Light Commercial Heating Product Review

September 14, 2005
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American Standard

Model: Precedent rooftop

Footprint (inches): 3,080 square inches

Serviceability features: "Relia-Tel" microprocessor controls with colored wiring. Hinged access doors; easy-to-adjust ID fan idler mechanism for quick belt tensioning.

Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.

Technical materials: RT-SVD03*-EN (Micro guide), Y_C, T_CSVB002-EN wiring manuals.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ equipment supported: Two-inch pleated filters, slide-out noncorrosive drain pan, dehumidification (hot gas reheat), CO2 sensing.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts.

Additional features: Dehumidification capabilities with selections down to 200 cfm/nominal ton, ReliaTel controls, and enhanced lead times.

Warranty information: Five-year compressor, five-year gas heat exchanger, 10-year stainless steel heat exchanger.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: American Standard, Clarksville, Tenn.; attn: Bill Baushke, 931-648-5945; 931-648-5901 (fax); bill.baushke@americanstandard.com; www.americanstandard.com.

eProduct #178

Model: Triumph package unit

Footprint (inches): 42 by 48 and 43 by 58

Serviceability features: All individual service panels are embossed to direct technicians to the controls/heat, blower, compressor, and indoor coil. The heat exchanger is readily accessible for inspection, the company said.

Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.

Technical materials: Manufacturer did not specify.

Noise-reduction features: Compressor built into a stainless steel enclosure; fan features swept-blade O.D. design.

IAQ equipment supported: The gas heating system (burners, vestibule, tubes) is made of stainless steel. Multiple-thickness media filter kits are available.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with one-heat, one-cool thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Air conditioners and heat pumps share many components.

Additional features: The "Spine Fin" condenser and "Vortica" blower system combine with a service-friendly design.

Warranty information: Entry-level model covers five-year compressor, five-year parts, 10-year heat exchanger. Retail model offers 10-year compressor, five-year parts, 20-year heat exchanger.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: American Standard, Tyler, Texas; attn: Jamie Byrne, 903-581-3300; 903-581-9070 (fax); jamie.byrne@americanstandard.com; www.americanstandardair.com.

eProduct #179

Arcoaire

Model: CHE Series 6-1/3-ton heat pump

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

Serviceability features: Externally mounted gauge ports provide easier servicing and allow for more accurate reading of operating conditions, the company said.

Technical support: A network of factory-trained technical service advisors (TSAs), on staff at local distributors, provide technical assistance and troubleshooting at the local level.

Technical materials: Product information posted online at Arcoaire dealer Web site (www.arcoairedlr.com) includes product spec sheets, installation-operation manuals, and technical support/parts manuals. Technical materials are also available from local distributors.

Noise-reduction features: A single high-efficiency scroll compressor offers quiet operation. Units are equipped with suction line accumulators that smooth out refrigerant management during mild ambient conditions and the transitions during defrost operation to eliminate sounds associated with the scroll compressors pumping liquid refrigerant, the company says.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Key components are standardized throughout the line.

Additional features: Top-discharge air design with a corrosion-resistant grille. Enhanced aluminum fins mechanically bonded to copper tubes for improved heat transfer. Unit comes with a 0 degrees F low-ambient device.

Warranty information: Five-year limited compressor, one-year limited parts. The HELP® extended service agreement offers a five- and 10-year coverage on parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: High- and low-pressure switches, anti-cycle timer, and crankcase provide compressor protection. Electronic defrost control ensures fast, efficient defrost cycle, the company says.

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

eProduct #180

Model: PHE packaged heat pump series

Footprint (inches): 86 to 87 (w) by 58 to 84 (d)

Serviceability features: Filter access panel does not require tools. Convertible design for vertical or horizontal supply/return. Prewired for economizer with the connecting plug located for easier installation.

Technical support: A network of factory-trained technical service advisors (TSAs), on staff at local distributors, provide technical assistance and troubleshooting at the local level.

Technical materials: Product information posted online at Arcoaire dealer Web site (arcoairedlr.com) includes product spec sheets, installation and operation manuals, and technical support/parts manuals. Technical materials are also available from local distributors.

Noise-reduction features: Scroll compressors are mounted on vibration isolators. Belt-driven evaporator fans provide quiet operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Accessories include fresh air dampers (manual and motorized).

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Key components are standardized throughout the line.

Additional features: Convertible design for installation on ground or rooftop. State-of-the-art defrost system. Refrigerant filter-driers (standard) help ensure system cleanliness and meet commercial specs.

Warranty information: Five-year limited compressor, one-year limited parts. A HELP® extended service agreement offers five- and 10-year coverage on parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: High- and low-pressure switches help protect the compressor during extreme cooling operating conditions. Utility connections routed through unit base pan minimize roof penetrations. Evaporator freeze thermostats help prevent coil freezeup.

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

eProduct #181

Armstrong Air Conditioning

Model: AAC Commercial TGA180S gas furnace

Footprint (inches): 90 by 128

Serviceability features: Large access panels, slide-out blower, isolated compressor, perimeter-mounted components.

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

Technical materials: Manufacturer did not specify.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ equipment supported: MERV 7 filters standard; MERV 11 optional.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Common replacement parts throughout the line where possible.

Additional features: Features scroll compressors, slide-out blower system; available with stainless steel heat exchangers. Major components are perimeter-mounted in wide access openings. Complies with ASHRAE 90.1.

Warranty information: One-year parts, five-year compressor, 10-year standard heat exchanger, 15-year stainless steel heat exchanger.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Armstrong Air Conditioning, Bellevue, Ohio; attn: Charles Ponyik, 800-484-5872; 419-484-6531 (fax).

eProduct #182

Bard Manufacturing Co.

Model: SH Quiet Climate wall-mount heat pump

Footprint (inches): 17 or 22 (d) by 70, 84, or 94 (h) by 38 or 42 (w)

Serviceability features: Multispeed blower motor, high-pressure switch, compressor time delay, and optional dehumidification circuit. Service and maintenance performed outside the building, unit consumes no interior floor space. Ventilation package options are factory or field installed.

Technical support: Available through local Bard distribution network.

Technical materials: Installation manuals, parts manuals, wiring diagrams available through local distributor or Web site.

Noise-reduction features: "Quiet Climate" provides low indoor and outdoor sound levels.

