Heating Showcase: Residential Products For 2001 Season

October 3, 2001
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Amana

Model: Air Command 95 IIQ

Footprint (in inches): 40 (h) by 16 1/2 to 24 1/2 (w) by 28 3/4 (d).

Serviceability features: Blinking diagnostic light is visible through view port and alerts the technician to problems. Electrical connections are standard for add-on cooling, electronic air cleaners, and humidifiers.

Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify. Noise-reduction features: The sealed doors of the combustion chamber and blower compartment provide quiet operation.

Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Two-stage heating matches the amount of gas used, comfort level requirements, and the variable-speed blower motor allows for a wide range of airflow options. Dual-certified furnace, capable of running in standard nondirect mode or direct-vent mode. Hot surface igniters eliminate the possibility of pilot lights extinguishing.

Contact: Contact your local dealer; www.amana-hac.com (website).

eProduct #251

American Standard

Model: Freedom 80 two-stage variable-speed (AUY/ADY)

Footprint (in inches): 40 (h) by 171¼2, 21, or 241¼2 (w) by 28 (d).

Serviceability features: Self-diagnostic controls with safety features and built-in troubleshooting system. Dual door latches allow easy access to filter for cleaning or changing. Hinged door design offers easy access (on upflow models).

Technical support: DSS technical support, sales support, business application training, help desk. Noise-reduction features: Automotive-grade gaskets and insulated blower door.

Humidity-control features: Comfort-R enhanced mode provides greater humidity control in cooling.

Additional features: Spring-loaded filter rack automatically adjusts for standard off-the-shelf filters; adaptive silicon nitride hot surface igniters, two-stage warm-air startup.

Contact: American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, Tyler, TX; attn: Joyce Warrington, 903-581-3300; joyce.warrington@ trane.com (e-mail); www.americanstandardair.com (website).

eProduct #252

Bard

Model: High-boy, low-boy, and counterflow furnaces

Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Combustion chamber/burner mounting system ensures burner alignment and easy removal for clean-out. Plug-in burner and blower wiring connections; extra-large clean-out ports.

Technical support: Technical support through distributors and factory service rep phone line.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Combustion chamber/burner mounting assembly; Beckett AFB design with PSC motor for higher and more reliable static pressure; plug-in burner and blower motor connections.

Contact: Bard Manufacturing, Bryan, OH; attn: Bill Metz, 419-636-1194; bard@hvac.com (e-mail); www.bardhvac.com (website).

eProduct #253

Bryant

Model: 330AAV/330JAV Plus 80t

Footprint (in inches): 39 1/8 (h) by 24 1/2 (w) by 28 1/2 (d).

Serviceability features: LED diagnostic and self-test features.

Technical support: Check with local distributor.

Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated, even on blower compartment.

Humidity-control features: Humidifier connections.

Additional features: “Perfect Heat” with two different heating capacities and blower speeds delivers reduced sound levels; increased comfort with high-speed for coldest days and low-speed for typical weather; and greater air circulation, reduced drafts, and consistent temperatures. The factory-supplied filter media cabinet facilitates filter access. Heat pump compatibility. Four-pass aluminized steel heat exchanger. Electronic air cleaner and humidifier connections. Single- or two-stage thermostat compatibility. Blocked vent safeguard protection to shut the furnace down if a vent is obstructed. Twinning capability (upflow only).

Contact: Local distributor; www.bryant.com (website).

eProduct #254

Bryant

Model: 355M Plus 90i variable-capacity condensing unit

Footprint (in inches): 39 7/8 (h) by 17 1/2 (w) by 28 1/2 (d).

Serviceability features: LED diagnostics and self-test features. Four-way multipurpose design for upflow or horizontal installation.

Technical support: Check with local distributor.

Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated, even on blower compartment.

Humidity-control features: The Bryant Thermidistat is an intelligent, electronic control center that adjusts the relative humidity setpoint based on the outdoor temperature.

