Equipment To Keep Things Cool In 2005

April 14, 2005
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Every year The News showcases the latest air conditioning units available for the upcoming summer season. The intent is to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them to distinguish between brands. Included in the coverage is feature-specific information about each individual product as submitted by the manufacturers.

The Cooling Showcase residential/light commercial products chart provided on our home page (click on the Cooling Showcase link to view a PDF) includes technical facts, such as unit tonnage, refrigerant type, and efficiency rating. This feature article provides more in-depth information on the features of each individual unit and also includes technical support information from the manufacturers. The manufacturers provided all of the data included in the product chart, as well as in this feature article. Therefore, any questions should be directed to them via the contact information provided below.

AirEase

Model: SCU14H and SHP14H Series split system and heat pump

Footprint (in inches): Varies

Serviceability features: Features the Copeland Comfort Alertâ„¢ diagnostic board designed for fast and accurate field troubleshooting. The new diagnostic board provides system trouble fault codes for up to nine different system problems by constantly monitoring compressor electrical operation and thermostat input to the outdoor system.

Technical support: Available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time at 800-448-5872.

Technical support materials: Manufacturer did not specify.

Noise-reduction features: Sound reduction features include a wire fan discharge and a heavy-duty compressor blanket. The SHP14H also features Quiet Shiftâ„¢ technology to minimize sound during the defrost cycle and a discharge muffler to reduce sound during normal operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares some replacement parts with other Armstrong 13H models.

Additional features: High-efficiency 14-SEER/9.2-HSPF products feature painted and galvanized full metal louvered panels that are easy to remove for service and coil cleaning, yet protect the outdoor coil from everyday yard and environmental hazards. The H Series offers deluxe features over other competitors.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressor and five-year limited all other parts.

Special installation requirements: Indoor variable speed matches required to achieve 14 SEER.

Contact: Armstrong Air Conditioning, Bellevue, Ohio; attn: Shawn Marcy, 419-483-4840; 419-483-3557 (fax); www.airease.com.

eProduct #181

American Standard

Model: Allegiance 15 air conditioner and Heritage 15 heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 41 (h) by 37 (w) by 34 (d)

Serviceability features: Easy-Sessâ„¢ service access panels designed for easier and quicker installation, service, and maintenance, including easy coil cleaning access.

Technical support: Contact local American Standard distributor.

Technical support materials: Part numbers are readily available to independent American Standard distributors and their independent dealers.

Noise-reduction features: Compressor sound insulators available on all models. New fan blade design minimizes tip turbulence and reduces noise.

IAQ equipment supported: American Standard whole-house Perfect Fitâ„¢ air cleaners available in 1- or 5-inch media or electronic; American Standard humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with certain thermostats, but American Standard markets its own branded thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: Two-row Spine Fin™ coil provides very low airflow resistance for more efficiency transfer capabilities; American Standard Duration compressor; corrosion-resistant finish with SermaGuard™ rust-resistant fasteners; Durabase™ basepan; Energy Star® qualified.

Warranty information: Ten year limited compressor, 10-year limited coil, five-year limited all other parts. Optional extended warranties available for 10-year parts and labor coverage.

Special installation requirements: TXV indoor.

Contact: American Standard Heating and Cooling, Tyler, Texas; attn: Paul Trotter, 903-581-3300; 903-581-9070 (fax); paul.trotter@americanstandard.com; www.americanstandardair.com.

eProduct #182

Model: Allegiance 18 air conditioner and Heritage 18 heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 41 (h) by 37 (w) by 34 (d)

Serviceability features: Easy-Sess service access panels for easier and quicker installation, service, and maintenance, including easy coil cleaning access.

Technical support: Contact local independent American Standard distributor.

Technical support materials: Part numbers are readily available to independent American Standard distributors and their independent dealers.

Noise-reduction features: Compressor sound insulators available on certain models.

IAQ equipment supported: American Standard whole-house Perfect Fit air cleaners available in 1- or 5-inch media or electronic; American Standard humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with certain thermostats, but American Standard markets its own branded thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: Two-row Spine Fin coil provides very low airflow resistance for more efficiency transfer capabilities; American Standard Duration compressor; corrosion-resistant finish with SermaGuard rust-resistant fasteners; Durabase basepan; Energy Star® qualified.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressor, 10-year limited coil, five-year limited all other parts. Optional extended warranties available for 10-year parts and labor coverage.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: American Standard Heating and Cooling, Tyler, Texas; attn: Paul Trotter, 903-581-3300; 903-581-9070 (fax); paul.trotter@americanstandard.com; www.americanstandardair.com.

eProduct #183

Arcoaire

Model: X14 Series split system

Footprint (in inches): 25 to 33 (w) by 27 to 35 (d)

Serviceability features: Features a redesigned control panel cover that allows access to refrigerant connections without removing the control panel cover. Easy-access discharge grille pops off for cleaning and inspection with removal of only four screws. Longer service valve stubs allow easy access and protect service valves from heat.

Technical support: A technical service advisor on staff at local distributors is available with technical assistance, troubleshooting. Technical training available at ICP Mobile Training Centers at locations nationwide and at field schools held at participating distributor locations.

Technical support materials: Product information posted online at Arcoaire dealer Web site (www.arcoairedlr.com) includes product specification sheets, installation and operation manuals, and technical support/parts manuals.

Noise-reduction features: Scroll compressors and top air discharge designed to provide quieter operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Standardized parts throughout the line.

Additional features: Built for narrow clearance, these condensing units can be installed only 6 inches from the home. The compact units are designed to make handling easier and installation quicker.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressor and five-year limited on parts. This product qualifies for the five-year No-Hassle Replacement Warranty if installed on or after Jan. 1, 2005. (If the compressor fails within five years from the installation date, then ICP will provide a replacement outdoor unit at no charge. Some restrictions apply; see warranty certificate for details.) The optional Homeowner's Extended Labor Plan (HELP®) offers five-year and 10-year extended warranty plans.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Arcoaire, Nashville, Tenn.; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370, 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com; www.arcoaire.com.

eProduct #184

Model: X14-plus Series split system

Footprint (in inches): 33 (w) by 35 (d)

Serviceability features: Quick-opening control box, easy-access discharge grille, and an enhanced control panel with easy access to refrigerant connections without removing the control panel cover.

Technical support: A technical service advisor on staff at local distributors is available with technical assistance, troubleshooting. Technical training available at ICP Mobile Training Centers at locations nationwide and at field schools held at participating distributor locations.

Technical support materials: Product information posted online at Arcoaire dealer Web site (www.arcoairedlr.com) includes product specification sheets, installation and operation manuals, and technical support/parts manuals.

Noise-reduction features: Scroll compressors equipped with compressor sound jackets and a fan motor enclosure designed to provide quiet operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Standardized parts throughout the line.

Additional features: Uses chlorine-free R-410A. An enhanced coil guard provides extra coil protection. Quality copper tubing and aluminum fin stock provide maximum thermal transfer and superior durability.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressor and five-year limited on parts. This product qualifies for the five-year No-Hassle Replacement Warranty if installed on or after Jan. 1, 2005. (If the compressor fails within five years from the installation date, then ICP will provide a replacement outdoor unit at no charge. Some restrictions apply; see warranty certificate for details.) The optional Homeowner's Extended Labor Plan (HELP®) offers five-year and 10-year extended warranty plans.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Arcoaire, Nashville, Tenn.; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370, 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com; www.arcoaire.com.

eProduct #185

Armstrong Air Conditioning

Model: SCU10H and SHP10H Series split system and heat pump

Footprint (in inches): Varies.

Serviceability features: Features a new corner post design, which makes servicing the controls and valves much easier. The controls can now be serviced without removing the compressor service access panel, and the valves are mounted at angle that is easier to access the shutoff valves and service ports.

Technical support: Available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time at 800-448-5872.

Technical support materials: Manufacturer did not specify.

Noise-reduction features: Features sound reduction features such as a wire fan discharge and a heavy-duty compressor blanket. The SHP10H also features Quiet Shiftâ„¢ technology to minimize sound during the defrost cycle and a discharge muffler to reduce sound during normal operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares some replacement parts with other Armstrong 10G models.

Additional features: Offers painted and galvanized full metal louvered panels, which are easy to remove for service and coil cleaning, yet protect the outdoor coil from everyday yard and environmental hazards.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressor and five-year limited all other parts.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Armstrong Air Conditioning, Bellevue, Ohio; attn: Shawn Marcy, 419-483-4840; 419-483-3557 (fax); www.armstrongair.com.

eProduct #186

Bard Manufacturing Co.

Model: GSV Series Specialist ground-source packaged heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 26 to 27 (d) by 48 to 56 (h) by 28 to 33 (w)

Serviceability features: Features scroll compressor, variable-speed ECM motor, built-in domestic hot water heat exchanger, high- and low-pressure switches standard, moveable control panel, slide-in electric heat strips, fully insulated high-efficiency cupronickel coaxial water coil, and TXV. All water connections on outside of cabinet for ease of installation.

Technical support: Available through local Bard distribution network.

Technical support materials: Service parts guides, wiring diagrams, and installation manuals (printed and CD formats).

Noise-reduction features: Compressor/service compartment insulated to reduce noise levels, variable-speed ECM blower motor provides soft starting and constant cfm over a wide range of static pressure.

IAQ equipment supported: Compatible with field-installed electronic air cleaner or high-efficiency media-type filters through the installing dealer.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most heat pump thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Product line shares standard Bard replacement parts.

Additional features: Suitable for ground water or earth loop applications; ARI 330 certified; cupronickel water coil; slide-in electric heater packages; domestic hot water heat exchanger factory installed; and variable-speed ECM blower motor.

Warranty information: Five-year parts, five-year compressor. Optional six- to 10-year compressor warranty.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Bard Manufacturing Co., Bryan, Ohio; attn: Pam Bard, 419-636-1194; 419-636-2640 (fax); bard@bardhvac.com; www.bardhvac.com.

eProduct #187

Model: Horizontal discharge A/C HAC Series split system

Footprint (in inches): 15 (d) by 26 to 32 (h) by 40 to 50 (w)

Serviceability features: Horizontal discharge, minimum clearances, stacking capability, external base valves, front service access, matching A-Coils, and optional coated coils for corrosive environments.

Technical support: Available through local Bard distribution network.

Technical support materials: Service parts guides, wiring diagrams, and installation manuals (printed and CD formats).

Noise-reduction features: Compressor/service compartment insulated to reduce noise levels; large fan blade allows large amounts of air to move at low motor speed; low rpm motor.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most heat pump thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Product line shares standard Bard replacement parts.

Additional features: Horizontal discharge air flow; ability to be stacked, which makes it an excellent application for applications with limited space; optional coated condenser coils for units installed in corrosive areas.

