Rheem: Residential Hydronic Air Handler
July 16, 2012
The newly redesigned hydronic air handler, which is an element of the company’s Integrated Heating & Water Heating System, incorporates a new, high-efficiency permanent magnet motor, which helps upgrade the electrical efficiency of the air handler. According to the manufacturer, powered by tankless technology, the Integrated Heating & Water Heating System provides a unique and highly efficient way to heat both the air and water in a home — while also being compatible with its air conditioners and heat pumps. When one of the company’s tankless gas water heaters is matched with the hydronic air handler, hot water is circulated through the air handler and is then recirculated back to the tankless water heater, providing a soft, comfortable heat to the home while maintaining comfortable humidity levels regardless of the climate. The air handler utilizes an 11 to 100 percent combustion modulation formula for precise temperature control. It has an integrated control board with diagnostics that manage all operational functions of the unit; the control board also provides hookups for a humidifier and an electronic air cleaner.