Residential Heating Product Review

September 14, 2004
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Advanced Distributor Products

Model: Cayenne, FOAN gas separated combustion unit heater

Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Hinged access door, external high- and low-voltage connections, external gas connection, self-diagnostic ignition control board.

Technical support: Contact Anthony Pickle at 866-303-8634.

Noise-reduction features: All models are equipped with a quiet, direct-drive fan operation.

IAQ features: All models obtain air for combustion from outdoors. Units do not contain fiberglass insulation.

Thermostat compatibility: Standard 24-volt thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares some replacement parts with other unit heater models, but most are unique.

Additional features: Separated combustion. Using outside air for combustion prevents dirt, dust, and other particles from entering the combustion area of the unit heater, the company says.

Warranty information: Ten-year heat exchanger, two-year parts.

Special installation requirements: May use standard single-wall pipe for air inlet and venting or concentric vent kit.

Contact: Advanced Distributor Products, Stone Mountain, Ga.; attn: Alicia Dover, 770-465-5560; 770-465-5599 (fax); adp.feedback@adpnow.com; www.adpnow.com.

eProduct #178

Air-Ease

Model: Advantage 93II G2D93 gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 17, 21, and 24 (w) by 44 (h)

Serviceability features: New control board features self-diagnostics and a hard memory to retain the last five trouble codes even when power is interrupted, the company says. A 1.5-inch blower door sightglass makes viewing the diagnostics easier. Slide-out blower, accessible igniter and flame sensor, and internal trap for vertical installations.

Technical support: Available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST at 800-448-5872.

Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated cabinet. With two-stage heat, the sound is significantly reduced, the company says. Inshot burners and sealed combustion allow quiet operation in either one- or two-pipe installations, the company adds. Continuous fan at 50 percent of blower speed.

IAQ features: Has a low-speed continuous fan option for continuous filtration. Control board is ready to control humidifiers and electronic air cleaners. When used in a two-pipe installation, combustion quality can be improved while minimizing unwanted conditioned space air infiltration, the company says.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with industry single- and two-stage thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Many common components across the line; industry-standard service components where possible.

Additional features: Available as an upflow, upflow/horizontal or counterflow configuration. Stainless steel, tapered S-curve heat exchanger. PSC blower motor uses industry-standard technology. Factory configured for either single- or two-pipe installations.

Warranty information: Five-year parts, limited lifetime heat exchanger. Extended warranties are available.

Special installation requirements: Field convertible from upflow to horizontal, left or right, by installing a factory-supplied external trap. When using a single-stage thermostat the contractor can field adjust the time between stages, the company says. Factory ready for one- or two-pipe installation. Flush-mount cased A/C coils are available.

Contact: Air-Ease, Bellevue, Ohio; attn: Ken Ely, 419-484-6638; 419-484-6531 (fax); ken.ely@aac-inc.com; www.aac-inc.com.

eProduct #179

Model: Ultra V, Advantage 80, G2D80B

Footprint (in inches): 17, 21, and 25 (w) by 40 (h)

Serviceability features: New control board features self-diagnostics and a hard memory that retains the last five trouble codes even if power is interrupted, the company says, and a 1.5-inch blower door sightglass makes viewing the diagnostics simpler. Slide-out blower, accessible igniter and flame sensor, and sealed combustion chambers so they can be installed using one or two pipes.

Technical support: Available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST at 800-448-5872.

Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated cabinet. With two-stage heat, the sound is significantly reduced at low-fire and lower blower speeds, the company says. Inshot burners and sealed combustion allow quiet operation in either one- or two-pipe installations, the company says.

IAQ features: Low-speed, continuous fan ability for continuous air filtration. Control board is ready to control humidifiers and electronic air cleaners. When used in a two-pipe installations, combustion quality can be improved while minimizing unwanted conditioned space air infiltration, the company says.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with industry thermostats. Two-stage models can be used with single- or two-stage thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Many common components across the line. Industry-standard service components where possible.

Additional features: Available as an upflow/horizontal or counterflow/horizontal without moving components. The simplicity of a PSC blower motor in both the single- and two-stage models uses industry-standard technology. Sealed combustion allows either one- or two-pipe installations, the company says.

Warranty information: Five-year limited parts, 20-year limited heat exchanger. Extended warranties are available.

Special installation requirements: When using a single-stage thermostat for two-stage models, the contractor can field adjust the time between stages, the company says. Factory ready for one- or two-pipe installation. Flush-mount, cased A/C coils are available.

Contact: Air-Ease, Bellevue, Ohio; attn: Ken Ely, 419-484-6638; 419-484-6531 (fax); ken.ely@aac-inc.com; www.aac-inc.com.

eProduct #180

American Standard

Model: 2TEP3F48 and 2TEP3F63, 4TEP3F48 and 4TEP3F63 split system air handler

Footprint (in inches): 23 by 21

Serviceability features: Electrical components are located for access and service. The components are mounted to the Vortica airflow system and can be removed along with the blower to facilitate service.

Technical support: Contact a local American Standard distributor.

Noise-reduction features: Vortica airflow system's design reduces indoor sound to 3 dB, the company says.

IAQ features: The air handler has easy-to-remove coil baffles, the company says, allowing access to clean the coil. The "Air-Tite" cabinet construction provides maximum insulation and helps reduce outside air infiltration. A "Perfect-Fit" electronic air cleaner accessory is available.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares the majority of replacement parts, electrical, motor, etc. The airflow system is unique, the company says.

Additional features: The Vortica airflow system improves airflow while reducing energy use and operating sound, the company says. In addition, this technology allows for a reduction in cabinet size in the 4- and 5-ton air handlers, the company says. The cabinet width is reduced from the current 26-inch width to 23.5 inches.

Warranty information: Five-year limited functional parts. Optional extended warranties available.

Special installation requirements: There are no special requirements. The air handler does have a two-piece cabinet design that can be disassembled to facilitate installation in tight locations.

Contact: American Standard, Tyler, Texas; attn: Paul Trotter, 903-581-3521; 903-581-9070 (fax); paul.trotter@americanstandard.com; www.americanstandardair.com.

eProduct #181

Model: Freedom 90 variable-speed gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 40 (h) by 18 to 25 (w) by 29 (d)

Serviceability features: Integrated furnace control monitors system status and has self-diagnostic capability with built-in LED fault code display. CFM LED on furnace control provides visual confirmation of selected heating and cooling airflows. Components and controls positioned for easy installation, access and service. Exclusive hinged blower door with dual 1/4-turn latches provide easy access to the blower compartment.

Technical support: Contact your local American Standard distributor.

Noise-reduction features: The variable-speed blower motor features a soft start to reduce the audible noise at startup. The overall operating sound level remains extremely low during first state 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. Fully insulated furnace cabinet and automotive grade gaskets on blower compartment doors.

IAQ features: Exclusive "Comfort-R" mode allows the evaporator to rapidly cool down by staging the airflow during the cooling cycle, resulting in increased moisture removal. This managed cycle of cooling reduces the humidity level and increases the comfort level in the home. Factory-supplied spring-loaded filter rack can be used in both bottom or side return air applications and accepts standard-sized filters, which can be purchased locally.

Thermostat compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Replacement parts compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Vent lengths of up to 200 feet are possible with the American Standard variable-speed draft inducer. The use of a variable-speed draft inducer also allows the intake and exhaust vents to be terminated in different pressure zones. A low-profile sidewall vent accessory is available to complete the job. This product is also designed to work with "Liteport," an interactive graphical tool for comprehensive diagnostics for compatible electronic controls.

Warranty information: Lifetime limited heat exchanger, five-year limited on all functional parts. Optional extended warranties available for 10-year parts-and-labor coverage.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: American Standard, Tyler, Texas; attn: Paul Trotter, 903-581-3521; 903-581-9070 (fax); paul.trotter@americanstandard.com; www.americanstandardair.com.

eProduct #182

Arcoaire

Model: PS80 gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 16 to 23 (w) by 29 (d)

Serviceability features: Height of 35 inches provides easy installation in tight spaces, and an extra-spacious service compartment gives more room to work, the company says. This furnace features easy on/off doors and built-in diagnostic system that can be used while the furnace is running, the company says.

Technical support: Factory-trained technical service advisors (TSAs) are on staff at local distributors for technical assistance and troubleshooting.

Noise-reduction features: Induced-draft blower and multispeed PSC circulation blower.

IAQ features: Connections for electronic air cleaner and humidifier.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

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

Additional features: The furnaces can be installed upflow, downflow, horizontal left, or horizontal right; are equipped with an aluminized steel RPJ III heat exchanger and Honeywell SmartValve II ignition system; and have single-stage fan operation. Narrow cabinet width offers easy side-vent installation, the company says.

Warranty information: Five-year limited parts, 20-year limited heat exchangers. A HELP® extended service agreement offers five- and 10-year extended service coverage on parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: Low-NOx models are available. PS80 is certified for single-pipe vent installation. A downflow vent guard kit is required for use on multiposition models when installed as downflows, the company says.

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

eProduct #183

Model: PS90-DV gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 16 to 23 (w) by 29 (d)

Serviceability features: Narrow cabinet provides more flexibility in tight installations. Spacious service compartment gives room to work, the company says, and two easy on/off doors give access to all internal components. Built-in diagnostic system can be used while the furnace is running. Internal condensate drain system can be routed out the right or left of the furnace.

Technical support: Factory-trained technical service advisors (TSAs) are on staff at local distributors for technical assistance and troubleshooting.

Noise-reduction features: A thermal-lined heat exchanger compartment provides a quieter running unit, the company says, as do a PSC circulation blower and induced-draft blower assembly.

IAQ features: Connections for electronic air cleaner and humidifier.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

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

Additional features: The multiposition furnace comes with an aluminized steel RPJ III heat exchanger; is certified for two-pipe, direct-vent installation; features Honeywell SmartValve II ignition; and has single-stage gas valve and fan operation. A high-airflow, 100,000-Btuh model is available for 5-ton cooling applications.

Warranty information: Five-year limited parts, 20-year limited heat exchangers. The HELP® extended service agreement offers five- and 10-year extended service coverage on parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: Most hose and clamp connections are premade by the factory, the company says, reducing the amount of time needed to install the furnace. Shipped as natural gas in upflow configuration, with all parts included for downflow, horizontal left and horizontal right, with no need for accessory conversion kits, the company says. LP gas kits available.

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

eProduct #184

Armstrong Air

Model: Ultra V-Enhanced 80V, G280BT-V two-stage, variable-speed gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 17, 22, and 25 (w) by 40 (h)

Serviceability features: New control board features self-diagnostics and a hard memory to retain the last five trouble codes even when power is interrupted, the company says; plus, a 1.5-inch blower door sightglass makes viewing the diagnostics simpler. Unit features slide-out blower, accessible igniter and flame sensor, and internal trap for vertical installations with a built-in cleanout.

