New Products Heating Up 2002 — Residential

September 26, 2002
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In addition to the Heating Showcase residential product grid provided at the bottom of the left-hand column on our home page, The News also spotlights the industry’s latest residential heating units in the following feature. The manufacturers provided us with the information and brief description of features included with each product. For more information, please contact the manufacturers or their distributors.

Amana Heating and A/C

Model: GUIE gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 40 (h) by 28-1/2 (d) by 16-1/2, 20-1/2, or 24-1/2 (w), depending on Btu size.
Serviceability features: Unit features left or right electrical hookup and is convertible to propane gas. Circulator blower has plug connections for removal.
Technical support: Factory technical support is available.
Noise-reduction features: Sealed blower compartment reduces operating sound levels.
Humidity-control features: None.
Additional features: These models are ideal for applications that require additional airflow, the company says. Nominal airflow averages 350 to 400 CFM per ton at 0.8 external static pressure. In addition, these models have less than 1% air leakage from the blower compartment and come with NOx inserts.
Contact: Amana Heating and A/C, Fayetteville, TN; attn: Matt Schulz, 713-861-2500, ext. 497; www.amana-hac.com (website).

eProduct #151

Model: GUVA/GCVA gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 40 (h) by 28-1/2 (d) by 16-1/2, 20-1/2, or 24-1/2 (w), depending on Btu size.
Serviceability features: Unit features left or right gas pipe entry and is convertible to propane gas. It can be vented vertically or horizontally with PVC pipe.
Technical support: Factory technical support is available.
Noise-reduction features: Two-stage operation, variable-speed blower, insulated return air, and blower compartment.
Humidity-control features: Terminal provided for accessory dehumidistat to provide dehumidification when needed in the cooling mode.
Additional features: Both the GUVA and counterflow GCVA come with a limited lifetime furnace replacement warranty on the 409 stainless steel tubular heat exchanger and stainless steel recuperative coil. The GUVA upflow/horizontal models reach 95%-plus AFUE on all model sizes. Additional features include a two-stage gas valve, two-speed induced-draft combustion blower, high-efficiency variable-speed circulator motor, and silicon nitride igniter.
Contact: Amana Heating and A/C, Fayetteville, TN; attn: Matt Schulz, 713-861-2500, ext. 497; www.amana-hac.com (website).

eProduct #152

American Standard Heating and A/C

Model: Freedom 90 Comfort-RTM variable-speed gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 40 (h) by 28 (d) by 17-1/2, 21, or 24-1/2 (w)
Serviceability features: Spring-loaded filter rack automatically adjusts for standard-size, off-the-shelf filters on upflow models. Dual quarter-turn door latches for access to filter compartment on upflow models. Unit also offers upflow/horizontal and downflow/horizontal configurations.
Technical support: Provided by local distributor.
Noise-reduction features: Automotive-grade gaskets and insulated blower door on upflow models; heavy steel insulated cabinet; two-stage operation with variable-speed draft inducer and indoor blower motor for quiet operation and consistent temperature level; sealed combustion system.
Humidity-control features: Comfort-RTM mode for humidity control during cooling.
Additional features: 200-foot maximum vent capability; silicon nitride hot-surface igniter with adaptive heating up and a hinged blower door for access on upflow models; door color to match appearance of new outdoor units; molded snap-in appearance nameplate in contemporary design.
Contact: American Standard Heating and A/C, Tyler TX; attn: Paul Trotter, 903-581-3300; paul.trotter@americanstandard.com (e-mail); www.americanstandardair.com (website).

eProduct #153

Armstrong Air

Model: G2D80AT variable-speed gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 28-1/2 by 40 by 17-1/2, 21, or 24-1/2
Serviceability features: Easy access to components and self-diagnostic controls.
Technical support: Service and installation info via automatic fax-back; tech support service call management; and local DSR program.
Noise-reduction features: Two-stage gas control, two-stage combustion blower, variable-speed motor, and cabinet burner enclosure.
Humidity-control features: In the A/C mode, an optional humidistat lowers airflow 10% when it senses excess humidity.
Additional features: This furnace can be used for upflow/horizontal applications. The control board has terminals for accessories such as humidifiers and air cleaners. Operating the blower in the continuous fan mode maximizes the use of these accessories.
Contact: Armstrong Air, Bellevue, OH; attn: Amal Humsi, 419-483-4840; www.armstrongair.com (website).

