Johnson Controls Inc.: A/C, Heat Pump Condensing Units
July 2, 2012
Added to the Coleman® LX and Comforteer™ series of mid-efficiency 14.5 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency rating) air conditioners and heat pumps are 1.5-ton condensing units. To boost energy efficiency and offer a compact footprint, both 1.5-ton models include a coil constructed of aluminum microchannel tubing and enhanced aluminum fins. The coils are protected from damage by a sturdy polymer mesh applied between the coil face and a coated steel guard. Streamlined power and control wiring connections allow for decreased installation time and costs. The units simplify access and maintenance with fully exposed refrigerant connections and a single electrical panel that covers the electrical controls. Compressors are protected against high temperature and pressure. Isolated compressor mounts help reduce operating noise. The units have a compressor sound blanket and swept-wing fan blade for low sound (on LX models). SEER ratings meet the Energy Star® level of 14.5 SEER with a standard PSC (permanent split capacitor) indoor section, and meet or exceed 16 SEER when matched with single- or variable-speed ECM (electronically commutated motor) indoor sections.