New products turn up the heat for 2000: residential

August 23, 2000
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Airquest

Model: DV90 gas furnace Footprint (in inches): 48 by 19 1/8 to 26 3/8 by 28 1/2. Serviceability features: Accessibility to internal components, controls, and wiring is through the unit's front panels. Built-in condensate drain trap saves on installation time. Factory-installed 120-V taps facilitate the installation of electronic air cleaners and humidifiers. Technical support: Technical service advisors on staff at local distributor available for technical assistance and troubleshooting. Technical training is available at the company's National Training Center in La Vergne, TN, and at field schools held at participating distributor locations. Noise-reduction features: Resilient-mounted motors and an insulated heat exchanger compartment help reduce vibration noise. A redundant gas valve offers quiet ignition. Additional features: The furnaces were designed to simplify installation and cut dealer installation costs. The direct-vent furnace's sealed combustion design uses 100% outside air for combustion. No ventilation air is required, which allows for use of solid doors for closet installations. The factory-installed drain trap can be drained out the left, right, or rear of the furnace in upflow installations. Electrical entrances are provided from the left, side, right, or top of unit, and gas entrances from the left or right sides. Integrated fan control simplifies wiring in the cabinet; an adjustable fan-on delay in the heating cycle provides warmer discharge air. It also comes with a 30-sec "on" and "off" delay in the cooling mode. Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.icpusa.com (website). Circle 79

Arcoaire

Model: GNP gas furnace Footprint (in inches): 48 by 19 1/8 to 26 3/8 by 28 1/2. Serviceability features: Accessibility to internal components, controls, and wiring is through the unit's front panels. The factory-installed drain trap can be drained out the left, right, or rear of the furnace in upflow installations. Technical support: Technical service advisors on staff at local distributor available for technical assistance and troubleshooting. Technical training available at the company's National Training Center at La Vergne, TN, and at field schools held at participating distributor locations. Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify. Additional features: These furnaces were designed to simplify installation and cut dealer installation costs. Eliminating the requirement for a separate air-intake pipe simplifies the vent installation, reduces the amount of piping materials required, and reduces the number of holes the contractor must cut through the structure, the company says. The RPJ® II aluminized steel primary heat exchanger and stainless steel secondary heat exchanger come with a 20-year limited warranty. A high-temperature limit control helps prevent overheating and is approved for operation on natural and LP gas. Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.arcoaire.com (website). Circle 80

Bard

Model: Hi-boy, lo-boy, and counterflow oil furnaces Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify. Serviceability features: Combustion chamber/burner mounting system ensures burner alignment and easy removal for cleanout; plug-in burner and blower wiring connections; extra-large cleanout ports. Technical support: Tech support through distributors and factory service representative phone line. Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify. Additional features: Combustion chamber/burner mounting assembly is the only one on the market, the company says. Contact: Bard Manufacturing Co., Bryan, OH; attn: Bill Metz, 419-636-1194; bard@bardhvac.com (e-mail); www.bardhvac .com (website). Circle 81

Bryant

Model: Plus BW9 gas boiler Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify. Serviceability features: Weighing 220 lb and featuring a PVC vent system, it is quick and easy to install. Maintenance and servicing via accessible components and self-diagnostic system. Completely assembled in package, including controls (except for thermostat). Wiring factory installed. Technical support: Contact local distributor. Noise-reduction features: Yes; manufacturer did not specify. Additional features: Cast aluminum heat exchanger transfers heat faster, allowing for faster heat-up, better operating efficiency, and greater thermal storage. This model has reduced installation costs by using PVC pipe for intake and exhaust. An integrated boiler control offers safe, dependable burner operation. Factory-installed safety components protect against overheating, pressure buildup, and low-water operation. Contact: Bryant Heating and Cooling; contact local distributor; www.bryant.com (website). Circle 82

Bryant

Model: 330AAV/330JAV Plus 80t™ Footprint (in inches): 39 1/8 by 24 1/2 by 28 1/2. Serviceability features: LED diagnostic and self-test feature. Technical support: Contact local distributor. Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated, even on blower compartment. Additional features: Perfect Heat™ with two different heating capacities and blower speeds offers reduced sound levels, increased comfort with high-speed (for coldest days) and low-speed (for typical weather), greater circulation, reduced drafts, and consistent temperatures because it operates at low speed 90% of the time, the company says. Heat pump compatible, the unit has a four-pass aluminized steel heat exchanger and electronic air cleaner and humidifier connections. Single- or two-stage thermostat safeguard protection shifts the furnace down if a common vent is obstructed. Contact: Bryant Heating and Cooling; contact local distributor; www.bryant.com (website). Circle 83