IAQ equipment supported: Ventilation options include energy recovery ventilator, economizer, and commercial room ventilator. Barometric fresh air damper is standard. Dehumidification options available.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most heat pump thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares standard Bard replacement parts.

Additional features: Quiet Climate technology delivers ultra-low sound levels in classroom applications, the company said. CRV and WERV ventilation options meet ASHRAE IAQ standards. Optional dehumidification models available.

Warranty information: Five-year parts, five-year compressor (optional six- to 10-year compressor).

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

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

eProduct #183

Burnham Commercial

Model: Series 8H gas boiler

Footprint (inches): 20 by 32 to 39 by 32

Serviceability features: Designed with the contractor in mind, the company says. All parts are located inside the jacket for protection. Controls, burners, manifold, and gas valve are accessible inside the front jacket panel. Flue passages can be cleaned from the top, and removable burners facilitate vacuuming the burner tray.

Technical support: Available at 800-567-4328, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time.

Technical materials: Product literature, ratings, warranty information, and installation manual available online at www.burnham.com.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares many replacement parts with other models and predecessors.

Additional features: Burnham engineers focused on efficiency when designing the 8H, the company said. "This dedication to making a more efficient boiler led to over 83 percent efficiency across all sizes." Other improvements include a stackable shipping container (knockdown only) and 3 inches of insulation. Burnham uses cast iron nipples.

Warranty information: One-year entire boiler, 10-years against defects in material and workmanship on the cast iron sections only. For a copy of the full warranty, visit www.burnham.com/pdfs/warranty/commercial10yr.pdf.

Special installation requirements: The boiler is available as packaged or knockdown with sections assembled on the base. Models 805, 806, and 807 can be installed as multiple or modular boilers. Models 808, 809, and 810 can be installed as multiple boilers. All have a minimum side clearance of 1 inch or as required by local codes.

Contact: Burnham Commercial, Lancaster, Pa.; attn: Jason Wiggins, 717-481-8400; 717-390-7807 (fax); jwiggins@burnham.com; www.burnham.com.

eProduct #184

Carrier

Model: Centurion 48/50PG Series gas and electric furnace

Footprint (inches): 90 by 54 by 43

Serviceability features: Slide-out gas manifold section; front major access with hinged access doors; slide-out condensate pan; slide-out blower/motor assembly; slide-out filter racks; tilt-out economizers; onboard or remote unit diagnostics with text messaging scrolling marquee display; units share common design from 2 to 25 tons.

Technical support: Local representatives are available for installation and service needs. Call 800-227-7437 24 hours a day.

Technical materials: All literature such as wiring diagrams, service/troubleshooting information, installation data, performance data, parts, and part numbers are available.

Noise-reduction features: Insulated cabinet with scroll compressors internally mounted in dedicated insulated and isolated compartment, and low-rpm permanently lubricated condenser fan motors with balanced prop fans.

IAQ equipment supported: Dedicated filter section with hinged access door. Capability for 2- or 4-inch filters. Filter rack slides out for filter access. All filters are a standard size and have the same quantities throughout common cabinet sizes, the company says. Condensate pan is internally sloped for full drainage and constructed of noncorrosive material. Factory- or field-offered air management is available, from fully integrated economizer and power exhaust to manual and barometric relief capabilities. Units have capabilities for demand control ventilation (DCV) based on CO2 levels. Unit cabinet uses foil-faced insulation, fully encapsulated and secured.

Thermostat compatibility: Units can use either standard thermostat or networked-type sensors. No additional interface or special controller required, the company said. The line is also compatible with the 3Vâ„¢ packaged control system.

Replacement parts compatibility: Major components such as compressors, fan motors, fan wheels, and electrical relays are shared with other current and long-time built equipment.

Additional features: Provide a low cost of ownership for a light commercial packaged rooftop unit with an HFC (R-410A) refrigerant. Unit operating efficiencies are up to 14.3 SEER and 12.7 EER. They offer timesaving maintenance/service features and self-diagnostic controls capable of reading system pressures and temperatures without gauges.

Warranty information: Standard unit comes with 10-year aluminized gas heat exchanger, 15-year stainless steel gas heat exchanger, five-year compressor and electric heat, and one-year parts plus, an array of extended plans.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Carrier, Syracuse, N.Y.; attn: Jennifer Morani, 315-432-6977; 315-432-6844 (fax); jennifer.morani@carrier.utc.com; www.carrier.com.

eProduct #185

Century

Model: H Series wall-mount heat pump

Footprint (inches): 38 (w) by 19 (d) by 72 (h) to 41 (w) by 34 (d) by 87 (h)

Serviceability features: Removable panels for access to components.

Technical support: Available at 517-787-2100 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time.

Technical materials: Installation/operating/maintenance and service manuals are available in hard copy or electronically.

Noise-reduction features: Horizontal outdoor fan discharge, multispeed indoor blower.

IAQ equipment supported: Coils are four rows deep for dehumidification; factory-installed disposable filter (2-inch pleated is available as an option); barometric damper with washable outside air filter.

Thermostat compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Replacement parts compatibility: Many parts shared across the entire line.

Additional features: Permanently lubricated PSC indoor and outdoor motors; ready-to-mount unitized cabinet with full-length side-mounting brackets; built-in circuit breaker with lockable access door; multifunction circuit boards can accommodate low- and high-pressure switches as well as alarm contacts for dirty filter or service; baked-on polyester coating withstands 1,000-hour salt spray test.

Warranty information: Warranted free from defects under normal installation, use, and service for one year from date of purchase; five-year compressor (see written warranty for details and limitations).

Special installation requirements: Comes with built-in top flashing and sloped rain hood, adjustable supply and return openings. Electric heat available from 5 to 15 kW.

Contact: Century, Jackson, Mich.; attn: Michael Souders, 517-787-2100; 517-787-9341 (fax); info@heatcontroller.com; www.heatcontroller.com.

eProduct #186

ClimateMaster

Model: Tranquility 20 water-source heat pump

Footprint (inches): 25 by 31

Serviceability features: Multiple service access panels with liftout handles, low-profile control box, foil-faced air handler insulation, diagnostic lights, filter-drier, high- and low-pressure service ports, corner-post mounted water connections, quick-attach wiring harnesses, eight standard safeties including water and air coil low-temperature sensing, and Unit Performance Sentinnelâ„¢.

Technical support: Available at 800-299-9747 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.