Additional features: Automatically controls temperature and humidity from a single panel; a secondary condensing heat exchanger extends heat transfer for higher efficiency and is protected by Bryant’s patented Everlastic coating; a combination of two-stage gas valve, variable-speed inducer motor, variable-speed blower motor, and the control center enables the furnace to automatically adapt to changing conditions in the home; operation on low-heat mode up to 90% of the time increases air circulation, decreases drafts, and keeps temperatures consistent and closer to the desired setting; and a factory-supplied filter media cabinet facilitates filter access. Four-way multipurpose design is factory configured for upflow. Sealed combustion uses outside air. Vent system for quiet operation and safety. Heat pump and zoning compatible. Certified in Canada and California. Control center. Compatible with one- or two-stage thermostats. Adjustable heating air temperature rise control. Adjustable, continuous fan speeds. Electronic air cleaner and humidifier connections.

Contact: Local distributor; www.bryant.com (website).

eProduct #255

Bryant

Model: BW4/BW5 oil boilers

Footprint (in inches): Three footprint sizes for all nine ratings.

Serviceability features: The latest, most modern design of this oil boiler includes the “swing-door” serviceable access of the burner. It allows for uninhibited access for setups, service, and maintenance of the entire burner assembly.

Technical support: Check with local distributor.

Noise-reduction features: One-in. thermal insulation inside the jacket. Also included on all burner types is a solenoid oil valve for cleaner burning and quieter operation.

Humidity-control features: Not applicable.

Additional features: Units are available with or without tankless heater coils. The swing burner door offers improved serviceability of burners. The units come with factory-wired controls on units with tankless hot water coils, and include a triple aquastat relay with high-low limit protection and circulator control. The circulator is shipped prewired with 6 ft of BX conduit for installation for supply-side pumping. The units are shipped with combination transformer-aquastat assembly. A factory-installed drain is provided should the boiler need to be drained.

Contact: Local distributor; www.bryant.com (website).

eProduct #256

Bryant

Model: Plus 90t, Model 352MAV

Footprint (in inches): 17 1/2 by 28 to 24 1/2 by 28.

Serviceability features: Blower access panel switch automatically shuts off 115-V power to furnace whenever the panel is removed. LEDs on control center flash code light patterns for diagnosing furnace operation and service requirements.

Technical support: Contact local distributor.

Noise-reduction features: Direct vent, sealed combustion; acoustical blower compartment insulation; low-fire operation; finely tuned, monoport burners. Humidity-control features: When used with Bryant’s Thermidistat control, “cool to dehumidify” operation is available upon conditions set by the consumer.

Additional features: The unit provides exceptional comfort with its low-fire option, operating up to 90% of the time. Factory-supplied media cabinet helps improve indoor air quality. Secondary condensing heat exchanger extends heat transfer for higher efficiency and protected by Bryant’s patented Everlastic coating for long-lasting durability. Four-way multipurpose design is factory configured for upflow. Sealed combustion uses outside air for combustion. Vent system for quiet operation and safety. Heat pump and zoning compatible. Permanent washable filter. Certified in Canada and California. Control center. Compatible with one- or two-stage thermostats. Adjustable heating air temperature rise control. Adjustable continuous fan speeds. Electronic air cleaner and humidifier connections.

Contact: Local distributor; www.bryant.com (website).

eProduct #257

Burnham

Model: Revolution

Footprint (in inches): 28 1/4 by 24 3/4 to 28 1/4 by 37 3/4.

Serviceability features: Easy-access panels for cleaning. Name-brand quality components.

Technical support: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated jacket.

Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Prepiped with primary-secondary loop for easy hook-up into a low-temperature system. Horizontal or vertical venting for induced or direct vent.

Contact: Burnham Corp., Lancaster, PA; attn: Myra Dunwoody, 717-397-4701; mdunwoody@burnham.com (e-mail); www.burnham.com (website).

eProduct #258

Carrier

Model: 58MVP WeatherMaker infinity furnace

Footprint (in inches): 17 1/2 by 28 to 24 1/2 by 28.

Serviceability features: Blower access panel switch automatically shuts off 115-V power to furnace whenever blower access panel is opened. LEDs on control center feature code lights for diagnosing furnace operation and service requirements.

Technical support: Yes, contact local distributor.

Noise-reduction features: Quiet operation due to direct-vent, sealed-combustion system; acoustical insulation on blower compartment; low-capacity operation option; and finely tuned, monoport burners.

