Residential energy-improvement tax credits in the U.S. have been in place since 2005, and they are set to expire in December 2016. Over the past decade, the 25C credit for high-efficiency HVAC equipment has been extended and modified multiple times, but no one can be sure it will be renewed after the presidential election is over.
Now approved for certification testing for packaged unitary small HVAC products
April 7, 2016
UL announced that its Plano, Texas, facility has received approval from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) to perform testing for its Unitary Small Air-Conditioner and Heat Pump (USAC/HP) certification program for packaged products.
Available in a horizontal configuration for easy slab installation, the R8HE condensing gas/electric packaged unit has microchannel all-aluminum indoor and outdoor coils, which provide increased resistance against instances of corrosion.
Packaged air conditioning solutions from Trane now feature a more rugged microchannel aluminum coil construction to increase reliability and sustainability. The more robust microchannel coil replaces copper and aluminum tube-and-fin condenser coils. The microchannel coils reduce refrigerant charge as much as 50 percent.
The York® brand of products with MagnaDRY™ technology has been expanded to include 3-5-ton Predator MagnaDRY hot gas reheat packaged units. The ZR037, ZR049, and ZR061 are based on a state-of-the-art dehumidification system that keeps occupants comfortable in humidity-sensitive applications without overcooling the space.