Technical materials: Installation, operation, and maintenance manual; specs catalog; submittal data; CXM/DXM microprocessor controls application manual; ClimaSizeâ„¢ selection software.

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

IAQ equipment supported: Optional MERV 11 pleated 2-inch filter; foil-backed air handler insulation; 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, features double-isolated compressor mounting and optional ECM variable-speed motor for quiet operation.

Warranty information: One-year all parts. Extended warranties available.

Special installation requirements: No special requirements.

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

eProduct #187

Model: Tranquility 27 water-source heat pump

Footprint (inches): 25 by 31

Serviceability features: Multiple service access panels with liftout handles, low-profile control box, foil-faced air handler insulation, diagnostic lights, filter-drier, high- and low-pressure service ports, corner-post-mounted water connections, quick-attach wiring harnesses, eight standard safeties including water and air coil low-temperature sensing, and Unit Performance Sentinnel.

Technical support: Available at 800-299-9747 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.

Technical materials: Installation, operation, and maintenance manual; specs catalog; submittal data; CXM/DXM microprocessor controls application manual; ClimaSizeâ„¢ selection software.

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

IAQ equipment supported: Optional MERV 11 pleated 2-inch filter; foil-backed air-handler insulation; dehumidification mode 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 water-source heat pump available, the company says, includes features such as double-isolated compressor mounting and ECM variable-speed motor.

Warranty information: One-year all parts. Extended warranties available.

Special installation requirements: No special requirements.

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

eProduct #188

Comfort-Aire

Model: PH090B packaged heat pump

Footprint (inches): 93 (w) by 58 (d) by 44 (h)

Serviceability features: Large, hinged access panels; slide-out blower assembly accessible from the front, easy-to-remove outdoor fan assemblies, slide-out filters, through-the-base electrical connections, numbered and color-coded wiring.

Technical support: Available at 517-787-2100 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time.

Technical materials: Complete documentation is available in hard copy or electronically.

Noise-reduction features: Insulation is secured with adhesive and mechanically retained.

IAQ equipment supported: Base pan insulation is mounted on the bottom to improve IAQ. All insulation and 2-inch disposable filters meet ASHRAE 62-89.

Thermostat compatibility: Specified thermostats from several manufacturers will work.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares parts with other models in the PH Series.

Additional features: New compact design with twin Copeland scroll compressors; one-piece indoor top cover and one-piece drawn base pan for water management; field- or factory-installed electric heater kits from 10 kW to 50 kW; galvanized steel cabinet with powder coat finish; louvered panels protect outdoor coils. A full range of accessories is available.

Warranty information: Warranted to be free from defects under normal installation, use, and service for one year.

Special installation requirements: Comes with side-by-side duct openings for horizontal and vertical duct applications for versatility. Shipped for vertical airflow. Field conversions to horizontal airflow require repositioning of duct cover panels from side to bottom duct connections.

Contact: Comfort-Aire, Jackson, Mich.; attn: Michael Souders, 517-787-2100; 517-787-9341 (fax); info@heatcontroller..com; www.heatcontroller.com.

eProduct #189

Comfortmaker

Model: CHE Series 10-ton packaged heat pump

Footprint (inches): 60 (w) by 46 (d)

Serviceability features: Units have high- and low-pressure switches and feature compressor overload protection.

Technical support: A network of factory-trained technical service advisors (TSAs) are on staff at local distributors to provide technical assistance, troubleshooting at the local level.

Technical materials: Product in-formation posted online at Comfortmaker dealer Web site (www.comfortmakerdlr.com) includes product spec sheets, installation and operation manuals, and technical support/parts manuals. Technical materials are also available from local distributors.

Noise-reduction features: A single high-efficiency scroll compressor offers quiet operation. Suction line accumulator helps smooth out refrigerant management during mild ambient conditions and transitions during defrost operation to eliminate sounds associated with the scroll compressor's pumping liquid refrigerant. Compressor is mounted on vibration isolators.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Key components are standardized throughout the line.

Additional features: Top-discharge air design with corrosion-resistant grille and electronic defrost control. Safety controls include high- and low-pressure switches, anti-cycle timer, crankcase heater, and compressor overload protection. Constructed of prepainted galvanized steel, it has copper tube/aluminum fin outdoor coil construction and PVC-coated steel wire condenser fan guards. Meets ASHRAE 90.1 efficiency standards.

Warranty information: Five-year limited compressor, one-year limited parts. The HELP® extended service agreement offers five- and 10-year coverage on parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: None.

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

eProduct #190

Model: PGS packaged gas/electric unit

Footprint (inches): 86 to 87 (w) by 58 to 117 (d)

Serviceability features: Prewired for economizer with the connecting plug located for installation; unit has integrated gas control board with diagnostics. Toolless filter access panel enables easy service. Unit has a TXV refrigerant metering device.

Technical support: A network of factory-trained technical service advisors (TSAs) are on staff at local distributors to provide technical assistance, trouble-shooting at the local level.

Technical materials: Product information posted online at Comfortmaker dealer Web site (www.comfortmakerdlr.com) includes product spec sheets, installation and operation manuals, and technical support/parts manuals. Technical materials are also available from local distributors.

Noise-reduction features: Quiet and efficient operation is provided by belt-driven evaporator fans, the company said.

IAQ equipment supported: Accessories include fresh air dampers (manual and motorized).

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Key components are standardized throughout the line.

Additional features: Two-stage cooling with scroll compressor on each circuit. High- and low-pressure controls help protect the system during extreme cooling operating conditions. Refrigerant filter-driers are standard.

Warranty information: 10-year limited heat exchanger, five-year limited compressor; one-year limited parts. The HELP® extended service agreement offers five- and 10-year extended coverage on parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: Commercial-strength base rails with built-in rigging capability. Roof penetrations are minimized due to routing pan utility connections (power, control wiring, and gas) through the unit's base. Part-load operation uses two stages of cooling. Integrated gas control board with diagnostics.

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

eProduct #191

Friedrich Air Conditioning

Model: P Series PTAC

Footprint (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: For qualifying jobs, a factory-based installation specialist is assigned as a key contact to ensure proper installation. Specialists will visit certain jobs during the construction and start-up process to facilitate the installation. For more information, contact customer service, Specialty Products at Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., 800-541-6645 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.

Technical materials: Product brochure, product profile, installation and operation manual, engineering specs, parts manual, submittal sheet. Available on www.friedrich.com "document library."