eProduct #154

Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems

Model: 315 AAV gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 32 by 14 to 25
Serviceability features: Control board status codes can be recovered after power outages. Auto-run test feature allows the service tech to put the furnace through its paces for diagnosis. Filter access is facilitated with the use of the factory-supplied media cabinet.
Technical support: Local distributor, backed by Bryant’s support staff.
Noise-reduction features: Inshot burners enclosed in a burner box to attenuate noise.
Humidity-control features: Features a “cool to dehumidify” mode when used with Bryant’s Thermidistat™ control. This system can remove 128% more humidity than a standard system, the company says.
Additional features: Its four-way multipoise design includes a vent elbow that can be rotated for 13 vent configurations. This design was created by partnering with dealers through Bryant’s “Partners in Development” program over a four-year effort. The company says 100 prototypes have been operating in homes across the country since November 2000, involving over 60 dealers.
Contact: Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems, Indianapolis, IN; attn: John Gibbons, 317-243-0851; john.gibbons@bryant.com; www.bryant.com (website).

eProduct #155

Carrier Corp.

Model: WeatherMaker 8000VS, Model 58CVA gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 32 by 14-1/2 to 25
Serviceability features: Component accessibility by removing the deep outer door. Filter access with use of the factory-supplied media cabinet. Control board status codes are retained after power outages.
Technical support: See your Carrier distributor.
Noise-reduction features: Features the “QuieTech” noise reduction system.
Humidity-control features: The “IdealHumidity” system features the SuperDehumidify™ mode, which directs the cooling system to operate when only humidity removal is required. The variable-speed blower system operates at lower airflow during this mode for condensate removal.
Additional features: This four-way multipoise furnace is only 33-1/3-in. tall, allowing dealers more room to maneuver, the company says, and more room for IAQ products such as the “EZ-Flex” media filter, with a MERV rating of 10.0.
Contact: Carrier Corp., Indianapolis, IN; attn: Rick Roetken, 317-243-0851; rick.roetken@carrier.com (e-mail); www.carrier.com (website).

eProduct #156

ECR International

Model: Dunkirk Q90-200 gas boiler
Footprint (in.): 24 by 36
Serviceability features: Insulation ball valves on circulator, simple control scheme, and one-piece casting.
Technical support: Available 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET at 877-386-5475 (877-DUNKIRK).
Noise-reduction features: Sealed combustion, quiet ignition and fan.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: PVC vented, 90% efficient, one-piece heat exchanger; lightweight aluminum heat exchanger; and wide water ways resulting in little pressure drop, the company says. Unit can operate over wide temperature range (70 to 200 degrees F) due to a casting design that results in simpler piping and control layouts.
Contact: ECR International, Dunkirk, NY; attn: Mark Belcher, 716-366-5500; markb@dunkirk.com (e-mail); www.dunkirk.com (website).

eProduct #157

Model: Olsen, Airco, Oneida Royal Model GTM
Footprint (in.): Manufacturer did not specify.
Serviceability features: “Works in a drawer” slide-out control panel and wiring; self-diagnostics; slide-out blower; and Molex plug wiring harnesses.
Technical support: Call 519-627-0791 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.
Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated cabinet, enclosed blowers and controls.
Humidity-control features: Terminals available for direct wiring of optional humidifier.
Additional features: Tubular heat exchanger, multiposition design. Compact design of GTM allows installation in tight spaces and closets.
Contact: ECR International, Dunkirk, NY; attn: Mark Belcher, 716-366-5500; markb@dunkirk.com (e-mail); www.olsenhvac.com (website).

eProduct #158

Model: Utica boilers, Nautica
Footprint (in.): 24 by 30
Serviceability features: Self-diagnostic operational lights; large front-access control panel; off-the-shelf Honeywell controls; simplified wiring with Molex plugs for one-way/correct-way wiring; on-off service switch; plug-in relay and transformer; and corrosion-resistant stainless steel burners.
Technical support: Call 800-325-5479 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.
Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated cabinet, enclosed controls.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Flexible installation features; top supply piping; combustible floor approval standard equipment; casting design that requires fewer burners; alternate return piping; left or right panel wiring; alternate gas piping; integral draft diverter; sleek design; appliance-style base casters; and lightweight (110 lb) cast iron heat exchanger.
Contact: ECR International, Dunkirk, NY; attn: Mark Belcher, 716-366-5500; info@uticaboilers.com (e-mail); www.uticaboilers.com (website).