Warranty information: Five-year parts, five-year compressor. Optional six- to 10-year compressor warranty.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Bard Manufacturing Co., Bryan, Ohio; attn: Pam Bard, 419-636-1194; 419-636-2640 (fax); bard@bardhvac.com; www.bardhvac.com.

eProduct #188

Bryant

Model: 14 SEER Puron heat pump, 656P

Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.

Technical support materials: Manufacturer did not specify.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with all thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Warranty information: Five-year limited parts, 10-year limited compressor.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Bryant Heating and Cooling, Pittsburgh; attn: Lydia Humenycky, 412-562-1187; 412-471-0234 (fax); lhumenycky@marcusa.com; www.bryant.com.

eProduct #189

Carrier

Model: Infinity 18 air conditioner or Infinity 17 heat pump

Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Uses a simple four wire color-coded connection. The Infinity System walks installers through the setup process with easy to understand screens, making DIP switches obsolete. Valuable service information such as last 10 system faults, outdoor unit faults, and run history is easily accessible with a touch of a button. The system can also alert the consumer that a malfunction is pending, protecting the equipment and limiting nuisance shutdowns.

Technical support: Contact 800-227-7437 (800-CARRIER).

Technical support materials: Manufacturer did not specify.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ equipment supported: Automatically detects when the filter needs changing by monitoring static pressure in the ductwork. The easy-to-view accessory status helps homeowners keep tabs on accessory status (filter, humidifier, UV, ventilators) to keep them running at optimal levels. Pop-up reminders, displaying the dealer's name and phone number, remind consumers when accessory maintenance is required.

Thermostat compatibility: Requires Infinity Control to operate.

Replacement parts compatibility: There are no replacement parts.

Additional features: The Infinity System is self-configuring, "so technicians can just plug 'n' play and walk away," states the company. The Infinity System Control also doubles as a service tool, providing system-wide diagnostic information. Integrated control of temperature, heating, humidity, zoning, ventilators, airflow, and IAQ from one centralized location. On-screen prompts combined with intuitively located button make the Infinity Control virtually instruction free.

Warranty information: Five-year standard.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Carrier Corp., Indianapolis; attn: Alexis Bevington, 317-240-5204; 860-660-1099 (fax); alexis.bevington@carrier.com; www.carrier.com.

eProduct #190

Carrier Ductless

Model: StreamLine 40BN high-wall mount ductless split system

Footprint (in inches): 12 by 43 by 7; 12 by 55 by 8; or 14 by 71 by 8

Serviceability features: Designed to be easily installed and maintained. Includes automatic restart, automatic diagnostics, and vital function protection against coil freezing, overheating, coolant pressure loss, voltage fluctuations, and power failures.

Technical support: Available at 800-227-7437 (800-CARRIER).

Technical support materials: Manufacturer did not specify.

Noise-reduction features: Sound attenuation with Silent Partner aerodynamics.

IAQ equipment supported: Special dehumidification feature. Washable filters. Easy access to coils and cleanable condensate pans to make routine cleaning easy and enhance indoor air quality.

Thermostat compatibility: System operates via a remote control device that has a built-in temperature sensor. As a result, the system responds to the comfort needs of room occupants rather than measuring temperature at a fixed location on the wall, the company states.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares parts with other capacity models in the same family.

Additional features: Gives contractors and engineers greater flexibility in meeting customer needs (18,000, 24,000, 30,000 and 36,000 Btu). Designed for a variety of residential and light commercial applications including homes, schools, and offices. Designed to provide cooling even in the coldest temperatures in areas where heat is generated year-round such as kitchens, equipment rooms, etc.

Warranty information: One-year parts, five-year compressor. Optional extended warranties include two- to five-year parts and one- to five-year labor.

Special installation requirements: Utilizes a low-voltage control wire that makes installation easier and more flexible while also saving on the amount of wiring required for installation.

Contact: Carrier Corp., Syracuse, N.Y.; 800-227-7437; 315-433-7626 (fax); contact@carrier.utc.com; www.carrier.com.

eProduct #191

Century

Model: All Seasons HRC heat pumps

Footprint (in inches): From 22 square to 30 square

Serviceability features: Top discharge fan assembly lifts out for easy access to components; protective jacket can be removed also. All controls are housed in a waterproof box on the back of the unit; service ports are conveniently located below the controls.

Technical support: Technical support phone line is available at 517-787-2100 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays.

Technical support materials: Complete service manual including parts list is available online or in hard copy.

Noise-reduction features: Top air discharge directs exhaust and noise up and away from the structure.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with any thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Many replacement parts across the line are common, although a few are unique to specific sizes.

Additional features: A wraparound coil is designed to provide maximum heat exchange while a full jacket of extruded metal protects the coil. Solid steel cabinet features raised base with drain holes and a durable polyester finish to resist corrosion. Includes reliable time/temperature defrost.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor, five-year other parts. See written warranty for limitations.

Special installation requirements: Comes precharged for a 25-foot line set and ARI-matched coil. Matched with multi-position coils that can accommodate upflow, downflow, or horizontal installation.

Contact: Century, Jackson, Mich.; attn: Brian King, 517-787-2100; 517-787-9341 (fax); www.heatcontroller.com.

eProduct #192

Model: Energy Knight HMC36AT-1 ductless mini-split tri-zone

Footprint (in inches): Outdoor unit: 34 (w) by 13 (d) by 42 (h); Indoor unit: 35 (w) by 7 (d) by 11 (h)

Serviceability features: Self-diagnostics simplify troubleshooting and a test key allows quick identification of any operating problems. Service ports/connections are conveniently located on the side of the outdoor unit; the indoor unit easily lifts off the hanging bracket and the cover can be removed for service.

Technical support: Technical support phone line is available at 517-787-2100 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays.

Technical support materials: Complete service manual including parts list is available online or in hard copy.

Noise-reduction features: Indoor units are designed for ultra-quiet operation with multi-speed, high-tech tangential fan for balanced airflow and movement of large quantities of air at low fan speed. The outdoor condenser keeps loudest operating sounds out-of-doors.

IAQ equipment supported: Easily accessed antibacterial filters can be washed. Dehumidification mode can be used alone.

Thermostat compatibility: Built-in climate controls; also a wireless remote for each indoor air handler.

Replacement parts compatibility: Although some parts are shared across the mini-split line, most parts are unique to this series.

Additional features: Makes it possible to add A/C when adding ductwork is impossible or impractical. Can cool three separate rooms/areas, so only the room being used can be conditioned to promote energy efficiency. Installation is simple and indoor units use low-voltage wiring so no special wiring is needed.

Warranty information: Five-year compressor, one-year on other parts. See written warranty for limitations.

Special installation requirements: Requires 3-inch diameter hole to run refrigerant lines and wires between each indoor unit and the outside unit. Outside condenser can be located close to the structure. A simple bracket is used to hang each indoor unit.

Contact: Century, Jackson, Mich.; attn: Brian King, 517-787-2100; 517-787-9341 (fax); www.heatcontroller.com.

eProduct #193

ClimateMaster

Model: Tranquility 20 Series water-source heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 25 by 31

Serviceability features: Multiple service access panels with lift-out handles; low-profile control box; foil-faced air handler insulation; diagnostic lights; filter-drier; high- and low-pressure service ports; swivel-type water connections; 75-VA transformer with circuit breaker; quick-attach wiring harnesses; eight standard safeties including water and air coil freeze protection; and Unit Performance Sentinel.

Technical support: Contact local distributor or factory support at 800-299-9747 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.

Technical support materials: Installation, operation, and maintenance manual; specifications catalog; CXM/DXM microprocessor controls application manual; GeoDesigner loop sizing software.

Noise-reduction features: Unique compressor double isolation system with computer-selected springs; fully insulated cabinet; optional ECM variable-speed fan motor; oversized, low-rpm blower.

IAQ equipment supported: Standard MERV-11 pleated 2-inch filter; dehumidification mode (with optional ECM motor) available with the addition of a humidistat or integrated thermostat.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most heat pump thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with TT Series.

Additional features: The highest efficiency single-stage water-source heat pump available, the company says. Unique features such as double-isolated compressor mounting and optional ECM variable-speed motor make it one of the quietest units available.

Warranty information: Five-year all parts and 10-year compressor and refrigeration circuit parts. Labor allowance for first 30 days. Extended warranties available.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: ClimateMaster, Oklahoma City; attn: Karla Bradshaw, 405-745-6000, ext. 347; 405-745-4102 (fax); kbradshaw@climatemaster.com; www.climatemaster.com.

eProduct #194

Model: Tranquility 27 Series water-source heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 25 by 31

Serviceability features: Multiple service access panels with lift-out handles; low-profile control box; foil-faced air handler insulation; diagnostic lights; filter-drier; high- and low-pressure service ports; swivel-type water connections; 75-VA transformer with circuit breaker; quick-attach wiring harnesses; eight standard safeties including water and air coil freeze protection; and Unit Performance Sentinel.

Technical support: Contact local distributor or factory support at 800-299-9747 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.

Technical support materials: Installation, operation and maintenance manual; specifications catalog; CXM/DXM microprocessor controls application manual; GeoDesigner loop sizing software.

Noise-reduction features: Unique compressor double isolation system with computer-selected springs; fully insulated cabinet; optional ECM variable-speed fan motor; oversized, low-rpm blower.

IAQ equipment supported: Standard MERV-11 pleated 2-inch filter; dehumidification mode (with optional ECM motor) available with the addition of a humidistat or integrated thermostat.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most heat pump thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with TS Series.

Additional features: The highest efficiency single-stage water-source heat pump available, the company says. Unique features such as double-isolated compressor mounting and optional ECM variable-speed motor make it one of the quietest units available.

Warranty information: Five-year all parts and 10-year compressor and refrigeration circuit parts. Labor al-allowance for first 30 days. Extended warranties available.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: ClimateMaster, Oklahoma City; attn: Karla Bradshaw, 405-745-6000, ext. 347; 405-745-4102 (fax); kbradshaw@climatemaster.com; www.climatemaster.com.

eProduct #195

Coleman

Model: Echelon 5T 15-plus split system

Footprint (in inches): 37 (w) by 31 (d)

Serviceability features: Access panel with handle for easy compressor access; sliding full-access control box; and an isolated compressor compartment, easy-access side discharge angled service valves, and an adjustable knockout plate to make wiring easy.

Technical support: First level of support provided by distributor; factory support available to distributors and dealers by calling 877-874-7378 (877-UPG-SERV). Support is available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Technical support materials: A technical guide is available on Coleman's public Web site, www.colemanac.com.

Noise-reduction features: Features the exclusive WhisperDriveâ„¢ system, making it among the quietest products ever offered by Coleman. The sophisticated sound-dampening technology of the WhisperDrive system includes a molded composite bulkhead that isolates the compressor from the rest of the unit, reducing sound and vibration. An advanced fan design also reduces noise, while a composite base pan distributes and dampens sound.

IAQ equipment supported: Compatible with a complete line of Coleman residential IAQ products, which includes ventilation systems, ultraviolet air treatment systems, electronic and media air cleaners, and whole-house humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models. Its components are standardized for easier stocking and replacement.