Noise-reduction features: New air system voted quietest by hotel guests in a blind comparison against four leading brands, according to the company. Product features quiet stop/start delay.

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

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

Replacement parts compatibility: Shared replacement parts.

Additional features: More than 40 standard features, guest-rated quiet operation and best appearance over four leading brands; top-of-the line engineered capabilities; IAQ features; factory startup assistance on qualified jobs. Fits competitors' sleeves and ships individually palletized. "The new digital PTAC is like a free upgrade," the company says.

Warranty information: Five-year limited.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Friedrich Air Conditioning, San Antonio, Texas; attn: Sales Department, 800-541-6645, ext. 651; 210-357-4483 (fax); hvac.sales@friedrich.com; www.friedrich.com.

eProduct #192

Heatco Inc.

Model: HM Series gas duct heater

Footprint (inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: All serviceable parts up front. Horizontal or vertical airflow applications; 304 SS construction. Suitable for retrofit applications. Four configurations to best fit the duct.

Technical support: "Unlimited" after-sale support at 800-554-1007.

Technical materials: All information available at www.heatcousa.com.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with off/on, two-stage, and modulating thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Same components used in all four versions.

Additional features: Designed for retrofit; 304 SS construction; control available to sequence multiple units. Turndown up to 88:1 is available.

Warranty information: 10 years.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Heatco Inc., Acworth, Ga.; attn: Rob Hankinson, 800-554-1007; 770-529-2005 (fax); sales@heatcousa.com; www.heatcousa.com.

eProduct #193

Heil

Model: CHE Series 7-1⁄2-ton heat pump

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

Serviceability features: Externally mounted gauge ports provide easier servicing and allow for more accurate reading of operating conditions.

Technical support: A network of factory-trained technical service advisors (TSAs) are on staff at local distributors to provide technical assistance, troubleshooting at the local level.

Technical materials: Product information posted online at Heil dealer Web site (www.heildlr.com) includes product spec sheets, installation and operation manuals, and technical support/parts manuals. Technical materials are also available from local distributors.

Noise-reduction features: Built with a single, high-efficiency scroll compressor for quiet operation, all models include suction line accumulators regardless of the system refrigerant charge or unit capacity. Accumulators help smooth out refrigerant management during mild ambient conditions and the transitions during defrost operation to eliminate sounds associated with scroll compressors pumping liquid refrigerant.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Key components are standardized throughout the product line.

Additional features: Has top discharge design with a corrosion-resistant grille. Prepainted fins provide additional corrosion resistance. Its electronic defrost control ensures fast, efficient defrost cycle. It features a thermostatic expansion valve.

Warranty information: Five-year limited compressor, one-year limited parts. HELP® extended service agreement offers five- and 10-year extended coverage on parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: Meets ASHRAE 90.1 efficiency standards. High- and low-pressure switches and crankcase heater provide compressor protection.

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

eProduct #194

Model: PGE package gas/electric unit

Footprint (inches): 86 (w) by 84 to 116 (d)

Serviceability features: Unit has integrated gas control board with diagnostics and comes prewired for economizer with the connecting plug conveniently located for easy installation. It has toolless filter access panel for easy service and a TXV refrigerant metering device.

Technical support: A network of factory-trained technical service advisors (TSAs) are on staff at local distributors to provide technical assistance, troubleshooting at the local level.

Technical materials: Product information posted online at Heil dealer Web site (www.heildlr.com) includes product spec sheets, installation and operation manuals, and technical support/parts manuals. Technical materials are also available from local distributors.

Noise-reduction features: Quiet and efficient operation is provided by belt-driven evaporator fans, the company says.

IAQ equipment supported: Accessories include fresh air dampers (manual and motorized).

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Key components are standardized throughout the line.

Additional features: Unit features two-stage cooling with scroll compressor on each circuit. Refrigerant filter-driers are standard to help ensure system cleanliness and meet commercial specs. High- and low-pressure controls provide system protection during extreme cooling operating conditions.

Warranty information: 10-year limited heat exchanger, five-year limited compressor, one-year limited parts. HELP® extended service agreement offers five- and 10-year extended coverage on parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: Roof penetrations are minimized due to routing pan utility connections (power, control wiring, and gas) through the unit's base. Commercial-strength base rails with built-in rigging capability. Features part-load operation using two stages of cooling. Integrated gas control board with diagnostics.

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

eProduct #195

ICP Commercial

Model: PGE package gas/electric unit

Footprint (inches): 86 (w) by 58 to 117 (d)

Serviceability features: Unit has integrated gas control board with diagnostics, and comes prewired for economizer with the connecting plug located for installation. It has toolless filter access panel for service and a TXV refrigerant metering device.

Technical support: A network of factory-trained technical service advisors (TSAs) are on staff at local distributors to provide technical assistance, troubleshooting at the local level.

Technical materials: Product information posted online at ICP Commercial dealer Web site (www.icpcommercialdlr.com) includes product spec sheets, installation and operation manuals, and technical support/parts manuals. Technical materials are also available from local distributors.

Noise-reduction features: Quiet and efficient operation is provided by belt-driven evaporator fans, the company says.

IAQ equipment supported: Accessories include fresh air dampers (manual and motorized).

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Key components are standardized throughout the line.

Additional features: Two-stage cooling and a convertible design allows flexibility for installation at ground level or on a rooftop. Refrigerant filter-driers are standard to help ensure system cleanliness and meet commercial specs. High- and low-pressure controls provide system protection under extreme cooling operating conditions.

Warranty information: 10-year limited heat exchanger, five-year limited compressor, one-year limited parts. HELP® ex-tended service agreement offers five- and 10-year extended coverage on parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: Roof penetrations are minimized due to routing pan utility connections (power, control wiring, and gas) through the unit's base. Commercial-strength base rails with built-in rigging capability. Features part-load operation using two stages of cooling. Integrated gas control board with diagnostics.

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

eProduct #196

Model: PGF package gas/electric unit

Footprint (inches): 73 (w) by 48 (d)

Serviceability features: Externally mounted gauge ports provide easier servicing and allow for more accurate reading of operating conditions. Easy-access air filters help facilitate evaporator coil cleaning.

Technical support: A network of factory-trained technical service advisors (TSAs) are on staff at local distributors to provide technical assistance, troubleshooting at the local level.