Humidity-control features: Yes, when used with the Carrier Thermidistat control, which combines temperature and humidity control from a single panel and automatically adjusts indoor humidity based on outdoor conditions.

Additional features: WeatherMaker Infinity furnace with Comfort Heat technology consistently maintains temperatures and can accurately predict additional heating needs. Secondary condensing heat exchanger extends heat transfer for higher efficiency. Combination of two-stage gas valve, variable-speed inducer motor, variable-speed blower motor, and the control center enables furnace to automatically adapt to changing conditions in the home. Operates on low-heat mode up to 90% of the time, increasing air circulation, decreasing drafts, and keeping temperatures extremely consistent and closer to the desired setting — saving money by eliminating large temperature swings. The factory-supplied filter media cabinet facilitates filter access. Four-way multipoise design can be installed in upflow, downflow, or horizontal positions. Durable construction: corrosion-resistant, aluminized steel, no-weld heat exchangers; patented Serpentuff™ condensing heat exchanger cells are laminated with polypropylene to increase corrosion resistance and epoxy-coated to prevent oxidation; rugged, prepainted galvanized steel cabinet. Reliable, efficient hot surface igniter system. Sealed combustion and vent system for more effective combustion, quiet operation, and safety. Microprocessor control center. Adjustable heating air temperature rise control. Adjustable, continuous fan speeds. Permanent washable filter. Built-in LED diagnostics and self-test feature. Heat pump and zoning compatibility. Compatible with one- or two-stage thermostats. Electronic air cleaner and humidifier connections. Contact: Local distributor; www.carrier.com (website).

eProduct #259

Carrier

Model: 58UHV/UXV WeatherMaker 8000 VS furnace

Footprint (in inches): 17 1/2 by 28 to 24 1/2 by 28.

Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Technical support: Contact local distributor.

Noise-reduction features: Quiet operation with slower blower speeds, low-capacity operation optional.

Humidity-control features: When used with the Thermidstat control, it combines temperature and humidity control from a single panel and automatically adjusts indoor humidity based on outdoor conditions.

Additional features: WeatherMaker 8000VS furnace with Comfort Heat technology maintains temperatures and can predict additional heating needs. Energy-efficient Super-S heat exchanger converts more than 80% of heat from the furnace into useable heat for the home. Combination of two-stage gas valve, two-speed inducer motor, variable-speed blower motor, and the control center enable furnace to automatically adapt to changing conditions in the home. Operates on low-heat mode up to 90% of the time, increasing air circulation, decreasing drafts, and keeping temperatures consistent and closer to the desired setting. Quiet operation. Factory-supplied filter media cabinet to facilitate filter access. Three-way multipoise design can be installed in upflow or horizontal positions. Durable construction: corrosion-resistant, aluminized steel, no-weld heat exchangers; rugged, prepainted galvanized steel cabinet. Hot surface ignition. Microprocessor control center; adjustable continuous fan speeds. Built-in LED diagnostics and self-test feature. Heat pump and zoning compatibility. Compatible with one- or two-stage thermostats. Electronic air cleaner and humidifier connections.

Contact: Local distributor; www.carrier.com (website).

eProduct #260

Carrier

Model: WeatherMaker 9300TS

Footprint (in inches): 17 1/2 by 28 to 24 1/2 by 28

Serviceability features: Blower access panel switch automatically shuts off 115-V power to furnace whenever the panel is removed. LEDs on control center flash code light patterns for diagnosing furnace operation and service requirements.

Technical support: Contact local distributor.

Noise-reduction features: Direct vent, sealed combustion; acoustical blower compartment insulation; low-fire operation; finely tuned monoport burners.

Humidity-control features: When used with Carrier’s Thermidistat control, cool-to-dehumidify operation is available upon conditions set by the consumer.

Additional features: As a member of Carrier’s ComfortHeat technology family, the WeatherMaker 9300TS provides comfort with its low-fire option, operating up to 90% of the time. Factory-supplied media cabinet helps improve indoor air quality. Patented Serpentuff secondary condensing heat exchanger cells extend heat transfer for higher efficiency, protected by a polypropylene coating. Four-way multipurpose is factory configured for upflow. Sealed combustion uses outside air for combustion. Vent system for quiet operation and safety. Heat pump and zoning compatibility. Permanent washable filter. Certified in Canada and California. Control center. Compatibility with one- or two-stage thermostats. Adjustable heating air temperature rise control. Adjustable continuous fan speeds. Electronic air cleaner and humidifier connections.

