The News’Cooling Showcase coverage focuses this week on systems under 5 tons. In addition to the cooling showcase chart provided on our home page,The Newsis featuring the industry’s latest residential and light commercial cooling products in the following feature. The manufacturers provided The Newswith the brief descriptions of features included with each product. For more information, please contact the manufacturers or their distributors.

Amana Heating and Air Conditioning

Model: RSO Ultron Systems
Footprint (in.): Manufacturer did not specify.
Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.
Noise-reduction features: Very low operating sound primarily due to R-410A scroll compressor and Amana sound blanket.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Ultron Systems use environmentally friendly R-410A refrigerant. The RSO has unique gauge port fitting sizes to prevent accidental R-22 charging. The RSO meets Energy Star efficiency requirements.
Contact: Amana Heating and Air Conditioning, Fayetteville, TN; Attn: Matt Schulz, 931-438-2169; 931-438-2106 (fax); matt.schulz@amanahvac.com (e-mail); www.amana-hac.com (website).

eProduct #77

Model: “Tempassure” Ultra RHF heat pump
Footprint (in.): Manufacturer did not specify.
Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.
Noise-reduction features: RHF comes with sound blanket to further reduce operating sound. Decibel ratings range from 70 to 73 dB.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: The RHF can reach 14 SEER through 4 tons without requiring the use of a variable-speed indoor section; 15 SEER can be achieved from 2 to 4 tons when matched with a variable-speed Amana indoor unit. The RHF is the highest-efficiency single-speed heat pump in the industry, the company states.
Contact: Amana Heating and Air Conditioning, Fayetteville, TN; Attn: Matt Schulz, 931-438-2169; 931-438-2106 (fax); matt.schulz@amanahvac.com (e-mail); www.amana-hac.com (website).

eProduct #78

American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning

Model: Allegiance 14
Footprint (in.): 3-ton model — 37 by 33 by 30 (uncrated)
Serviceability features: Integrated, one-piece top section houses fan motor and orifice; easy access to electrical control box, service valves, refrigerant components, compressor, and coil; 70% fewer fasteners for faster access. (Unit has interlocking panel seams which contain no mechanical fasteners or screws, allowing for fast and easy access.)
Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: The model uses the patented Spine Fin™ coil and Duration compressor, all manufactured by American Standard.
Contact: American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, Tyler, TX; Attn: Paul Trotter, 903-581-3300; 903-581-9070 (fax); paul.trotter@americanstandard.com (e-mail); www.americanstandardair.com (website).

eProduct #79

Armstrong Air Conditioning Inc.

Model: AirEase
Footprint (in.): 35 by 32
Serviceability features: Large service access panel.
Technical support: Available at 800-448-5872, ext. 2610, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Noise-reduction features: Compressor sound covers on all units.
Humidity-control features: Direct humidity control when used with a variable-speed indoor unit.
Additional features: Uses standard AirEase coils and air handlers. The indoor expansion valve is shipped with the heat pump.
Contact: Armstrong Air Conditioning, Bellevue, OH; Attn: Al Knight, 419-484-6638; 419-484-6531 (fax); al.knight@aac-inc.com (e-mail).

eProduct #80

Model: Armstrong Air SCU14M
Footprint (in.): 35 by 32
Serviceability features: Large service access panel.
Technical support: Available at 800-448-5872, ext. 2610, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Noise-reduction features: Compressor sound covers on all units.
Humidity-control features: Direct humidity control when used with a variable-speed indoor unit.
Additional features: Uses standard Armstrong Air coils and air handlers. The indoor expansion valve is shipped with the heat pump.
Contact: Armstrong Air Conditioning, Bellevue, OH; Attn: Al Knight, 419-484-6638; 419-484-6531 (fax); al.knight@aac-inc.com (e-mail).

eProduct #81

Model: Concord CCU12
Footprint (in.): 30 by 30
Serviceability features: One-panel access to controls.
Technical support: Available at 800-448-5872, ext. 2610, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Noise-reduction features: Scroll compressors offer low operating sound.
Humidity-control features: Humidity control is offered when the model is used with the variable-speed indoor unit.
Additional features: Compact footprint with “versitite” mounting. Most applications do not require a TXV.
Contact: Armstrong Air Conditioning, Bellevue, OH; Attn: Al Knight, 419-484-6638; 419-484-6531 (fax); al.knight@aac-inc.com (e-mail).

eProduct #82

Bard Manufacturing Co.