Technical materials: Product information posted online at ICP Commercial dealer Web site (www.icpcommercialdlr.com) includes product spec sheets, installation and operation manuals, and technical support/parts manuals. Technical materials are also available from local distributors.

Noise-reduction features: Scroll compressor has external rubber mounts to help minimize system sound levels.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Key components are standardized throughout the line.

Additional features: Compact design makes handling, installation easier. Convertible airflow discharge design provides application flexibility, allowing horizontal or downflow installation. Competitive high-efficiency units feature induced-draft combustion system and inshot burners for optimal efficiency. Dual-density insulation improves efficiency. Single scroll compressor on all models. Aluminized steel tubular heat exchanger improves efficiency.

Warranty information: 10-year limited heat exchanger, five-year limited compressor, one-year limited parts. HELP® ex-tended service agreement offers five- and 10-year extended coverage on parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: Prewired for economizer. Designed for slide-in, plug-in economizer installation.

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

eProduct #197

Lennox Industries

Model: T-Class separated combustion unit heater

Footprint (inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Advanced serviceability features include a hinged door easy access to components and an in-shot burner assembly that's simple to clean and easy to access, the company says. A self-diagnostic board with LED readout improves troubleshooting efficiency and accuracy. Sidewall venting eliminates roof penetrations.

Technical support: For general information about products, technical support, warranty, and more, call 800-953-6669. For questions about product applications, send an e-mail to ApplicationDept@LennoxInd.com.

Technical 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 other models in the line.

Additional features: Ideal for hard-to-heat applications requiring fresh air for combustion due to excessive dust, dirt, humidity, or negative pressure. The units offer tubular heat exchangers throughout the line for enhanced performance and reliability. A range of heating capacities makes it easier to keep both small and large spaces comfortable, the company says.

Warranty information: 15-year limited stainless steel heat exchanger, 10-year limited warranty aluminized steel heat exchanger, one-year limited all remaining covered components.

Special installation requirements: Each unit is shipped assembled with factory-wired controls and features mounting brackets or spotnuts and centrally located connections for gas, line voltage, and thermostats. Unit startup and shutdown testing, as well as acceptable gas and electrical operation verification, help ensure quick and easy startup on the jobsite.

Contact: Lennox Industries, Richardson, Texas; attn: Mike Walker, 800-953-6669; 972-497-5112 (fax); mike.walker@lennoxind.com; www.lennoxcommercial.com.

eProduct #198

Mammoth

Model: R4GM gas pack

Footprint (inches): 87 by 93 by 47

Serviceability features: High/low service ports (standard); GFI convenience outlet (factory installed option); hinged access doors (factory installed option); high/low pressure switches (standard); mesh hail guard (field-installed kit).

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

Technical materials: Wiring diagram, installation instructions, replacement parts list, technical sales literature.

Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated bottom pan.

IAQ equipment supported: Modulating dual-enthalpy economizer available as a factory-installed option.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Maximum commonality with other Mammoth products.

Additional features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Warranty information: One-year parts, five-year compressor, 10-year heat exchanger. Extended product protection is available.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Mammoth, O'Fallon, Mo.; attn: Matt Lattanzi, 636-561-7469; 636-561-7399 (fax); lattanzim@nordyne.com; www.nordyne.com.

eProduct #199

Marvair

Model: Scholar QV heat pumps

Footprint (inches): 48 by 29

Serviceability features: All service is from the front. Removal of four front panels provides access to all components.

Technical support: Available at 800-841-7854 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. After-hours help available at 800-204-8210.

Technical materials: Complete installation and operation instructions and separate service and maintenance manual.

Noise-reduction features: Scroll compressors, single-inlet backward-curved impeller for the condenser air, compressor sound jacket.

IAQ equipment supported: Complete range of ventilation and dehumidification including the Marvair GreenWheel ERV and hot gas reheat coils.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Many components are shared.

Additional features: Quieter, energy efficient, and competitively priced, the company says.

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

Special installation requirements: Units are installed against an exterior wall.

Contact: Marvair, Cordele, Ga.; attn: Bob Benson, 229-273-3636; 229-273-5154 (fax); dshuford@airxcel.com; www.marvair.com.

eProduct #200

Mitsubishi Electric

Model: City Multi PFFY electric heat pump

Footprint (inches): 24 by 41 to 55 by 8 (exposed); 25 by 34 to 49 by 9 (concealed).

Serviceability features: Large, removable front access panel. Electronic fault detection with display on remote controller. Computerized self-check.

Technical support: Available at 800-811-3114 (West); 800-811-3115 (East); and 678-376-2932 (Central). Hours vary.

Technical materials: Diagrams, troubleshooting FAQs, installation instructions, and spec sheets available at www.mehvac.com.

Noise-reduction features: Newly developed airflow control technology helps reduce noise levels.

IAQ equipment supported: For applications where wall and ceiling space is limited. Dry-mode function keeps humidity at optimum level in response to changes in room temperature, preventing overcooling and dehumidifying the air.

Thermostat compatibility: Requires City Multi controls network. Temperature is typically measured at the unit rather than the thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Family series uses several common parts.

Additional features: Part of the variable refrigerant flow zoning product family. Delivers closely controlled comfort with minimum energy consumption.

Warranty information: One-year parts and workmanship. Optional five-year Diamond Designerâ„¢ warranty.

Special installation requirements: Fare connectors on refrigerant lines. Both refrigerant lines must be insulated.

Contact: Mitsubishi Electric, Suwanee, Ga.; attn: Mike Smith, 800-687-1966; 800-658-1458 (fax); msmith@hvac.mea.com; www.mehvac.com.

eProduct #201

Model: City Multi PMFY model electric heat pump

Footprint (inches): 9 by 32 by 16

Serviceability features: Self-test and diagnostic electronics help determine status and resolve most problems for service technicians. Fault codes displayed on remote controller or central controller.

Technical support: Available at 800-811-3114 (West); 800-811-3115 (East); and 678-376-2932 (Central). Hours vary.

Technical materials: Diagrams, troubleshooting FAQs, installation instructions, and spec sheets available at www.mehvac.com.

Noise-reduction features: Newly developed airflow control technology helps reduce noise levels.

IAQ equipment supported: Provides the right amount of airflow and capacity for applications needing single-direction airflow, like combating excessive heat from a window or small office area, the company says.

Thermostat compatibility: Requires City Multi controllers because temperature is measured at the unit.