eProduct #159

Excel Comfort Systems

Model: Ducane CMPE gas furnace
Footprint (in.): Manufacturer did not specify.
Serviceability features: LED diagnostics for troubleshooting.
Technical support: Available at 803-284-5347 or 803-284-5342 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.
Noise-reduction features: Heavy-gauge insulated cabinet.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: This product now features a no-louver door for a clean appearance and is listed for 2-in. venting.
Contact: Excel Comfort Systems, Blackville, SC; attn: Walt Ashcraft, 803-284-5305; walt.ashcraft@excel-csi.com (e-mail); www.ducanehvac.com (website).

eProduct #160

First Co.

Model: TTW-HP through-the-wall split-system heat pump
Footprint (in.): 28 (w) by 23 (d)
Serviceability features: Unit can be serviced in place, or the entire chassis (which includes all components) can be removed.
Technical support: Call Tommy Zear at 214-388-5751, ext. 1145.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Recessed wall or recessed ceiling indoor fancoils can go along with the through-the-wall heat pump. Integral wall sleeve, only one cabinet size, solid-state defrost control, high-efficiency propeller fan, coil drain pan with heater, and expansion valve refrigerant control in OD unit. Options include custom-painted arch louvers.
Contact: First Co., Dallas, TX; attn: Roger Cummins, 214-388-5751, ext. 1108; rcummins@firstco.com (e-mail); www.firstco.com (website).

eProduct #161

Goodman Manufacturing Co.

Model: Goodman, Janitrol, GMC Model CPLT electric heat pump
Footprint (in.): 29 (w) by 29 (d) by 25 to 30 (h)
Serviceability features: Easy-access connections; factory-installed liquid-line filter-drier; low-pressure switch.
Technical support: Call 888-593-9988.
Noise-reduction features: Discharge line muffler; compressor sound blanket.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Fully louvered.
Contact: Goodman Manufacturing Co., Houston, TX; attn: Chuck Russ; 713-861-2500; russcharles@excite.com (e-mail); www.goodmanmfg.com (website).

eProduct #162

Model: Goodman, Janitrol, GMC Model GMNT
Footprint (in.): 46 (h) by 28 (d) by 14 to 24-1/2 (w)
Serviceability features: Diagnostic codes; blower door safety switch; left- or right-hand connection.
Technical support: Call 888-593-9988.
Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated cabinet, quiet blower assembly.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Patented tubular aluminized steel primary heat exchanger. Upflow, downflow, and horizontal installation.
Contact: Goodman Manufacturing Co., Houston, TX; attn: Chuck Russ; 713-861-2500; russcharles@excite.com (e-mail); www.goodmanmfg.com (website).

eProduct #163

International Comfort Products

Model: Arcoaire PS90-DV gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 40 by 15-1/2 to 22-3/4 (w) by 29 (d)
Serviceability features: Furnace includes built-in electronic diagnostic system that can be used while the furnace is running. Two doors give access to all internal components. One condensate drain handles all four airflow configurations.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor.
Noise-reduction features: One-piece thermal-lined steel cabinet; insulated blower compartment.
Humidity-control features: Connections for electronic air cleaner, humidifier, and dehumidistat.
Additional features: These furnaces are 40-in. tall for installation in tight spaces and are multipositional, so they can be installed in upflow, downflow, horizontal-left, or horizontal-right configurations without accessory conversion kits. They are certified for two-pipe, direct-vent installation. Arcoaire gas furnaces meet California standards for low-NOx emissions, the company says. Furnace is equipped with Honeywell “SmartValve II” ignition, and has single-stage gas valve operation and single-stage fan operation. A high-airflow, 100,000-Btuh model is available for 5-ton cooling applications. LP gas kits are available.
Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.arcoaire.com (website).