Additional features: Customer research affected the Echelon's appealing design. The unit uses R-410A, making it energy efficient and environmentally friendly, and it is also Energy Star® qualified. An innovative fan design and new composite material makes the Echelon among the quietest in the industry.

Warranty information: When matched with an Echelon gas furnace coil and/or air handler, the Echelon A/C carries a limited lifetime on the compressor and a 10-year limited on parts, as part of Coleman's Premium System warranty program.

Special installation requirements: R-410A TXVs are required.

Contact: Coleman, Norman, Okla.; attn: Mickey Smith, 405-419-6541; 405-419-6545 (fax); mickey.smith@york.com; www.colemanac.com.

eProduct #196

Comfort-Aire

Model: All Seasons HRC heat pumps

Footprint (in inches): From 22 square (27inches high) to 30 square (39 inches high)

Serviceability features: Top discharge fan assembly lifts out for easy access to components; protective jacket can also be removed. All controls are housed in a waterproof box on the back of the unit; service ports are conveniently located below the controls.

Technical support: Technical support phone line is available at 517-787-2100 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays.

Technical support materials: Complete service manual including parts list is available online or in hard copy.

Noise-reduction features: Top air discharge directs exhaust and noise up and away from the structure.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with any thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Many replacement parts across the line are common, although a few are unique.

Additional features: A wraparound coil designed to provide maximum heat exchange while a full jacket of extruded metal protects the coil. Solid steel cabinet features raised base with drain holes and a durable polyester finish to help prevent corrosion. Includes reliable time/temperature defrost.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor, five-year other parts. See written warranty for limitations.

Special installation requirements: Comes precharged for a 25-foot line set and ARI-matched coil. Matched with multiposition coils that can accommodate upflow, downflow, or horizontal installation.

Contact: Comfort-Aire, Jackson, Mich.; attn: Brian King, 517-787-2100; 517-787-9341 (fax); www.heatcontroller.com.

eProduct #197

Model: HMC30AS-1 ductless mini-split air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): Outdoor unit: 34 (w) by 13 (d) by 32 (h); Indoor unit: 50 (w) by 8 (d) by 14 (h)

Serviceability features: Self-diagnostics simplify troubleshooting and a test key allows quick identification of any operating problems. Service ports/connections are conveniently located on the side of the outdoor unit; the indoor unit easily lifts off the hanging bracket and the cover can be removed for service.

Technical support: Technical support phone line is available at 517-787-2100 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays.

Technical support materials: Complete service manual including parts list is available online or in hard copy.

Noise-reduction features: Indoor unit is designed for ultra-quiet operation with multi-speed, high-tech tangential fan for balanced airflow; it also moves large quantities of air at low fan speed. The outdoor condenser keeps loudest operating sounds out-of-doors.

IAQ equipment supported: Easily accessed, antibacterial filters that can be washed. Dehumidification mode can be used alone.

Thermostat compatibility: Built-in thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Although some parts are shared across the mini-split line, most parts are unique to this series.

Additional features: Makes it possible to add cooling to a large room or space when adding ductwork is impossible or impractical. Saves energy because only the room/space being used is conditioned. Installation requires a single hole about 3 inches in diameter to connect indoor and outdoor units.

Warranty information: Five-year compressor, one-year other parts. See written warranty for limitations.

Special installation requirements: Requires a hole 3 inches in diameter to run refrigerant lines and wires between each indoor unit and the outside unit. Outside condenser can be located close to the structure. A simple bracket is used to hang the indoor unit.

Contact: Comfort-Aire, Jackson, Mich.; attn: Mark Lupton, 517-787-2100; 517-787-9341 (fax); www.heatcontroller.com.

eProduct #198

Comfortmaker

Model: SoftSound 1400 Series split system

Footprint (in inches): 25 to 33 (w) by 27 to 35 (d)

Serviceability features: Features an enhanced control panel cover that allows access to refrigerant connections without removing the control panel cover. Longer service valve stubs allow easy access and protect service valves from heat. Easy access discharge grille pops off for cleaning and inspection with removal of only four screws.

Technical support: A technical service advisor on staff at local distributors is available with technical assistance, troubleshooting. Technical training available at ICP Mobile Training Centers at locations nationwide and at field schools held at participating distributor locations.

Technical support materials: Product information posted online at Comfortmaker dealer Web site (www.comfortmakerdlr.com) includes product specification sheets, installation and operation manuals, and technical support/parts manuals.

Noise-reduction features: Scroll compressors and top air discharge are designed to provide quieter operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Standardized parts throughout the line.

Additional features: The compact units are designed to make handling easier and installation quicker. Units are built for narrow clearance, making it possible to install the condensing unit only 6 inches from the home.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressor and five-year limited on parts. This product qualifies for the five-year No-Hassle Replacement warranty if installed on or after Jan. 1, 2005. (If the compressor fails within five years from the installation date, then ICP will provide a replacement outdoor unit at no charge. Some restrictions apply; see warranty certificate for details.) The optional Homeowner's Extended Labor Plan (HELP®) offers five-year and 10-year extended warranty plans.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Comfortmaker, Nashville, Tenn.; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com; www.comfortmaker.com.

eProduct #199

Model: SoftSound 1400R Series split system

Footprint (in inches): 33 (w) by 35 (d)

Serviceability features: Offers access to refrigerant connections without removing the control panel cover. The slanted, "easy view" control panel allows technicians to see electrical connections while standing up. The pop-off discharge grille allows cleaning and inspection with removal of only four screws.

Technical support: A technical service advisor on staff at local distributors is available with technical assistance, troubleshooting. Technical training available at ICP Mobile Training Centers at locations nationwide and at field schools held at participating distributor locations.

Technical support materials: Product information posted online at Comfortmaker dealer Web site (www.comfortmakerdlr.com) includes product specification sheets, installation and operation manuals, and technical support/parts manuals.

Noise-reduction features: Scroll compressors equipped with compressor sound jackets and a fan motor enclosure are designed to provide quiet operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Standardized parts throughout the line.

Additional features: Uses R-410A, an environmentally sound, chlorine-free refrigerant. Built for easier handling and quicker installation, this compactly designed line of air conditioners allows installation of the condensing unit as close as six inches from the home. An enhanced coil guard provides extra coil protection.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressor and five-year limited on parts. This product qualifies for the five-year No-Hassle Replacement warranty if installed on or after Jan. 1, 2005. (If the compressor fails within five years from the installation date, then ICP will provide a replacement outdoor unit at no charge. Some restrictions apply; see warranty certificate for details.) The optional Homeowner's Extended Labor Plan (HELP®) offers five-year and 10-year extended warranty plans.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Comfortmaker, Nashville, Tenn.; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com; www.comfortmaker.com.

eProduct #200

Concord

Model: E Series split system and heat pump

Footprint (in inches): Varies

Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Technical support: Technical support available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time at 800-448-5872.

Technical support materials: Manufacturer did not specify.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with same tonnage and SEER wire coil guard models.

Additional features: Features a factory build-to-order painted and galvanized full metal louvered jacket to protect the outdoor coil from every day yard and environmental hazards.

Warranty information: 10-SEER models carry five-year limited all parts. 12-SEER models carry five-year limited all parts and 10-year limited compressor.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Concord, Bellevue, Ohio; attn: Shawn Marcy, 419-483-4840; 419-483-3557 (fax); www.concord-air.com.

eProduct #201

Dectron

Model: DSV-020 pool heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 36 (l) by 30 (w) by 65 (h)

Serviceability features: Vertical configuration offers two-side access for tough indoor installations. Mirror image units are also available.

Technical support: Available at 800-667-6338, ext. 241, 213, and 208 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weekend and evenings available by appointment. Local representatives may offer 24/7 service.

Technical support materials: With a valid serial number, startup report, complete unit history, wiring diagrams, service/troubleshooting information, O&Ms and installations tips are available.

Noise-reduction features: Double-wall optional construction with perforated inner metal liner available but not stocked.

IAQ equipment supported: Chloraguard gas phase filter designed to remove airborne chloramines.

Thermostat compatibility: Standard controller has built-in capabilities plus fault diagnosis.

Replacement parts compatibility: All normal service replacement parts are locally available or can be ordered from the factory.

Additional features: With over 29 years of experience, Dectron has established "an operating sequence that maximizes natatorium comfort control with the least amount of energy consumption." Each unit comes with a performance guarantee.

Warranty information: During the first 30 days from initial startup and subject to prior approval from the factory, Dectron Inc. will provide and/or reimburse the approved labor, materials, and shipping costs incurred in the replacement of a defective part. 25-month all parts after ship date. Three- to five-year extended parts only on compressor and all air-side coils. Optional three- to 10-year air-side coils also available. Optional delayed startup warranty available upon expiry of the initial 30-day warranty, and until completion of 34 months from date of shipment.

Special installation requirements: Electrical, pool water in/out connection, remote controller if applicable, and outdoor air-cooled split condenser installation and hot gas and liquid line connection with appropriate field charge.

Contact: Dectron, Roswell, Ga.; attn: Harry Topikian, 888-332-8766, ext. 260; 514-336-3337 (fax); htopikian@dectron.com; www.dry-o-tron.com.

eProduct #202

Ducane

Model: SH10B package heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 39 by 39 to 47 by 47

Serviceability features: Compressor, coil, and reversing valve accessible through one easily removable access door. Low-pressure switch standard. Antimicrobial coating on the evaporator coil. Up to 0.8 inches water column static at nominal airflow. Indoor air blower mounted on slides for ease of service. Adjustable 30/60/90-time/temperature defrost control. Electrical component located high in the cabinet behind an easily removable access panel.

Technical support: Technical support available from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 803-284-3322.

Technical support materials: Sales sheet, technical specifications, replacement parts, and competitive comparators available.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with any over-the-counter thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Common components with other Ducane models.

Additional features: Compact footprint that fits in between the wheel wells of a pickup. High static capabilities up to 0.8 inches water column at nominal airflow. Electrical component located high in the cabinet behind an easily removable access panel. Galvanized steel base rails.

Warranty information: Five-year parts and five-year compressor.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Ducane, Blackville, S.C.; attn: Brian Holdrich, 803-284-5371; 803-284-4449 (fax); brian.holdrich@excel-csi.com; www.ducanehvac.com.

eProduct #203

EMI

Model: C2C condensing unit

Footprint (in inches): 25 by 15 to 32 by 15

Serviceability features: Attractive, durable injection molded base easily blends into landscaping of home. Twelve-inch clearance to the bottom of the coil provides added protection from the environment year-round. Easy-access refrigerant pipe connections at 45 degrees from valve body make gauge connections a snap for service and maintenance, the company says. Low voltage interconnect, front access to key components, and side-mounted electrical compartment.

Technical support: Available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 315-797-1310.

Technical support materials: Specification sheets, guide specifications, and installation manuals available on the Web at www.enviromaster.com.

Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated compressor compartment.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts.

