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Other ductless systems on display

April 3, 2000
Mitsubishi Electric, Advanced Products Division, was not the lone ductless seller at the IAHR Expo.

Samsung Air Conditioning displayed its Tri Zone air conditioning system, which is the installation of three evaporators and a single condensing unit. This system is designed to provide rapid and simultaneous cooling to multiple rooms.

For example, the company said a living room and two bedrooms do not need separate air conditioning units with its system since they are connected as a single system — or can be used separately when required.

According to Samsung, the consumer will not only save on energy bills, but will save on the purchase of its units. These, of course, are strong selling points for contractors.

Cooline America Corp. displayed its “cleaner and quieter air” mini-split units. Listed as some of its product features are an antibacterial filter (with optional carbon filter), “whisper quiet” operation, three-speed fan, wireless controller, auto fan speed, easy filter access, 24-hr on-off programmable timer, auto mode selection, auto restart on power interruption, and energy efficiency.

Sanyo introduced its “revolutionary” 14KGS11, what it called “the industry’s first split-system gas heater (natural or LPG) with air conditioning.” According to the company, this new unit provides a steady 14,000 Btu of heating down through 0°F.

The company said the unit can be used as a primary heat source and customers will save on heating costs.

Eubank Manufacturing International displayed its horizontal-discharge, multi-split condensing units and horizontal-discharge condensing units. In regard to ductless fancoils, the company displayed its wall-mounted and floor- or ceiling-mounted versions, plus its cassette- and free-standing-type fancoils.

EMI was present, but it did not have a new product to introduce. Instead, a spokesperson said, “New things are on the drawing board.” What it did bring to the Expo were “enhancements” to its present product line.

General Electric Co. featured its Dry Air 25, which centers on GE’s exclusive use of the patented Dinh® dehumidifier heat pipe from Heat Pipe Technology, Inc. The company said this NASA spin-off technology enables the Dry Air 25 to remove 25% more moisture from the air than other packaged terminal air conditioners.

The company said its new product is ideal for high-humidity climates. It is available on 7,000-, 9,000-, and 12,000-Btu models. Classic Industries showed its Models EUCC, EUFC, and UUGC universal-mount fancoils. Also on display were its wall-mounted fancoil (Model UWC) and cassette fancoil (Model ECSEC).

Classic also has a vertical (Model TCV 3) and three horizontal condensing units (Models ECRC, ECEC, and ECSC).

Like EMI, Fujitsu did not have a new product to display. Instead, it talked about its redesigned wall-mount chassis. New features in the redesign are auto restart, auto louvers, and moderate low ambient temperature (32°F). Btu sizes are 9,000 and 12,000.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries brought its wall-mounted-type split system and its ducted ceiling-concealed-type split system. Btu range for the wall-mounted is 9,000 to 12,000.

York Unitary Products Group demonstrated its new High Wall mini-split system. It is available in 1-, 1.5-, and 2-ton capacities. In the York product line, either of the company’s two condensing units — the Stellar® 2000 or the low-profile Olympian® 10 — are paired with the mini-split system indoor units.