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New Products Heating Up 2002 — Light Commercial

September 26, 2002
In addition to the Heating Showcase light commercial product grid provided at the bottom of the left-hand column on our home page, The News also spotlights the industry’s latest light commercial 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.

Addison Products Co.

Model: DC, DH, DG, DW, RAH, and DF gas indirect-fired furnace
Footprint (in.): Manufacturer did not specify.
Serviceability features: Hinged access panels with compression latches. No tools required to replace filters. No tools required to slide out and clean zero-bypass air desiccant wheel. Supply and return air are left, right, and downflow field-convertible and do not require a special roof curb, the company says. Electrical controls can be accessed without affecting airflow of the unit while in operation.
Technical support: Available 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET at 407-292-4400.
Noise-reduction features: Sound attenuation is optional. Rubber- or spring-mounted blowers.
Humidity-control features: Hot gas reheat and liquid subcool are optional.
Additional features: Gas furnace turndowns to 19:1; 439 stainless steel heat exchanger temperature rises as high as 105 degrees F; 100% outside air with geothermal and water-source heat pump as well as DX and air-to-air heat pump and air handler models. Rubber or spring plenum fans for supply and optional return fans. Field-convertible left or right exhaust fan discharge.
Contact: Addison Products Co., Orlando, FL; attn: Brent Sturgell, 407-292-4400, bsturgell@addison-hvac.com (e-mail); www.addison-hvac.com (website).

eProduct #192

American Standard

Model: Convertible packaged rooftop YSC092A
Footprint: 29.05 sq ft
Serviceability features: Built-in test mode, microcontrols, on-board diagnostics.
Technical support: Contact local American Standard distributor.
Noise-reduction features: Outdoor sound noise level of 87 dBA.
Humidity-control features: Energy recovery wheels, TXV with face-split evaporator coil. Hot gas reheat coil as of first-quarter 2003, the company says.
Additional features: Reputation for flexibility and efficiency, the company says. Service-friendly controls with “ReliaTel.”
Contact: American Standard, Clarksville, TN; attn: Carl Krueger, 931-648-5921; carl.krueger@americanstandard.com (e-mail); www.americanstandardair.com (website).

eProduct #193

Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems

Model: 575C090 and 575C120 heat pump
Footprint (in.): 45-3/4 by 59-1/2
Serviceability features: Brass suction- and liquid-line service valves.
Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Dual condenser fans, low silhouette, heavy-duty base rail. Unit is available with factory-installed (optional) 115-V convenience outlet, nonfused disconnect switch, low-ambient controls, and corrosion-resistant coils.
Contact: Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems, Indianapolis, IN; attn: Doug Masch, 317-240-5265; doug.masch@bryant.com (e-mail); www.bryant.com (website).

eProduct #194

Model: 580F103 and 580F151 packaged gas heating rooftop
Footprint (in.): 57-3/4 by 87-3/8
Serviceability features: Tool-less filter access panel.
Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Dual refrigeration circuits with face-split evaporator coil for humidity control.
Additional features: Cooling efficiency complies with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1999, the company says. Unit is available with factory-installed (optional) 115-V convenience outlet, nonfused disconnect switch, “EconoMi$er2,” manual outside air damper, high static motor, and corrosion-resistant coils.
Contact: Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems, Indianapolis, IN; attn: Doug Masch, 317-240-5265; doug.masch@bryant.com (e-mail); www.bryant.com (website).

eProduct #195

ClimateMaster Inc.

Model: Genesis Compact (GC) water-source heat pump
Footprint (in.): Manufacturer did not specify.
Serviceability features: Easy-access ports, blower inlet ring for motor or wheel removal.
Technical support: Available by calling 405-745-6000, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time.
Noise-reduction features: Compressor is internally sprung and externally isolated, using dual vibration isolation system for quiet operation.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Replaces older units and meets the new federal performance requirements, the company says. Control options. Flexible airflow configurations.
Contact: ClimateMaster Inc., Oklahoma City, OK; attn: Scott Stevens, 405-745-6000; sales@climatemaster.com (e-mail); www.climatemaster.com (website).

eProduct #196

Global Energy Group Inc.