Technical support: Available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST at 800-448-5872.

Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated cabinet, variable-speed motor, inshot burners, and sealed combustion.

IAQ features: Variable-speed motor allows the unit, in conjunction with a cooling system, to perform active and/or passive dehumidification while in the cooling mode. Every time the compressor cycles, the furnace can go into a dehumidification mode to help control humidity. If desired, a separate humidistat can be added to control humidity independent of cooling. Control board is ready to control humidifiers and electronic air cleaners. Fan at 50 percent of blower speed offers continuous air filtration.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with industry single- and two-stage thermostats with no additional components.

Replacement parts compatibility: Many common components across the line. Industry-standard service components where possible.

Additional features: This product combines two-stage heat with a variable-speed blower. Two-stage heat allows the furnace to more closely match the home's comfort requirements cycling less often, maintaining a more constant temperature, the company says.

Warranty information: Five-year parts, 20-year limited lifetime heat exchanger. Extended warranties available.

Special installation requirements: Product is factory preset for passive dehumidification in the cooling mode, with quiet blower ramp-up and ramp-down features. Field convertible from upflow to horizontal without moving any components, the company says. When using a single-stage thermostat, the contractor can field adjust the time between first and second stages of heat, the company adds. Factory configured to be used in one- or two-pipe installations.

Contact: Armstrong Air, Bellevue, Ohio; attn: Ken Ely, 419-484-6638; 419-484-6531 (fax); ken.ely@aac-inc.com; www.aac-inc.com.

eProduct #185

Model: Ultra V-Enhanced 95-G2D95 two-stage, variable-speed gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 17, 21, and 24 (w) by 44 (h)

Serviceability features: New control board features self-diagnostics and a hard memory to retain the last five trouble codes even when power is interrupted, the company says; also, a 1.5-inch blower door sightglass makes viewing the diagnostics simple. Unit features slide-out blower, accessible igniter and flame sensor, and an internal trap for vertical installations with a built-in cleanout.

Technical support: Available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST at 800-448-5872.

Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated cabinet; variable-speed motor quietly ramps up and down, the company says. Inshot burners and sealed combustion in one- or two-pipe installations.

IAQ features: The variable-speed motor allows the unit, in conjunction with a cooling system, to perform active and/or passive dehumidification while in the cooling mode, the company says; a separate humidistat can be added to control humidity more closely, independent of cooling. Control board is ready to control humidifiers and electronic air cleaners.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with industry single- and two-stage thermostats with no additional components.

Replacement parts compatibility: Many common components across the line. Industry-standard service components where possible.

Additional features: Product combines two-stage heat with a variable-speed blower. Two-stage heat allows the furnace to more closely match the home's comfort requirements while cycling less often, maintaining a more constant temperature, the company says. Stainless steel, tapered S-curve heat exchanger.

Warranty information: Five-year parts, limited lifetime heat exchanger. Extended warranties available.

Special installation requirements: Product is factory preset for passive dehumidification in the cooling mode. Field convertible from upflow to horizontal, left or right, by installing the factory-supplied external trap. When using a single-stage thermostat, the contractor can field adjust the time between first and second stages of heat, the company says. Factory configured to be used in one- or two-pipe installations.

Contact: Armstrong Air, Bellevue, Ohio; attn: Ken Ely, 419-484-6638; 419-484-6531 (fax); ken.ely@aac-inc.com; www.aac-inc.com.

eProduct #186

Bard Manufacturing

Model: FL Lo-Boy oil furnaces

Footprint (in inches): 23 to 26 (w) by 21 (d) by 23 to 27 (h)

Serviceability features: Slide-out combustion chamber/burner assembly allows removal for service and ensures burner alignment, the company says; plug-in connectors for blower and burner wiring connections simplify maintenance. Four heat exchanger cleanout ports. Increased electrical and oil line access versatility. Reduced cabinet height. Sidewall venting capabilities. Secondary limit control for extra safety; 12- and 14-gauge heat exchanger.

Technical support: Available through distribution network.

Noise-reduction features: Pyrolite combustion chamber applies sound-absorbing, high-temperature fiber to provide faster heat buildup in the heat exchanger for greater efficiency and quieter operation, the company says. Cabinet insulated to reduce sound levels.

IAQ features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Product line shares standard Bard replacement parts.

Additional features: Advanced combustion chamber material for increased durability. Selected models have reduced firing rates of 0.55 GPH. All models designed to provide fresh air for combustion with optional fresh air kit.

Warranty information: Five-year parts standard. Limited lifetime heat exchanger.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

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

eProduct #187

Model: Specialist GSVS ground-source heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 27 to 32 (w) by 26 to 27 (d) by 48 to 55 (h)

Serviceability features: A moveable control panel allows for left- or right-hand installation; left- or right-hand option in same cabinet. Slide-in electric heat strips add to the flexible installation alternatives.

Technical support: Available through local Bard distribution network.

Noise-reduction features: Scroll compressor, ECM blower motor, insulated cabinet.

IAQ features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Product line shares standard Bard replacement parts.

Additional features: Features scroll compressor and variable-speed ECM motor to ensure high efficiency, soft start-up. Built-in domestic hot water heat exchanger gives the customer the opportunity to supplement hot water needs and reduce energy costs by adding the optional water pump module, the company says. One high- and two low-pressure switches ensure maximum system protection for both ground water and earth loop applications, the company says.

Warranty information: Five-year parts/compressor standard, 10-year optional compressor.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

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

eProduct #188

Bryant Heating and Cooling

Model: BW9 high-efficiency gas boiler

Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Easily accessible components and a self-diagnostic system help reduce the time it takes for routine servicing, the company says.

Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.

Noise-reduction features: Premix burner provides quiet operation and combustion efficiency, the company says.

IAQ features: An economical PVC vent system allows combustion to be drawn in from the outdoors rather than pulling air out of the home and flue gas to be safely vented outdoors, the company says. The sealed combustion system, premix burner, and low flame temperature reduce exhaust emissions.

Thermostat compatibility: Standard thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: The cast aluminum heat exchanger transfers heat three times faster than conventional cast iron, the company says, allowing for faster heat-up, better operating efficiency, and greater thermal storage. The BW9 boiler has 90-percent-AFUE efficiency in larger sizes (up to 200,000 Btu).

Warranty information: Standard five-year parts.

Special installation requirements: Each boiler is preassembled, including all controls (except for room thermostat) and necessary wiring. The boiler is ready for gas piping, room thermostat, and electrical power connections as shipped.

Contact: Bryant Heating and Cooling, Indianapolis; www.bryant.com.

eProduct #189

Model: Plus 90i and Plus 80v Evolution gas furnaces

Footprint (in inches): Varies.

Serviceability features: Evolution control provides maintenance notifications and the contractor's phone number for the homeowner. An optional remote access kit, coming in 2005, allows the system to contact dealers for service, permits remote troubleshooting, and gives homeowners remote control of the system via Internet or telephone, the company says.

Technical support: Bryant offers contractors a sales and educational kit with a training video that covers technical aspects of the system, installation instructions, and a consumer benefit video.

Noise-reduction features: Furnace is extremely quiet when running on low heat, the company says.

IAQ features: Features include optional ventilation control, "True Sense" dirty-filter detection, and humidity control year round.

Thermostat compatibility: Standard thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Compatible.

Additional features: The system integrates the benefits of variable-speed technology into a simplified, energy-efficient system, the company says. The system provides maintenance notifications and soon will offer an optional remote access kit. In addition, the control simplifies the installation, startup, and service time for the contractor, the company says.

Warranty information: Standard five-year parts.

Special installation requirements: Reduces installation time by at least 10 percent compared to previous systems with programmable controllers, the company says. The installer has four main wires to connect. Once they are in place, the Evolution control automatically configures itself and its components, the company says. System-wide diagnostics are provided via the control panel in plain language instead of numerical codes.

Contact: Bryant Heating and Cooling, Indianapolis; www.bryant.com.

eProduct #190

Carrier

Model: 48XZ Infinity 13 Series

Footprint (in inches): 33 by 48 to 44 by 48

Serviceability features: Easy to service and install with use of either Thermidistat or dual-fuel stat, the company says. Also features direct-drive fan motors, single-panel accessibility to serviceable components, inshot burners, and convertible duct configuration.

Technical support: Contact local Carrier distributor or call 800-227-7437 for technical support.

Noise-reduction features: Special vibration isolation compressor grommets; sound ratings as low as 72 dB.

IAQ features: "Ideal Humidity" technology features variable-speed indoor blower motor. Can give up to 30 times better dehumidification and a more economical constant fan, the company says.

Thermostat compatibility: Due to dual-fuel technology, unit must be installed with either Thermidistat or dual-fuel stats. However, it is recommended that it be installed with the Thermidistat to take advantage of "Perfect Humidity" technology.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares most parts with other Carrier SPP units.

Additional features: Offers the "comfort of gas and the efficiency of a heat pump ... all in one unit," the company says. Also offers standard ECM variable-speed blower motor and TXV.

Warranty information: Five-year limited all parts, 10-year limited compressor, and 15-year limited heat exchanger.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Carrier, Indianapolis; 800-227-7437; 800-844-2042 (fax); www.carrier.com.

eProduct #191

Model: Infinity 96 gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): Varies.

Serviceability features: The system walks installers through the setup with easy-to-understand screens. Service technicians can troubleshoot the entire system solely from the outdoor unit. They can also access valuable run history, including the last 10 faults with the exact time they occurred. The system also alerts consumers when a malfunction is pending.

Technical support: Call 800-227-7437.

Noise-reduction features: A variable-speed fan allows the system to operate in the lowest possible setting for 90 percent of the heating season, the company says. In addition, the Infinity 96 has a sealed combustion system and insulated cabinet to further help isolate sound.

IAQ features: Centralized control of all IAQ products. With one touch of a button, the homeowners can view the status of their filter, humidifier pad, UV lamps, and HRV/ERV prefilter. Patented TrueSense dirty-filter detection notifies the homeowner when it's time to clean or replace the filter. Pop-up notifications also remind homeowners when UV lamp or humidifier pad maintenance is required, the company says.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats; however, to realize the true benefits, an Infinity control is required in place of a conventional thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Many system replacement parts are common.

Additional features: Smart design innovations have made the Infinity system the most installation-friendly integrated comfort system ever built, the company says, with only one wiring diagram and four wires. Setups can be done entirely through the Infinity control, which walks technicians through the initial configuration, the company says. The easy-to-view accessory status helps homeowners keep tabs on temperature, humidity, and IAQ, as well as all the components, the company says.