Model: HAC split-system air conditioner
Footprint (in.): 26 to 32 by 40 to 50 by 15 (height and width depend on capacity)
Serviceability features: External base valves permit tests while the unit is running.
Technical support: Phone technical support is available through local distributors and factory service representatives. Internet access to service and parts manuals is available.
Noise-reduction features: Horizontal air discharge design minimizes sound levels.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Horizontal air discharge is ideal for niche applications that require installation flexibility.
Contact: Bard Manufacturing Co., Bryan, OH; Attn: Bill Metz, 419-636-1194; 419-636-2640 (fax); bard@bardhvac.com (e-mail); www.bardhvac.com (website).

eProduct #83

Model: Q-TEC air-to-air and water-to-air heat pumps
Footprint (in.): 100 by (43 to 49) by 16 (width varies with capacity)
Serviceability features: Lockable service door provides easy access to air filters and electrical controls; diagnostic service light indicates high or low pressure control operation; heavy-duty rollers provide easy removal from wall sleeve.
Technical support: Phone technical support is available through local distributors and factory service representatives. Internet access to service and parts manuals is available.
Noise-reduction features: Sound-deadening insulation material in compressor section; enclosed condenser motor.
Humidity-control features: Dehumidification models available.
Additional features: Ventilation packages range from barometric fresh air dampers to energy recovery ventilators that provide 450 cfm of fresh air. Water-to-air units allow high-efficiency, ground-source application flexibility.
Contact: Bard Manufacturing Co., Bryan, OH; Attn: Bill Metz, 419-636-1194; 419-636-2640 (fax); bard@bardhvac.com (e-mail); www.bardhvac.com (website).

eProduct #84

Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems

Model: 683B dual-fuel, single packaged unit (electric cooling, electric heating primary/gas heating backup) with choice of standard or variable-speed blower motors.
Footprint (in.): Small — 32.8 by 48.3; height ranges from 35 to 37. Large — 44.2 by 48.3; height ranges from 39 to 43.
Serviceability features: One-panel access to get to all components; internal blower door to seal compartment; ships in horizontal configuration but easily converts to downshot; Envirotuff base pan that will never rust with nesting capability to roof curb; high- and low-pressure switches; filter-drier; service ports; louvered grille for outdoor coil protection; permanently lubricated indoor and outdoor fan motors; short-cycling protection for the compressor.
Technical support: Available at 800-4BRYANT (800-427-9268) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time; customerservice@bryant.com (e-mail).
Noise-reduction features: Composite base with isolation designed to help nest components into place, reducing vibration; foil-faced installation that reduces noise. Extremely quiet product with dB levels as low as 7.2.
Humidity-control features: Variable-speed blower motor option, coupled with the company’s Thermidistat™ control, helps provide Perfect Humidity™. Occupants can enjoy up to 30 times better dehumidification than that of a standard system.
Additional features: The company said it is the first manufacturer to offer a dual-fuel packaged product with alternative (HFC) refrigerant (complies with government mandate to eliminate HCFC refrigerant). Also, first manufacturer to offer a dual-fuel packaged product that offers IdealHumidity™ features.
Contact: Bryant Heating and Cooling, Indianapolis, IN; Attn: Andrea Dopp, 317-240-5672; 317-240-5666 (fax); andrea.dopp@bryant.com (e-mail); www.bryant.com (website).