Replacement parts compatibility: Some parts used on other family products.

Additional features: Variable refrigerant flow zoning.

Warranty information: One-year parts and workmanship. Optional five-year Diamond Designer warranty.

Special installation requirements: Flare connectors on refrigerant lines. All refrigerant lines must be insulated.

Contact: Mitsubishi Electric, Suwanee, Ga.; attn: Mike Smith, 800-687-1966; 800-658-1458 (fax); msmith@hvac.mea.com; www.mehvac.com.

eProduct #202

Peerless Boilers

Model: Pinnacle 399 gas boiler

Footprint (inches): 588 inches

Serviceability features: P125 control board features supply and return temperatures, flame signal, and fan speed (firing rate) that can be viewed from an LED module. Service mode enables contractors to manually control firing rate. Optional interface module allows control of outdoor reset, dual temperature set points, and modulating sequencing of multiple boilers.

Technical support: Available at 610-369-3208.

Technical materials: Available via www.peerlessboilers.com.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ equipment supported: Sealed combustion.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts.

Additional features: High efficiency, compact design, and P125 control board.

Warranty information: One-year parts and labor, 12-year heat exchanger, five-year available for purchase. Visit www.peerlessboilers.com for complete information.

Special installation requirements: Follow installation manual.

Contact: Peerless Boilers, Berlinville, Pa.; attn: Pete Morgan, 610-845-6130; 610-845-6121 (fax); marketing@peerlessboilers.com; www.peerlessboilers.com.

eProduct #203

Raypak Inc.

Model: 2005 Hi Delta gas boiler/water heater

Footprint (inches): 36 (w) by 25 (d) to 114 (w) by 33 (d)

Serviceability features: Designed to be fully serviceable with only front access and without disconnecting the vent pipe. The gas train, controls, burners, and heat exchanger can be removed and serviced with front access only. Virtually any failed part can be replaced rather than replacing the entire boiler, the company says.

Technical support: Available Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time at 800-947-2975 or 800-627-2975.

Technical materials: Wiring diagrams, service/troubleshooting information, installation data, parts and part numbers, piping diagrams, and sizing.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Standard thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Some common replacement parts.

Additional features: Available with an optional Category II CSA-certified stand-alone efficiency of 87 and 98 percent with an optional condensing heat exchanger. It has a dual-fuel natural gas/propane quick-switchover factory-supplied option.

Warranty information: 10-year heating boiler heat exchangers. Water heater heat exchangers have a warranty of five years for copper and 10 years for Cupro-nickel. All heat exchangers have a 20-year warranty against thermal shock. One-year on all other parts. Certain types of abuse are excluded.

Special installation requirements: Requires forced circulation for proper operation. Seismic-certified racks are available to same floor space. Multiple venting options include side wall and direct vent along with standard Category I B vent installations.

Contact: Raypak Inc., Oxnard, Calif.; attn: Terri Manapol, 805-278-5300; 800-872-9725 (fax); info@raypak.com; www.raypak.com.

eProduct #204

Reznor/Thomas & Betts Corp.

Model: LDAP gas ceiling-mounted packaged heating system

Footprint (inches): Suspended unit uses no floor space.

Serviceability features: Multiple furnace sections with a single electrical connection and single exhaust vent. Model LDAP can be suspended from the ceiling or wall mounted.

Technical support: Local representatives can be reached during normal business hours at 800-695-1901.

Technical materials: All necessary catalog, spec, submittal, installation, wiring, and replacement parts manuals are available from local Reznor representatives or online (www.RezSpec.com).

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Uses the same high-efficiency heat exchanger as V3® Series unit heaters.

Additional features: Provides "free" heat. Before thermostat calls for heat, a monitor on the Model LDAP senses hot air rising to the ceiling. This triggers the fans to operate at slower-than-normal speed to force this heated air back down to the floor.

Warranty information: Standard limited warranty.

Special installation requirements: Can be wall- or ceiling-mounted. A single electrical connection and exhaust vent can be used with these multiple furnace section heaters.

Contact: Reznor/Thomas & Betts Corp., Memphis, Tenn.; 800-695-1901; 901-252-1305 (fax); hvacadmin@tnb.com; www.rezspec.com.

eProduct #205

Model: PDH gas commercial-industrial packaged heating system

Footprint (inches): Suspended unit has no footprint.

Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Technical support: Complete manual delivered with each unit. Additional support from representatives throughout North America at 800-695-1901 during normal business hours.

Technical materials: All required manuals shipped with unit. Additional manuals and information available online (www.RezSpec.com).

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ equipment supported: Can be arranged for recirculating indoor air or for makeup air applications.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Uses the same heat exchanger technology as V3 Series high-efficiency unit heaters.

Additional features: Gas input rate can vary from 100 percent down to 25 percent of full-fire rate and maintain at least 80 percent efficiency. This saves energy, reduces the owner's operating expense, and provides more even space temperatures for improved comfort, the company says.

Warranty information: One-year limited standard. Extended five- and 10-year available on heat exchanger.

Special installation requirements: Model PDH is a suspended indoor unit. Model SDH is a separated combustion version of Model PDH.

Contact: Reznor/Thomas & Betts Corp., Memphis, Tenn.; 800-695-1901; 901-252-1305 (fax); hvacadmin@tnb.com; www.rezspec.com.

eProduct #206

Rheem Air Conditioning

Model: RKNA super-high-efficiency series gas furnace

Footprint (inches): 35 (h) by 72 (l) by 44 (w)

Serviceability features: Removable filter, blower, gas heat, and compressor/control access panels for prompt service. Common cabinet and components allows for installation flexibility and fewer parts to inventory, the company says. Externally mounted refrigerant gauge ports.

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

Technical materials: Support materials available online (www.Rheemote.net and www.kwikpro.com).

Noise-reduction features: All models feature Copeland scroll compressors.

IAQ equipment supported: This Energy Star®-rated commercial package unit offers contractor-friendly options (e.g., factory-installed economizers that maximize ventilation while reducing energy consumption).

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: All parts are interchangeable.

Additional features: Feature a clean design that is unrivaled within the industry, the company says.

Warranty information: 10-year limited heat exchanger, five-year limited any other part for single-phase units.

Special installation requirements: Straight installation.