Contact: Carrier Corp., Indianapolis, IN; attn: Robert Peitz, 317-240-5105; Robert.Peitz@Carrier.com (e-mail); www.carrier.com (website).

eProduct #261

Excel Comfort Systems

Model: Ducane CMP gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): Varies.

Serviceability features: Diagnostic sleeve allows the service person to troubleshoot while the unit is running under normal operating conditions.

Technical support: Technical service department available for assistance.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Concentric-vent, LP-conversion, and high-altitude kits available.

Contact: Excel Comfort Systems, Blackville, SC; attn: Donna Brower, 803-284-5369; donna.brower@ excel-csi.com (e-mail); www.ducane hvac.com.

eProduct #262

Excel Comfort Systems

Model: Ducane DOHA oil furnace

Footprint (in inches): Varies.

Serviceability features: Easy-access, large-diameter cleanout ports. Color-coded wiring.

Technical support: Available.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Excel Comfort Systems, Blackville, SC; attn: Donna Brower, 803-284-5369; donna.brower@ excel-csi.com (e-mail); www.ducane hvac.com.

eProduct #263

Excel Comfort Systems

Model: Ducane DOLA oil furnace

Footprint (in inches): Varies.

Serviceability features: Easy-access, large-diameter cleanout ports. Color-coded wiring.

Technical support: Available.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Manufacturer did not specify. Contact: Excel Comfort Systems, Blackville, SC; attn: Donna Brower, 803-284-5369; donna.brower@ excel-csi.com (e-mail); www.ducane hvac.com.

eProduct #264

Excel Comfort Systems

Model: Ducane DOUA oil furnace

Footprint (in inches): Varies.

Serviceability features: Easy-access, large-diameter cleanout ports. Color-coded wiring.

Technical support: Available.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Excel Comfort Systems, Blackville, SC; attn: Donna Brower, 803-284-5369; donna.brower@ excel-csi.com (e-mail); www.ducane hvac.com.

eProduct #265

Excel Comfort Systems

Model: Ducane MPG gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): Varies.

Serviceability features: Diagnostic sleeve allows the service person to troubleshoot while the unit is running under normal operating conditions.

Technical support: Technical service department available for assistance.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Concentric-vent, LP-conversion, and high-altitude kits available.

Contact: Excel Comfort Systems, Blackville, SC; attn: Donna Brower, 803-284-5369; donna.brower@ excel-csi.com (e-mail); www.ducane hvac.com.

eProduct #266

Goettl

Model: 4Runner II gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Two-stage multiposition design. Easily removed permanent air filter with no flue pipes in the filter path.

Technical support: Available.

Noise-reduction features: Two-speed induced motor for quiet operation and long life.

Humidity-control features: Manu-facturer did not specify.

Additional features: Easily installed as counterflow, upflow, or horizontal without any changes. Solid-state, integrated, self-diagnosing circuit board; plug-in wire connections; continuous low-speed fan option.

Contact: Goettl Air Conditioning, Phoenix, AZ; attn: John Ryan or Reggie Spangler, 602-275-1515; goettl@cyberspeedway.net (e-mail); www.goettl.com (website).

eProduct #267

Goodman

Model: GMT Model

Footprint (in inches): 14 by 28 to 24 1/2 by 28.

Serviceability features: Removable solid bottom block-off, left- or right-hand connections.

Technical support: Independent distributors.

Noise-reduction features: Sound isolated and lower assembly; insulated cabinet.

Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Tubular stainless steel heat exchanger. Multi-position installation design, upflow or horizontal.

Contact: Goodman Manufacturing Co., Houston, TX; attn: Chuck Russ, 713-861-2500, ext. 409; chuck.russ @goodmanmfg.com (e-mail); www. goodmanmfg.com (website).

eProduct #268

International Comfort Products

Model: Arcoaire PS90-DV gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 40 (h) by 15 1/2 to 22 3/4 (w) by 29 (d).