Additional features: State-of-the-art side discharge 13-SEER condenser ductless series is unique from all other offerings, according to the company.

Warranty information: One-year parts, five-year compressor.

Special installation requirements: No. Rotary compressor capacities (09, 12, and 15) come factory equipped with oversized suction line accumulator, filter-drier, and low-pressure switch.

Contact: EMI, Rome, N.Y.; attn: Mark Odell, 315-336-3716; 315-336-3981 (fax); emi@enviromaster.com; www.enviromaster.com.

eProduct #204

Enstar

Model: ENWB-9, -12, -18, and -24 ductless mini-split air conditioners

Footprint (in inches): See Web site for model dimensions.

Serviceability features: Cleanable active carbon air filter.

Technical support: Available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific time.

Technical support materials: Complete installation and operations manual included with units.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Comes with own remote control.

Replacement parts compatibility: Some parts are shared.

Additional features: High SEER ratings, super quiet operation, four fan speeds, four modes (cooling, heating, dehumidification, fan only), and cleanable active carbon air filter. Remote control with LCD and 12 hours on/off timer.

Warranty information: One year.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Enstar HVAC and Supplies, Tukwila, Wash.; attn: Sandy Allen, 206-575-8808; 206-575-6925 (fax); sandy@enstar-hvac.com; www.enstar-hvac.com.

eProduct #205

Fedders

Model: PTAC and PTHP packaged terminal air and heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 16 by 42

Serviceability features: Electronic self-diagnostics include an easy-to-read digital readout that takes guesswork out of servicing, according to the company.

Technical support: Available at 866-829-2440 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.

Technical support materials: Wiring diagrams, installation and operation manual, exploded parts list.

Noise-reduction features: Tangential blower wheel and two motor design provides quiet operation and economical performance. Sound reducing compressor blankets allow extra-quiet operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with common four and five wire remote thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Majority of the replacement parts are interchangeable. Shares common replacement parts.

Additional features: The quietest line of PTAC and PTHP products, the company says. Products include features many manufacturers charge extra for, including wireless remote, industry's first center mount controls, digital temperature readout, etc. Fedders products provide value and high quality at competitive prices, the company states.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor, five-year refrigerant system, and five-year total product. First year parts and labor. Second through fifth year functional parts and sealed system.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Fedders, Liberty Corner, N.J.; attn: Beth Marotta, 908-604-8686; 908-604-9317 (fax); sales@fedders.com; www.fedders.com.

eProduct #206

Model: 13 SEER Ultra Quiet split system

Footprint (in inches): 27 to 39 (h) by 22 to 30 (w)

Serviceability features: New louvered jacket comes with a removable top grille for easy serviceability. Service valves are positioned for quick installation and service, as is easy-access control box. High-quality appliance finish is easy to clean and maintain, the company says.

Technical support: Available at 866-829-2440 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.

Technical support materials: Wiring diagram, installation and operational manual, exploded parts list.

Noise-reduction features: Quiet top discharge cabinet. Fully insulated and painted cabinets. PSC motor resilient mounted for quiet, vibration-free operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Fedders manufactures a full line of media and electronic air filters, as well as whole-house humidifiers to provide proper humidification and filtration to improve indoor air quality.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Majority of the replacement parts are interchangeable. Common replacement parts.

Additional features: Ultra-quiet and compact, the Fedders' 13-SEER central air conditioning products come with a high-end appliance finish for easy care and maintenance. Their compact size makes them more aesthetically pleasing and easier to install and transport, the company says. Fedders products provide value and high quality at competitive prices, according to the company.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor and five-year total product.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Fedders, Liberty Corner, N.J.; attn: Beth Marotta, 908-604-8686; 908-604-9317 (fax); sales@fedders.com; www.fedders.com.

eProduct #207

Friedrich

Model: PD Series PTAC units

Footprint (in inches): 16 by 42 by 14

Serviceability features: Internal diagnostics program; service error code storage; top-mounted antimicrobial-treated air filters; all fasteners are 1/4-inch zinc-coated hex screws; fits competitors' sleeves; electronic temperature limiting; desk control ready; single motor design; auxiliary fan ready; optional anticorrosion seacoast protection; emergency heat override; random compressor restart; room freeze protection; indoor coil frost sensor.

Technical support: Unique installation startup program on qualifying jobs. Factory-based installation specialist is assigned as a key contact to ensure proper installation. Specialists will visit certain jobs during the construction and startup process to facilitate problem-free installation. For more information, contact Customer Service, Specialty Products at Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. by calling 800-541-6645 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central time Monday through Friday.

Technical support materials: Product brochure, product profile, installation and operation manual, engineering specifications, parts manual, submittal sheet available on www.friedrich.com under "Document Library."

Noise-reduction features: New ultra-quiet air system voted quietest by hotel guests in a blind comparison against four leading brands. Rated more than 10 percent quieter than the next leading brand, according to the company. Product features quiet stop/start delay.

IAQ equipment supported: Antimicrobial-treated air filters for protection against fungal and bacterial growth. Filtered fresh air intake (locking door).

Thermostat compatibility: Remote thermostat ready. Friedrich offers a digital remote thermostat accessory. Also compatible with any single-stage cool and single-stage heat thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares parts.

Additional features: Over 40 standard features, top-of-the line engineered capabilities, IAQ features, factory startup assistance on qualified jobs, and competitive pricing. Ships individually palletized for easy replacement. The new digital Friedrich PTAC is like a free upgrade, the company says.

Warranty information: Five-year limited.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Friedrich, San Antonio; attn: Lynn Athey, 210-357-4400; 210-357-4480 (fax); lathey@friedrich.com; www.friedrich.com.

eProduct #208

Model: QuietMaster programmable SS10L10 cooling only

Footprint (in inches): 16 by 26 by 28 (sleeve dimensions)

Serviceability features: Slide-out chassis. Internal diagnostics program; service error code storage; washable, antimicrobial-treated air filters with check filter reminder; freeze protection; indoor coil frost sensor.

Technical support: Available at 800-541-6645, ext. 662 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.

Technical support materials: Product brochure, product profile, installation and operation manual, engineering specifications, parts manual, submittal sheet available at www.friedrich.com under "Document Library."

Noise-reduction features: New ultra-quiet redesigned air system. Heavier gauge steel components; sound-isolating rubber grommets; heavier two-way motor mount; insulated plenum; high-efficiency compressor mounted with vibration-absorbing rubber grommets.

IAQ equipment supported: Washable, antimicrobial treated air filters for protection against fungal and bacterial growth. Fresh air intake and stale air exhaust.

Thermostat compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shared parts.

Additional features: The QuietMaster Programmable is 3 to 4 dB quieter than ever due to redesigned air handling system, the company states. Super high operating efficiency of 12.0 EER. Top-of-the-line features include 24-hour programmable timer, MoneySaver® setting, auto-adjusting Smart Fan, and antimicrobial-treated filters, plus the convenience of remote control operation. Commercial-grade construction using top-quality parts and an automobile-grade paint process increase durability.

Warranty information: One-year parts and labor. Four additional years limited on sealed system.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Friedrich, San Antonio; attn: Lynn Athey, 210-357-4400; 210-357-4480 (fax); lathey@friedrich.com; www.friedrich.com.

eProduct #209

Frigidaire

Model: FS3BD and FT3BD split system and heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 31 by 31

Serviceability features: Five-minute anti-short cycle protection, easy-access full service refrigerant valves, removable top-grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads.

Technical support: Technical Service Group is available at 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time.

Technical support materials: All technical literature, (wiring diagrams, technical sales literature, installation instructions, etc.) available at www.nordyne.com. Password required. Must be a Frigidaire dealer to access.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and lubricated heavy-duty PSC motor provide quiet operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Variable-speed air handlers improve humidity control. Also a line of Frigidaire whole-home IAQ products including HEPA air cleaners, electronic air cleaners, electronic air filters, ultraviolet lights, and humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: Five-year quality pledge to replace the unit if the compressor fails in the first five years when installed with a matched Frigidaire indoor air handler or coil.

Warranty information: Eight-year all parts, 10-year compressor.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Frigidaire, O'Fallon, Mo.; attn: Marc Delaurent, 636-561-7477; 636-561-7365 (fax); delaurentm@nordyne.com; www.frigidaire.net.

eProduct #210

Model: FT4BF split system heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 31 by 31

Serviceability features: ComfortAlert module detects system and electrical problem conditions. Easy compressor and control access. Five-minute anti-short cycle protection, easy-access full service refrigerant valves, removable top-grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads.

Technical support: Technical Service Group is available at 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time.

Technical support materials: All technical literature, (wiring diagrams, technical sales literature, installation instructions, etc.) available at www.nordyne.com. Password required. Must be a Frigidaire dealer to access.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and heavy-duty PSC motor provide quiet operation as well as the new swept-wing fan blade and sound blanket.

IAQ equipment supported: R-410A variable-speed air handlers are available with special dehumidification function. Also a line of Frigidaire whole-home IAQ products including HEPA air cleaners, electronic air cleaners, electronic air filters, ultraviolet lights, and humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Two-stage thermostat recommended for optimum performance.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: Includes high- and low-pressure switches; discharge thermostat; liquid line drier; durable, attractive louvered cabinet to protect unit from debris.

Warranty information: Eight-year all parts, 10-year compressor. Five-year quality pledge to replace the unit if the compressor fails in the first five years when installed with a matched Frigidaire indoor air handler or coil.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Frigidaire, O'Fallon, Mo.; attn: Marc Delaurent, 636-561-7477; 636-561-7365 (fax); delaurentm@nordyne.com; www.frigidaire.net.

eProduct #211

Fujitsu General America

Model: Halcyon I.A.Q. 9CQ mini-split air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 11 (h) by 31 (w) by 9 (d)

Serviceability features: An LED lights up when the unit needs to be cleaned. This occurs after about 400 hours of use.

Technical support: Available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time at 866-952-8324.

Technical support materials: Operation manual, installation manual, service manual, troubleshooting flowcharts available on Web site.

Noise-reduction features: Up to 23 percent quieter than conventional models and up to 46 percent quieter than competitors' models, the company says.

IAQ equipment supported: Electronic plasma air cleaner.

Thermostat compatibility: Comes with programmable remote control.

Replacement parts compatibility: Replacement parts are shared.

Additional features: High SEER (14-plus), environmentally friendly R-410A, built-in plasma filtration unit.

Warranty information: Two-year parts, six-year compressor.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Fujitsu General America, Fairfield, N.J.; attn: Erin Buck, 973-575-0380; 973-836-0429 (fax); cbuck@fujitsugeneral.com; www.fujitsugeneral.com.

eProduct #212

Model: Halcyon I.A.Q. 9RQ

Footprint (in inches): 11 (h) by 31 (w) by 9 (d)

Serviceability features: An LED lights up when the unit needs to be cleaned. This occurs after about 400 hours of use.

Technical support: Operation manual, installation manual, service manual, troubleshooting flowcharts available on Web site.