eProduct #164

Model: Arcoaire SoftSound Plus 80 gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 40 by 15-1/2 to 22-3/4 (w) by 28-1/2 (d)
Serviceability features: The blower assembly is mounted on rails for service. Unit may be installed upflow or horizontal.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor.
Noise-reduction features: Resilient-mounted motors reduce vibration and noise. Two-stage heating operates in quieter first stage 70% to 80% of the time. Enclosed burners.
Humidity-control features: Connections for electronic air cleaner and humidifier.
Additional features: Two-stage heating operation contributes to more evenly heated homes. Unit has 40-in. low-profile design for installation in tight spaces. It can be installed in upflow, horizontal-left, or horizontal-right configurations. It has a 24-V hot surface to pilot ignition system that enhances flame rectification and protects igniter voltage, and a diagnostic LED indicator on the gas valve for access.
Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.arcoaire.com (website).

eProduct #165

Model: Comfortmaker SoftSound DLX 90 gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 40 by 19-1/8 to 22-3/4 (w) by 29 (d)
Serviceability features: A built-in electronic diagnostic system can be used while the furnace is running. Two doors give access to all internal components. One condensate drain handles all four airflow configurations.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor.
Noise-reduction features: The one-piece steel cabinet is thermal lined; blower compartment is insulated.
Humidity-control features: Connections for electronic air cleaner, humidifier, and dehumidistat.
Additional features: These furnaces are 40-in. tall for installation in tight spaces and are multipositional, so they can be installed in upflow, downflow, horizontal-left, or horizontal-right configurations with one- or two-pipe venting. A high-airflow, 100,000-Btuh model is available for 5-ton cooling applications. Solid doors seal the combustion compartment. Comfortmaker gas furnaces meet California standards for low-NOx emissions, the company says. 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 other positions 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.comfortmaker.com (website).

eProduct #166

Model: Comfortmaker SoftSound Plus 80V gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 40 by 15-1/2 to 22-3/4 (w) by 28-1/2 (d)
Serviceability features: Blower assembly is mounted on rails for service.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor.
Noise-reduction features: Two-stage heating means unit operates in the quieter first stage 70% to 80% of the time. The DC motor operates quietly, the company says. Enclosed burners.
Humidity-control features: Connections for electronic air cleaner and humidifier.
Additional features: Two-stage heating operation contributes to more evenly heated homes. SoftSound Plus 80V models are equipped with variable-speed DC blower motors, which reduce electrical consumption up to 80%. With its 40-in. low-profile design for installation in tight spaces, this furnace can be installed in upflow, horizontal-left, or horizontal-right configurations. It is equipped with a 24-V hot surface to pilot ignition system and a diagnostic LED indicator on the gas valve.
Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.comfortmaker.com (website).

eProduct #167

Model: Heil QuietComfort II 80V gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 40 by 15-1/2 to 22-3/4 (w) by 28-1/2 (d)
Serviceability features: May be installed in upflow or horizontal positions. Entire blower assembly mounted on rails for service.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor.
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 DC motor, fully insulated cabinet, and enclosed burners offer additional sound protection.
Humidity-control features: Connections for electronic air cleaner and humidifier.
Additional features: These furnaces’ blower motors reduce electrical consumption up to 80%, the company says. Two-stage heating operation contributes to more evenly heated homes. The furnace gas valve can be converted to LP with a regulator spring change. Manifold pressures can be measured via the pressure tap located on the manifold next to the gas valve.
Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.heil-hvac.com (website).

eProduct #168

Model: Heil QuietComfort IIS 90 gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 40 by 19-1/8 to 22-1/2 (w) by 29 (d)
Serviceability features: A built-in electronic diagnostic system can be used while the furnace is running. Two doors give access to all internal components. One condensate drain handles all four airflow configurations.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor available with 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: Connections for electronic air cleaner, humidifier, and dehumidistat.
Additional features: These furnaces are 40-in. tall for installation in tight spaces. The multiposition furnaces can be installed in upflow, downflow, horizontal-left, or horizontal-right configurations, and can be installed with one- or two-pipe venting. Solid doors seal the combustion compartment. Heil gas furnaces meet California standards for low-NOx emissions, the company says. Furnace is equipped with Honeywell two-stage HSP ignition and has two-stage fan operation. Shipped as natural gas in upflow configuration, all parts are included for downflow, horizontal-left and right configurations 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 #169