Model: Efficiency Gain System
Footprint (in.): Standard
Serviceability features: Once installed, the EGS has no service aspects, the company says, due to the removal of the hot water circulating pump, which is eliminated via the thermosiphon and Coriolis effects generated naturally within the product.
Technical support: Available 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET at 888-202-4090.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Provides virtually free hot water during the A/C season and aids in hot water production when used in heating with a heat pump, the company says. Contains no hot water pump to circulate and desuperheat the water. Patented technology uses three basic principles of physics — 1. Heat travels from the highest temperature towards the lowest temperatures between two materials; 2. thermosiphon effect; and 3. Coriolis effect. No electrical connects required.
Contact: Global Energy Group Inc., Odessa, FL; attn: Todd Van Hyfte, 888-202-4090; tvanhyfte@gegsolutions.com (e-mail); www.gegsolutions.com (website).

eProduct #197

Model: Inventor Series 1400
Footprint (in.): Standard
Serviceability features: Pull-out fan, access doors on hinges, high- and low-pressure switches, includes quick-connect wire harness, stainless steel drain pans, and direct access to compressors.
Technical support: Available 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET at 888-202-4090.
Noise-reduction features: Made of 18-ga steel to strengthen unit and reduce sound.
Humidity-control features: E-coil technology.
Additional features: Highest EER efficiency in its class as rated and certified by ARI, the company says. Uses two patented technologies said to lower head pressure of the cooling system.
Contact: Global Energy Group Inc., Odessa, FL; attn: Todd Van Hyfte, 888-202-4090; tvanhyfte@gegsolutions.com (e-mail); www.gegsolutions.com (website).

eProduct #198

Goodman Manufacturing Co.

Model: Goodman, Janitrol, GMC Model PGJ 12-SEER packaged unit
Footprint (in.): 43-3/4 by 52 by 31-1/8 or 58-1/8 by 55-3/8 by 33-5/8
Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Technical support: Available at 888-593-9988.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Humidistat.
Additional features: GE’s ECM2 motor, factory-installed liquid-line filter-drier.
Contact: Goodman Manufacturing Co., Houston, TX; attn: Chuck Russ, 713-861-2500; russcharles@excite.com (e-mail); www.goodmanmfg.com (website).

eProduct #199

International Comfort Products (ICP)

Model: Arcoaire PHE package heat pump series
Footprint (in.): 7.5-ton model is 41-5/16 (h) by 87-3/8 (w) by 57-3/4 (d); 10-ton model is 49-5/16 (h) by 87-3/8 (w) by 57-3/4 (d).
Serviceability features: Convertible design for vertical or horizontal supply/return. Filter access panel does not require tools.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor. Technical training available at ICP National Training Center in La Vergne, TN, and at field schools held in participating distributor locations.
Noise-reduction features: Belt-driven evaporator fans.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Evaporator freeze thermostats help prevent coil freeze-up. Utility connections routed through unit base pan, minimizing roof penetrations. High- and low-pressure switches provide compressor protection for extreme cooling operating conditions, the company says.
Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.arcoaire.com (website).

eProduct #200

Model: Arcoaire PHS package heat pump series
Footprint (in.): 7.5-ton model is 41-5/16 (h) by 87-3/8 (w) by 57-3/4 (d); 10-ton model is 49-5/16 (h) by 87-3/8 (w) by 57-3/4 (d).
Serviceability features: Convertible design for vertical or horizontal supply/return. Filter access panel does not require tools.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor available. Technical training available at ICP National Training Center in La Vergne, TN, and at field schools held in participating distributor locations.
Noise-reduction features: Belt-driven evaporator fans.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: High- and low-pressure switches help provide compressor protection during extreme cooling operating conditions. Utility connections routed through unit base pan, minimizing roof penetrations. Evaporator freeze thermostats help prevent coil freeze-up.
Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.arcoaire.com (website).

