HVAC Residential Market / Air-Source Heat Pumps

Air-Source Heat Pumps Take the Spotlight

May 21, 2012
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The heat pump market is growing. As new applications spur on new technology, there is a lot for contractors to keep up with, especially in air-source heat pumps. Here is a sampling of some of the residential and light commercial heat pump products available to contractors. For more information, a link has been provided with each entry.

AirEase
www.airease.com
The AirEase 4SHP16LT split system heat pump has removable louvered panels (two screws) to access coils and four screws to access the fan assembly. It also has double and single concentric knockouts for electrical connections, standard ground lugs, and corner-mounted service valves.

Amana
www.amana-hac.com
Amana’s APD14 dual-fuel heat pump features direct spark ignition, a fully insulated heavy-gauge cabinet, and energy-efficient motor. According to the company, it has convenient access panels. All blower operations and all safety circuits are complete with self-diagnostics, loss-of-charge protection, and one roof curb fits all units. The company also offers the ASZC18 heat pump. This unit is compatible with the ComfortNet communicating system and has expanded ComfortAlert diagnostics. It supports all residential IAQ products, components, and systems.

American Standard
www.americanstandardair.com
American Standard’s Platinum ZM heat pump contains two compressors that provide two-stage heating and cooling, running at an energy-saving 50 percent capacity most of the time. It automatically communicates and coordinates with other system components via the AccuLink™ communicating system. The unit also runs quietly and keeps temperature even from room to room with its variable-speed fan motor. Charge Assist™ charging helps simplify and improve system refrigerant charge accuracy.

Broan
www.broanhvac.net
Broan’s iQ Drive FT4BG split system heat pump has an inverter on a hinged panel that swings open for access to controls and compressor, two-digit diagnostic LCD for troubleshooting and system status, adaptive demand defrost, and external common suction port. Noise reduction features include sound blankets, variable-speed compressor, variable-speed fan motors, and swept-wing fan blades.

Bryant
www.bryant.com
The Evolution® Extreme 280ANV heat pump by Bryant allows a service technician to attach a second control to outdoor unit for service without entering the home, and to access the system remotely with a remote access module (sold separately) via the Internet to prepare for a service call in advance if connected to a Wi-Fi network. Evolution control can display system history for faster diagnosis of the complete system. The AeroQuiet™ system includes sound-deadening features in the cabinet, fan system, and top for better airflow, lower noise, and better efficiency.

Carrier
www.residential.carrier.com
Carrier’s 25VNA Infinity 20 heat pump with Greenspeed™ intelligence achieves low sound ratings with soft motor mounts, a compressor sound blanket, forward-swept fan blades, a laminated sound elimination compressor mounting plate, and a unique top with integrated silencer airflow baffle. Communication between system components allows the Infinity control to display system history for faster diagnosis of the complete system.

Coleman
www.colemanhvacdealer.com
The Coleman D*UQ-24-060 Echelon™ dual-fuel package heat pump has gas/electric service connections on the side or bottom. It is easily converted from horizontal airflow to vertical airflow and has a composite noncorrosive drain pan as well as external refrigerant pressure ports. Full perimeter base rails allow for fork or crane lifting. It also features an easy-access electrical and control box and attractive, protective coil louvers. This product can be applied on both residential and light commercial applications.

Concord
www.concord-air.com
The Concord 4HP13 split system heat pump provides a single-row coil for ease of cleaning and double and single concentric knockouts for electrical connections. There are corner-mounted service valves for easier access, anti-vibration compressor pads, and a sound-reducing fan discharge top. Coil-only dual-fuel ratings are available in all sizes. This product is also available in a straight air conditioning configuration.

First Co.
www.firstco.com
The HXX(-C) ECM split system heat pump/cooling fan coil from First Co. has an entire blower assembly that can be removed by removing only two screws. Matching louvered or solid ceiling panels provide complete access to all components. The HXX-C (cased) model includes a completely insulated enclosure that simplifies installation and provides additional sound attenuation.