Noise-reduction features: Up to 23 percent quieter than conventional models and up to 46 percent quieter than competitors' models.

IAQ equipment supported: Electronic plasma air cleaner.

Thermostat compatibility: Comes with programmable remote control.

Replacement parts compatibility: Replacement parts are shared.

Additional features: High SEER (14-plus), environmentally friendly R-410A, built-in plasma filtration unit.

Warranty information: Two-year parts, six-year compressor.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Fujitsu General America, Fairfield, N.J.; attn: Erin Buck, 973-575-0380; 973-836-0429 (fax); cbuck@fujitsugeneral.com; www.fujitsugeneral.com.

eProduct #213

Gibson

Model: JS3BA Series split system

Footprint (in inches): 23 by 23 to 31 by 31

Serviceability features: Easy compressor and control panel access. Easy-access full service refrigerant valves and removable top-grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads.

Technical support: Available at 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time.

Technical support materials: All technical support material is available to contractors 24 hours a day at www.nordyne.com.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice provides quiet operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Variable speed kit can be field installed for increased indoor air comfort.

Thermostat compatibility: Standard thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares parts with others in the line.

Additional features: Complete full metal jacket provides a durable and attractive cabinet that protects the coil.

Warranty information: Five-year all parts. Extended protection plans are available.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Gibson, O'Fallon, Mo.; attn: Marc Delaurent, 636-561-7477; 636-561-7399 (fax); delaurentm@nordyne.com; www.nordyne.com.

eProduct #214

Heil

Model: QuietComfort 14 Series split system

Footprint (in inches): 25 to 33 (w) by 27 to 35 (d)

Serviceability features: Control panel cover allows access to refrigerant connections without removing the control panel cover. These easy-access units feature a sloped control panel for easy viewing, a discharge grille that pops off for cleaning and inspection with removal of only four screws, and longer service valve stubs.

Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributors is available with technical assistance, troubleshooting. Technical training available at ICP Mobile Training Centers at locations nationwide and at field schools held at participating distributor locations.

Technical support materials: Product information posted online at Heil dealer Web site (www.heildlr.com) includes product specification sheets, installation and operation manuals, and technical support/parts manuals.

Noise-reduction features: Scroll compressors and top air discharge provide quieter operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Standardized parts throughout the line.

Additional features: Features a compact design for easier handling and quicker installation. The slanted control panel lets a technician see electrical connections while standing up.

Warranty information: Comes with a 10-year limited compressor and five-year limited parts. This product qualifies for the five-year No-Hassle Replacement Warranty if installed on or after Jan. 1, 2005. (If the compressor fails within five years from the installation date, then ICP will provide a replacement outdoor unit at no charge. Some restrictions apply; see warranty certificate for details.) The optional Homeowner's Extended Labor Plan (HELP®) offers five- and 10-year extended service agreement plans.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Heil, Nashville, Tenn.; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com; www.heil-hvac.com.

eProduct #215

Model: QuietComfort 14 Plus Series split system

Footprint (in inches): 33 (w) by 35 (d)

Serviceability features: Has an enhanced control panel with easy access to refrigerant connections without removing the control panel cover. The pop-off discharge grille allows cleaning and inspection with removal of only four screws. Longer service valve stubs allow easy access and protect service valves from heat.

Technical support: A technical service advisor on staff at local distributors is available with technical assistance, troubleshooting. Technical training available at ICP Mobile Training Centers at locations nationwide and at field schools held at participating distributor locations.

Technical support materials: Product information posted online at Heil dealer Web site (www.heildlr.com) includes product specification sheets, installation and operation manuals, and technical support/parts manuals.

Noise-reduction features: Scroll compressors equipped with compressor sound jackets and a fan motor enclosure provide quiet operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Standardized parts throughout the line.

Additional features: Uses R-410A, an environmentally sound, chlorine-free refrigerant. Compact design makes it easy to install. An enhanced coil guard provides extra coil protection.

Warranty information: Comes with a 10-year limited compressor and five-year limited parts. This product qualifies for the five-year No-Hassle Replacement Warranty if installed on or after Jan. 1, 2005. (If the compressor fails within five years from the installation date, then ICP will provide a replacement outdoor unit at no charge. Some restrictions apply; see warranty certificate for details.) The optional Homeowner's Extended Labor Plan (HELP®) offers five- and 10-year extended service agreement plans.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Heil, Nashville, Tenn.; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com; www.heil-hvac.com.

eProduct #216

Kelvinator

Model: DS3BD Series split system

Footprint (in inches): 31 by 31

Serviceability features: Easy compressor and control access. Five-minute restart time delay, easy-access full service refrigerant valves, and removable top-grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads.

Technical support: Technical Service Group available at 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time.

Technical support materials: All technical literature (wiring diagrams, technical sales literature, installation instructions, etc.) available at www.nordyne.com. Password required. Must be a Kelvinator dealer to access.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and heavy-duty PSC motor provide quiet operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Variable indoor section improves humidity control and can compensate for inadequate duct design, the company says.

Thermostat compatibility: Standard thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: One-year quality pledge to replace the unit should it fail in the first five years when installed with a matched Kelvinator indoor coil or air handler.

Warranty information: Six-year all parts, 10-year compressor on 12-SEER and higher models. Extended protection plans are available.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Kelvinator, O'Fallon, Mo.; attn: Marc Delaurent, 636-561-7477; 636-561-7365 (fax); delaurentm@nordyne.com; www.nordyne.com.

eProduct #217

Lennox

Model: XC21 split system

Footprint (in inches): 36 by 40

Serviceability features: Designed for superior serviceability. The SmartHingeâ„¢ louvered panels are hinged to allow for easy cleaning and servicing of coils, while providing complete coil protection. Also comes factory installed with an outdoor system diagnostic tool, the Lennox System Operations Monitor. The monitor displays the most common fault conditions through indicator LEDs.

Technical support: Technical support is available 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Central time at 800-453-6669 (800-4LENNOX). Additional support can be obtained locally through field technical consultants, contact local warehouse for details.

Technical support materials: XC21 engineering handbook, service manual, and www.davenet.com are all valuable and immediately available technical resources.

Noise-reduction features: Built utilizing all aspects of SilentComfortâ„¢ technology. The SilentComfort fan guard uses passive vortex suppression to reduce air noise, along with specially designed fan blades that also reduce operating sound levels. The vertical air discharge minimizes operating sounds while the variable-speed outdoor fan motor provides additional quiet operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Requires a two-stage room thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Designed to share common parts with many other Lennox models and product lines.

Additional features: The Dave Lennox Signatureâ„¢ Collection XC21 is "the most quiet and efficient central air conditioner you can buy," the company says. According to the manufacturer, the 20-plus-SEER air conditioner is not only environmentally friendly but also provides exceptional comfort by incorporating its two-speed design with its low sound SilentComfort technology. The SmartHinge louvered panel access and the System Operations Monitor offer outstanding serviceability, the company states.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor in residential applications, five-year in nonresidential applications. Five-year on all other covered components in a residential installation, one-year in nonresidential installations. CompleteCare extended warranties are available through local Lennox dealers.

Special installation requirements: Must be used in conjunction with an indoor unit that utilizes an R-410A-qualified TXV.

Contact: Lennox, Richardson, Texas; attn: Karen O'Shea, 972-497-5258; 972-497-5292 (fax); karen.oshea@lennoxintl.com; www.lennox.com.

eProduct #218

Model: XP19 heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 36 by 40

Serviceability features: Designed for superior serviceability. The SmartHinge louvered panels are hinged to allow for easy cleaning and servicing of coils, while providing complete coil protection. The XP19 also comes factory installed with a patent-pending demand defrost control that will help eliminate green slime and prevent runaway heat, in addition to an outdoor system diagnostic tool, the Lennox System Operations Monitor. The monitor displays the most common fault conditions through indicator LEDs.

Technical support: Technical support is available 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Central time at 800-453-6669 (800-4LENNOX). Additional support can be obtained locally through field technical consultants; contact local warehouse for details.

Technical support materials: XP19 engineering handbook, XP19 service manual, and www.davenet.com are all valuable and immediately available technical resources.

Noise-reduction features: Built utilizing all aspects of SilentComfort technology. The SilentComfort fan guard uses passive vortex suppression to reduce air noise, along with specially designed fan blades that also reduce operating sound levels. The vertical air discharge minimizes operating sounds while the variable-speed outdoor fan motor provides additional quiet operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Requires a two-stage thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Designed to share common parts with many of the other Lennox models and product lines.

Additional features: The Dave Lennox Signature Collection XP19 is the "most quiet and efficient heat pump you can buy," the company says. Not only is it environmentally friendly, it also provides exceptional comfort by incorporating its two-speed design with its low sound SilentComfort technology. The SmartHinge louvered panel access, along with the Lennox System Operations Monitor and the new Demand Defrost Control, offer outstanding serviceability, the company states.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor in residential installations, five-year in nonresidential installations. Five-year all other covered components in a residential installation, one-year in nonresidential installations. Complete Careâ„¢ extended warranties are available through local Lennox dealers.

Special installation requirements: Must be used in conjunction with an indoor unit that utilizes an R-410A-qualified TXV.

Contact: Lennox, Richardson, Texas; attn: Karen O'Shea, 972-497-5258; 972-497-5292 (fax); karen.oshea@lennoxintl.com; www.lennox.com.

eProduct #219

LG Electronics USA

Model: Art Cool (LA090CP/LA120CP/LA141CP/LA180CP) ductless mini-split system

Footprint (in inches): Varies.

Serviceability features: The indoor and outdoor units can be disassembled and reassembled with a Phillips screwdriver. LED flash codes ease troubleshooting. 36-volt power for indoor unit means ease and safety in service.

Technical support: Service call number on the manual for rapid resolutions and technical support.

Technical support materials: All support material is available via hard copy or electronic from local distributors. Service manual includes specification, operation, installation, electrical wiring, refrigerant line, troubleshooting, service parts and parts numbers with exploded view, etc.

Noise-reduction features: A quiet 36-VDC motor operates the indoor fan and louver steppers. A special fan housing also keeps the unit quiet.

IAQ equipment supported: Triple air filtration. Electrostatic, anti-fungal, and deodorizing filters.

Thermostat compatibility: Units come with a remote control thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: 9K and 12K share some replacement parts.

Additional features: Art Cool mini-split systems are changing the look, feel, and technology of duct-free technology, the company states. Art Cool indoor units are designed to enhance the look of any décor. They are slimmer, take up less wall space, and are the only wall-hung units available with optional finishes, according to the manufacturer.

Warranty information: Two-year all parts, five-year outdoor unit compressor.

Special installation requirements: Need to run No. 18 AWG 4 conductor cable from the outdoor unit to the indoor unit to operate the indoor unit. Refrigerant and condensation lines connect the indoor and outdoor units via a 2-inch diameter opening in the wall.