eProduct #201

Model: Comfortmaker GPF package gas/electric
Footprint (in.): 36 (h) by 73 (w) by 48 (d)
Serviceability features: Accessible air filters help maintain a clean evaporator coil. Externally mounted gauge ports allow for more accurate reading of operating conditions.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor. Technical training available at ICP National Training Center in La Vergne, TN, and at field schools held in participating distributor locations.
Noise-reduction features: High-efficiency scroll compressor has external rubber mounts.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Compact, convertible design allows for horizontal- or down-discharge airflow applications. Designed for slide-in, plug-in economizer.
Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.comfortmaker.com (website).

eProduct #202

Model: Comfortmaker PGS package gas/electric series
Footprint (in.): 7.5-ton model is 41-5/16 (h) by 87-3/8 (w) by 57-3/4 (d); 10- and 12.5-ton models are 49-5/16 (h) by 87-3/8 (w) by 57-3/4 (d).
Serviceability features: Convertible design offers installation flexibility for installation at ground level or on a rooftop. Unit has tool-less filter access panel.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor. Technical training available at ICP National Training Center in La Vergne, TN, and at field schools held in participating distributor locations.
Noise-reduction features: Belt-driven evaporator fans.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Part-load operation using two stages of cooling. Utility connections routed through unit base pan, minimizing roof penetrations. Prewired for economizer. Commercial-strength base rails with built-in rigging capability. Integrated gas control board with diagnostics.
Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.comfortmaker.com (website).

eProduct #203

Model: Heil PGF gas/electric packaged unit
Footprint (in.): 36 (h) by 73 (w) by 48 (d)
Serviceability features: Externally mounted gauge ports offer more accurate reading of operating conditions. Accessible air filters help maintain a clean evaporator coil.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor. Technical training available at ICP National Training Center in La Vergne, TN, and at field schools held in participating distributor locations.
Noise-reduction features: Scroll compressor has external rubber mounts.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Compact design makes handling and installation easier, the company says. Designed and prewired for slide-in, plug-in economizer. Suitable for horizontal- or down-discharge airflow applications.
Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.heil-hvac.com (website).

eProduct #204

Model: Heil PHE package heat pump series
Footprint (in.): 7.5-ton model is 41-5/16 (h) by 87-3/8 (w) by 57-3/4 (d); 10-ton model is 49-5/16 (h) by 87-3/8 (w) by 57-3/4 (d).
Serviceability features: Filter access panel does not require tools. Convertible design for vertical or horizontal supply/return.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor. Technical training available at ICP National Training Center in La Vergne, TN, and at field schools held in participating distributor locations.
Noise-reduction features: Belt-driven evaporator fans.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: State-of-the-art defrost system. Utility connections routed through unit base pan, minimizing roof penetrations. High- and low-pressure switches help provide compressor protection during extreme cooling operating conditions. Evaporator freeze thermostats to prevent coil freeze-up.
Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.heil-hvac.com (website).

eProduct #205

Model: ICP Commercial CHE Series heat pump
Footprint (in.): 42-1/2 (h) by 33 (w) by 35 (d)
Serviceability features: Externally mounted gauge ports allow for more accurate reading of operating conditions.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor. Technical training available at ICP National Training Center in La Vergne, TN, and at field schools held in participating distributor locations.
Noise-reduction features: The units are built with scroll compressors. All models include suction-line accumulators regardless of the system refrigerant charge or unit capacity. The accumulators 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.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Top-discharge design has a corrosion-resistant grille. Meets ASHRAE 90.1 — 1999 efficiency standards, the company says. High- and low-pressure switches are designed to provide compressor protection.
Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.icpcommercial.com (website).