eProduct #85

Carrier

Model: 48JZ dual-fuel single packaged unit (electric cooling, electric heating primary/gas heating backup) with choice of standard or variable-speed bower motors.
Footprint (in.): Small — 32.8 by 48.3; height ranges from 35 to 37. Large — 44.2 by 48.3; height ranges from 39 to 43.
Serviceability features: One-panel access to get to all components; internal blower door to seal compartment; ships in horizontal configuration but easily converts to downshot; Envirotuff base pan that will never rust with nesting capability to roof curb; high- and low-pressure switches; filter-drier; service ports; louvered grille for outdoor coil protection; permanently lubricated indoor and outdoor fan motors; short-cycling protection for the compressor.
Technical support: Available at 800-CARRIER (800-227-7437) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time; customerservice@carrier.com (e-mail).
Noise-reduction features: Composite base with isolation that helps nest components into place, reducing vibration; foil-faced installation that reduces noise. Extremely quiet product with dB levels as low as 7.2.
Humidity-control features: Variable-speed blower motor option, coupled with the company’s Thermidistat™ control, helps provide IdealHumidity™. Occupants can enjoy up to 30 times better dehumidification than that of a standard system.
Additional features: The company said it is the first manufacturer to offer a dual-fuel packaged product with alternative (HFC) refrigerant (complies with government mandate to eliminate HCFC refrigerant). Also, first manufacturer to offer a dual-fuel packaged product that offers IdealHumidity™ features.
Contact: Carrier Corp., Indianapolis, IN; Attn: Andrea Dopp, 317-240-5672; 317-240-5666 (fax); andrea.dopp@carrier.com (e-mail); www.carrier.com (website).

eProduct #86

First Co.

Model: CHX/CVX Series horizontal and vertical air handlers
Footprint (in.): Various.
Serviceability features: All panels are easily removable for service. Separate filter panels are also provided. All motors, pulleys, belts, and other components are easily accessible as well.
Technical support: Contact Douglas Davis at 214-388-5751, ext. 1110, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.
Noise-reduction features: All units are fully insulated with 1-in. insulation for superior sound attenuation.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Cabinet insulation is lined with a special antibacterial, antimicrobial material designed to resist the growth of bacteria and fungi. Options include various motor features, hot water coils, discharge plenums, and mixing boxes. Sloped drain pans will be standard by May. A double-wall option will be available in June.
Contact: First Co., Dallas, TX; Attn: Roger Cummins, 214-388-5751; 214-388-2255 (fax); rcummins@firstco.com (e-mail); www.firstco.com (website).

eProduct #87

Friedrich Air Conditioning

Model: Uni-Fit™ Universal through-the-wall air conditioners
Footprint (in.): Fits all solid-side TTW sleeves measuring 15-9/16 (h) by 16-3/4 (d) by 25-7/8 (w) or larger.
Serviceability features: Slide-out chassis.
Technical support: Call 210-357-4400, ext. 662.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: This is an all-new product. It offers universal fit for easy replacement. There are eight models total (five cool only and three electric heat/cool, available in both 115 and 230/208 V). Cool-only models have three cooling and two fan-only speeds. Heat/cool models have two cooling, two heating, and two fan-only speeds. Stale air exhaust. Chassis and sleeves sold separately. Standard seacoast-protected condenser coils. High EER.
Contact: Friedrich Air Conditioning, San Antonio, TX; Attn: Inside Sales Department, 800-541-6645; 210-357-4480 (fax); hvac@friedrich.com (e-mail); www.friedrich.com (website).

eProduct #88

Model: WallMaster WE15A33 (cool and electric heat) and WS15A30 (cool only)
Footprint (in.): Fits in solid-side TTW sleeves 16-3/4 (h) by 16-3/4 (d) by 27 (w).
Serviceability features: Slide-out chassis
Technical support: Call 210-357-4400, ext. 662.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Largest capacity heat/cool TTW unit available on the market, says the company. Sloped front with top-mounted controls and control door cover. Exact retrofit into Fedders A and B solid-side wall sleeves. Chassis and sleeves sold separately. Three cooling and three heating speeds, plus fan-only setting and stale air exhaust.
Contact: Friedrich Air Conditioning, San Antonio, TX; Attn: Inside Sales Department, 800-541-6645; 210-357-4480 (fax); hvac@friedrich.com (e-mail); www.friedrich.com (website).

eProduct #89

Fujitsu General America Inc.