Contact: LG Electronics USA, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; attn: Grace Lee, 201-816-2981; 201-816-2081 (fax); jjoo@lge.com; www.lge.com.

eProduct #220

Luxaire

Model: Acclimate 5T split system

Footprint (in inches): 37 (w) by 31 (d)

Serviceability features: Access panel with handle for easy compressor access; a sliding full-access control box; and an isolated compressor compartment, easy-access side discharge angled service valves, and an adjustable knockout plate to make wiring easy.

Technical support: First level of support provided by distributor; factory support available to distributors and dealers by calling 877-874-7378 (877-UPG-SERV). Support is available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Technical support materials: A technical guide is available on Luxaire's dealer extranet.

Noise-reduction features: Features the SilentDrive system, making it one of the quietest products ever offered by Luxaire. A molded composite bulkhead isolates the compressor from the rest of the unit, reducing sound and vibration. An advanced fan design also reduces noise, while a composite base pan distributes and dampens sound.

IAQ equipment supported: Compatible with a complete line of Luxaire residential IAQ products, which includes ventilation systems, ultraviolet air treatment systems, electronic and media air cleaners, and whole-house humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models. Its components are standardized for easier stocking and replacement.

Additional features: Customer research affected the Acclimate's appealing design. The unit uses R-410A, making it energy efficient and environmentally friendly, and it is also Energy Star® qualified. An innovative swept-wing fan design and new composite material makes the Acclimate among the quietest in the industry, says the company.

Warranty information: When matched with an Acclimate gas furnace coil and/or air handler, carries a limited lifetime compressor and 10-year limited parts, as part of Luxaire's Premium System Warranty program.

Special installation requirements: R-410A TXVs are required.

Contact: Luxaire, Norman, Okla.; attn: Tim Lashar, 405-419-6419; 405-419-6545 (fax); tim.lashar@york.com; www.luxaire.com.

eProduct #221

Maytag

Model: M1000S SA1BD and SH1BD split system and heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 31 by 31

Serviceability features: Easy compressor and control access. Five-minute restart time delay, easy-access, full-service refrigerant valves, and removable top-grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads.

Technical support: Contact Technical Service Group at 866-262-9824 (866-2MAYTAG) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time.

Technical support materials: All technical literature (wiring diagrams, technical sales literature, installation instructions, etc.) available at www.maytaghvac.com. Dealer password required. Must be a Maytag HVAC dealer.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice, heavy-duty PSC motor, and sound blanket provide quiet operation.

IAQ equipment supported: R-410A variable-speed air handlers are available with special dehumidification function. Also a line of Maytag whole-home IAQ products including HEPA air cleaners, electronic air cleaners, electronic air filters, ultraviolet lights, and humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Standard thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: One-year Dependability Promise to replace the unit should it fail in the first year when installed with a matched Maytag indoor coil or air handler.

Warranty information: Ten-year all parts.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Maytag, O'Fallon, Mo.; attn: Marc Delaurent, 636-561-7477; 636-561-7365 (fax); delaurentm@nordyne.com; www.maytaghvac.com.

eProduct #222

Model: PSA4BF split system

Footprint (in inches): 31 by 31

Serviceability features: Easy compressor and control access. Five minute anti-short cycle protection, easy-access full service refrigerant valves, removable top-grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads.

Technical support: Contact Technical Service Group at 866-262-9824 (866-2MAYTAG) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time.

Technical support materials: All technical literature (wiring diagrams, technical sales literature, installation instructions, etc.) available at www.maytaghvac.com. Dealer password required. Must be a Maytag HVAC dealer.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and heavy-duty PSC motor provide quiet operation. Includes sound blanket and new swept-wing fan blade.

IAQ equipment supported: R-410A variable-speed air handlers are available with special dehumidification function. Also a line of Maytag whole-home IAQ products including HEPA air cleaners, electronic air cleaners, electronic air filters, ultraviolet lights, and humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Two-stage thermostat recommended for optimum performance.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: Includes high- and low-pressure switches; discharge thermostat; liquid line drier; durable, attractive, stainless steel louvered cabinet to protect unit from debris.

Warranty information: Ten-year parts and labor. Five-year Dependability Promise to replace the unit if the compressor fails in the first five years when installed with a matched Maytag indoor air handler or coil.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Maytag, O'Fallon, Mo.; attn: Marc Delaurent, 636-561-7477; 636-561-7365 (fax); delaurentm@nordyne.com; www.maytaghvac.com.

eProduct #223

McQuay International

Model: MWM wall-mounted mini-split system

Footprint (in inches): Indoor unit: 12 by 32 to 42; Outdoor unit: 11 by 29 and 13 by 33

Serviceability features: Built-in self-diagnostics for easy troubleshooting and maintenance. Easy access to all components simply by removing front cover.

Technical support: Available at 800-432-1342 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time.

Technical support materials: Visit www.mcquay.com for product literature.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ equipment supported: Three-stage filtration, washable air intake grille, and soft dry dehumidification mode.

Thermostat compatibility: Built-in thermostat and wireless remote control standard. Wired programmable wall control optional.

Replacement parts compatibility: McQuay Models MCK and MCM mini-split systems.

Additional features: Advanced control features and purifying air filtration are incorporated in slim, compact designs that provide optimal performance and quiet operation.

Warranty information: One-year limited parts, five-year limited compressor.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: McQuay International, Minneapolis; 800-432-1342; 763-553-5422 (fax); mcquayintl@mcquay.com; www.mcquay.com.

eProduct #224

Meridian/Texas Furnace Co.

Model: Meridian and TFC split system

Footprint (in inches): 25 by 23

Serviceability features: Easily accessible service valves ex-tend out from the cabinet.

Technical support: Available at 800-815-5624.

Technical support materials: Manufacturer did not specify.

Noise-reduction features: Gull wing design and slower-moving fan are designed to dramatically reduce sound. Scroll compressors throughout the line.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Standard components across the line.

Additional features: Very low sound level due to gull wing condenser fan and scroll compressor.

Warranty information: Ten-year parts and 10-year compressor.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Meridian/Texas Furnace Co., Houston; attn: Thomas Morton, 713-466-1504; 713-466-3648 (fax); listen@texasfurnace.com; www.texasfurnace.com.

eProduct #225

Philco

Model: DT3BD Series heat pumps

Footprint (in inches): 31 by 31

Serviceability features: Easy compressor and control access. Five-minute restart time delay, easy-access full service refrigerant valves, and removable top-grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads.

Technical support: Technical Service Group available at 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time. Technical literature library online and available 24/7 at www.nordyne.com.

Technical support materials: All technical literature (wiring diagrams, technical sales literature, installation instructions, etc.) available at www.nordyne.com. Password required. Must be a Philco dealer to access.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and heavy-duty PSC motor provide quiet operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Variable indoor section improves humidity control and can compensate for inadequate duct design, the company says.

Thermostat compatibility: Standard thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: One-year quality pledge to replace the unit should it fail in the first five years when installed with a matched Philco indoor coil or air handler.

Warranty information: Six-year all parts, 10-year compressor on 12-SEER and higher models. Extended protection plans are available.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Philco, O'Fallon, Mo.; attn: Marc Delaurent, 636-561-7477; 636-561-7365 (fax); delaurentm@nordyne.com; www.nordyne.com.

eProduct #226

Rheem

Model: RARL Prestige Series condensing unit

Footprint (in inches): 44 by 31

Serviceability features: Equipped with the Rheem durable wraparound hail guard steel jacket for maximum coil protection. Service accessibility is the simplest and easiest in the industry, the company states. Two fasteners are easily removed for fast entry to all critical service points, controls, and compressors.

Technical support: Technical support is available from all Rheem distributors, Rheem district technical representatives, www.rheemote.net, or Prostock® parts stores.

Technical support materials: Support materials available through www.rheemote.net and www.kwikpro.com.

Noise-reduction features: The Copeland scroll compressor is externally mounted on rubber grommets to reduce vibration and noise. The single-piece drawn top deck, venturis, and wire grille not only contribute to the new sleek appearance, they combine to reduce operational noise and vibration.

IAQ equipment supported: Rheem offers a combination of carefully matched components specially designed to improve indoor air quality, including antibacterial ultraviolet systems, ERV/HRV systems, electronic air cleaners, and humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: From scroll compressors to service valves, all RARL Prestige Series parts are interchangeable, which minimizes inventory space needed to service Rheem equipment.

Additional features: The Prestige Series is housed in the industry's lowest-profile cabinet, the company states. This reduced height delivers lighter weight. Combined with the patented neutral green cabinet color, product conspicuity is reduced for environmental compatibility with landscapes after installation. This provides a unique, attractive feature to homeowners, according to the company.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited parts.

Special installation requirements: Straight installation, no special requirements needed.

Contact: Rheem, Fort Smith, Ark.; attn: Rheem Customer Service Representatives, 800-548-7433 (800-548-RHEEM); 479-648-4918 (fax); www.rheemac.com.

eProduct #227

Model: RASL Prestige Series condensing unit

Footprint (in inches): 44 by 31

Serviceability features: Equipped with the Rheem durable wraparound hail guard steel jacket for maximum coil protection. Service accessibility is the simplest and easiest in the industry, the company states. Two fasteners are easily removed for fast entry to all critical service points, controls, and compressors.

Technical support: Technical support is available from all Rheem distributors, Rheem district technical representatives, www.rheemote.net, or Prostock® parts stores.

Technical support materials: Support materials available through www.rheemote.net and www.kwikpro.com.

Noise-reduction features: The Copeland scroll compressor is externally mounted on rubber grommets to reduce vibration and noise. The single-piece drawn top deck, venturis, and wire grille, not only contribute to the new sleek appearance, they combine to reduce operational noise and vibration.

IAQ equipment supported: Rheem offers a combination of carefully matched components specially designed to improve indoor air quality, including antibacterial ultraviolet systems, ERV/HRV systems, electronic air cleaners, and humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: From scroll compressors to service valves, all RASL Prestige Series parts are interchangeable, which minimizes inventory space needed to service Rheem equipment.

Additional features: The Prestige Series is housed in the industry's lowest-profile cabinet, the company says. This reduced height delivers lighter weight. Combined with the patented neutral green cabinet color, product conspicuity is reduced for environmental compatibility with landscapes after installation. This provides a unique, attractive feature to homeowners, according to the company.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited parts.

Special installation requirements: Straight installation, no special requirements needed.

Contact: Rheem, Fort Smith, Ark.; attn: Rheem Customer Service Representatives, 800-548-7433 (800-548-RHEEM); 479-648-4918 (fax); www.rheemac.com.

eProduct #228

Ruud

Model: UARL Ultra Series condensing unit

Footprint (in inches): 44 by 31

Serviceability features: The Ultra Series is equipped with the Ruud durable wraparound hail guard steel jacket for maximum coil protection. Service accessibility is the simplest and easiest in the industry, the company says. Two fasteners are easily removed for fast entry to all critical service points, controls, and compressors.