eProduct #206

Model: ICP Commercial PGE package gas/electric series
Footprint (in.): 7.5-ton model is 41-5/16 (h) by 87-3/8 (w) by 57-3/4 (d); 10- and 12.5-ton models are 49-5/16 (h) by 87-3/8 (w) by 57-3/4 (d).
Serviceability features: Convertible design offers flexibility for installation at ground level or on a rooftop. Unit has tool-less filter access panel.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor. Technical training available at ICP National Training Center in La Vergne, TN, and at field schools held in participating distributor locations.
Noise-reduction features: Belt-driven evaporator fans.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Integrated gas control board with diagnostics. Part-load operation uses two stages of cooling. Through-the-base utility connection capability allows power, control wiring, and gas to be routed through unit base pan, minimizing roof penetrations. Prewired for economizer. Commercial-strength base rails feature built-in rigging capability.
Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.icpcommercial.com (website).

eProduct #207

Model: Tempstar CHE Series heat pump
Footprint (in.): 38-1/2 (h) by 33 (w) by 35 (d)
Serviceability features: Externally mounted gauge ports allow for more accurate reading of operating conditions.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor. Technical training available at ICP National Training Center in La Vergne, TN, and at field schools held in participating distributor locations.
Noise-reduction features: Scroll compressors offer quiet operation. All models include 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.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: It’s a 6-1/3-ton split heat pump. New top-discharge design has a corrosion-resistant grille. High- and low-pressure switches provide compressor protection. Meets ASHRAE 90.1 — 1999 efficiency standards, the company states.
Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.tempstar.com (website).

eProduct #208

Model: Tempstar PGE package gas/electric series
Footprint (in.): 7.5-ton model is 41-5/16 (h) by 87-3/8 (w) by 57-3/4 (d); 10- and 12.5-ton models are 49-5/16 (h) by 87-3/8 (w) by 57-3/4 (d).
Serviceability features: Convertible design provides installation flexibility for installation at ground level or on a rooftop. Unit has tool-less filter access panel.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor. Technical training available at ICP National Training Center in La Vergne, TN, and at field schools held in participating distributor locations.
Noise-reduction features: Belt-driven evaporator fans.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Roof penetrations are minimized due to routing pan utility connections (power, control wiring, and gas) through the unit’s base. Prewired for economizer. Commercial-strength base rails have built-in rigging capability. Part-load operation using two stages of cooling. Integrated gas control board with diagnostics.
Contact: International Comfort Products, Nashville, TN; attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.tempstar.com (website).

eProduct #209

Lennox Industries

Model: L Series pack-aged rooftop unit
Footprint (in.): Five different footprints.
Serviceability features: Access doors that do not require tools; color-coded and numbered wiring; and temperature sensors. Slab (nonbent) outdoor coils on units larger than 6 tons help reduce cleaning time. Standard 2-in. pleated MERV 7 air filters help reduce replacement air filter costs. Diagnostics with codes to help identify problems.
Technical support: Customer service is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time at 800-453-6669 (800-4LENNOX).
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: The Humiditrol® dehumidification system is available on 3- to 25-ton models. This system increases indoor air quality by providing dehumidification on demand without overcooling the room, the company says.
Additional features: Gas/electric units feature stainless or aluminized steel heat exchangers, direct spark ignition, electronic flame sensor, and combustion air inducer. Can perform fresh air tempering without additional controls, the company says. Designed to achieve high levels of heat at altitudes up to 4,500 ft without derating. The “Integrated Modular Control” system (standard) is a combined rooftop controller-direct digital controller. When combined with the L Connection® Network line of commercial controls products, users can monitor and control the unit with an onsite Network Manager or computer software system.
Contact: Lennox Industries, Inc., Richardson, TX; attn: Mike Walker, 972-497-6124; mike.walker@lennoxind.com (e-mail); www.lennox.com (website).

eProduct #210

Marvair

Model: Classic heat pump, AVP and HVP Series
Footprint (in.): Varies.
Serviceability features: All units have refrigerant access valves, high-pressure switch, loss-of-charge switch with lockout relay, time delay on the compressor.
Technical support: Service support available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 229-273-3636.
Noise-reduction features: The HVP Series has a large, slow-moving condenser fan and a draw-through coil.
Humidity-control features: All units are available with the Marvair™ GreenWheel™ energy recovery ventilator and hot gas reheat.
Additional features: HVP Series wall-mounted heat pump has a 12 SEER rating and has the ability to duct the conditioned air. It is extremely quiet on both the interior and exterior, the company states. A range of ventilation options is available to meet ASHRAE 62-1999 requirements. All units are listed by ETL and tested to UL standards. Ideal for relocatable classrooms, the company says.
Contact: Marvair, Cordele, GA; attn: Bill Wilson, 229-273-3636; marvair@airxcel.com (e-mail); www.marvair.com (website).