Warranty information: Five-year standard.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Carrier, Indianapolis; 800-227-7437; contact@carrier.utc.com; www.carrier.com.

eProduct #192

Carrier Duct Free

Model: StreamLine Series high-wall unit

Footprint (in inches): 71 by 14 by 8

Serviceability features: Easily installed and maintained, the company says. Includes automatic restart, automatic diagnostics, and vital function protection against coil freezing, overheating, coolant pressure loss, voltage fluctuations, and power failures.

Technical support: Available at 800-227-7437.

Noise-reduction features: Sound attenuation with "Silent Partner" aerodynamics.

IAQ features: Washable filters for flexible maintenance.

Thermostat compatibility: Operates via a remote control.

Replacement parts compatibility: Compatible.

Additional features: Gives contractors and engineers greater flexibility in meeting customer needs for larger-size, duct-free systems (30,000 and 36,000 Btu) , the company says. Ideal for a variety of residential and light commercial applications, including homes, schools, and offices, the company says.

Warranty information: One-year parts, five-year compressor. Optional extended warranties for two to five years on parts and one to five years on labor.

Special installation requirements: A low-voltage control wire makes installation easier and more flexible while saving on the amount of wiring required for installation, the company says.

Contact: Carrier, Syracuse, N.Y.; 800-227-7437; 315-433-7626 (fax); contact@carrier.utc.com; www.carrier.com.

eProduct #193

Century

Model: All Seasons HRC heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 22 (w) by 22 (d) by 27 (h), to 30 by 30 by 39

Serviceability features: The top-discharge fan assembly lifts out for access to components; a waterproof box on the back of the unit houses all controls; service ports are conveniently located for testing pressures.

Technical support: Call technical support at 517-787-2100 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, weekdays.

Noise-reduction features: Top air discharge is quiet, the company says.

IAQ features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with any thermostat, the company says.

Replacement parts compatibility: Many replacement parts are common.

Additional features: Efficient wraparound coil for maximum heat exchange with full metal extruded jacket providing protection to the coil. Solid steel cabinet features raised base with drain holes and polyester finish to prevent corrosion. Time and temperature defrost. Factory charged with R-22.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor (for matched systems), five-year parts. (See printed warranty for details and limitations.)

Special installation requirements: Designed for fast, easy installation, the company says. Matched with multiposition indoor coils.

Contact: Century, Jackson, Mich.; attn: Brian King, 517-787-2100; 517-787-9341 (fax); www.century-hvac.com.

eProduct #194

Model: GTUA120-E5A gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 25 (w) by 30 (d) by 34 (h)

Serviceability features: Components are accessed with quick removal of access panels; the integrated control board is located at the front on the unit, immediately available when the panel is removed.

Technical support: Call technical support at 517-787-2100 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, weekdays.

Noise-reduction features: Insulated blower compartment, specially designed inducer system and slow-opening gas valve contribute to quiet operation, the company says.

IAQ features: A permanent washable filter makes it easy for the homeowner to keep a clean filter in place, the company says. Because furnace runs for longer periods of time at low stage, more air passes through the filter.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with single- or two-stage thermostat (two-stage recommended for optimal efficiency).

Replacement parts compatibility: Some parts are shared with other models in the Conquest line; some are unique.

Additional features: Two-stage furnace operates in low stage most of the time, providing a gentle, steady flow of heated air while conserving energy, the company says. It automatically shifts into high stage when necessary to keep temperature constant. This eliminates temperature swings from frequent on/off cycling, which also reduces wear and tear on components, the company says.

Warranty information: Lifetime primary and secondary heat exchangers, five-year other parts. Some limitations apply.

Special installation requirements: Comes completely assembled and prewired. Connections for gas, electricity, and condensate drain can be made on the left or right side; optional indoor or outdoor combustion air; combustion air can be piped to either the top or the side of the cabinet (special molded fitting provided).

Contact: Century, Jackson, Mich.; attn: Brian King, 517-787-2100; 517-787-9341 (fax); www.century-hvac.com.

eProduct #195

ClimateMaster

Model: Tranquility 27 geothermal heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 22 by 25 by 48 to 25 by 81 by 21

Serviceability features: Five easy-lift-out service panels are conveniently located. Low-profile control box allows access to all points of the refrigeration circuit. All sizes have removable blower inlet rings for blower service/replacement. Schrader ports are located for service convenience, the company says. Advanced unit controls with easy diagnostic including a "Unit Performance Sentinel," the company says.

Technical support: Available at 800-299-9747, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST.

Noise-reduction features: Compressor tray and compressor are mounted on springs and rubber grommets for dual sound and vibration isolation.

IAQ features: Standard MERV-11, 2-inch pleated air filter. Foil-faced insulation in the blower section provides a cleanable surface that can be wiped down for improved air quality, the company says.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with many common heat pump thermostats on the market.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares many parts with other units in its line.

Additional features: Ratings with 27 EER and 4.5 COP at ISO GLHP or 31.5 EER at GWHP make the Tranquility 27 a breakthrough product, the company says. All models feature the award-winning Copeland UltraTech two-stage unloading scroll compressor, allowing shift-on-the-fly capability. The reduction in starting and stopping, along with providing 67-percent part-load capacity, improves comfort with longer run times and high ARI/ASHRAE/ISO 13256-1 ratings, the company says.

Warranty information: Standard 10-year limited on all major refrigerant circuit components and five-year limited on remaining covered components.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: ClimateMaster, Oklahoma City; attn: John Bailey, 405-745-6000; 405-745-6058 (fax); jjba@aol.com; www.climatemaster.com.

eProduct #196

Coleman

Model: Echelon 2S, 3S, and 5T Series heat pumps

Footprint (in inches): 37 (l) by 31 (w)

Serviceability features: Full-end, full-service access panel/handle provides access to internal components, and a slide-down panel provides access to electrical components. An isolated compressor compartment, easy-access side-discharge service valves, and an adjustable knockout plate for electrical whips improve serviceability. A factory-installed, solid-core filter-drier reduces installation time, the company says.

Technical support: First level of support provided by distributor; factory support available to distributors and dealers by calling 877-874-7378. Support is available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.

Noise-reduction features: The 5T Model is equipped with the Echelon "WhisperDrive" system, which utilizes a swept-wing fan design, isolated compressor compartment, composite base pan, and two-stage cooling to provide up to four times quieter operation. The 5T has sound levels as low as 69 dB.

IAQ features: The 5T has two-stage cooling capacity for improved IAQ operation and humidity control. The 2S, 3S, and 5T are compatible with a complete line of Coleman residential IAQ products.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models. Its components are standardized for easier stocking and replacement.

Additional features: Features an industrial design. The 3S and 5T heat pumps feature exclusive "hot heat" pump technology, producing discharge temperatures that are, on average, 10ÞF warmer than standard heat pumps, the company says. This results in greater comfort, lower energy costs, and less dependence on supplemental heating, the company says.

Warranty information: Five-year parts, 10-year compressor. The 5T system, when coupled with factory-matched components, has a premium warranty of limited lifetime compressor and 10-year parts.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Coleman, Norman, Okla.; attn: Mickey Smith, 405-419-6541; 405-419-6545 (fax); mickey.smith@york.com; www.colemanac.com.

eProduct #197

Model: Echelon V, T, and S Series gas furnaces

Footprint (in inches): 40 (h) by standard width and depth

Serviceability features: The 8.V and 9.V furnaces' design includes trouble-free control box access and removal, simple access to the door switch and blower capacitor, standard components, an easy-to-remove blower, a flame-sense test pad, error code reset push button, and advanced diagnostics, the company says.

Technical support: First level of support provided by distributor; factory support available to distributors and dealers by calling 877-874-7378 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.

Noise-reduction features: The furnaces feature an ECM variable-speed motor that operates for longer periods of time, which dramatically reduces noise levels, the company says. The EcoTrak motor control helps make the V-Series almost 24 times less noisy than conventional furnaces, the company says.

IAQ features: EcoTrak control enables installers to customize the comfort performance for each home, depending on the specific climate - dry, temperate, or humid - in which the homeowner lives. EcoTrak offers nearly continuous gradual fan speed operation, resulting in effective humidity control and improved indoor air quality.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Utilizes standard components.

Additional features: Features an industrial design. EcoTrak ensures longer operating cycles. Fewer starts and stops result in reduced noise levels. During continuous fan operation, these furnaces may use less energy than a 100-watt lightbulb, the company says.

Warranty information: Every Echelon 90-percent-AFUE gas furnace comes with limited lifetime heat exchangers; every 80-percent-AFUE gas furnace with a 20-year limited heat exchanger. Both units come with a five-year limited on all parts.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Coleman, Norman, Okla.; attn: Mickey Smith, 405-419-6541; 405-419-6545 (fax); mickey.smith@york.com; www.colemanac.com.

eProduct #198

Comfort-Aire

Model: All Seasons HRC heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 22 (w) by 22(d) by 27 (h) to 30 by 30 by 39

Serviceability features: The top-discharge fan assembly lifts out for access to components; a waterproof box on the back of the unit houses all controls; service ports are conveniently located for testing pressures.

Technical support: Call technical support 517-787-2100 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Noise-reduction features: Top air discharge is quiet, the company says.

IAQ features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with any thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Many replacement parts are common.

Additional features: Design features efficient wraparound coil for maximum heat exchange with full metal extruded jacket providing protection to the coil. Solid steel cabinet features raised base with drain holes and polyester finish to prevent corrosion. Time and temperature defrost. Factory charged with R-22.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor (for matched systems), five-year on parts. See printed warranty for details and limitations.

Special installation requirements: Designed for fast, easy installation. Comes precharged. Matched with multiposition indoor coils.

Contact: Comfort-Aire, Jackson, Mich.; attn: Brian King, 517-787-2100; 517-787-9341 (fax); www.comfort-aire.com.

eProduct #199

Model: GTUA90-E5A gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 18 (w) by 30 to 34 (h)

Serviceability features: Components are accessed with quick removal of access panels, the company says; the integrated control board is located at the front of the unit, immediately available when the panel is removed.

Technical support: Call technical support 517-787-2100 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Noise-reduction features: Insulated blower compartment, specially designed inducer system and slow-opening gas valve contribute to quiet operation.

IAQ features: A permanent, washable filter makes it easy for the homeowner to keep a clean filter in place, the company says. Because the furnace runs for longer periods of time at low stage, more air passes through the filter.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with either single- or two-stage thermostat (two-stage recommended for optimal efficiency).

Replacement parts compatibility: Some parts are shared with other models in the Conquest line; some are unique.

Additional features: Two-stage design eliminates temperature swings and cycling on/off of single-stage furnaces, providing a gentle, steady flow of heated air, the company says. Furnace operates in the low stage most of the time; the unit saves on energy because the burner flame is smaller and blower fan runs at a slower speed, the company says.