Technical support: Technical support is available from all Ruud distributors, Ruud district technical representatives, www.rheemote.net, or Prostock® parts stores.

Technical support materials: Support materials available through www.rheemote.net and www.kwikpro.com.

Noise-reduction features: The Copeland scroll compressor is externally mounted on rubber grommets to reduce vibration and noise. The single-piece drawn top deck, venturis, and wire grille not only contribute to the new sleek appearance, they combine to reduce operational noise and vibration.

IAQ equipment supported: Ruud offers a combination of carefully matched components specially designed to improve in-door air quality, including antibacterial ultraviolet systems, ERV/HRV systems, electronic air cleaners, and humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: From scroll compressors to service valves, all parts are interchangeable, which minimizes inventory space needed to service Ruud equipment.

Additional features: The Ultra Series is housed in the industry's lowest-profile cabinet. This reduced height delivers lighter weight. Combined with the patented neutral green cabinet color, product conspicuity is reduced for environmental compatibility with landscapes after installation. This provides a unique, attractive feature to homeowners, according to the company.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited parts.

Special installation requirements: Straight installation, no special requirements needed.

Contact: Ruud, Fort Smith, Ark.; attn: Ruud Customer Service Representatives, 800-848-7883 (800-848-RUUD); 479-648-4918 (fax); www.ruudac.com.

eProduct #229

Model: UASL Ultra Series condensing unit

Footprint (in inches): 44 by 31

Serviceability features: The Ultra Series is equipped with the Ruud durable wraparound hail guard steel jacket for maximum coil protection. Service accessibility is the simplest and easiest in the industry, the company states. Two fasteners are easily removed for fast entry to all critical service points, controls, and compressors.

Technical support: Technical support is available from all Ruud distributors, Ruud district technical representatives, www.rheemote.net, or Prostock® parts stores.

Technical support materials: Support materials available through www.rheemote.net and www.kwikpro.com.

Noise-reduction features: The Copeland scroll compressor is externally mounted on rubber grommets to reduce vibration and noise. The single-piece drawn top deck, venturis, and wire grille, not only contribute to the new sleek appearance, they combine to reduce operational noise and vibration.

IAQ equipment supported: Ruud offers a combination of carefully matched components specially designed to improve indoor air quality, including antibacterial ultraviolet systems, ERV/HRV systems, electronic air cleaners, and humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: From scroll compressors to service valves, all parts are interchangeable, which minimizes inventory space needed to service Ruud equipment.

Additional features: The Ultra Series is housed in the industry's lowest-profile cabinet, the company says. This reduced height delivers lighter weight. Combined with the patented neutral green cabinet color, product conspicuity is reduced for environmental compatibility with landscapes after installation. This provides a unique, attractive feature to homeowners, the company states.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited parts.

Special installation requirements: Straight installation, no special requirements needed.

Contact: Ruud, Fort Smith, Ark.; attn: Ruud Customer Service Representatives, 800-848-7883 (800-848-RUUD); 479-648-4918 (fax); www.ruudac.com.

eProduct #230

Samsung

Model: AS12ABMCF ductless mini-split system

Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Indoor unit is self-diagnostic. Outdoor unit features easy access to all major components.

Technical support: Available on the East Coast at 717-243-2535 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and on the West Coast at 562-699-6066, ext. 3, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific time.

Technical support materials: Samsung 105 basic application guide, Samsung basic technical guide, service manuals, and wiring diagrams.

Noise-reduction features: Designed for an extremely low noise level. Compressor sound blanket.

IAQ equipment supported: Antibacterial construction and filters, deodorizing and electrostatic filters.

Thermostat compatibility: Supplied with own wireless remote control.

Replacement parts compatibility: Several parts used in other models.

Additional features: Features class-leading noise levels and intrusion of the indoor unit into the living space, the company says.

Warranty information: Standard warranty is one-year parts, five-year compressor. Extended warranties available.

Special installation requirements: Capillary tube expansion in the outdoor unit, so both refrigerant lines require insulating. Line voltage control wiring.

Contact: Samsung, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.; attn: John Miles, 562-699-6066; 562-699-4351 (fax); johnm@quietside.com; www.quietside.com.

eProduct #231

Model: AS18A0RCF ductless mini-split system

Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Indoor unit is self-diagnostic. Outdoor unit features easy access to all major components.

Technical support: Available on the East Coast at 717-243-2535 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and on the West Coast at 562-699-6066, ext. 3, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific time.

Technical support materials: Samsung 105 basic application guide, Samsung basic technical guide, service manuals, and wiring diagrams.

Noise-reduction features: Designed for an extremely low noise level. Compressor sound blanket.

IAQ equipment supported: Anti-bacterial construction and filters, deodorizing and electrostatic filters.

Thermostat compatibility: Supplied with own wireless remote control.

Replacement parts compatibility: Several parts used in other models.

Additional features: Features class-leading noise levels and intrusion of the indoor unit into the living space, the company says.

Warranty information: Standard warranty is one-year parts, five-year compressor. Extended warranties available.

Special installation requirements: Capillary tube expansion in the outdoor unit, so both refrigerant lines require insulating. Line voltage control wiring.

Contact: Samsung, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.; attn: John Miles, 562-699-6066; 562-699-4351 (fax); johnm@quietside.com; www.quietside.com.

eProduct #232

Sanyo

Model: 24KS62R

Footprint (in inches): Indoor unit 13 (h) by 45 (w) by 9 (d); Outdoor unit 36 by 37 by 14

Serviceability features: The indoor unit's front panel can be easily removed and washed for trouble-free cleaning.

Technical support: Available at 770-509-5230 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Technical support materials: Go to www.sanyohvac.com to download specifications, data, installation manual, instruction manual, and technical service manual.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ equipment supported: Anti-mold filter (included) and air clean filter (optional).

Thermostat compatibility: Needs special thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Does not share parts.

Additional features: Has 13.0 SEER rating. The advanced microprocessor-controlled system ensures that the temperature and humidity levels in every corner of the room are always comfortable, the company says. Automatically adjusts fan speed to high, medium, or low, corresponding to the room sensor and maintains comfortable airflow throughout the room.

Warranty information: Five-year compressor, one-year parts.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Sanyo Fisher Co., Chatsworth, Calif.; attn: Tom Crock, 818-998-7322; 818-717-2703 (fax); www.sanyohvac.com.

eProduct #233

Tappan

Model: FS3BD and FT3BD

Footprint (in inches): 31 by 31

Serviceability features: Five-minute anti-short cycle protection, easy-access full service refrigerant valves, removable top-grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads.

Technical support: Technical Service Group is available at 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time.

Technical support materials: All technical literature (wiring diagrams, technical sales literature, installation instructions, etc.) available at www.nordyne.com. Password required. Must be a Tappan dealer to access.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and lubricated heavy-duty PSC motor provide quiet operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Variable-speed air handlers improve humidity control. Also a line of Tappan whole-home IAQ products including HEPA air cleaners, electronic air cleaners, electronic air filters, ultraviolet lights, and humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: Five-year quality pledge to replace the unit if the compressor fails in the first five years when installed with a matched Tappan indoor air handler or coil.

Warranty information: Eight-year all parts, 10-year compressor.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Tappan, O'Fallon, Mo.; attn: Marc Delaurent, 636-561-7477; 636-561-7365 (fax); delaurentm@nordyne.com; www.tappan.net.

eProduct #234

Model: FS4BC-VS split system

Footprint (in inches): 31 by 31

Serviceability features: Five-minute anti-short cycle protection, easy-access full service refrigerant valves, removable top-grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads.

Technical support: Technical Service Group is available at 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time.

Technical support materials: All technical literature (wiring diagrams, technical sales literature, installation instructions, etc.) available at www.nordyne.com. Password required. Must be a Tappan dealer to access.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and lubricated heavy-duty PSC motor provide quiet operation. Variable indoor section quieter than standard blower system.

IAQ equipment supported: Variable-speed air handlers improve humidity control. Also a line of Tappan whole-home IAQ products including HEPA air cleaners, electronic air cleaners, electronic air filters, ultraviolet lights, and humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Two-stage thermostat recommended for optimum performance.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: Includes high-pressure switches; liquid line drier; durable, attractive louvered cabinet to protect unit from debris.

Warranty information: Eight-year all parts, 10-year compressor. Five-year quality pledge to replace the unit if the compressor fails in the first five years when installed with a matched Tappan indoor air handler or coil.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Tappan, O'Fallon, Mo.; attn: Marc Delaurent, 636-561-7477; 636-561-7365 (fax); delaurentm@nordyne.com; www.tappan.net.

eProduct #235

Tempstar

Model: SmartComfort 2400 Series split system

Footprint (in inches): 25 to 33 (w) by 27 to 35 (d)

Serviceability features: Redesigned control panel cover allows access to refrigerant connections without removing control panel cover. Units offer service friendly features for easy access, including longer service valve stubs, sloped control panel, and a discharge grille that pops off for cleaning and inspection with removal of only four screws.

Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributors is available with technical assistance, troubleshooting. Technical training available at ICP Mobile Training Centers at locations nationwide and at field schools held at participating distributor locations.

Technical support materials: Product information posted online at Tempstar dealer Web site (www.tempstardlr.com) includes product specification sheets, installation and operation manuals, and technical support/parts manuals.

Noise-reduction features: Built with scroll compressors for quiet, reliable operation. Top air discharge provides quieter operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Standardized parts throughout the line.

Additional features: The unique design features a quiet two-speed fan that works with an aerodynamic fan chamber and patented Durawhisperâ„¢ slanted top design. The unit's compact design makes handling easier and installation quicker.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressor and five-year limited parts. Qualifies for the five-year No-Hassle Replacement Warranty if installed on or after Jan. 1, 2005. (If the compressor fails within five years from the installation date, then ICP will provide a replacement outdoor unit at no charge. Some restrictions apply; see warranty certificate for details.) Optional Homeowner's Extended Labor Plan (HELP®) offers five- and 10-year extended agreement plans.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Tempstar, Nashville, Tenn.; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com; www.tempstar.com.

eProduct #236

Model: SmartComfort 2400 R-410A Series split system

Footprint (in inches): 33 (w) by 35 (d)

Serviceability features: The service control panel is easy to access; the slanted "easy view" control panel allows technicians to see electrical connections while standing up; and a quick-opening compressor compartment opens by removing only four screws.

Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributors is available with technical assistance, troubleshooting. Technical training available at ICP Mobile Training Centers at locations nationwide and at field schools held at participating distributor locations.

Technical support materials: Product information posted online at Tempstar dealer Web site (www.tempstardlr.com) includes product specification sheets, installation and operation manuals, and technical support/parts manuals.

Noise-reduction features: Units are equipped with scroll compressors and two-speed fan motors to produce minimal sound at maximum performance. Compressor sound jackets make them even quieter.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Standardized parts throughout the line means contractors have to carry fewer parts on their service trucks and waste less time on trips back to the shop.