Bryant

Model: 355M Plus90i™ (variable-capacity condensing) Footprint (in inches): 39 7/8 by 17 1/2 by 28 1/2. Serviceability features: Built-in LED diagnostics and self-test features; four-way multipurpose design for upflow or horizontal installation. Technical support: Contact local distributor. Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated, even-on blower compartment. Additional features: Perfect Heat™ with two different heating capacities and blower speeds offers reduced sound levels, increased comfort with high-speed (for coldest days) and low-speed (for typical weather), greater circulation, reduced drafts, and consistent temperatures because it operates at low speed 90% of the time, the company says. It also has sealed combustion (uses outside air for combustion), heat pump and zoning compatibility, framed permanent washable filter, a control center compatible with single- or two-stage thermostats, adjustable heating air temperature rise control, adjustable continuous fan speeds, and electronic air cleaner and humidifier connections. Contact: Bryant Heating and Cooling; contact local distributor; www.bryant.com (website). Circle 84

Bryant

Model: 333BAV/333JAV Plus 80V™ Footprint (in inches): 39 1/8 by 14 3/16 by 28 1/2. Serviceability features: Control center LED diagnostic and self-test features. Technical support: Contact local distributor. Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated, including blower compartment. Additional features: Perfect Heat™ with two different heating capacities and blower speeds delivers reduced sound levels, increased comfort with high peed (for coldest days) and low speed (for typical weather), greater circulation, reduced drafts, and consistent temperatures. This model is also heat pump compatible, has a four-pass aluminized steal heat exchanger, and a control center. Contact: Bryant Heating and Cooling; contact local distributor; www.bryant.com (website). Circle 85

Carrier

Model: 58 UHV/UXV (WeatherMaker® Infinity™ furnace) Footprint (in inches): 17 1/2 by 28 to 24 1/2 by 28. Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify. Technical support: Contact local distributor. Noise-reduction features: Quiet operation with slower blower speeds, low-capacity operation option. Additional features: Energy-efficient Super-S heat exchanger converts more than 80% of heat from the furnace into useable heat for the home. The Thermidistat™ automatically controls temperature and humidity from a single panel. It has a combination of two-stage gas valve, two-speed inducer motor, variable-speed blower motor, and the control center, enabling the furnace to automatically adapt to changing conditions in the home. Contact: Carrier; contact local Carrier distributor; www.carrier.com (website). Circle 86

Century

Model: Conquest 80® Footprint (in inches): 34 by 17 1/2 by 28 1/16. Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify. Technical support: Technical service department available. Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify. Additional features: Tubular stainless steel heat exchanger. Contact: Heat Controller, Jackson, MI; attn: K. Ely, 517-787-2100. Circle 87

Coleman

Model: G8D Series Footprint (in inches): 24 1/2, 17 1/2, or 21 by 28 1/2. Serviceability features: Self-diagnostics with fault codes, in-line fuse. Technical support: Modular training program. Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated cabinet. Additional features: Manufacturer did not specify. Contact: York International - Unitary Products Group, Norman, OK; attn: David Trautman, 405-419-6536; david.trautman@ york.com (e-mail); www.york.com (website). Circle 88

Comfort-Aire

Model: Conquest 90® Footprint (in inches): 34 by 17 1/2 by 28 1/16. Serviceability features: Self-diagnostic capabilities. Technical support: Technical service department available. Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify. Additional features: Downflow/ horizontal unit is one and the same. Low-profile height makes it a good replacement furnace. Contact: Heat Controller, Jackson, MI; attn: K. Ely, 517-787-2100. Circle 89