eProduct #211

Model: Scholar II heat pump, VAI Series
Footprint (in.): Varies.
Serviceability features: All units have refrigerant access valves, high-pressure switch, loss-of-charge switch with lockout relay, time delay on the compressor.
Technical support: Service support available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 229-273-3636.
Noise-reduction features: Scholar II™ heat pumps have scroll compressors, twin outdoor blowers, and a double-wall cabinet lined with acoustical dampening insulation. This heat pump is extremely quiet on both the interior and exterior, the company says.
Humidity-control features: All units are available with the Marvair™ GreenWheel™ energy recovery ventilator and hot gas reheat.
Additional features: Designed for classroom renovations and new construction. Choice of outdoor louvers so that the unit blends into the school exterior. A range of ventilation options is available to meet ASHRAE 62-1999 requirements. All units are listed by ETL and tested to UL standards.
Contact: Marvair, Cordele, GA; attn: Bill Wilson, 229-273-3636; marvair@airxcel.com (e-mail); www.marvair.com (website).

eProduct #212

Modine Manufacturing Co.

Model: Modine TLP and Air-systems RLP infrared tube heater
Footprint (in.): Manufacturer did not specify.
Serviceability features: Side panels are removable for access to controls from either side of the unit. Igniter and flame sensor are accessible by removing a single housing. Sealed burner enclosure allows for operation during manifold pressure adjustment.
Technical support: Available 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET at 540-261-2166.
Noise-reduction features: Combustion blower located inside the unit casing.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Natural gas burners are convertible to any other listed Btuh input, the company says. Heat-treated, 16-ga aluminized steel tubes are standard for enhanced heat transfer and corrosion resistance. Propane conversion kits are available.
Contact: Modine Manufacturing Co., Racine, WI; attn: Chris Schroeder, 262-636-1200; hvac&r@na.modine.com (e-mail); www.modine.com (website).

eProduct #213

Model: Weather Hawk H Series gas furnace
Footprint (in.): 117 to 220
Serviceability features: 14-point service circuit analyzer; service switches for burner/blower/damper; separate line and low-voltage terminal strips; burner/pilot access; and custom wiring diagrams.
Technical support: Available at 540-261-2166 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
Noise-reduction features: Blower and motor vibration isolation, double-wall construction, and insulation.
Humidity-control features: Drybulb and wetbulb enthalpy damper controls.
Additional features: 80% thermal efficiency on all models; 20 to 100 degrees F air temperature rises on all units; blower performance up to 3.0-in. total static pressure, the company says. U.S. Patent #5997295 covers combination combustion air/exhaust vent cap.
Contact: Modine Manufacturing Co., Racine, WI; attn: Joseph Van Beek, 262-636-1804; j.a.vanbeek@modine.com (e-mail); www.modine.com (website).

eProduct #214

Trane

Model: Precedent YSC092A
Footprint: 29.05 sq ft
Serviceability features: Built-in test mode, microcontrols, on-board diagnostics.
Technical support: Contact local Trane distributor.
Noise-reduction features: Outdoor sound noise level of 87 dBA.
Humidity-control features: Energy recovery wheels, TXV with face-split evaporator coil. Hot gas reheat coil will be available in first quarter of 2003, the company says.
Additional features: Strong reputation for flexibility and efficiency, the company states. Service-friendly controls with “ReliaTel.”
Contact: Trane, Clarksville, TN; attn: Tony Cameron, 931-221-3681; tony.cameron@trane.com (e-mail); www.trane.com (website).

eProduct #215

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

Publication date: 09/30/2002