As the popularity of variable-speed technology increases, many manufacturers are bringing new products to market to meet consumer and OEM demands. Here are a few of the latest HVAC motor-related products available on the market.
Minimizing wear on HVAC equipment and maximizing system uptime is the VLT® HVAC Basic drive. It is a robust variable-speed drive solution that delivers highly reliable HVAC performance for basic fan and pump operations, the company said.
With a working pressure of 175 psi, the Viridian line of wet-rotor pumps with an ECM motor offers an 80 percent decrease in energy consumption compared to a standard commercial pump of the same size, says the company.
Expanding the TM9X and TM9V families, two models have been added to the Luxaire® LX Series of multiposition gas furnaces. An input rate of 40,000 Btuh enables the furnaces to provide better heat load matches, avoiding oversized equipment selection.
The Tempstar® SmartComfort® 96 percent-plus AFUE gas furnace line is available. The SmartComfort® VC 97 features a modulating gas valve, variable-speed ECM blower motor, 97 percent AFUE, and stainless steel primary and secondary heat exchangers. The SmartComfort VT 96 is a two-stage variable-speed model at 96 percent AFUE.
Taco’s Viridian pump line makes its first appearance at the 2012 AHR Expo in Chicago. The wet-rotor pump with an ECM motor offers an 80 percent decrease in energy consumption compared to a standard commercial pump of the same size, the company says.
Time of use (TOU) rate structures have long been touted as a necessity for utility companies to incentivize homeowners and building owners enough to embrace demand response systems. According to John Galyen, president of Danfoss North America, “Smart meters will change the game.”