Model: Tempstar PS90 gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 40 by 15-1/2 to 22-3/4 (w) by 29 (d)
Serviceability features: One condensate drain handles all four airflow configurations. Two doors give access to all internal components. A built-in electronic diagnostic system can be used while the furnace is running.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor.
Noise-reduction features: The one-piece steel cabinet is thermal lined; an insulated blower compartment provides added sound protection.
Humidity-control features: Connections for electronic air cleaner, humidifier, and dehumidistat.
Additional features: These furnaces are 40-in. tall for installation in tight spaces and are multipositional, for installation in upflow, downflow, horizontal-left, or horizontal-right configurations with no need for accessory conversion kits. Tempstar gas furnaces meet California standards for low-NOx emissions, the company says. Furnace is equipped with Honeywell SmartValve II ignition. It has single-stage gas valve operation single-stage fan operation. A high-airflow, 100,000-Btuh model is available for 5-ton cooling applications. LP gas kits are available.
Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.tempstar.com (website).

eProduct #170

Model: Tempstar Smart Comfort VS 90 gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 40 by 19-1/8 to 22-1/2 (w) by 29 (d)
Serviceability features: Two doors give access to all internal components. A built-in electronic diagnostic system that can be used while the furnace is running. One condensate drain handles all four airflow configurations.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor.
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. An insulated blower compartment provides added sound protection.
Humidity-control features: Connections for electronic air cleaner, humidifier, and dehumidistat.
Additional features: These furnaces have a distinctive appearance with solid stainless steel doors, the company says. They are 40-in. tall for installation in tight spaces, and are multipositional for installation in upflow, downflow, horizontal-left, or horizontal-right configurations with no need for an accessory conversion kit. These variable-speed, two-stage furnaces can be installed with one- or two-pipe venting. Solid doors provide a sealed combustion compartment. Tempstar gas furnaces meet California standards for low-NOx emissions, the company says, and are 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.tempstar.com (website).

eProduct #171

Lennox International

Model: G32V gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 28-1/2 by 14-1/2 to 28-1/2 by 26-1/4
Serviceability features: Tool-less access for servicing. Direct access to control box, combustion air blower, and gas valve. SureLight‚ control for reliable and efficient operation with LED fault codes for servicing. Igniter made from silicon nitride material.
Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Variable-speed blower motors provide controlled modulation in cooling cycle for humidity control.
Additional features: Heat exchangers stress-tested to 2-1/2 times agency requirements.
Contact: Lennox International, Richardson, TX; attn: Karen O’Shea, 972-497-5258, karen.oshea@lennoxintl.com (e-mail); www.lennox.com (website).

eProduct #172

Model: Model G60V gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 28-1/2 by 14-1/2 to 28-1/2 by 26-1/4
Serviceability features: Tool-less access for servicing. Slide-out blower motor. Combustion air blower may be rotated 90 degrees to accommodate horizontal installation. Direct access to control box, combustion air blower, and gas valve. Low-voltage protection provided by resettable circuit breaker. Full 1/2-in. vent connection for installation. SureLight‚ control for reliable and efficient operation, with LED fault codes for servicing. Igniter made from silicon nitride material.
Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.
Noise-reduction features: Features “Silent Comfort Technology” with added insulation and exclusive burner enclosure, the company says.
Humidity-control features: Variable-speed blower motors provide controlled modulation in cooling cycle for humidity control.
Additional features: Heat exchangers stress tested to 2-1/2 times agency requirements.
Contact: Lennox International, Richardson, TX; attn: Karen O’Shea, 972-497-5258, karen.oshea@lennoxintl.com (e-mail); www.lennox.com (website).

eProduct #173

Mitsubishi Electric

Model: Mr. Slim MSZ09UN and MSZ12UN inverter-driven heat pump
Footprint (in.): 28 (w) by 10 (d)
Serviceability features: Side and corner panel access.
Technical support: Toll-free tech support at 800-433-4822 (ext. 3).
Noise-reduction features: MSZ09 features low sound levels of 22 dBa, high of 36; MSZ12 offers low of 35, high of 42 dBa.
Humidity-control features: “DRY” function helps wring extra moisture out of the air, the company says.
Additional features: High efficiency in a smaller, residential-type ductless product. The inverter-controlled compressor offers accurate control of indoor temperature without high frequency fluctuations found in conventional compressors, the company says; energy costs also are minimized compared to standard models. Extraordinary heating capabilities with the MSZ models, the company says; even at 17 degrees F outdoor, these models can produce up to 11,600-Btuh heating.
Contact: Mitsubishi Electric, Lawrenceville, GA; attn: Mike Smith, 678-376-2920; msmith@hvac.mea.com (e-mail); www.mrslim.com (website).