Serviceability features: Furnace includes a built-in electronic diagnostic system that can be used while the furnace is running. Two easy on/off doors give access to all internal components. One easy-to-install condensate drain handles all four airflow configurations.

Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor available for technical assistance, troubleshooting.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece steel cabinet is thermal-lined. Insulated blower compartment provides added sound protection.

Humidity-control features: Con-nections for electronic air cleaner, humidifier, and dehumidistat.

Additional features: Furnaces are 40-in. tall; multipositional design can be installed in upflow, downflow, horizontal left, or horizontal right configurations with no need for accessory conversion kits. Certified for two-pipe, direct-vent installation. Meets California standards for low-NOx emissions. Furnace is equipped with Honeywell “SmartValve II” ignition. It has single-stage gas valve operation and single-stage fan operation. A high-airflow Btuh model is available for 5-ton cooling applications. LP gas kits are available.

Contact: International Comfort Prod-ucts, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr .com (e-mail); www.arcoaire.com.

eProduct #269

International Comfort Products

Model: Comfortmaker SoftSound DLX90 gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 40 (h) by 19 1/8 to 24 1/2 (w) by 29 (d).

Serviceability features: Furnace includes a built-in electronic diagnostic system that can be used while the furnace is running. Two easy on/off doors give access to all internal components. One easy-to-install condensate drain handles all four airflow configurations.

Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor available for technical assistance, troubleshooting.

Noise-reduction features: The one-piece steel cabinet is thermal-lined. An insulated blower compartment adds sound protection.

Humidity-control features: Con-nections for electronic air cleaner, humidifier, and dehumidistat.

Additional features: Furnace is 40-in. tall; multipositional design allows installation in upflow, downflow, horizontal left, or horizontal right configurations. Unit offers the improved comfort of two-stage furnaces with a conventional PSC blower. Can be installed with one- or two-pipe venting. A high-airflow, 100,000-Btuh model is available for 5-ton cooling applications. Solid doors provided with sealed-combustion compartment. Furnaces meet California standards for low-NOx emissions. Furnace is equipped with Honeywell “SmartValve II” ignition system and has single-stage fan operation. Shipped as natural gas in upflow configuration with all parts included for downflow, horizontal left and right installations with no need for accessory conversion kits. LP gas kits are available.

Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@ mottpr.com (e-mail); www.comfort maker.com (website).

eProduct #270

International Comfort Products

Model: Heil QuietComfort IIS 90 gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 40 (h) by 19 1/8 to 24 1/2 (w) by 29 (d).

Serviceability features: Furnace includes a built-in electronic diagnostics that can be used while the furnace is running. Two easy on/off doors give access to all internal components. One easy-to-install condensate drain handles all four airflow configurations.

Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor available for technical assistance, troubleshooting.

Noise-reduction features: The unit has two-stage heating, which means it operates in the quieter first stage 70% to 80% of the time. The one-piece steel cabinet is thermal-lined and an insulated blower compartment provides added sound protection.

Humidity-control features: Connec-tions for electronic air cleaner, humidifier, and dehumidistat.

Additional features: Furnaces are 40-in. tall and are multipositional for installation in upflow, downflow, horizontal left, or horizontal right configurations. They offer the improved comfort of two-stage furnaces with a conventional PSC blower. They can be installed with one- or two-pipe venting. Solid doors provided with sealed combustion compartment. Furnaces meet California standards for low-NOx emissions. Furnace is equipped with Honeywell two-stage “HSP” ignition and has two-stage fan operation. Shipped as natural gas in upflow configuration with all parts included for downflow and horizontal left and right, with no need for accessory conversion kits. LP gas kits are available.

Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@ mottpr.com (e-mail); www.heil-hvac.com (website).

eProduct #271

International Comfort Products

Model: Tempstar SmartComfort VS 90 gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 40 (h) by 191¼8 to 241¼2 (w) by 29 (d).

Serviceability features: Two easy on/off doors give access to all internal components. Furnace includes a built-in electronic diagnostic system that can be used while the furnace is running. One easy-to-install condensate drain handles all four airflow configurations.

Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor available for technical assistance, troubleshooting.

Noise-reduction features: The unit has two-stage heating, which means it operates in the quieter first stage 70% to 80% of the time. The one-piece steel cabinet is thermal-lined and an insulated blower compartment provides added sound protection.