Fraser-Johnston
www.fraserjohnston.com
Fraser-Johnston’s D*UQ-24-060 dual-fuel package heat pump has gas/electric service connections on the side or bottom. It is easily converted from horizontal airflow to vertical airflow, and has a composite, noncorrosive drain pan, as well as external refrigerant pressure ports. It also features an easy-access electrical and control box and attractive protective coil louvers.

Frigidaire
www.frigidaire.net
The Frigidaire iQ Drive FT4BG split system heat pump is capable of conventional zoning and will accept external dehumidification requests. Its inverter is on a hinged panel that swings open for access to controls and compressor. The unit has a two-digit diagnostic LCD for troubleshooting and system status, an adaptive demand defrost, and an external common suction port.

Goodman Mfg.
www.goodmanmfg.com
The GPD14 dual-fuel package heat pump from Goodman has convenient access panels, brass service valves, loss-of-charge protection, safety circuits complete with self-diagnostics, and fits into a standard-size pick-up truck. One roof curb fits all units. This is a dual-fuel unit combining cooling with heat pump and gas heating performance. It also has a unique tubular heat exchanger constructed of T-140 aluminized steel.

Lennox
www.lennox.com
Lennox’s XP17 from the Dave Lennox Signature® Collection is a single-stage heat pump equipped with the SilentComfort™ motor. Its scroll compressor uses R-410A. The solar-ready unit helps owners save energy. The SunSource® home energy system harnesses solar energy and uses it first. It is available as an addition to optimize the XP17. It is also available with a dual-fuel option.

Luxaire
www.joinluxaire.com
Luxaire’s D*UQ-24-060 Acclimate™ dual-fuel package heat pump comes equipped with full perimeter base rails that allow for fork or crane lifting. It also features an easy-access electrical and control box and attractive, protective coil louvers. This product can be applied on both residential and light commercial applications and can easily be applied in the sideflow configuration for residential applications, yet field converted to be applied in the downflow configuration for roof-mounted applications.

Maytag
www.maytaghvac.com
The Maytag iQ Drive PSH4BG split system heat pump has the ability to control an inverter-driven compressor in a ducted system from a two-stage heat pump thermostat. The inverter is on a hinged panel that swings open for access to controls and compressor. The system is capable of conventional zoning and will accept external dehumidification requests.

Rheem
www.rheem.com
The Rheem Prestige™ Series high-efficiency two-stage RPRL-JEC heat pump can provide year-round heating and cooling. The Rheem RHPL air handler, equipped with auxiliary heating elements for supplementary heat, was designed especially for use with the Prestige Series heat pump. Together they deliver three stages of heat and two stages of cooling for precise temperature control and optimal energy efficiency. The Comfort Control2 System™ provides over 37 on-board diagnostics and fault history codes for condensing units by detecting system and electrical problems.

Trane
www.trane.com
The Trane XL20i heat pump has two compressors: one for milder weather and a second larger compressor for extremely hot days. According to the company, it’s like having two units in one. When matched with a variable-speed indoor unit from Trane, the XL20i has another special feature; it’s a method of enhancing airflow the company calls Comfort-R™. It provides greater humidity control in cooling, which is accomplished by running the fan at a slower speed during start-up. Comfort-R also provides warmer air during heating start-up. These managed cycles reduce temperature variances for the optimum in home comfort.

Westinghouse
www.westinghousehvac.com
The Westinghouse iQ Drive FT4BG split system heat pump system is capable of conventional zoning and will accept external dehumidification requests. Its noise-reduction features include sound blankets, a variable-speed compressor, variable-speed fan motors, and swept-wing fan blades. The inverter is on a hinged panel that swings open for access to controls and compressor.

York
www.yorkhvacdealer.com
York’s D*HQ-24-060 Affinity™ dual-fuel package heat pump features an easy-access electrical and control box and attractive, protective coil louvers. This unit has gas/electric service connections on the side or bottom. It is easily converted from horizontal airflow to vertical airflow; has a composite, noncorrosive drain pan; and features external refrigerant pressure ports. It has an optional filter rack with 1-inch filters on single phase, and comes standard with a 1-inch filter rack on the three-phase product.

Publication date: 05/21/2012 

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