eProduct #174

Nordyne

Model: Frigidaire Model B3VM electric variable-speed air handler
Footprint (in.): 43-1/2 (h) by 22 (d) by 19-3/4 or 22-1/2 (w)
Serviceability features: Slide-out controls, plug-in heater kits with simple speed selection for the variable-speed blower.
Technical support: Call 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Dehumidification mode selectable on control board to enhance humidity removal on each cooling call.
Additional features: 12 cooling and four heating airflows from 720 to 2,150 CFM. Optional bonnet control ensures warm air temperatures at startup in heat pump mode, the company says.
Contact: Nordyne, O’Fallon, MO; attn: David Garvin, 636-561-7481; garvind@nordyne.com (e-mail); www.nordyne.com (website).

eProduct #175

Model: Frigidaire Model FG6RC upflow/horizontal gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 43 (h) by 27-5/8 (d) in three cabinet widths of 14-1/4, 19-3/4, and 22-1/2
Serviceability features: Diagnostics on circuit board with flame signal indicator. SmartLite‰ control board is programmed to learn the heat-up characteristics of the igniter, then adapts the ignition time to the characteristics of the furnace so the igniter is energized appropriately.
Technical support: Call 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
Noise-reduction features: Insulated blower compartment.
Humidity-control features: Humidifier terminal on circuit board.
Additional features: Simple condensate drain system.
Contact: Nordyne, O’Fallon, MO; attn: David Garvin, 636-561-7481; garvind@nordyne.com (e-mail); www.nordyne.com (website).

eProduct #176

Model: Gibson Model T3BA heat pump
Footprint (in.): 22-1/2 (w) by 22-1/2 (d) through 30-1/2 (w) by 30-1/2 (d)
Serviceability features: Time-temperature defrost control, common suction port, accumulator, and hot gas muffler all are standard.
Technical support: Call 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Variable-speed blowers are available with special dehumidification function.
Additional features: Plastic mesh hail guard.
Contact: Nordyne, O’Fallon, MO; attn: David Garvin, 636-561-7481; garvind@nordyne.com (e-mail); www.nordyne.com (website).

eProduct #177

Model: Kelvinator Model R4GC gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 56 (l) by 48 (w)
Serviceability features: Access to refrigeration system without disrupting operation. Five-minute anti-short-cycle protection. Diagnostics on circuit board with flame signal indicator.
Technical support: Call 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Mesh hail guard protects condenser coil. Horizontal or downflow air delivery to accommodate rooftop or slab applications.
Contact: Nordyne, O’Fallon, MO; attn: David Garvin, 636-561-7481; garvind@nordyne.com (e-mail); www.nordyne.com (website).

eProduct #178

Model: Maytag PGF1TC upflow, PGF1TL downflow two-stage gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 19-3/4 (w) by 27-5/8 (d) by 43 (h) and 22-1/2 (w) by 27-5/8 (d) by 43 (h)
Serviceability features: Diagnostics on circuit board with flame signal indicator. SmartStart‰ control board programmed to learn the heat-up characteristics of the igniter, then adapt the ignition time to the characteristics of the furnace so the igniter is energized appropriately.
Technical support: Call 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
Noise-reduction features: Variable-speed blower and insulation in the blower compartment.
Humidity-control features: Humidifier terminal on circuit board.
Additional features: Simple two-stage operation with constant-speed inducer blower and simple condensate drain system.
Contact: Nordyne, O’Fallon, MO; attn: David Garvin, 636-561-7481; garvind@nordyne.com (e-mail); www.nordyne.com (website).

eProduct #179

Model: Maytag Model PSH1BD heat pump
Footprint (in.): 30-1/2 by 30 1/2
Serviceability features: Time-temperature defrost control, 5-minute anti-short-cycle protection, low- pressure control, common suction port, accumulator, and hot gas muffler all are standard. Biflow filter-drier shipped with every unit.
Technical support: Call 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Variable-speed air handlers are available with special dehumidification function.
Additional features: Matching to a variable-speed air handler increases SEER up to 14.
Contact: Nordyne, O’Fallon, MO; attn: David Garvin, 636-561-7481; garvind@nordyne.com (e-mail); www.nordyne.com (website).