Warranty information: Lifetime primary and secondary heat exchangers, five-year other parts. Some limitations apply.

Special installation requirements: Comes completely assembled and prewired. Connections for gas, electricity, and condensate drain can be made on the left or right side; optional indoor or outdoor combustion air; combustion air can be piped to either the top or the side of the cabinet (special molded fitting provided).

Contact: Comfort-Aire, Jackson, Mich.; attn: Brian King, 517-787-2100; 517-787-9341 (fax); www.comfort-aire.com.

eProduct #200

Comfortmaker

Model: SoftSound IIS gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 16 to 23 (w) by 29 (d)

Serviceability features: Easy on/off double-wall door (patent pending) has built-in sound shield, eliminating hard-to-remove burner enclosures, the company says; 40-inch height provides easy installation in tight spaces. Extra-spacious service compartments give more room to work. This furnace includes built-in diagnostic system that can be used even while the furnace is running.

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

Noise-reduction features: Designed with a double-wall door to reduce operating noise. The unit has two-stage heating, which means it operates in the quieter first stage 70 to 80 percent of the time. For horizontal applications, a rotatable inducer motor is sound-enhanced for quieter operation.

IAQ features: Connections for electronic air cleaner and humidifier.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

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

Additional features: Two-stage, multiposition furnace can be installed upflow, downflow, horizontal left, or horizontal right. Double-wall door reduces operating noise and provides extra strength, durability, and easier access to burner assembly than preexisting burner boxes. RPJ III heat exchanger designed to provide superior operation, durability. Optional chimney vent kit available on most models.

Warranty information: Five-year limited parts, 25-year limited heat exchangers. A HELP® extended service agreement is available on Comfortmaker products, offering five- and a 10-year extended service coverage on parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: Meets California low-NOx standards. Downflow vent guard kit required on multiposition models when installed as downflows to provide protection against exposed hot surfaces of vent pipe where pipe exits the side of the furnace. A type B vent connector after the vent guard is required for all two-stage applications.

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

eProduct #201

Model: Softsound IIS 90 gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 19 to 25 (w) by 29 (d)

Serviceability features: Extra-spacious service compartments provide room to work. Two easy on/off doors give access to all internal components. A built-in electronic diagnostic system can be used even while the furnace is running. The internal condensate drain system can be routed out either the left or right side of furnace as needed.

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

Noise-reduction features: Equipped with two-stage heating, the furnace operates in the quieter first stage 70 percent to 80 percent of the time. The one-piece steel cabinet is thermal-lined for added sound protection.

IAQ features: Connections for electronic air cleaner and humidifier.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

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

Additional features: This 40-inch-tall multiposition furnace can be installed upflow, downflow, horizontal left, or horizontal right. Conventional PSC blower gives improved comfort of two-stage furnace, the company says. Solid doors provide sealed combustion compartment. Equipped with Honeywell two-stage HSP ignition, two-stage fan operation; furnace can be installed with one-pipe or two-pipe venting.

Warranty information: Five-year limited parts, lifetime limited heat exchangers. A HELP® extended service agreement is available on Comfortmaker products, offering five- and 10-year extended service coverage on parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: Shipped as natural gas in upflow configuration, with all parts included for downflow, horizontal left and horizontal right with no need for accessory conversion kits. LP gas kits available.

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

eProduct #202

Concord

Model: CG90UB, CB, TB condensing gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 17, 21 and 24 (w) by 44 (h)

Serviceability features: New control board features self-diagnostics and a hard memory to retain the last five trouble codes even when power is interrupted, the company says. A 1.5-inch blower door sight glass makes viewing the diagnostics simple, the company says; slide-out blower offers ease of service. Accessible igniter and flame sensor simplify service and inspection, the company says. Internal trap for vertical installations has built-in cleanout.

Technical support: Available at 800-448-5872 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.

Noise-reduction features: Inshot burners and sealed combustion allow quiet operation in either one- or two-pipe installations, the company says. Fan at reduced airflow for continuous quiet operation and air filtration.

IAQ features: Low-speed, continuous fan option allows for continuous air filtration. Control board is ready to control humidifiers and electronic air cleaners. When used in a two-pipe installation, combustion quality can be improved while minimizing unwanted air infiltration into the conditioned space.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with programmable and nonprogrammable thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Many common components across the line. Industry-standard service components where possible.

Additional features: Available as an upflow, upflow/horizontal, or counterflow. Upflow/horizontal models can be used horizontally with no component rearrangement, just the addition of the factory-supplied external trap, the company says.

Warranty information: Five-year parts, limited lifetime heat exchanger. Extended warranties available.

Special installation requirements: TB Model is field convertible from upflow to horizontal, left or right, by installing the factory-supplied external trap, the company says. Electrical and gas can enter from either the right or the left. Sealed combustion makes it factory ready for one- or two-pipe installation. Flush-mount, cased A/C coils are available. Clearly marked terminal strip with "park" terminals for unused leads, the company says.

Contact: Concord, Bellevue, Ohio; attn: Ken Ely, 419-484-6638; 419-484-6531 (fax); ken.ely@aac-inc.com; www.aac-inc.com.

eProduct #203

Ducane

Model: CMPE-U multiposition condensing gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 13.5, 17, or 20.5 by 29 by 46

Serviceability features: Left- or right-side venting, gas, and electrical hookups. Internal drain trap. Diagnostic sleeve so the unit can be run safely during service, the company says. LED diagnostics on the control board for troubleshooting. Hot surface ignition system with single-screw access. Blower mounted on slides for service.

Technical support: Service advisors available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST Monday to Friday at 803-284-3322.

Noise-reduction features: Whisper burners, dynamically balanced blower wheels, insulation throughout the combustion compartment.

IAQ features: Filter kits available as a secondary kit. Humidifier and electronic air cleaner terminals factory installed in the control board.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with any standard thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Common components with other Ducane-built furnaces.

Additional features: This furnace is the thinnest on the market, the company says; diagnostic sleeve is "the only one of its kind" and it adds rigidity to the cabinet, the company says.

Warranty information: Five-year parts with limited lifetime heat exchanger. Extended warranties available through the Secure Comfort program.

Special installation requirements: All installations should be done by a licensed HVAC technician and follow local code and installation instruction requirements.

Contact: Ducane, Blackville, S.C.; attn: Brian Holdrich, 803-284-5371; 803-284-4449 (fax); brian.holdrich@excel-csi.com; www.ducanehvac.com.

eProduct #204

Model: SH12B 12-SEER package heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 40 (w) by 48 (d) by 31 to 35 (h)

Serviceability features: Single-panel access to coil, controls, and compressor. Microban microbial protection on evaporator coil. High-static capability with 0.8 w.c. at nominal airflow. Side-by-side horizontal duct openings. Four- and five-ton units convertible to downshot. Indoor blower mounted on slides for ease of service; 30/60/90 adjustable time-temperature defrost control.

Technical support: Service advisors available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST Monday to Friday at 803-284-3322.

Noise-reduction features: Dynamically balanced blower wheels, high-quality insulation throughout compartments, scroll compressors.

IAQ features: Damper controls and economizer air accessories available.

Thermostat compatibility: Works with any standard thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Common components with other Ducane-built package units.

Additional features: Compact footprint. Low pressure switch standard. High-static capability.

Warranty information: Five-year parts, 10-year compressor. Extended warranty through Ducane Secure Comfort program.

Special installation requirements: All installations should be done by a licensed HVAC technician and follow local code and installation instruction requirements.

Contact: Ducane, Blackville, S.C.; attn: Brian Holdrich, 803-284-5371; 803-284-4449 (fax); brian.holdrich@excel-csi.com; www.ducanehvac.com.

eProduct #205

Embassy Industries

Model: Axia 20E and 29E boiler/water heater

Footprint (in inches): 18 (w) by 15 (d) by 36 (h)

Serviceability features: Preplumbed and prewired for installation.

Technical support: Available at 413-348-7822.

Noise-reduction features: Extremely quiet, the company says.

IAQ features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with standard thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares parts and uses industry-standard components.

Additional features: A compact, wall-mounted, gas-fired combination space and domestic water heater that is over 87 percent efficient. With two different-sized units, the Axia can satisfy heating loads ranging from 50,000 to 160,000 Btuh, operating with either natural or LP gas. Features include small footprint, two-stage firing rate, direct vent, and sealed combustion.

Warranty information: Manufacturer did not specify.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Embassy Industries, Farmingdale, N.Y.; attn: Anthony Campisi, 631-694-1800; 631-694-1832 (fax); sales@embassyind.com; www.embassyind.com.

eProduct #206

Fedders

Model: High-efficiency heat pumps

Footprint (in inches): 22 to 30 (w) by 22, to 30 (d) by 27 to 39 (h)

Serviceability features: Heat pumps are easily accessible should service be required, the company says. The control box is located for access to electrical controls. Heat pumps also have both liquid and suction service valves outside of the unit to provide easy access.

Technical support: Available Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST at 866-829-2440.

Noise-reduction features: Quiet top discharge.

IAQ features: One-inch foil-faced insulation, which means no dust or fibers in the airstream, the company says. Full line of media and electronic air filters are offered, as well as a full line of whole-house humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Majority of the replacement parts are interchangeable.

Additional features: The standard liquid line filter-drier cleans the sealed system on every startup in an ongoing maintenance effort. Fedders heat pumps feature a full metal louvered condenser guard and grille, which protects the inner coil, and have a formed base with 2-1/2-inch ground clearance.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressors, five-year all parts.

Special installation requirements: Control box and service valves are located for easy access.

Contact: Fedders, Liberty Corner, N.J.; attn: Beth Marotta, 908-604-8686; 908-604-9317 (fax); sales@fedders.com; www.fedders.com.

eProduct #207

Model: Ultra Quiet air handlers

Footprint (in inches): 42 to 51 (h) by 20 to 24 (w) by 25 (d)

Serviceability features: Air handler controls are shelf mounted, which allows for easy access, and blower housing is readily accessible as well, the company says. Plug-type connections are on the wiring harness, allowing for quick disconnect capability.

Technical support: Available Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST at 866-829-2440.

Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated and painted cabinets, PSC motor resilient mounted for quiet vibration-free operation.

IAQ features: Standard 1-inch insulation, which makes the product "Ultra Quiet" and prevents sweating in humid conditions, the company says. Air handlers are also available with a disposable filter. A full line of media and electronic air filters are available as well as whole-house humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Majority of replacement parts are interchangeable.

Additional features: Air handlers offer easy serviceability.

Warranty information: Five-year limited.

Special installation requirements: Field-installed heater kits are available up to 20 kW.

