems.

Hydro-Delta Corporation Introduces Mega-Tek Heat Pump

The D30/36NA line is available in the MSY/MUY cooling only and MSZ/MUZ heat pump systems. The heat pump systems feature the Mitsubishi Electric hot-start technology, which provides warmth from the very beginning of system operation. As the coil is warmed the fan increases in speed to deliver the precise amount of warm air to the indoor space. The new MSY/MSZ indoor units use a multi-part filter system to remove contaminants such as dust, pollen and other particles that can cause allergic reactions from the air as it circulates.
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The HydroHeat Mega-Tek TS Quadro-Therm heat pump provides space heating, air conditioning and hot water heating in one compact appliance.

Featuring TS compressor technology, a variable speed ECM blower motor, patented dual domestic water heating condensers, on demand plus desuperheating, and a microprocessor controller, the TS Quadro-Therm offers the ultimate in performance, comfort and savings.

The TS Quadro-Therm is suited for residential installations.
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