Humidity-control features: Con-nections for electronic air cleaner, humidifier, and dehumidistat.

Additional features: Furnaces have distinctive appearance with solid, stainless steel doors. They are 40-in. tall and are multipositional for installation in upflow, downflow, horizontal left, or horizontal right configurations with no need to stock an accessory conversion kit. They come with all parts for multiposition conversion. These variable-speed, two-stage furnaces can be installed with one- or two-pipe venting. Solid doors provided with sealed combustion compartment. Furnaces meet California standards for low-NOx emissions. Furnace is equipped with Honeywell two-stage HSP ignition. Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@ mottpr.com (e-mail); www.arcoaire .com (website).

eProduct #272

Lennox

Model: 3Dimension G32V

Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Sure-Light integrated, solid-state control board contains all necessary controls and relays to operate the furnace. Control module continuously monitors and adjusts the igniter voltage to operate at minimum temperature required for ignition, prolonging igniter life. Electronic flame sensor control ensures safe, reliable operation. Should loss of flame occur, flame sensor controls will initiate five attempts at reignition before locking out unit operation for 60 min. Watchguard-type circuit automatically resets ignition controls after 1 hr of continuous thermostat demand after unit lockout, eliminating calls for service. Ignition control has two LEDs to indicate status and as an aid in troubleshooting.

Technical support: Available.

Noise-reduction features: Added insulation, a two-speed combustion blower motor, and very-low-speed continuous fan.

Humidity-control features: 3Dimension combined with a humidity control device, such as the Efficiency-Plus, can adjust a home’s humidity.

Additional features: Two-stage heating reduces temp swings within the home. Most of the time, the furnace operates in the first stage or low heat for greater efficiency and comfort. On colder days, if first stage cannot satisfy the heating demand, it switches to high heat or the second stage. Variable-speed technology ensures that a home receives the amount of air required to keep it comfortable. Energy Star certification and Good Housekeeping Seal. The furnace is also equipped with a dedicated low speed for continuous fan operation.

Contact: Lennox Industries, Richard-son, TX; attn: Tonya Knight, 972-497-6020; tonya.knight@lennox intl.com (e-mail); www.lennox.com (website).

eProduct #273

Modine

Model: Hot Dawg

Footprint (in inches): Varies.

Serviceability features: Smart valve with diagnostics.

Technical support: See installation manual provided with each unit.

Noise-reduction features: Manu-facturer did not specify.

Humidity-control features: Manu-facturer did not specify.

Additional features: Lightweight, low profile, easy to install. Certified for residential, commercial, or industrial use.

Contact: Modine Manufacturing Co., Racine, WI; 262-636-1200; www. modine.com/hotdawg (website).

eProduct #274

Rheem

Model: RPML Classic XII high-efficiency PrOzone heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 43 by 31.

Serviceability features: Hinged. All refrigerant connections are on the exterior of the unit, located close to the ground for neat-appearing installations. Coil design permits compressor operation with the access panel removed. Control box is fully accessible in the upper part of the cabinet, just under the access panel.

Technical support: Available at 501-648-4900, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Humidity-control features: An electronic commutated motor when matched with an RBHK air handler or Criterion II Plus 2 LXE gas furnace.

Additional features: Uses Gene-tron® AZ-20 (R-410A) refrigerant. Attractive, louvered wraparound jacket protects coil from weather extremes and yard hazards. A hot gas muffler reduces noise in the heating cycle; demand defrost control provides complete defrost when defrost is required. Contact: Rheem Manufacturing Co., Fort Smith, AR; attn: National Service Technicians, 501-648-4900; www.rheemac.com (website).

eProduct #275

Trane

Model: XL13i heat pump

Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: SureFast interlocking panel seams contain no mechanical fasteners or screws, which allows for easy access for cleaning while providing complete coil protection.

Technical support: Local distribution’s field service rep.

Noise-reduction features: Operates as low as 72 dB.

Humidity-control features: These features are resident in the indoor models installed as part of the XL system.

Additional features: Includes demand defrost system. One-piece DuraTuff base pan is designed for extra support. Manufactured from a special composite material, the base pan can support more than 800 lb at the compressor mount location while the new design prevents cracking, rusting, warping, or corrosion.