Contact: Fedders, Liberty Corner, N.J.; attn: Beth Marotta, 908-604-8686; 908-604-9317 (fax); sales@fedders.com; www.fedders.com.

eProduct #208

FHP Manufacturing

Model: ES two-stage geo-thermal heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 26 by 33

Serviceability features: Full diagnostics on microprocessor control board. Easy access to internal components through the front of the unit. Comfort alert diagnostic module.

Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.

Noise-reduction features: Sound attenuation package available. Multidensity coated fiberglass insulation.

IAQ features: Units are provided with four-sided filter rack. Two-inch filter available. Stainless steel drain pan won't rust, the company says. Coated evaporator coils.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most heat pump thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Component parts are shared with other FHP products.

Additional features: FHP says it was the first water-source company to introduce R-410A into its products. The ES two-stage units are the quietest on the market, the company says. The units use ECM motors.

Warranty information: Eighteen months from date of manufacture or 12 months from startup. Extended warranties to 10 years parts and labor available.

Special installation requirements: Standard installation practice is all that is required, the company says.

Contact: FHP Manufacturing, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; attn: David Bennett, 954-776-5471; 954-776-5529 (fax).

eProduct #209

First Co.

Model: HX-C Series electric fan coil

Footprint (in inches): 11 (h) by 24 (d) by 40 to 52 (w)

Serviceability features: Cased ceiling fancoil with full bottom access to all major components.

Technical support: Available Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 214-388-5751.

Noise-reduction features: Cabinet lined with 1/2-inch insulation.

IAQ features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Can be used with most standard 24-volt thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares parts with other products.

Additional features: Fully cased ceiling fur down unit with high-SEER capabilities and access panel.

Warranty information: One-year parts, whole unit.

Special installation requirements: Case may be separated from unit for ease of installation and service.

Contact: First Co., Dallas; attn: Austin Horton, 214-388-5751; 214-388-2255 (fax); sales@firstco.com; www.firstco.com.

eProduct #210

Frigidaire

Model: FG6TA two-stage, variable-speed gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 43 (h) by 28 (d) by 20 or 22 (w)

Serviceability features: Diagnostics on circuit board with a flame-signal indicator.

Technical support: Available at 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated blower cabinet.

IAQ features: This variable-speed furnace will enhance overall air quality by minimizing air stratification of stagnant air, the company says. It mixes air from floor to ceiling, creating a more uniform temperature and enhancing occupant comfort.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Only two unique items (gas manifold and solenoid valve) separate this furnace from the company's single-stage gas furnaces, the company says.

Additional features: Unique and simple application of two-stage heat. SmartLite integrated control board provides extended life to igniters in furnaces using hot surface ignition technology. SmartLite is 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, the company says.

Warranty information: Eight-year parts, five-year pledge to replace furnace if heat exchanger fails, and 20-year heat exchanger. Extended product protection is available.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

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

eProduct #211

Model: R4GD single package A/C and gas heat

Footprint (in inches): 48 by 56

Serviceability features: Service ports provide access to refrigerant system without disrupting operation, the company says; controls and other major components designed with "easy in and out" service.

Technical support: Available at 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

Noise-reduction features: QuietPlus sound blanket.

IAQ features: ECM variable-speed motor and two-stage heating provide increased comfort and improved air quality.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Maximum parts commonality with other Frigidaire package systems.

Additional features: SmartLite integrated control board provides extended life to igniters in furnaces using hot surface ignition technology, the company says. SmartLite is 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.

Warranty information: Eight-year parts, five-year pledge to replace entire unit if heat exchanger or compressor fail. Extended labor protection plans available.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

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

eProduct #212

Fujitsu General America

Model: Halcyon 18RXQ and 24RXQ mini-split

Footprint (in inches): 35 (w) by 14 (d) by 35 (h)

Serviceability features: Tech support hotline available, so contractors always have someone to supply additional assistance if needed.

Technical support: Available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST at 866-952-8324.

Noise-reduction features: On the 18RXQ, outdoor unit is 54 dB and indoor is 37 dB. On the 24RXQ, the outdoor unit is 54 dB and indoor unit is 41 dB (low fan speed).

IAQ features: Features a supercharged plasma ionization and electrostatic filtration system, which ionizes the airborne contaminants, neutralizes them, and provides clean air, the company says.

Thermostat compatibility: Remote control supplied with unit.

Replacement parts compatibility: Some parts are interchangeable.

Additional features: Halcyon IAQ has 12-SEER capability and is the only mini-split system in the United States that features a supercharged plasma ionization and electrostatic filtration system, the company says.

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

Special installation requirements: These mini-split systems do not need the ductwork required in central air systems, greatly reducing installation labor time for the contractor. Designed with a line set that reaches 131 feet, the Halcyon-IAQ allows for more adaptability in equipment placement.

Contact: Fujitsu General America, Fairfield, N.J.; attn: Roy Kuczera, 973-575-0380; 973-836-0429 (fax); hvac@fujitsugeneral.com; www.fujitsugeneral.com.

eProduct #213

Goodman Manufacturing

Model: GMV9/GCV9 gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 21 to 24 (w) by 28 (d)

Serviceability features: Large view hole to read self-diagnosing integrated control board. Green CFM LED to determine system cfm.

Technical support: Available at 888-593-9988.

Noise-reduction features: Two-stage gas valve, two-speed IO vent, and variable-speed ECM motor.

IAQ features: New "Auto-Comfort" mode enhances dehumidification and ECM variable-speed motor technology improves filtration, the company says.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with many other models in the line.

Additional features: Internal venting and simple control make installation and service quicker and easier. Patented tubular heat exchangers.

Warranty information: Life limited heat exchanger with 10-year furnace replacement. If the tubular heat exchanger fails in 10 years, the original owner receives a free furnace.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Goodman Manufacturing, Houston; attn: Jim Miller, 713-861-2500, ext. 570; jim.miller@goodmanmfg.com.

eProduct #214

Heil

Model: QuietComfort DLX 80 gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 16 to 23 (w) by 29 (d)

Serviceability features: Furnace includes built-in diagnostic system that can be used even while the furnace is running. Easy on/off double-wall door (patent pending) has built-in sound shield, eliminating hard-to-remove burner enclosures. A height of 40 inches provides easy installation in small spaces, the company says. Extra-spacious service compartments offer more room to work in.

Technical support: Network of factory-trained technical service advisors (TSAs) on staff at local distributors provide technical assistance and troubleshooting.

Noise-reduction features: Designed with a double-wall door to reduce operating noise. For horizontal applications, a rotatable inducer motor is sound-enhanced.

IAQ features: Connections for electronic air cleaner and humidifier.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

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

Additional features: A sound-reducing double-wall door reduces operating noise and provides extra strength, durability, and quicker, easier access to the burner assembly than pre-existing burner boxes, the company says. This multiposition furnace can be installed upflow, downflow, horizontal left, or horizontal right. It features the RPJ III heat exchanger. Optional chimney vent kit available on most models.

Warranty information: Five-year limited parts and 20-year limited heat exchangers. A HELP® extended service agreement offers five- and 10-year extended service coverage on parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: Low-NOx models are available. A downflow vent guard kit is required for use on multiposition models when installed as downflows.

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

eProduct #215

Model: QuietComfort DLX 90 gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 19 to 25 (w) by 29 (d)

Serviceability features: The furnace's internal condensate drain system can be routed out either the left or right side of furnace as needed. Includes a built-in electronic diagnostic system that can be used even while the furnace is running, the company says. Spacious service compartments provide room to work in.

Technical support: Network of factory-trained technical service advisors (TSAs) on staff at local distributors who provide technical assistance and troubleshooting.

Noise-reduction features: The one-piece steel cabinet is thermal-lined and an insulated blower compartment provides added sound protection.

IAQ features: Connections for electronic air cleaner and humidifier.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

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

Additional features: It is 40 inches tall and can be installed upflow, downflow, horizontal left, or horizontal right with one- or two-pipe venting. Equipped with Honeywell SmartValve II ignition system, it has single-stage fan operation. Solid doors provide sealed combustion compartment. High-airflow, 100,000-Btuh model available for 5-ton cooling applications. Meets California low-NOx standards.

Warranty information: Five-year limited parts, lifetime limited heat exchangers. A HELP® extended service agreement is available on Heil products, offering five- and 10-year extended service coverage on parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: These multiposition furnaces come ready for upflow installation with all the parts for downflow or horizontal conversions included. Most hose and clamp connections are now premade by the factory, substantially reducing the amount of time needed to install the furnace, the company says.

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

eProduct #216

Kelvinator

Model: L1RA gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 35 (h) by 28 (d) by 14, 20 or 22 (w)

Serviceability features: Diagnostics on circuit board with a flame signal indicator.

Technical support: Available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST at 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT).

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Maximum commonality with other Kelvinator furnaces.

Additional features: Short, compact height. Includes SmartLite integrated control board, which provides extended life to igniters in furnaces using hot surface ignition technology. SmartLite is 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.

Warranty information: Six-year parts, 20-year heat exchanger.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

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

eProduct #217

Lennox Industries

Model: G61V Signature Collection gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 29 by 18 or 29 by 21 or 28 by 25

Serviceability features: True multiposition capability. May be installed in any of four positions (upflow, downflow, horizontal left, horizontal right) with no internal changes required. Full diagnostic and troubleshooting capability with solid-state "SureLight" board. LED lights indicate various fault codes. Access to serviceable components requires no tools.

Technical support: Consumers can get more product information by calling 800-4-LENNOX, five days a week. Service assistance is available at 800-453-6669.

Noise-reduction features: Features such as a variable-speed blower motor, two stages of gas heating, and sound-absorbing insulation contribute to the extremely low sound levels, the company says.

IAQ features: The variable-speed blower motor gradually ramps up to full speed. During summer months, this allows the air conditioner to remove moisture from the air for better air quality and improved comfort. In addition, when the thermostat is set on "fan" mode, the G61V continually and economically circulates air throughout the home.

Thermostat compatibility: May be used with most thermostats. For better results, a two-stage thermostat should be used. If active humidity control is desired, a thermostat that monitors and controls humidity, such as the Lennox SignatureStat, should be used.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares many common components with other models in the Lennox furnace family. Because it is the top-of-the-line model, some components are unique.

Additional features: The quietest furnace you can buy, the company says.

Warranty information: Five-year parts, limited lifetime heat exchanger.

Special installation requirements: No changes required in order to install in any of four positions.

Contact: Lennox Industries, Richardson, Texas; attn: Karen O'Shea, 972-497-5258; 972-497-5292 (fax); karen.oshea@lennoxintl.com; www.lennox.com.

eProduct #218

Luxaire

Model: Acclimate 2S, 3S, and 5T Series heat pumps

Footprint (in inches): 37 (l) by 31 (w)

Serviceability features: Full end, full service access panel/handle provides access to internal components, and a slide-down panel provides access to electrical components. An isolated compressor compartment, easy-access side-discharge service valves, and an adjustable knockout plate for electrical whips improve serviceability. A factory-installed, solid-core filter-drier reduces installation time.