Contact: Rheem Air Conditioning, Fort Smith, Ark.; attn: Customer Service Representatives, 800-548-74336 (800-548-RHEEM); 479-648-4180 (fax); www.rheemac.com.

eProduct #207

Model: RRNA super-high-efficiency series gas furnace

Footprint (inches): 33 (h) by 47 (l) by 47 (w)

Serviceability features: Removable filter, blower, gas heat, and compressor/control access panels for prompt service.

Technical support: Technical support available from all Rheem distributors, district technical representatives, online (www.Rheemote.net), and Prostock® parts stores.

Technical materials: Support materials available online (www.Rheemote.net and www.kwikpro.com).

Noise-reduction features: All models feature Copeland scroll compressors.

IAQ equipment supported: This Energy Star®-rated package unit offers a Copeland scroll compressor and tubular heat exchanger design, which is more efficient and durable than older-style clamshell heat exchanger, the company says.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: All parts are interchangeable.

Additional features: Features a clean design that is unrivaled within the industry, the company says.

Warranty information: 10-year limited heat exchanger, one-year limited any other part.

Special installation requirements: Straight installation.

Contact: Rheem Air Conditioning, Fort Smith, Ark.; attn: Customer Service Representatives, 800-548-74336 (800-548-RHEEM); 479-648-4180 (fax); www.rheemac.com.

eProduct #208

Ruud Air Conditioning

Model: RKNA super-high-efficiency series gas furnace

Footprint (inches): 35 (h) by 72 (l) by 44 (w)

Serviceability features: Removable filter, blower, gas heat, and compressor/control access panels. Common cabinet and components allows for installation flexibility and fewer parts to inventory. Externally mounted refrigerant gauge ports.

Technical support: Available from all Ruud distributors, district technical representatives, online (www.Rheemote.net), or Prostock® parts stores.

Technical materials: Support materials available online (www.Rheemote.net and www.kwikpro.com).

Noise-reduction features: All models feature Copeland scroll compressors.

IAQ equipment supported: This Energy Star®-rated commercial package unit offers contractor-friendly options, such as factory-installed economizers that maximize ventilation while reducing energy consumption.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: All parts are interchangeable.

Additional features: Features a clean design that is unrivaled in the industry, the company says.

Warranty information: 10-year limited heat exchanger, five-year limited any other part for single-phase.

Special installation requirements: Straight installation.

Contact: Ruud Air Conditioning, Fort Smith, Ark.; attn: Customer service representative, 800-848-7883 (800-848-RUUD); 479-648-4180 (fax); www.ruudac.com.

eProduct #209

Model: RRNA super high-efficiency series gas furnace

Footprint (inches): 33 (h) by 47 (l) by 47 (w)

Serviceability features: Removable filter, blower, gas heat, and compressor/control access panels.

Technical support: Available from all Ruud distributors, district technical representatives, online (www.Rheemote.net), or Prostock® parts stores.

Technical materials: Support materials available online (www.Rheemote.net and www.kwikpro.com).

Noise-reduction features: Copeland scroll compressors.

IAQ equipment supported: This Energy Star®-rated package unit offers a Copeland scroll compressor and tubular heat exchanger design, which is more efficient and durable than older-style clamshell heat exchanger.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: All parts are interchangeable.

Additional features: Features a clean design that is unrivaled in the industry, the company says.

Warranty information: 10-year limited heat exchanger, one-year limited any other part.

Special installation requirements: Straight installation.

Contact: Ruud Air Conditioning, Fort Smith, Ark.; attn: Customer service representative, 800-848-7883 (800-848-RUUD); 479-648-4180 (fax); www.ruudac.com.

eProduct #210

Sanyo Fisher Co.

Model: EcoMulti CHY7243 heat pump

Footprint (inches): 52 by 35 by 35

Serviceability features: Self-diagnosing; details of previous warnings are stored and can be verified on the LCD. This makes it easier to diagnose malfunctions.

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

Technical materials: Go online (www.sanyohvac.com) to download specs, data, installation manual, instruction manual, technical service bulletins.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ equipment supported: Refrigerant circuit operates without an inverter control, thus decreasing electromagnetic disturbance. Complies with EMC standards.

Thermostat compatibility: Needs special thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Every item is unique, the company says.

Additional features: Twin compressor and unique power control compressor enable the unit to operate at 25 to 100 percent. Unit can be sized up to 135 percent of total capacity. Variable refrigerant flow.

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

Special installation requirements: It is possible to connect up to eight indoor units to one outdoor unit. Tubing lengths up to 410 feet.

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

eProduct #211

Tempstar

Model: CHE Series 6-1⁄3-ton heat pump

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

Serviceability features: Externally mounted gauge ports.

Technical support: A network of factory-trained technical service advisors (TSAs) are on staff at local distributors to provide technical assistance, troubleshooting at the local level.

Technical materials: Product information posted online (www.tempstardlr.com) includes product spec sheets, installation and operation manuals, and technical support/parts manuals. Technical materials are also available from local distributors.

Noise-reduction features: Features a single high-efficiency scroll compressor. These units are equipped with suction line accumulators that help smooth out refrigerant management during mild ambient conditions and transitions during defrost operation to eliminate sounds associated with the scroll compressors pumping liquid refrigerant.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Key components standardized throughout the line.

Additional features: This 6-1/3-ton split heat pump features top-discharge air design with a corrosion-resistant grille. Enhanced aluminum fins mechanically bonded to copper tubes help improve heat transfer. Unit comes with a 0 degrees low ambient device.

Warranty information: Five-year limited compressor, one-year limited parts. HELP® extended service agreement offers five- and 10-year extended coverage on parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: High- and low-pressure switches, anti-cycle timer, and crankcase provide compressor protection. Electronic defrost control. Thermostatic expansion valve and suction accumulator are standard.

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

eProduct #212

Model: PHE package heat pump series

Footprint (inches): 86 to 87 (w) by 58 to 84 (d)

Serviceability features: Filter access panel does not require tools. Convertible design for vertical or horizontal supply/return. Prewired for economizer with the connecting plug located for installation.

Technical support: A network of factory-trained technical service advisors (TSAs) are on staff at local distributors to provide technical assistance, troubleshooting at the local level.

Technical materials: Product information posted online (www.tempstardlr.com) includes product spec sheets, installation and operation manuals, and technical support/parts manuals. Technical materials are also available from local distributors.

Noise-reduction features: Belt-driven evaporator fans provide quiet operation. Scroll compressors are mounted on vibration isolators.