eProduct #180

Model: Philco Model L1RA gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 35 (h) by 27-3/4 (d) in cabinet widths of 14-1/4, 19-3/4, and 22-1/2
Serviceability features: Diagnostics on circuit board with flame signal indicator.
Technical support: Call 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Humidifier terminal on circuit board.
Additional features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Contact: Nordyne, O’Fallon, MO; attn: David Garvin, 636-561-7481; garvind@nordyne.com (e-mail); www.nordyne.com (website).

eProduct #181

Model: Tappan Model FG6RC upflow/horizontal gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 43 (h) by 27-5/8 (d) in cabinet widths of 14-1/4, 19-3/4, and 22-1/2
Serviceability features: Diagnostics on circuit board with flame signal indicator. SmartLite‰ control board programmed to learn the heat-up characteristics of the igniter, then adapt the ignition time to the characteristics of the furnace so the igniter is energized appropriately.
Technical support: Call 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
Noise-reduction features: Insulated blower compartment.
Humidity-control features: Humidifier terminal on circuit board.
Additional features: Simple condensate drain system.
Contact: Nordyne, O’Fallon, MO; attn: David Garvin, 636-561-7481; garvind@nordyne.com (e-mail); www.nordyne.com (website).

eProduct #182

Model: Tappan Model Q3RC packaged heat pump
Footprint (in.): 49 (l) by 35 (w)
Serviceability features: Time-temperature defrost control, 5-minute anti-short-cycle protection, common suction port, accumulator, and hot gas muffler all are standard.
Technical support: Call 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Contact: Nordyne, O’Fallon, MO; attn: David Garvin, 636-561-7481; garvind@nordyne.com (e-mail); www.nordyne.com (website).

eProduct #183

Model: Westinghouse Model FG6TV upflow, FG6TL downflow two-stage gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 19-3/4 (w) by 27-5/8 (d) by 43 (h) and 22-1/2 (w) by 27-5/8 (d) by 43 (h)
Serviceability features: Diagnostics on circuit board with flame signal indicator. SmartLite‰ control board programmed to learn the heat-up characteristics of the igniter, then adapt the ignition time to the characteristics of the furnace so the igniter is energized appropriately.
Technical support: Call 800 422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
Noise-reduction features: Variable-speed blower and insulation in the blower compartment.
Humidity-control features: Humidifier terminal on circuit board.
Additional features: Simple two-stage operation with constant-speed inducer blower and simple condensate drain system.
Contact: Nordyne, O’Fallon, MO; attn: David Garvin, 636-561-7481; garvind@nordyne.com (e-mail); www.nordyne.com (website).

eProduct #184

Model: Westinghouse Model FT3BC heat pump
Footprint (in.): 30-1/2 (w) by 30-1/2 (d)
Serviceability features: Time-temperature defrost control, 5-minute anti-short-cycle protection, common suction port, accumulator, and hot gas muffler all are standard.
Technical support: Call 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Variable-speed air handlers are available with dehumidification function.
Additional features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Contact: Nordyne, O’Fallon, MO; attn: David Garvin, 636-561-7481; garvind@nordyne.com (e-mail); www.nordyne.com (website).

eProduct #185

Quietside Boilers

Model: QVM9 gas combination boiler
Footprint (in.): Wall-hung 36 (h) by 20 (w) by 10 (d)
Serviceability features: Self-diagnostic microprocessor will display up to 17 fault codes as applicable to pinpoint the fault in the unit. All items are serviceable from the front. Many components have quick release connections, all electrical connections use Molex-style plugs.
Technical support: Available 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time at 562-463-0880.
Noise-reduction features: Modulating fan for low noise level.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Modulating gas valve, ability to provide heating water and domestic hot water without additional components. Secondary stainless steel heat exchanger acts as a condensing heat exchanger for additional efficiency. Sealed combustion with long vent lengths, wall mounted, with all connections at the base of the unit. 24-VDC control wiring. Pump and expansion tank included in the unit.
Contact: Quietside Boilers, Whittier, CA; attn: John Miles, 562-463-0880, ext. 229; johnm@quietside.com (e-mail); www.quietside.com (website).

