HVAC Product Roundup: October 2015
Johnson Controls Invests More Than 125,000 Hours Of Research, Design And Testing In All-New Coleman Residential Split Systems
The all-new residential heating and air-conditioning split systems from the Coleman brand of Johnson Controls come to market with more than 125,000 hours of research, design and testing behind them.
The result is a family of air conditioners, heat pumps and air handlers that meet 2015 U.S. Department of Energy efficiency standards and offer significant energy savings—as much as 29 percent more efficient for air conditioners with a 14 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), when compared with EOYJ older 10 SEER models. The family of split system products will include models with a 21+ SEER. All the units are also rated in accordance with AHRI Standards 210/240 and meet relevant ASHRAE 90.1, EPACT 2005 and ENERGY STAR® standards.
LUX Products Corporation Unveils New, WiFi Thermostat
LUX Products Corp. unveiled its newest thermostat addition, the LUX/GEO WiFi thermostat. Available immediately, the LUX/GEO puts the flexibility and control of home comfort in the hands of the homeowner, either via smartphone device, desktop or the product’s intuitive control panel. The thermostat is easy to install and is designed with the very latest technology. Equipped with features and functionality found in higher-end, more expensive thermostats, the LUX/GEO rounds out the company’s extensive line of innovative, smartly engineered thermostats.
The LUX/GEO can be powered by system power C-wire, micro USB plug or AA lithium batteries. With up to 2 heat, 2 cool compatibility (heat pumps up to 2 heat, 1 cool), the LUX/GEO will work on virtually all systems. The LUX/GEO sets up quickly on any home WiFi system, but it can easily be used without a WiFi connection – eliminating the need for the homeowner to be home or have access to the home’s WiFi system.
LUX Products Corp.
Vibration and Seismic Technologies (VST) Announces Exclusive Licensing Agreement to Manufacture Seismic Cable Bracing Product Line
ST. LOUIS—Vibration and Seismic Technologies (VST) has been awarded an exclusive license to manufacture and market the Seismic Wire Rope/Cable™ Bracing products previously manufactured under license by Loos & Co. The product line is used to brace a range of non-structural building components, including mechanical/HVAC and plumbing products, and is the only cable bracing line that meets all current building codes and standards.
Known for its patented cable bracing system featuring color-coded cable and innovative hardware components such as the Universal Restraint Clip and No Pry Clip, the product line was developed by Dan Duggan, Sr. and Mike Werner of Duggan-Werner, Inc., which has granted the exclusive license to VST. In addition to offering the Seismic Wire Rope/Cable™ Bracing product line and associated tools, VST also offers complete seismic engineering services for mechanical, electrical and plumbing construction projects.
Vibration and Seismic Technologies
Milwaukee® M12™ ¼ Hex Right Angle Impact Driver Delivers Speed and Access
Milwaukee Tool continues to expand its M12™ LITHIUM-ION system with the introduction of the M12™ ¼” Hex Right Angle Impact Driver. The only professional 12V right angle impact driver on the market, the new tool features a 1.4” head diameter for the greatest access in close quarters and the fastest driving speed at 2,425 RPM.
Featuring a Milwaukee® designed impact mechanism, the new tool delivers 600 in.-lbs. of torque for fast, reactionless fastening. For maximum versatility, the impact is designed with an extended paddle switch so that the user can operate it from multiple grip points, and it has a recessed forward/reverse switch to minimize accidental actuations. To protect the user’s work surface, the tool also features a nonmarring rubber ring around the head.
Available in October 2015, the new tools are compatible with the entire M12™ System, now offering more than 70 professional cordless solutions.
RectorSeal® Desolv™ Mini-Split Air Conditioner Cleaner Now Available in a Convenient Aerosol Can
RectorSeal® Corp., Houston, announced that RectorSeal Desolv™, the industry’s top-selling ductless mini-split air conditioner chemical cleaner, is now available in convenient 16-ounce aerosol cans. Desolv Aerosol with its two-stage spray nozzle safely powers off dirt, biological contaminants, debris and films within minutes with its concentrated, atomized and odorless spray that penetrates deeply into mini-split evaporator coils and blowers.
The self-rinsing Desolv Aerosol is the convenient, portable jobsite mini-split cleaning solution that doesn’t require large quantities of chemicals, containers or spray applicators.
After comprehensive testing on all major mini-split brands and models, the Desolv formula will dislodge and dissolve contaminants that potentially reduce coil heat transfer and clog evaporator condensate drain pan orifices. Desolv’s formula contains no acid or aggressive chemicals like most conventional air conditioning coil cleaners. Its proprietary formula doesn’t separate regardless of storage time.
MagVent, LLC Releases Its Revolutionary Magnetically Aligning Dryer Vent Coupling
MagVent delivers a more convenient and efficient dryer venting solution than the traditional mess of flexible transition duct allows. Its low profile design is a perfect fit for the cramped area behind most dryers. By creating a safer, more energy efficient and less bulky vent path, MagVent eliminates the uncertainty in dryer installations, providing a dryer vent solution you can feel good about.
MagVent provides three magnetically aligning dryer vent models that accommodate a variety of dryer venting needs. The MV-180 is the self-aligning dryer vent for a straight vent path. The MV-90 is the self-aligning dryer vent for a 90 degree vent path. Finally, the versatile MV-Flex is designed to accommodate any direction venting. All of MagVent’s models are available for new and existing construction.