Comfortmaker

Model: SoftSound™ Plus 92 Footprint (in inches): 48 by 19 1/8 to 26 3/8 by 28 1/2. Serviceability features: The unit's 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. The manifold has been extended on all 90-plus models to improve accessibility to the gas valve and pressure tap. The first- and second-stage regulators are independently adjustable. A diagnostic LED indicator is located on the gas valve. Technical support: Technical service advisors on staff at local distributors are available for technical assistance and troubleshooting. Technical training is available at the company's National Training Center in La Vergne, TN, and at field schools held at participating distributor locations. Noise-reduction features: Heavy-duty construction is insulated to reduce sound levels. The enclosed burner compartment provides quiet operation by eliminating most burner noise, the company says. The unit has two-stage heating, and operates in the quieter, first stage 70% to 80% of the time. Additional features: A multispeed PSC blower motor provides two-stage technology with a standard motor drive; dual certification for one- or two-pipe venting; stainless steel primary and secondary heat exchangers; two-stage gas valve; and two-stage combustion blower. They are compatible with single- or two-stage thermostats. The unit can be upgraded with an accessory dc blower motor package to offer the homeowner enhanced electrical efficiency. The unit features hot surface to pilot ignition with enhanced flame rectification and igniter voltage protection. Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.comfortmaker.com (website). Circle 90

Frigidaire

Model: FG6TC Footprint (in inches): 19 3/4 by 27 5/8, to 22 1/2 by 27 5/8, by 40. Serviceability features: Diagnostic LEDs pinpoint source of trouble. Technical support: Phone line for answers to technical questions, in-field training, regional managers. Noise-reduction features: Insulation applied. Additional features: Two-stage burner with variable-speed air circulator (blower); Frigidaire pledges to replace entire furnace if the heat exchanger fails within five years, plus, customer using this product qualifies to purchase whole-home warranty on all appliances. Contact: Nordyne Corp., O'Fallon, MO; attn: Becky Wright, 636-561-7526; wrightb@nordyne.com (e-mail); www.nordyne.com (website). Circle 155

Model: LIRA furnace Footprint (in inches): 27 3/4 by 14 1/4, 19 3/4, or 22 1/2. Serviceability features: Color-coded wiring, diagnostic lights on control board. Technical support: Phone line for answers to technical questions, in-field training, regional managers. Noise-reduction features: In-shot burners, location of inducer. Additional features: Extremely short and lightweight, 3-amp fuse to protect transformer and board; 20-year heat exchanger warranty; control board with connections for electronic air cleaner, humidifier, and twinning. Contact: Nordyne Corp., O'Fallon, MO; attn: Becky Wright, 636-561-7526; wrightb@nordyne.com (e-mail); www.nordyne.com (website). Circle 156

GMC

Model: G MPN 060-3 Footprint (in inches): 14 by 28 by 46. Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify. Technical support: Tech support line, tech rep, training. Noise-reduction features: Yes; manufacturer did not specify. Additional features: For utility room, closet, alcove, or basement applications. Contact: Goodman Manufacturing Co., L.P., Houston, TX; attn: Chuck Russ, 713-861-2500; russcharles@ excite.com (e-mail); www.goodman mfg.com (website). Circle 91

Goodman

Model: GMPN 060-3 Footprint (in inches): 14 by 28 by 46. Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify. Technical support: Tech support line, tech rep, training. Noise-reduction features: Yes; manufacturer did not specify. Additional features: For utility room, closet, alcove, or basement application. Contact: Goodman Manufacturing Co., L.P., Houston, TX; attn: Chuck Russ, 713-861-2500; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.heil-hvac.com (website). Circle 94

Janitrol

Model: GMPN 060-3 Footprint (in inches): 14 by 28 by 46. Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify. Technical support: Tech support line, tech rep, training. Noise-reduction features: Yes; manufacturer did not specify. Additional features: For utility room, closet, alcove, or basement applications. Contact: Goodman Manufacturing Co., L.P., Houston, TX; attn: Chuck Russ, 713-861-2500; russcharles@excite.com (e-mail); www.goodmanmfg.com (website). Circle 157

Laars

Model: Endurance EDP 110 + 175 and EBP 110 + 175 Footprint (in inches): 18 by 18. Serviceability features: Fully diagnostic control panel with error codes. Technical support: Technical support hotline is available. Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify. Additional features: The EBP Model is both a water heater and boiler and all models are modulating. Models also have sealed combustion and direct vent. Contact: Laars Heating Systems, Waterpik Technologies, Moorpark, CA; attn: P.J. Dolan, 805-529-2000; pdolan@laars.com (e-mail); www.laars.com(website). Circle 95