eProduct #186

Model: QXM8 070, 095, 140, SS-170 gas combination boiler
Footprint (in.): 30 by 16
Serviceability features: Self-diagnostic microprocessor displays fault indicators showing the location of the fault. All electrical wiring is connected using Molex plugs. All components can be accessed from the front or top of the unit.
Technical support: Available 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time at 562-463-0880.
Noise-reduction features: Insulation.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Combination boiler capable of supplying both space heating water and domestic hot water from the same unit. Built-in circulating pump for the space heating water. Heating water temperature can be selected at unit. Sealed combustion allows for long vent lengths, up to 31 feet equivalent length, and cleaner operation, the company says. The SS-170 features a stainless steel heat exchanger.
Contact: Quietside Boilers, Whittier, CA; attn: John Miles, 562-463-0880, ext. 229; johnm@quietside.com (e-mail); www.quietside.com (website).

eProduct #187

Rheem Manufacturing Co.

Model: RGGD Classic 90 Plus modulating downflow gas furnace
Footprint (in.): Manufacturer did not specify.
Serviceability features: Diagnostic history for trouble-shooting. Left- or right-side gas and electric inlet connections and condensate drainage allow quick changes. A variety of cooling coils and plenums designed to use with this furnace are available as accessories.
Technical support: Call 501-648-4900 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time.
Noise-reduction features: Insulation, quiet ECM motor, and modulation.
Humidity-control features: Electronically commutated motor (ECM).
Additional features: The company calls it “the only truly modulating furnace on the market.” AFUE ratings up to 94% with the ECM. With a properly sized furnace and duct system, the thermostat communicates with the integrated furnace control to maintain the temperature at the thermostat within 0.5 degrees F of its setting.
Contact: Rheem Manufacturing Co., Fort Smith, AR; attn: National Service Technicians, 479-646-4311; www.rheemac.com (website).

eProduct #188

Trane

Model: XL14i heat pump
Footprint (in.): Varies.
Serviceability features: Cabinet design has fewer screws to remove, unit will run with panel removed and top in place, control box designed for easy access with more room for tools and technicians’ hands, component placement the same across different model families.
Technical support: Available from local distributor.
Noise-reduction features: Compressor sound shield; shaft-down fan blade designed for smoother operation; louvered cabinet.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Cabinet design with polycarbonate top and full louver protection; spine fin outdoor coil; durable composite base pan will not rust, crack, corrode, or warp. The manufacturer says it has an exclusive cabinet design and base pan for reliability.
Contact: Contact local Trane distributor or visit www.trane.com (website).

eProduct #189

Model: XV90 variable-speed gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 40 (h) by 17-1/2 to 24-1/2 (w) by 28-1/2 (d)
Serviceability features: Integrated furnace control monitors system status and has self-diagnostic capability with built-in LED fault code display. Furnace control has CFM LED, which provides visual confirmation of selected heating and cooling airflows. Components and controls are positioned to facilitate installation, access, and service.
Technical support: Trane distributors have a dedicated field service representative for local technical support and training.
Noise-reduction features: The soft-start feature of the variable-speed blower motor keeps audible start-up 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 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: The manufacturer’s “Comfort-R” cooling mode allows the evaporator to rapidly cool down by staging the 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 identification.
Additional features: Maximum vent lengths of 200 feet and capability of terminating the exhaust and inlet air in different pressure zones. A low-profile sidewall vent termination kit is available for use with the furnaces. The XV90’s control uses a silicon nitride hot-surface igniter with adaptive heat up. The adaptive heat-up routine built into the integrated furnace control increases the life of the igniter by constantly monitoring and adjusting the voltage to the igniter, ensuring that it does not overheat. Operating at the lowest possible voltage or wattage enhances the life of the igniter. 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, the company says.
Contact: Contact local Trane distributor or visit www.trane.com (website).

eProduct #190

WaterFurnace International

Model: Premier ES split geothermal heat pump
Footprint (in.): 24 by 36
Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Geothermal split suitable for outdoor installations, using Bristol Twin Single™ compressor and R-410A. When used outdoors, a decorative rock cover is available.
Contact: WaterFurnace International, Fort Wayne, IN; 800-222-5667; www.waterfurnace.com (website).

eProduct #191

For more information, contact the manufacturers listed or their distributors.

Publication date: 09/30/2002

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