Technical support: First level of support provided by distributor; factory support available to distributors and dealers by calling 877-874-7378. Support is available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.

Noise-reduction features: The 5T is equipped with the SilentDrive system, which uses a swept-wing fan design, isolated compressor compartment, composite base pan, and two-stage cooling to provide up to four times quieter operation. The 5T has sound levels as low as 69 dB.

IAQ features: The 5T has two-stage cooling capacity for improved IAQ operation and humidity control. The 2S, 3S, and 5T are compatible with a complete line of Luxaire residential IAQ products.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models. Its components are standardized for easier stocking and replacement, the company says.

Additional features: The product has an industrial design. The 3S and 5T heat pumps feature exclusive "hot heat" pump technology, producing discharge temperatures that are, on average, 10ÞF warmer than standard heat pumps, the company says. This results in greater comfort, lower energy costs, and less dependence on supplemental heating.

Warranty information: Five-year warranty parts and 10-year compressors. When coupled with a factory-matched Acclimate gas furnace, coil and/or air handler, the 5T carries a premium system warranty with a limited lifetime compressor warranty and a 10-year warranty on parts.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Luxaire, Norman, Okla.; attn: Doug Widenmann, 405-419-6538; 405-419-6545 (fax); doug.widenmann@york.com; www.luxaire.com.

eProduct #219

Model: Acclimate V, T, and S Series gas furnaces

Footprint (in inches): 40 (h) by standard width and depth

Serviceability features: The 8.V and 9.V furnaces' design includes trouble-free control box access and removal, simple access to the door switch and blower capacitor, standard components, an easy-to-remove blower, a flame-sense test pad, error code reset push button, and advanced diagnostics for serviceability, the company says.

Technical support: First level of support provided by distributor; factory support available to distributors and dealers by calling 877-874-7378. Support is available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.

Noise-reduction features: The 8.V and 9.V furnaces feature an ECM variable-speed motor that operates for longer periods of time. Luxaire's GeoTrak ECM motor control helps make the V-Series almost 24 times less noisy than conventional furnaces, the company says.

IAQ features: GeoTrak control enables Acclimate installers to customize the comfort performance for each home, depending on the specific climate (dry, temperate, or humid) in which the homeowner lives. GeoTrak offers nearly continuous, gradual fan speed operation, the company says.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Utilizes standard components.

Additional features: This series has an industrial design. GeoTrak ensures longer operating cycles. During continuous fan operation, these furnaces may use less energy than a 100-watt lightbulb, the company says.

Warranty information: On 90-percent-AFUE furnaces, limited lifetime heat exchangers. On 80-percent-AFUE furnaces, 20-year limited heat exchanger. Both units come with a five-year limited parts.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Luxaire, Norman, Okla.; attn: Doug Widenmann, 405-419-6538; 405-419-6545 (fax); doug.widenmann@york.com; www.luxaire.com.

eProduct #220

Maytag

Model: PPG1GD single package A/C and gas heat

Footprint (in inches): 48 by 56

Serviceability features: Service ports provide quick access to refrigerant system without disrupting operation. Controls and other major components designed for "easy in and out" service.

Technical support: Available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST at 866-2MAYTAG.

Noise-reduction features: Compressor sound blanket.

IAQ features: ECM variable-speed motor and two-stage heating.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Maximum parts commonality with other Maytag package systems.

Additional features: SmartStart integrated control board provides extended life to igniters in furnaces using hot surface ignition technology. SmartStart is 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.

Warranty information: Ten-year residential parts and labor, five-year dependability promise to replace the entire unit if the heat exchanger or compressor fails.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

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

eProduct #221

Model: PSH4BF heat pump and variable-speed air handler

Footprint (in inches): 31 (w) by 31 (d)

Serviceability features: "Comfort Alert" diagnostic module detects system and electrical problem conditions. A diagnostics key directs the service technician to the root cause of a problem.

Technical support: Available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST at 866-2MAYTAG.

Noise-reduction features: Swept-wing fan blade allows air to flow smoothly off of the blade, significantly lowering noise, the company says. Compressor sound blanket provides compressor sound suppression. Variable-speed air handler provides quiet operation.

IAQ features: Variable-speed air handler or gas furnace will enhance overall air quality by minimizing air stratification or stagnant air. Filtration and humidity removal is also improved as airborne particles and moisture are captured more effectively.

Thermostat compatibility: A two-stage heating and two-stage cooling thermostat is required.

Replacement parts compatibility: Maximum commonality with other Maytag condensing units.

Additional features: The heat pump is protected with a brushed stainless steel jacket, accented with a charcoal gray protective silicone coating on the top and bottom panels. It uses R-410A. The variable-speed air handler comes standard with a thermal expansion valve, which provides precise refrigerant control under varying load conditions.

Warranty information: Ten-year parts and labor, five-year dependability promise.

Special installation requirements: A transformer upgrade is required when combined with a gas furnace and fossil fuel kit.

Contact: Maytag, O'Fallon, Mo.; attn: Matt DeLaurent, 636-561-7477; 636-561-7399 (fax); delaurentm@nordyne.com; www.maytaghvac.com.

eProduct #222

Meridian and TFC

Model: VSA Series gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 17 by 28

Serviceability features: Internal blower door allows all components to be serviced in a normal running condition. "Smart Valve" diagnostics with LCD system readout makes diagnosing a problem much easier.

Technical support: Available at 713-466-1504.

Noise-reduction features: Light pilot first, prove pilot, then light main burner. Quieter than conventional systems, the company says.

IAQ features: Ready for humidifiers and air cleaners.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Common parts with all 80- and 90-percent furnaces.

Additional features: Short height (39 inches), SmartValve ignition system, all components run tested twice on assembly line - first with subassemblies, and again on the complete furnace, the company says.

Warranty information: Five-year parts, 20-year heat exchangers.

Special installation requirements: Can be used as one- or two-pipe system.

Contact: Meridian, Houston; attn: Thomas Morton, 713-466-1504; 713-466-3648 (fax); tommorton@texasfurnace.com; www.texasfurnace.com.

eProduct #223

Peerless Boilers

Model: 63/64 cast iron boiler

Footprint (in inches): 16 by 37 by 36 to 54 by 45 by 36

Serviceability features: Honeywell Tradeline compatible. Front access to controls.

Technical support: Contact installing contractor.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Compatible, varies with size.

Additional features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Warranty information: Full one-year warranty, limited lifetime on cast iron sections of residential hot water boilers, 10-year on the cast iron sections of its residential steam boilers. Five- and 10-year extended warranties on parts and labor are available.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Peerless Boilers, Waldwick, N.J.; attn: Tom Fallon, 201-444-1005; 201-444-2501 (fax); fallont@aegisshield.com; www.peerlessboilers.com.

eProduct #224

Philco

Model: L1RC gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 35 (h) by 28 (d) by 14, 20 or 22 (w)

Serviceability features: Diagnostics on circuit board with a flame signal indicator.

Technical support: Available at 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated blower cabinet.

IAQ features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Maximum commonality with other Philco furnaces.

Additional features: Short, compact height. Includes SmartLite integrated control board, which provides extended life to igniter in furnaces using hot surface ignition technology. SmartLite is 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.

Warranty information: Six-year parts, lifetime heat exchanger.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

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

eProduct #225

Quietside

Model: QVM9 gas heating and domestic hot water system

Footprint (in inches): 36 (h) by 20 (w) by 10 (d)

Serviceability features: Self-diagnostic microprocessor displays 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 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PST at 562-463-0880, or from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST at 717-243-2535.

Noise-reduction features: Modulating fan for low noise level.

IAQ features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Replacement parts compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Modulating gas valve and ability to provide heating water and domestic hot water without any additional components. Secondary stainless steel heat exchanger will act as a condensing heat exchanger for additional efficiency.

Warranty information: Limited lifetime whole unit, one-year parts.

Special installation requirements: 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.

Contact: Quietside Boilers, Whittier, Calif.; attn: John Miles, 562-463-0880; 562-463-5665 (fax); www.quietside.com.

eProduct #226

Model: QXM8 120 and 150 dual purpose water heater, space heating

Footprint (in inches): 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 for ease of connection. All components can be accessed from the front or top of the unit.

Technical support: Available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PST at 562-463-0880, or from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST at 717-243-2535.

Noise-reduction features: Insulation.

IAQ features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Replacement parts compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Combination water heater capable of supplying both space heating water and domestic hot water from the same unit. Heating water temperature can be selected at unit. Quiet operation.

Warranty information: One-year parts, limited lifetime heat exchanger.

Special installation requirements: Sealed combustion allows for long vent lengths, up to 31 feet equivalent length, and cleaner operation, the company says. All units have a stainless steel heat exchanger.

Contact: Quietside Boilers, Whittier, Calif.; attn: John Miles, 562-463-0880, ext. 229; 562-463-5665 (fax); johnm@quietside.com; www.quietside.com.

eProduct #227

Rheem

Model: Classic premium heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 33 (w) by 23 (l) to 43 (w) by 31 (l)

Serviceability features: The new design continues to utilize the wraparound hail guard steel jacket for maximum coil protection. Service accessibility is the simplest and easiest in the industry. Two fasteners are easily removed for fast entry to all critical service points, controls, and compressors.

Technical support: Available from all Rheem distributors, Rheem district technical representatives, www.Rheemote.net, or PROSTOCK parts stores.

Noise-reduction features: The Copeland scroll compressor is externally mounted on rubber grommets to reduce vibration and noise. The single-piece drawn top deck, venturis, and wire grille not only contribute to the new sleek appearance, they combine to reduce operational noise and vibration, the company says.

IAQ features: Rheem offers a combination of carefully matched components specially designed to improve indoor air quality, including antibacterial ultraviolet systems, ERV/HRV systems, electronic air cleaners, and humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: From scroll compressors to service valves, all Rheem Classic line components are interchangeable, which minimizes inventory space, the company says.

Additional features: This line of heat pumps is housed in the industry's lowest-profile cabinet, the company says. This reduced height delivers lighter weight. Combined with the patented neutral green cabinet color, product conspicuity is reduced for environmental compatibility with landscapes after installation. This provides a unique, attractive feature to homeowners.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor, five-year parts. Extended warranty available through Rheem "Protection Plus."

Special installation requirements: Straight installation, no special requirements.

Contact: Rheem, Fort Smith, Ark.; attn: Rheem Customer Service Representatives, 800-548-7433; 479-648-4918 (fax); www.rheemac.com.

eProduct #228

Model: RGPN Classic Super Quiet 80 gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 17 (w) by 28 (l) by 34 (h)

Serviceability features: Grab-holes in the doors provide easy and safe access to features such as the tubular heat exchanger, direct spark ignition, and integrated furnace controls. The RGPN takes advantage of a unique combustion air inlet, solid doors and top-plate to perform at the industry's leading edge of low sound levels, the company says.