Lennox

Model: Elite 80 (G50UH) Footprint (in inches): 40 by 28 1/2 by 14 1/2, 17 1/2, 21, or 24 1/2. Serviceability features: Upflow/ horizontal configuration for increased application flexibility; combustion air inducer may be rotated 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise for horizontal applications; pressure switch does not need to be relocated for horizontal applications; tool-less entry; electrical and gas connections from either side of cabinet; field wiring makeup box factory installed; integrated control has LEDs that can be viewed without removing door panels; direct access to combustion air inducer; and duct flanges shipped up and have engaging holes for cooling coil installation. Technical support: Website access to engineering data and service literature. Toll-free application and service assistance available to Lennox dealers 12 hrs/day, five days/week. Onsite customized training and troubleshooting assistance available through distributor centers. Noise-reduction features: Unit has dedicated low-speed continuous fan for quiet operation. Also, an insulated blower compartment helps keep sound levels low. Additional features: The "SureLight" ignition system features a "virtually unbreakable igniter," and patented "adaptive technology" to extend the life of the igniter. Contact: Lennox Industries, Inc.; attn: Kathy Barcomb, 972-497-7289; kathy.barcomb@lennoxintl.com (e-mail); www.lennox .com (website). Circle 96

Luxaire

Model: G8V Series Footprint (in inches): 14 1/2, 17 1/2, or 21 by 28 1/2. Serviceability features: Self-diagnostics with fault codes, in-line fuse. Technical support: Modular training program. Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated cabinet. Additional features: Variable-speed blower drive. Contact: York International - Unitary Products Group, Norman, OK; attn: David Trautman, 405-419-6536; david.trautman@ york.com (e-mail); www.york.com (website). Circle 97

Raypak

Model: Residentials Footprint (in inches): 18 by 22 1/8. Serviceability features: Easy access for maintenance. Technical support: Toll-free support phone lines. Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify. Additional features: Fully packaged boiler out of the box. Unit is lightweight and can be installed by one contractor. Contact: Raypak, Inc., Westlake Village, CA; attn: Terri Manapol, 818-889-1500; info@raypak.com (e-mail); www.raypak.com (website). Circle 98

Rheem

Model: RGFD Footprint (in inches): 17 1/2 by 28 7/8. Serviceability features: Seven-segment LED for system diagnostics. Front access panel; power and self-test diagnostics; flame-sense current diagnostics; electronic air cleaner connec-tions; humidifier connections. Technical support: Technical support is available by phone, nationally, and online through local distributors. Noise-reduction features: Insulation, reduced firing rates, solid doors, and an ICM2+ motor. Additional features: Also available in downflow and horizontal models. Modulation rate between 40% and 100% of total capacity. Contact: Rheem Manufacturing, Air Conditioning Division, Fort Smith, AR; attn: Shannon D. Ware, 501-646-4311; sware@mailrheemote.com (e-mail); www.rheemac.com (website). Circle 99

Tappan

Model:FG6TC Footprint(in inches):19 3/4 by 27 5/8 to 22 1/2 by 27 5/8 by 40. Serviceability features: Diagnostic LEDs pinpoint source of trouble. Technical support: Phone line for answers to technical questions, in-field training, regional managers. Noise-reduction features: Insulation applied. Additional features: Two-stage burner with variable-speed air circulator (blower). Tappan pledges to replace entire furnace if the heat exchanger fails within five years, plus, customer using this product qualifies to purchase whole-home warranty on all appliances. Contact: Nordyne Corp., O'Fallon, MO; attn: Becky Wright, 636-561-7526; wrightb@nordyne.com (e-mail); www.nordyne.com (website). Circle 140

Tappan

Model: L1RA furnace Footprint (in inches): 27 3/4 by 14 1/4, 19 3/4, or 22 1/2. Serviceability features: Color-coded wiring, diagnostic lights on control board. Technical support: Phone line for answers to technical questions, in-field training, regional managers. Noise-reduction features: In-shot burners, location of inducer. Additional features: Extremely short and lightweight, with a 3A-fuse to protect transformer and board; 20-year heat exchanger warranty; control board has connections for electronic air cleaner, humidifier, and twinning. Contact: Nordyne Corp., O'Fallon, MO; attn: Becky Wright, 636- 561-7526; wrightb@nordyne.com (e-mail); www.nordyne.com (website). Circle 141