Additional features: R-410A does not damage the ozone layer with harmful chlorines. The unique design of the SmartComfort series features a quiet two-speed fan that works with an aerodynamic fan chamber and patented Durawhisper slanted top design. Resin-mesh coil guard behind the inlet grille provides extra coil protection.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressor and five-year limited parts. Qualifies for the five-year No-Hassle Replacement Warranty if installed on or after Jan. 1, 2005. (If the compressor fails within five years from the installation date, then ICP will provide a replacement outdoor unit at no charge. Some restrictions apply; see warranty certificate for details.) Optional Homeowner's Ex-tended Labor Plan (HELP®) offers five- and 10-year extended agreement plans.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Tempstar, Nashville, Tenn.; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com; www.tempstar.com.

eProduct #237

Thermo Pride

Model: 13 SEER outdoor condenser

Footprint (in inches): 27 by 58 up to 29 by 30

Serviceability features: Easily accessible service valves with charging port, unique UV-resistant ABS cabinet resists dents, dings, and scratches. Corrosion-resistant aluminized sheet metal and stainless steel hardware.

Technical support: Available at 574-896-2133 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Technical support materials: Wiring diagrams, troubleshooting guides, parts breakdown, and installation instructions are available online.

Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated jacket over compressor. Three-blade fan.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares parts.

Additional features: ABS cabinet, insulated Copeland scroll compressor.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor and condenser coil, five-year all other parts. Extended warranties available for additional charge.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Thermo Pride, North Judson, Ind.; 574-896-2133; 574-896-5301 (fax); tpmarketing@thermopride.com; www.thermopride.com.

eProduct #238

Trane

Model: XL15i air conditioner family

Specifics: Available in 2 to 4 tons; single stage; variable speed when matched with "VS" indoor products, SEER of up to 16.25; R-22; product is stocked.

Footprint (in inches): 50 (h) by 37 (w) by 34 (l)

Serviceability features: All components are behind one panel that is easily removed for service.

Technical support: Contact local distributor.

Technical support materials: Available.

Noise-reduction features: Insulated compressor, new fan blade and motor design.

IAQ equipment supported: Upgraded filters, air cleaners - electronic and 5-inch media on indoor matched products.

Thermostat compatibility: Not compatible.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares with other lines.

Additional features: A newly designed fan blade and motor are specifically for a quieter operation, up to 16.25 SEER, composite material base pan will not rust, full cabinet protects coil, "Spine Fin" coil for retained efficiency.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor, outdoor coil, and functional parts. Optional extended warranties available.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Trane; www.trane.com.

Westinghouse

Model: FS3BD and FT3BD split system and heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 31 by 31

Serviceability features: Five-minute anti-short cycle protection, easy-access full service refrigerant valves, removable top-grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads.

Technical support: Technical Service Group is available at 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time.

Technical support materials: All technical literature (wiring diagrams, technical sales literature, installation instructions, etc.) available at www.nordyne.com. Password required. Must be a Westinghouse dealer to access.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and lubricated heavy-duty PSC motor designed to provide quiet operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Variable-speed air handlers improve humidity control. Also a line of Westinghouse whole-home IAQ products including HEPA air cleaners, electronic air cleaners, electronic air filters, ultraviolet lights, and humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: Five-year quality pledge to replace the unit if the compressor fails in the first five years when installed with a matched Westinghouse indoor air handler or coil.

Warranty information: Eight-year all parts, 10-year compressor.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Westinghouse, O'Fallon, Mo.; attn: Marc Delaurent, 636-561-7477; 636-561-7365 (fax); delaurentm@nordyne.com; www.westinghousehvac.com.

eProduct #239

Model: FS4BC-VS split system

Footprint (in inches): 31 by 31

Serviceability features: Five-minute anti-short cycle protection, easy-access full service refrigerant valves, removable top-grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads.

Technical support: Technical Service Group is available at 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time.

Technical support materials: All technical literature (wiring diagrams, technical sales literature, installation instructions, etc.) available at www.nordyne.com. Password required. Must be a Westinghouse dealer to access.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and heavy-duty PSC motor designed to provide quiet operation. Variable indoor section quieter than standard blower system.

IAQ equipment supported: Variable-speed air handlers improve humidity control. Also a line of Westinghouse whole-home IAQ products including HEPA air cleaners, electronic air cleaners, electronic air filters, ultraviolet lights, and humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Two-stage thermostat recommended for optimum performance.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: Includes high-pressure switches; liquid line drier; durable, attractive louvered cabinet to protect unit from debris.

Warranty information: Eight-year all parts, 10-year compressor. Five-year quality pledge to replace the unit if the compressor fails in the first five years when installed with a matched Westinghouse indoor air handler or coil.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Westinghouse, O'Fallon, Mo.; attn: Marc Delaurent, 636-561-7477; 636-561-7365 (fax); delaurentm@nordyne.com; www.westinghousehvac.com.

eProduct #240

Winia USA

Model: WPH-305AL

Footprint (in inches): Indoor unit: 19 by 72 by 14; outdoor unit: 33 by 30 by 13

Serviceability features: Low ambient kit; high power mode; swing control; auto restart; responsive, three-minute delay circuit; sleep mode auto control; low-noise airflow system; compact, stylish, and innovative design; detachable and washable panel.

Technical support: Available at 877-946-4287 (877-WINIAUS).

Technical support materials: Manufacturer did not specify.

Noise-reduction features: Insulation.

IAQ equipment supported: Three-step filters, which include bio-antibacterial, bio-electrostatic, and bio-deodorizing; powerful dehumidification.

Thermostat compatibility: Operated by wireless remote control and PCB on front panel.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shared replacement parts.

Additional features: Low ambient kit inside. Floor standing type. Superior bio-filtration system. Remote control convenience.

Warranty information: One-year all parts, five-year compressor.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Winia USA, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.; attn: Ryan Hwang, 201-727-0009; 201-727-9709 (fax); info@winiausa.com; www.winiausa.com.

eProduct #241

Model: WSA-125HAL

Footprint (in inches): Indoor unit: 38 by 14 by 10; outdoor unit: 35 by 23 by 14

Serviceability features: High-power mode; swing control; auto restart; responsive three-minute delay circuit; sleep mode auto control; low-noise airflow system; compact, stylish, and innovative design; detachable and washable panel.

Technical support: Available at 877-946-4287 (877-WINIAUS).

Technical support materials: Manufacturer did not specify.

Noise-reduction features: Insulation.

IAQ equipment supported: Three-step filters, which include bio-antibacterial, bio-electrostatic, and bio-deodorizing; powerful dehumidification.

Thermostat compatibility: Operated by wireless remote controller.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts.

Additional features: 13 SEER ETL certification; remarkably low-noise airflow system; multi-zone flexibility; superior bio-filtration system; remote control convenience.

Warranty information: One-year all parts, five-year compressor.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Winia USA, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.; attn: Ryan Hwang, 201-727-0009; 201-727-9709 (fax); info@winiausa.com; www.winiausa.com.

eProduct #242

Xpediair

Model: Hideaway/ceiling DX fan coil

Footprint (in inches): 37 (w) by 18 (d)

Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Technical support: Available at 405-917-7690 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Technical support materials: Manufacturer did not specify.

Noise-reduction features: Has no compressor; extremely quiet.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with a variety of thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Does not share replacement parts.

Additional features: Incorporates rod and disc tubular heating elements and also has a reversible coil for accommodating left- or right-hand connections. The DX has an exceptionally low profile (less than 10 inches) for ease of installation. Designed for global residential applications from single to multi-family structures.

Warranty information: One year on the unit.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Xpediair, Oklahoma City; attn: William Faris, 405-917-7690; 405-948-9595 (fax); www.xpediair.com.

eProduct #243

Model: MBQ Series air handler

Footprint (in inches): 18 (w) by 21 (d)

Serviceability features: Comes with a slide-out coil assembly/fan deck for easy service and scheduled maintenance. The filter rack is also easily accessed for filter replacement.

Technical support: Available at 405-917-7690 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Technical support materials: Manufacturer did not specify.

Noise-reduction features: Utilizes 1-inch fiberglass insulation.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Replacement parts compatibility: Does not share replacement parts.

Additional features: Designed for application with a wide variety of common condensing units and can utilize hot water from a boiler or domestic hot water system for efficient heating. The MBQ is available with hot water heating and chilled water cooling; cooling only, either DX or chilled water; and heating only, hot water.

Warranty information: One year on the unit.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Xpediair, Oklahoma City; attn: William Faris, 405-917-7690; 405-948-9595 (fax); www.xpediair.com.

eProduct #244

York

Model: Affinity 8T split system

Footprint (in inches): 37 (w) by 31 (d)

Serviceability features: Access panel with handle for easy compressor access; a sliding full-access control box; and an isolated compressor compartment, easy-access side discharge angled service valves and an adjustable knockout plate to make wiring easy.

Technical support: First level of support provided by distributor; factory support available to distributors and dealers by calling 877-874-7378 (877-UPG-SERV). Support is available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Technical support materials: A technical guide is available on York's Web site, www.yorkupg.com.

Noise-reduction features: The exclusive QuietDriveâ„¢ system, makes it one of the quietest products ever offered by York. A molded composite bulkhead isolates the compressor from the rest of the unit, reducing sound and vibration. An advanced fan design also reduces noise, while a composite base pan distributes and dampens sound.

IAQ equipment supported: Compatible with a complete line of York residential IAQ products, which includes ventilation systems, ultraviolet air treatment systems, electronic and media air cleaners, and whole-house humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models. Its components are standardized for easier stocking and replacement.

Additional features: The Affinity's striking design comes standard in champagne, or homeowners can choose Bermuda, stone, jet black, gun metal blue, chocolate or terra cotta colored panels to match their homes, landscaping, or lifestyles. Also uses environmentally friendly R-410A, bears the Good Housekeeping seal, and is Energy Star® qualified.

Warranty information: When matched with an Affinity gas furnace coil and/or air handler, the air conditioner carries a limited lifetime compressor and 10-year limited parts, as part of York's Premium System warranty program.

Special installation requirements: R-410A TXVs are required.

Contact: York, Norman, Okla.; attn: Andy Fracica, 405-419-6563; 405-419-6545 (fax); andrew.fracica@york.com; www.yorkupg.com.

eProduct #245

Sidebar: Commercial Cooling Showcase Coming May 9

Like last year, this year's Cooling Showcase is split into two parts - commercial and residential. This issue focuses on the residential/light commercial side of the air conditioning industry, while the newest commercial units will be featured in the May 9 issue.

The News' Cooling Showcase coverage is designed to help contractors prepare for the beginning of the cooling season by doing the research that will help them to distinguish between brands. Included in the coverage is feature-specific information about each individual product as submitted by the manufacturers. If there is any additional information you would like to see added to improve our showcase issues, please contact contributing editor Joanna Turpin at 480-726-7121, 480-726-7120 (fax), or joannaturpin@cox.net.

Publication date: 04/18/2005

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