Technical support: Available from all Rheem distributors, district technical representatives, www.Rheemote.net, or PROSTOCK parts stores.

Noise-reduction features: Unique options for providing combustion air have created a furnace so quiet that laboratory testing revealed the Super Quiet 80 to be the industry's quietest single-stage mid-efficiency furnace, the company says.

IAQ features: Rheem offers a combination of carefully matched components specially designed to improve indoor air quality, including antibacterial ultraviolet systems, ERV/HRV systems, electronic air cleaners, and humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Replacement parts are interchangeable, which minimizes inventory space.

Additional features: The RGPN shares technology from the industry's most complete award-winning gas furnace line including the industry's most compact cabinet at 34 inches.

Warranty information: Limited 20-year gas heat exchanger, five-year parts. Extended warranty available through Rheem Protection Plus.

Special installation requirements: Straight installation, no special requirements.

Contact: Rheem, Fort Smith, Ark.; attn: Rheem Customer Service Representatives, 800-548-7433; 479-648-4918 (fax); www.rheemac.com.

eProduct #229

Ruud

Model: Achiever premium heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 33 (w) by 23 (l) to 43 (w) by 31 (l)

Serviceability features: The new design continues to utilize the durable, wraparound hail guard steel jacket for maximum coil protection, the company says. Service accessibility is the simplest and easiest in the industry. Two fasteners are easily removed for fast entry to all critical service points, controls, and compressors, the company says.

Technical support: Available from all Ruud distributors, Ruud district technical representatives, www.Rheemote.net, or PROSTOCK parts stores.

Noise-reduction features: The Copeland scroll compressor is externally mounted on rubber grommets to reduce vibration and noise. The single-piece, drawn top deck, venturis, and wire grille not only contribute to the new sleek appearance, they combine to reduce operational noise and vibration.

IAQ features: Ruud offers a combination of carefully matched components specially designed to improve indoor air quality, including antibacterial ultraviolet systems, ERV/HRV systems, electronic air cleaners, and humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: All Achiever line components are interchangeable.

Additional features: This line of heat pumps is housed in the industry's lowest-profile cabinet, the company says. This reduced height delivers lighter weight. Combined with the patented neutral green cabinet color, product conspicuity is reduced for environmental compatibility with landscapes after installation.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor, five-year parts. Extended warranty available through Ruud Protection Plus.

Special installation requirements: Straight installation, no special requirements.

Contact: Ruud, Fort Smith, Ark.; attn: Ruud Customer Service Representatives, 800-848-7833; 479-648-4918 (fax); www.ruudac.com.

eProduct #230

Model: UGPN Achiever Super Quiet 80 gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 17 (w) by 28 (l) by 34 (h)

Serviceability features: Grab-holes in the doors provide easy and safe access to features such as the tubular heat exchanger, direct spark ignition, and integrated furnace controls. The UGPN takes advantage of a unique combustion air inlet, solid doors and top plate to perform at the industry's leading edge of low sound levels, the company says.

Technical support: Available from all Ruud distributors, Ruud district technical representatives, www.Rheemote.net, or PROSTOCK parts stores.

Noise-reduction features: Unique options for providing combustion air have created a furnace so quiet that laboratory testing revealed the Super Quiet 80 to be the industry's quietest single-stage mid-efficiency furnace, the company says.

IAQ features: Ruud offers a combination of carefully matched components specially designed to improve in-door air quality, including antibacterial ultraviolet systems, ERV/HRV systems, electronic air cleaners, and humidifiers.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Replacement parts are interchangeable, which minimizes inventory space.

Additional features: The UGPN shares technology from the industry's most complete award-winning gas furnace line including the industry's most compact cabinet at only 34 inches.

Warranty information: Five-year parts, 20-year limited gas heat exchanger. Extended warranty available through Ruud Protection Plus.

Special installation requirements: Straight installation. No special requirements.

Contact: Ruud, Fort Smith, Ark.; attn: Ruud Customer Service Representatives, 800-848-7833; 479-648-4918 (fax); www.ruudac.com.

eProduct #231

Tappan

Model: FG6TA two-stage, multispeed gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 28 (l) by 20 (w) by 43 (h)

Serviceability features: Diagnostics on circuit board with flame signal indicator.

Technical support: Available at 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated blower cabinet.

IAQ features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Only two unique items - the gas manifold and solenoid valve - separate this furnace from Tappan's single-stage gas furnace.

Additional features: Unique and simple application of two-stage heat, the company says. SmartLite integrated control board provides extended life to igniters in furnaces using hot surface ignition technology. SmartLite is 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.

Warranty information: Eight-year parts, five-year quality pledge to replace the entire furnace if heat exchanger fails, 20-year heat exchanger. Extended product protection is available.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

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

eProduct #232

Model: FT4BF two-stage heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 31 (w) by 31 (d)

Serviceability features: Comfort Alert diagnostic module detects system and electrical problem conditions. A diagnostics key directs the service technician to the root cause of a problem.

Technical support: Available at 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

Noise-reduction features: A swept-wing fan blade allows air to flow smoothly off of the blade significantly lowering noise, the company says.

IAQ features: Along with optimum efficiency, a variable-speed air handler or gas furnace will enhance overall air quality by minimizing air stratification or stagnant air, the company says. Filtration and humidity removal is also improved as airborne particles and moisture are captured more effectively.

Thermostat compatibility: A two-stage heating and cooling thermostat is required.

Replacement parts compatibility: Maximum commonality with other Tappan condensing units.

Additional features: Uses R-410A.

Warranty information: Eight-year parts, five-year quality pledge to replace the entire furnace if heat exchanger fails. Extended product protection is available.

Special installation requirements: A transformer upgrade kit is required when combined with a gas furnace and fossil fuel kit.

Contact: Tappan, O'Fallon, Mo.; attn: Marc DeLaurent, 636-561-7477; 636-561-7399 (fax); delaurentm@nordyne.com; www.tappan.net.

eProduct #233

Tempstar

Model: SmartComfort VS 80 gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 16 to 23 (w) by 29 (d)

Serviceability features: Easy on/off double-wall door (patent pending) has built-in sound shield, eliminating hard-to-remove burner enclosures. The 40-inch height provides easy installation in tight spaces. Extra-spacious service compartments give more room to work. Furnace includes built-in diagnostic system that can be used even while the furnace is running.

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

Noise-reduction features: The furnace is designed with a unique double-wall door and variable-speed circulation blower to reduce operating noise. For horizontal applications, a rotatable inducer motor is sound-enhanced for quiet operation.

IAQ features: Connections for electronic air cleaner and humidifier.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

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

Additional features: This variable-speed, two-stage, multiposition furnace can be installed upflow, downflow, horizontal left, or horizontal right. It is equipped with a sound-reducing double-wall door that reduces operating noise and provides extra durability and easy access to the burner assembly. The RPJ III heat exchanger provides superior operation and durability.

Warranty information: Five-year limited parts, 25-year limited heat exchangers. A HELP® extended service agreement is available, offering a five- and 10-year extended service agreement on parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: Tempstar VS 80 gas furnaces meet California standards for low-NOx emissions. A downflow vent guard kit is required for use on multiposition models when installed as downflows. It provides protection against exposed hot surfaces of the vent pipe when the pipe exits the side of the furnace, the company says.

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

eProduct #234

Model: SmartComfort VS 90 gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 19 to 25 (w) by 29 (d)

Serviceability features: Two easy on/off doors give access to all internal components, the company says. Furnace includes a built-in electronic diagnostic system that can be used even while the furnace is running. The furnace's internal condensate drain system can be routed out either the left or right side of furnace as needed.

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

Noise-reduction features: The unit has two-stage heating, which means it operates in the quieter first stage 70 percent to 80 percent of the time. The one-piece steel cabinet is thermal-lined and an insulated blower compartment provides added sound protection.

IAQ features: Connections for electronic air cleaner, humidifier, and dehumidistat.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

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

Additional features: These variable-speed furnaces are equipped with a two-stage HSP ignition and can be installed with one- or two-pipe venting. Solid stainless steel doors give a distinctive appearance and provide sealed combustion. At only 40 inches tall, these multiposition furnaces can be installed upflow, downflow, horizontal left or horizontal right.

Warranty information: Five-year limited parts, limited lifetime heat exchangers. A HELP® extended service agreement is available, offering a five- and 10-year extended service agreement on parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: Shipped as natural gas in upflow configuration, with all parts included for downflow, horizontal left and right with no need for accessory conversion kits. LP gas kits available. Most hose and clamp connections are now premade by the factory, substantially reducing the amount of time needed to install the furnace.

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

eProduct #235

Thermo Pride

Model: Premiere oil furnace

Footprint (in inches): 24 to 25 (l) by 34 to 50 (w) by 43 to 56 (h)

Serviceability features: Easy access to control board and inspection ports.

Technical support: Available during regular business hours at 574-896-2133 CST.

Noise-reduction features: Uses reduced fan speeds so there's quieter operation. Fully insulated furnace cabinet and burner fully enclosed in vestibule.

IAQ features: Saves energy when continuous fan used for air filtration.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts.

Additional features: ECM controlled blower motor for quieter startup, greater efficiency, and more comfortable operation due to infinite fan speeds. The blower starts at slower speeds and builds to desired speed, automatically compensates for restricted ducts or dirty filters by increasing the fan speed, and offers lower energy bills due to energy-efficient ECM motor.

Warranty information: Five-year parts transferable to subsequent homeowners, lifetime limited heat exchanger. Extended warranties available including five-year labor and 10-year parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Thermo Pride, North Judson, Ind.; 574-896-2133; 574-896-5301 (fax); www.thermopride.com.

eProduct #236

Trane

Model: XV90 variable-speed gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 40 (h) by 18 to 25 (w) by 29 (d)

Serviceability features: Integrated furnace control monitors system status and has self-diagnostic capability with stored diagnostics. The last four faults are stored in the control's memory and can be recalled by the servicer. "LitePort" technology provides access to advanced diagnostic and historical information via the use of a handheld PDA or laptop computer. The CFM LED on the integrated furnace control provides visual confirmation of the selected heating and cooling airflows. All components and controls are positioned for easy installation, access, and service.

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

Noise-reduction features: The "Soft Start" variable-speed blower motor keeps the audible startup noise to a minimum. Overall operating sound level remains extremely 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 minimizes operating noise. Automotive-grade gaskets on the blower compartment doors reduce the infiltration of unconditioned air.

