GOLD WINNER“This is the new standard. We never install a traditional metal secondary drain pan or blocks since we discovered this line of products.”
That’s what one of the contractor judges had to say about Resource Conservation Technologies Inc.’s Goliath Furnace Risers (GFR). GFRs raise furnaces, providing clearance to accommodate piping and p-traps. Constructed of DexElar®, these kits should not rust or crack, said the company. DexElar® is UL-94 5VA and ASTME-84 Class C compliant and according to the company, they provide 10 times the strength as standard metal risers.
The risers come in three sizes - GFR 28x6, GFR 23x4, and GFR 23x - and fit in the company’s Titan line of secondary condensate pans or fabricated metal secondary pans. They can be quickly installed and are available with vibration isolators to quiet noisy furnace units.
“The Goliath Furnace Risers simplify all types of furnace installations,” said the company. “No more fabricating metal risers or using blocks to raise the furnace to the required height.”
SILVER WINNERThe Wireless Comfort™ WR-400™ from Jackson Systems is a wireless relay kit that allows a contractor to wirelessly “add” connections to hundreds of applications. Typically, it is used when upgrading a client to a multi-stage condensing unit or heat pump and there are not enough wires running out to a unit. The kit contains two four-channel transceivers. The transceivers are small and can fit into weather-proof enclosures for outdoor use.
“As has been our experience with all Jackson System products and service ... outstanding!” said one contractor judge.
The base module has three transmitting channels and one receiving channel. The satellite module has three receiving channels and one transmitting channel. Each transceiver module uses a redundant transmission protocol for fail-safe protection. If either module does not receive a valid on or off transmission signal within 60 seconds, the output or outputs will be turned off.
BRONZE WINNEREmerson Climate Technologies Inc. has pushed to the next level with the Copeland Scroll® variable-speed compressor. Built on the proven Copeland Scroll Compressor platform, the heating or cooling capacity is regulated through precise motor speed control. It features a high-efficiency brushless permanent magnet motor technology and a proven scroll oil pump for reliable lubrication at all speeds.
The compressor is designed for high efficiency heat pump and air conditioning systems, enabling heat pumps to achieve 13 HSPF and 20 SEER efficiency.
“This is big,” said one judge.
“It’s a great looking product. I want one!” said another.
To help contractors with troubleshooting, the onboard electronics embedded in the drive use the scroll compressor as a sensor to greatly reduce the possibility of operation outside the designed parameters which in turn increases overall system reliability. In addition, Copeland Scroll variable-speed compressors increase the communication capabilities to enable two-wire system installation as a part of communicating systems. The variable-speed technology also facilitates enhanced zoning.
2011 Honorees: Components and AccessoriesGold Winner
Resource Conservation Technologies Inc.
Goliath Furnace Risers
Jackson Systems LLC
Wireless Comfort Relay Kit
Copeland Scroll® variable speed compressor
Resource Conservation Technologies
AG-9300 Electronic Water Sensor for Mini-Split Systems
Publication date: 07/11/2011