IAQ equipment supported: Accessories include fresh air dampers (manual and motorized).

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Key components are standardized throughout the product line.

Additional features: Has a convertible design for flexibility of installation on ground or rooftop. It features a state-of-the-art defrost system. Refrigerant filter-driers are standard to help ensure system cleanliness and meet commercial specs.

Warranty information: Five-year limited compressor, one-year limited parts. HELP® extended service agreement offers five- and 10-year extended coverage on parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: High- and low-pressure switches provide compressor protection for extreme cooling operating conditions. Utility connections routed through unit base pan, minimizing roof penetrations. Evaporator freeze thermostats help prevent coil freeze-up.

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

eProduct #213

Trane

Model: Precedent rooftop

Footprint (inches): 3080 sq inches

Serviceability features: ReliaTel micro-processor controls with colored wiring. Hinged access doors, easy-to-adjust ID fan idler mechanism for quick belt tensioning.

Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.

Technical materials: RT-SVD03*-EN (Micro guide), Y_C, T_CSVB002-EN wiring manuals.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ equipment supported: Two-inch pleated filters, slide-out noncorrosive drain pan, dehumidification (hot gas reheat), CO2 sensing.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts.

Additional features: Dehumidification capabilities with selections down to 200 cfm/nominal ton, ReliaTel controls, and enhanced lead times.

Warranty information: Five-year compressor, five-year standard gas heat exchanger, 10-year stainless steel heat exchanger.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Trane, Clarksville, Tenn.; 931-648-5901 (fax); www.trane.com.

eProduct #214

Model: XL13c and XB13c package unit

Footprint (inches): 42 by 48 and 43 by 58

Serviceability features: All individual service panels have embossments to direct technicians to the controls, blower, compressor, and indoor coil. The heat exchange is readily accessible for inspection.

Technical support: Trane distributors have a dedicated field service representative who provide local technical support and training.

Technical materials: Available from local distributor.

Noise-reduction features: Compressor is built into a steel enclosure. Swept blade outdoor fan.

IAQ equipment supported: The entire gas heating system (burners, vestibule, tubes) is made of stainless steel. Multiple-thickness media filter kits are available.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with a one-heat/one-cool thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Some replacement parts are shared between models.

Additional features: The Spine Finâ„¢ condenser and Vorticaâ„¢ blower system combined with the most service friendly design.

Warranty information: Entry-level limited warranty includes five-year compressor, five-year functional parts, and 10-year heat exchanger. Retail model limited warranty includes 10-year compressor, five-year functional parts, and 20-year heat exchanger.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Trane, Clarksville, Tenn.; Contact local Trane distributor; www.trane.com.

eProduct #215

Utica Boilers

Model: CBC gas boiler

Footprint (inches): 37 by 18 through 37 by 126

Serviceability features: Readily removable jacket panels to access gas valve, ignition control, transformer, flue collector for service. Removable flue collector top to access flue passageways for cleaning.

Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.

Technical 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: Minimal common parts (4-inch nipple, gas valves) to JC boiler. Mostly unique parts.

Additional features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Warranty information: Manufacturer did not specify.

Special installation requirements: The installing contractor must provide a ventilated foundation for the boiler when installing over a room, over electrical wiring or cables of any kind, if the concrete floor is "green," or water is channeled under the concrete floor.

Contact: Utica Boilers, Utica, N.Y.; attn: Mark Odell, 315-797-1310; 315-797-3762 (fax); info@uticaboilers.com; www.uticaboilers.com.

eProduct #216

WaterFurnace

Model: EW Series reversible chiller/water-to-water heat pump

Footprint (inches): 24 by 50

Serviceability features: Multiple access panes, Victaulic water connections, rotolock fittings connecting refrigerant line to compressor. Control features automatic intelligent reset, LCD display to show water temperatures, lock-out signals, faults and operational mode. TXV provides proper superheat without hunting. Accessory relay output selectable for normally open or normally closed.

Technical support: Available at 888-929-2837 (800-455-3624 after hours). Application assistance also available.

Technical materials: Complete specs/submittal and installation manual available.

Noise-reduction features: Unit is available with or without acoustical enclosure (cabinet), constructed of heavy gauge sheet metal, lined with 1⁄2-inch-thick acoustic-type glass fiber insulation. Compressors mounted on rubber vibration isolators. High-density sound-attenuating compressor blanket.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with aquastats and most building automation control systems.

Replacement parts compatibility: Parts included are not used by other WaterFurnace products.

Additional features: The ability to heat and cool with high efficiencies. Dual-capacity operation using two compressors and R-410A. Heat exchangers are dual circuit, brazed plate stainless steel. FX10 microprocessor control. Unit can be ordered with or without cabinet/acoustical enclosure. Computer run testing in all modes using water after final assembly.

Warranty information: One-year all parts. Extended warranties available.

Special installation requirements: FX10 control can be individually custom-programmed and set to communicate with N2 Open, BACnet, or LonWorks protocols. All water connections are 2-inch Victaulic.

Contact: WaterFurnace International, Fort Wayne, Ind.; attn: Bob Brown, 800-222-5667; 260-747-5780 (fax); www.waterfurnace.com.

eProduct #217

Williams Furnace Co.

Model: VersaCoil hydronic fan coil

Footprint (inches): 33 by 10 by 22 to 51 by 11 by 23

Serviceability features: Reversible hand connections, removable drain pan, and motor quick connect.

Technical support: Available at 909-825-0993 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Technical materials: Wiring diagrams, installation data, technical assistance forms, and service/troubleshooting information.

Noise-reduction features: The double-width, double inlet forward-curved blade and centrifugal blower wheels are statically and dynamically balanced, all sized for low-outlet velocities and quiet operation.

IAQ equipment supported: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts.

Additional features: The fan coil is made of 18-20 ga, galvanized steel. Features a five-pipe system that allows you to rotate the coil from left to right hand connections or vice versa. This unit is available in 200 to 1,200 cfm; UL approved, ARI-certified, and 100 percent tested before leaving the factory, the company says.

Warranty information: One-year parts.

Special installation requirements: Optional piping clusters and thermostat controls available.

Contact: Williams Furnace Co., Colton, Calif.; attn: Jerry Miller, 888-444-1212; 909-370-0581 (fax); jerry_miller@williamscomfortprod.com; www.williamscomfortprod.com.

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Publication date: 09/19/2005

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