IAQ features: The XV90 furnace is factory wired for optional humidifiers and electronic air cleaners. Field connection leads are labeled for easy identification. The factory supplied spring-loaded filter rack can be used in both bottom or side return air applications and accepts standard-sized filters, which can be purchased locally.

Thermostat compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Replacement parts compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: The hinged blower door and dual quarter-turn latches provide access to the blower compartment and help eliminate callbacks to reinstall the furnace doors, the company says. New variable-speed induction motor (VSIM) technology has taken reliability and performance to another level. The XV90 integrated furnace control utilizes the rugged and durable silicon nitride hot surface igniter with adaptive heat up. This increases the life of the igniter by constantly monitoring and adjusting the voltage to the igniter, ensuring that it does not overheat, the company says.

Warranty information: Five-year limited parts, limited lifetime heat exchanger. Extended warranties available.

Special installation requirements: Vent lengths of up to 200 feet are possible due to the use of a variable-speed draft inducer, which also allows the intake and exhaust vents to be terminated in different pressure zones. A low-profile sidewall vent accessory is available to complete the job which is both easy to install and aesthetically pleasing.

Contact: Contact local Trane distributor; www.trane.com.

eProduct #237

Unico

Model: UniChiller-RC reverse cycle chiller

Footprint (in inches): 46 (h) by 18 (d) by 38 (w)

Serviceability features: Removable side and top panels and fan guards to access control panel, refrigerant and water line components and fans. Minimum clearance required is 12 inches on service access side.

Technical support: Available at 800-527-0896.

Noise-reduction features: At 3 feet, sound level is 69 dB.

IAQ features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Standard heat pump thermostat.

Replacement parts compatibility: Most major components are common.

Additional features: Allows a single home to operate either heating or cooling from one central outdoor unit. No refrigeration license required. Can be installed up to 300 feet away from indoor unit. It allows for zoning with multiple units.

Warranty information: Standard one-year parts and five-year compressor. Extended warranties available.

Special installation requirements: Follow manufacturer's recommended installation guidelines.

Contact: Unico, St. Louis; attn: Tom Taylor, 314-481-9000; 314-457-9000 (fax); sales@unicosystem.com; www.unicosystem.com.

eProduct #238

WaterFurnace

Model: EW Series geothermal water-to-water heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 25 by 18 and 32 by 22

Serviceability features: Multiple removable access panels (including top panel) for easy accessibility. Integrated temperature controls with digital readout and user interface. Modular design with primary and secondary controls. Front or rear plumbing connections.

Technical support: Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 888-929-2837.

Noise-reduction features: Insulated cabinet.

IAQ features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares common parts with other WaterFurnace models.

Additional features: Heating only or heat pump models available. Integrated temperature controls with digital readout and user interface. Vented coax in EW020 for domestic hot water. Front or rear plumbing connections. Reversible control panel. Entering load side water temperature sampling.

Warranty information: Ten-year "WorryFree" warranty.

Special installation requirements: Complete application guide available.

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

eProduct #239

Weil-McLain

Model: Ultra 80, 105, 155, 230 and 310 gas boiler

Footprint (in inches): 54 by 27

Serviceability features: A service receptacle is provided on the side of the Ultra. The service switch on the front of the unit is to the boiler but not to the service receptacle. Power for trouble light, test equipment, and other small tools.

Technical support: Available 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 219-879-6561.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

IAQ features: PhD technology provides much cleaner combustion, and the proven high-tech burner produces less NOx. The Ultra boiler exceeds all current environmental codes.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Does not share parts with other models.

Additional features: The "Precision Hydronic Data" system is an intelligent system that delivers precision hydronic heating and hot water needs while maximizing efficiency by measuring and responding to the data parameters of the heating system.

Warranty information: Five-year parts and labor.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Weil-McLain, Michigan City, Ind.; attn: Dan Vassar, 219-879-6561; 219-877-0556 (fax); dvassar@weil-mclain.com; www.weil-mclain.com.

eProduct #240

Westinghouse

Model: FG6TC two-stage variable-speed gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 43 (h) by 28 (d) by 20 or 22 (w)

Serviceability features: Diagnostics on circuit board with a flame signal indicator.

Technical support: Available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST at 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT).

Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated blower cabinet.

IAQ features: This variable-speed furnace will enhance overall air quality by minimizing air stratification of stagnant air. It mixes air from floor to ceiling, creating a more uniform temperature and enhancing occupant comfort.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Only two unique items (gas manifold and solenoid valve) separate this furnace from our single stage gas furnaces.

Additional features: Unique and simple application of two-stage heat. SmartLite integrated control board provides extended life to igniters in furnaces using hot surface ignition technology. SmartLite is 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.

Warranty information: Eight year parts, five-year quality pledge to replace the entire furnace if heat exchanger fails. Lifetime heat exchanger. Extended product protection is available.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

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

eProduct #241

Model: Q4SD package heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 48 (l) by 56 (w) by 40 (h)

Serviceability features: Externally accessible service ports provide quick access to refrigerant system without disrupting operation. Controls and other major components designed with easy in and out service.

Technical support: Available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST at 800-422-4328 (800-4AC-HEAT).

Noise-reduction features: Twenty-inch fan blade combined with custom venture condenser fan provides quiet operation and low vibration.

IAQ features: ECM variable-speed motor provides increased comfort and improved air quality.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Maximum parts commonality with other Westinghouse package system.

Additional features: This unit's coil is double protected via a coated wire guard and a mesh hail guard. These features provide protection from balls, lawnmowers, hail, etc.

Warranty information: Eight-year parts, five-year quality pledge to replace the entire unit if the heat exchanger or compressor fails. Extended labor protection plans are available.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

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

eProduct #242

Whirlpool

Model: WFCT Series 90 percent multiposition gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Dual certified. Multiposition upflow and horizontal with horizontal left and right installation capabilities. Standard components and ignition system.

Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.

Noise-reduction features: Fully insulated blower cabinet.

IAQ features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Utilizes standard replacement parts.

Additional features: Stainless steel secondary heat exchanger, unitized construction for cabinet integrity, easily removable slide-out design blower, multispeed blower for wide airflow range, aluminized steel inshot burners, and PSC permanently lubricated blower motor designed for low maintenance and optimum efficiency.

Warranty information: Five-year parts, limited lifetime heat exchanger.

Special installation requirements: Left or right gas entry and electrical entry. Start embossments for side return duct connection.

Contact: Whirlpool, Jacksonville, Fla.; attn: Vince Guillory, 904-338-1735; 904-419-0386 (fax); vguillory@watsco.com; www.whirlpool.com.

eProduct #243

Model: WFGEU Series 95 percent variable-speed two-stage furnace

Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Easy slide-out blower section.

Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.

Noise-reduction features: Isolated and insulated blower compartments.

IAQ features: Variable-speed motor with 50 percent continuous air options.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Standard replacement parts.

Additional features: Stainless steel secondary heat exchanger, prepainted steel cabinet for maximum durability, aluminized steel inshot burners, and internal drain trap for compact installation.

Warranty information: Five-year limited parts, limited lifetime heat exchangers.

Special installation requirements: Left or right gas entry and electrical entry.

Contact: Whirlpool, Jacksonville, Fla.; attn: Vince Guillory, 904-338-1735; 904-419-0386 (fax); vguillory@watsco.com; www.whirlpool.com.

eProduct #244

York

Model: Affinity 2S, 3S, and 8T Series heat pumps

Footprint (in inches): 37 (l) by 31 (w)

Serviceability features: Full end, full service access panel/handle provides access to internal components, and a slide down panel provides access to electrical components. An isolated compressor compartment, easy-access side discharge service valves and an adjustable knockout plate for electrical whips improve serviceability. A factory-installed solid core filter-drier reduces installation time.

Technical support: First level of support provided by distributor; factory support available to distributors and dealers by calling 877-874-7378 (877-UPG-SERV). Support is available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.

Noise-reduction features: The 3S and 8T series feature the innovative scroll compressor technology of the Affinity series, designed to offer energy-saving efficiency, reduced noise, and increased comfort levels. The 8T model is engineered with the even higher performing Ultratech compressor, part of the new York QuietDrive system. The Affinity heat pump has sound levels as low as 69 dB, the company says.

IAQ features: The 8T operates in two stages for improved IAQ operation and humidity control. The 2S, 3S and 8T are compatible with a complete line of York residential IAQ products.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models. Its components are standardized for easier stocking and replacement.

Additional features: The Affinity Series has an industrial design. The 3S and 8T come in champagne or six exterior colors - terra cotta, jet black, stone, Bermuda, chocolate, or gun metal. The 3S and 8T feature "hot heat" pump technology, producing discharge temperatures that are, on average, 10 degrees F warmer than standard units, the company says.

Warranty information: Five-year parts and ten-year compressors. The 8T system, when coupled with factory-matched components, carries a premium system warranty with a limited lifetime compressor warranty and a 10-year warranty on parts.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: York, Norman, Okla.; attn: Andy Fracica, 405-419-6563; 405-419-6545 (fax); andrew.fracica@york.com; www.yorkupg.com.

eProduct #245

Model: Affinity V, T, and S Series gas furnace

Footprint (in inches): 49 (h) by standard width and depth

Serviceability features: The 8.V and 9.V furnaces' stylish design includes trouble-free control box access and removal, simple access to the door switch and blower capacitor, standard components, an easy-to-remove blower, a flame sense test pad, error code reset push button, and advanced diagnostics for serviceability.

Technical support: First level of support provided by distributor; factory support available to distributors and dealers by calling 877-874-7378 (877-UPG-SERV). Support is available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.

Noise-reduction features: The 8.V and 9.V furnaces feature an ECM variable-speed motor that operates for longer periods of time, which dramatically reduces noise levels. York's exclusive ClimaTraK, an ECM motor control, helps make the V-series almost 24 times less noisy than conventional furnaces, the company says.

IAQ features: ClimaTraK control enables Affinity installers to customize the comfort performance for each home, depending on the specific climate - dry, temperate, or humid - in which the homeowner lives. ClimaTraK offers nearly continuous, gradual fan speed operation, resulting in effective humidity control and improved indoor air quality, the company says.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Utilizes standard components.

Additional features: The Affinity Series has an industrial design. ClimaTraK ensures longer operating cycles, says the manufacturer. Fewer starts and stops result in a reduced noise level. During continuous fan operation, these furnaces may use less energy than a 100-watt light bulb, the company says.

Warranty information: Every Affinity 90 percent AFUE gas furnace has a limited lifetime heat exchanger and every 80 percent AFUE gas furnace has a 20-year limited heat exchanger. Both units come with a five-year limited warranty on all parts.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: York, Norman, Okla.; attn: Andy Fracica, 405-419-6563; 405-419-6545 (fax); andrew.fracica@york.com; www.yorkupg.com.

eProduct #246

Publication date: 09/20/2004

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