Tempstar

Model: SmartComfort™ 94V Footprint (in inches): 48 by 19 1/8 by 26 3/8 by 28 1/2. Serviceability features: The SmartComfort 94V furnace is equipped with a troubleshooting LED fault indicator that diagnoses practically all system-related malfunctions. The indicator is located on the gas valve, not in the blower section. The 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. The first- and second-stage regulators are independently adjustable. Technical support: Technical service advisors on staff at local distributor are available with technical assistance and troubleshooting. Technical training available at the company¿s National Training Center in La Vergne, TN, and at field schools held at participating distributor locations. Noise-reduction features: The unit has two-stage heating and operates in the first stage 70% to 80% of the time, the company says. The enclosed burner compartment eliminates most burner noise. Heavy-duty construction is insulated to reduce sound levels. Additional features: These furnaces feature a high-efficiency, variable-speed, dc blower motor; dual certification for single- or two-pipe venting; stainless steel primary and secondary heat exchangers; two-stage gas valve; and two-stage combustion blower. The units are compatible with single-stage thermostats. Hot surface to pilot ignition with enhanced flame rectification includes igniter voltage protection. Primary heat exchanger has a stainless steel, rigid, pressed joint-serpentine design. Both primary and secondary heat exchangers are stainless steel and backed by a lifetime warranty. Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.tempstar.com (website). Circle 142

Thermo Pride

Model: CHB-CDB Series Footprint (in inches): 19 by 27 1/2 to 24 by 27 1/2 . Serviceability features: Easy access from the front; diagnostic LED on control module. Technical support: Website offers online access to installation and service troubleshooting manuals, tech representative support is available via phone, periodic offerings of dealer tech and sales training classes. Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify. Additional features: CDB Model may be used in counterflow or horizontal (left or right) applications; 90%-plus models offer single- or two-pipe (sealed-combustion) venting option. Non-prorated lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger is automatically transferable to subsequent homeowner after the home is sold. Contact: Thermo Products, LLC, North Judson, IN; Info@ Thermopride.com (e-mail); www. Thermopride.com (website). Circle 143

Thermo Pride

Model: Oil line (lowboy "L," highboy "H," and horizontal "T" models) Footprint (in inches): 19 by 27 or 27 by 58 1/2 . Serviceability features: Easy access. Technical support: Website offers online access to installation and service troubleshooting manuals, tech representative support is available via phone, periodic offerings of dealer tech and sales training classes. Noise-reduction features: Quiet operation, extra-wide blowers. Additional features: All oil models may be converted for gas applications with approved burner changeout. Has interlocking panel design, 13-ga steel octatherm heat exchanger. A non-prorated lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger is automatically transferable to subsequent homeowners after the home is sold. Contact: Thermo Products, LLC., North Judson, IN; Info@Thermopride.com (e-mail); www. Thermopride.com (website). Circle 144

Thermo Pride

Model: Comfort 80+ (MHA/MDA Series) Footprint (in inches): 19 by 27 1/2 to 24 by 27 1/2. Serviceability features: Easy access from the front; diagnostic LED on control module. Technical support: Website offers online access to installation and service troubleshooting manuals, tech representative support is available via phone, periodic offerings of dealer tech and sales training classes. Noise-reduction features: Extra-wide blowers. Additional features: MDA Model may be used in counterflow or horizontal (left or right) applications, and allows for venting through top or either side of the furnace. It also has an interlocking panel design. A non-prorated lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger is automatically transferable to subsequent homeowners. Contact: Thermo Products, LLC., North Judson, IN; Info@Thermopride.com (e-mail); www. Thermopride.com (website). Circle 145

Trane

Model: XV 90 (TUY, TDY-R-V) Footprint (in inches): 18 by 28. Serviceability features: Three separate LEDs provide easy setup and diagnostics of the variable-speed motors and furnace components. Technical support: Local distributor tech rep, online materials available late 2000. Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify. Additional features: Adaptive routines in the variable-speed draft inducer, indoor motor, and furnace control help ensure proper operation by automatically adjusting to maintain peak efficiency and capacity. Adaptive silicon nitride hot surface igniter provides a more rugged and durable igniter. The variable-speed draft inducer allows 200 ft of vent to be installed. The draft inducer adapts to changing weather conditions automatically. Contact: The Trane Company; contact your local distributor; www.trane.com (website). Circle 146

York

Model: P1XU-V Series Footprint (in inches): 21 by 28 1/2. Serviceability features: Self-diagnostics with fault codes, in-line fuse. Technical support: Modular training program. Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated cabinet. Additional features: Variable-speed blower drive. Contact: York International - Unitary Products Group, Norman, OK; attn: David Trautman, 405-419-6536; david.trautman@york.com (e-mail); www.york.com (website). Circle 147

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