Contact: Contact your local Trane distributor; www.trane.com (website).

eProduct #276

Trane

Model: XV80 variable-speed gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 40 (h) by 17.5 to 24.5 (w) by 28.5 (d).

Serviceability features: Integrated furnace control monitors system status and has self-diagnostic capability with built-in LED fault code display. Variable-speed blower cfm LED provides visual confirmation of selected heating, cooling, and cfm settings. Components and controls positioned for easy installation, access, and service.

Technical support: All Trane distributors have a dedicated field service rep who provides local technical support and training.

Noise-reduction features: The soft-start feature of the variable-speed blower motor keeps audible startup noise to a minimum. The overall operating sound level remains extremely low during first-stage operation due to the reduced firing rate and lower operating speeds of the induced-draft and variable-speed blower motors. The fully insulated furnace cabinet also plays a key role in minimizing operating noise. The addition of automotive-grade gaskets to the blower compartment doors reduces the infiltration of unconditioned air.

Humidity-control features: Comfort-R cooling mode allows the evaporator to rapidly cool down by staging airflow during the cooling cycle, resulting in increased moisture removal. The XV90 is factory wired for optional humidifiers and electronic air cleaners. Field connection leads are labeled for easy identification.

Additional features: The furnace has a new hinging blower door with easy-opening, quarter-turn latches. The hinged door keeps the homeowner from installing the doors incorrectly. The hinge design allows quick removal of the blower door for service without the use of any tools. A new, internally mounted, spring-loaded filter rack can be installed for either bottom or side return air applications and automatically adjusts to accept off-the-shell filters. The furnace control uses silicon nitride hot surface igniter with adaptive heat up, increasing the life of the igniter by constantly monitoring and adjusting the voltage to the igniter, ensuring that it does not overheat. The capability to adjust the voltage to the igniter also means that the furnace has improved chances of operating during low voltage or “brown out” conditions. Contact: Contact your local Trane distributor; www.trane.com (website).

eProduct #277

Trane

Model: XV90 variable-speed gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 40 (h) by 17.5 to 24.5 (w) by 28.5 (d).

Serviceability features: Integrated furnace control monitors system status and has self-diagnostic capability with built-in LED fault code display. Variable-speed blower cfm LED provides visual confirmation of selected heating, cooling, and cfm settings. Components and controls are positioned for easy installation, access, and service.

Technical support: All Trane distributors have a dedicated field service rep who provides local technical support and training.

Noise-reduction features: The soft-start feature of the variable-speed blower motor keeps audible startup noise to a minimum. The overall operating sound level remains low during first-stage operation due to the louverless furnace doors, sealed combustion chamber, reduced firing rate, and lower operating speeds of the induced-draft and variable-speed blower motors. The fully insulated furnace cabinet also helps minimize operating noise. The addition of automotive-grade gaskets to the blower compartment doors reduces the infiltration of unconditioned air.

Humidity-control features: The Comfort-R cooling mode allows the evaporator to rapidly cool down by staging airflow during the cooling cycle, resulting in increased moisture removal. The XV90 is factory wired for optional humidifiers and electronic air cleaners. Field connection leads are labeled.

Additional features: Max Vent lengths of 200 ft and the ability to terminate the exhaust and inlet air in different pressure zones. A low-profile sidewall vent termination kit is also available. Furnace control uses a silicon nitride hot surface igniter with adaptive heat up; built into the integrated furnace control, the adaptive routine increases the life of the igniter by constantly monitoring and adjusting the igniter, ensuring that it does not overheat. The capability to adjust the voltage to the igniter also means that the furnace has improved chances of operating during low-voltage or “brownout” conditions.

Contact: Contact your local Trane distributor; www.trane.com (website).

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Williams Furnace

Model: Monterey Fireplace-in-a-Furnace

Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Millivolt wall or built-in thermostat included. No electricity required. Uses natural or propane gas.

Technical support: Available.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Patented side-relief opening draft hood design reduces flue gas temperature to minimize heat loss. Conversion kit is available.

Contact: Williams Furnace Co., Colton, CA; attn: Ruth Ann Davis, 909-825-0993; www.williamscomfortprod.com (website).

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