Model: System 18RC
Footprint (in.): 9-1/4 by 32-11/16 by 32-11/16
Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Technical support: Available at 800-834-6432, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time; www.fujitsugeneral.com/service/minisplit.htm (website).
Noise-reduction features: 37 dB (A) on medium speed.
Humidity-control features: Dry mode operation is available.
Additional features: Low profile makes for easy fit in tight spaces. Built-in condensate pump, fresh air intake, and branch duct.
Contact: Fujitsu General America Inc., Fairfield, NJ; Attn: Mark O’Donnell, 888-888-3424; 973-575-7509 (fax); fghvac@fujitsugeneral.com (e-mail); www.fujitsugeneral.com (website).

eProduct #90

Model: System 24RC
Footprint (in.): 9-1/4 by 32-11/16 by 32-11/16
Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Technical support: Available at 800-834-6432, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time; www.fujitsugeneral.com/service/Minisplit.htm (website).
Noise-reduction features: 42 dB(A) on medium speed.
Humidity-control features: Dry mode operation is available.
Additional features: Low profile makes for easy fit in tight spaces. Built-in condensate pump, fresh air intake, and branch duct.
Contact: Fujitsu General America Inc., Fairfield, NJ; Attn: Mark O’Donnell, 888-888-3424; 973-575-7509 (fax); fghvac@fujitsugeneral.com (e-mail); www.fujitsugeneral.com (website).

eProduct #91

Goettl Air Conditioning

Model: RHP365H1
Footprint (in.): 30-1/4 by 33-7/8
Serviceability features: Access door.
Technical support: Call 602-275-1515 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Noise-reduction features: Quiet, dependable operation.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Easy over and under installation and service. Readily available American-made parts. Innovative coil guard.
Contact: Goettl Air Conditioning, Phoenix, AZ; Attn: Reggie Spangler, 602-275-1515; 602-470-4275 (fax); goettl@cyberspeedway.net (e-mail); www.goettl.com (website).

eProduct #92

Goodman Manufacturing Co.

Model: Janitrol, GMC, Goodman CLT
Footprint (in.): 23 by 23 (small chassis); 29 by 29 (large chassis)
Serviceability features: Access all electrical components such as capacitor, contactor, or time delay by removing control cover.
Technical support: Goodman’s support includes Web access to product specification sheets and manuals, tech support, and troubleshooting phone lines.
Noise-reduction features: Standard sound-abatement features include a compressor sound blanket, eight-blade motor, four-blade fan, louvered wrapper, and wire grille top.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Each unit also has a factory-installed liquid-line filter-drier.
Contact: Goodman Manufacturing Co., Houston, TX; Attn: Chuck Russ, 713-861-2500, ext. 409; 713-861-0772 (fax); russcharles@excite.com (e-mail); www.goodmanmfg.com (website).

eProduct #93

Model: Janitrol, GMC, Goodman CPLJ heat pump
Footprint (in.): 23 by 23 (small chassis); 29 by 29 (large chassis)
Serviceability features: Access all electrical components, such as capacitor, contactor, or time delay, by removing control cover.
Technical support: Goodman’s support includes Web access to product specification sheets and manuals, tech support, and troubleshooting phone lines.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Each unit has a factory-installed liquid-line filter-drier.
Contact: Goodman Manufacturing Co., Houston, TX; Attn: Chuck Russ, 713-861-2500, ext. 409; 713-861-0772 (fax); russcharles@excite.com (e-mail); www.goodmanmfg.com (website).

eProduct #94

Heat Controller

Model: Century® geothermal heat pumps
Footprint (in.): 42 (h) by 26 (w) by 21 (d)
Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Technical support: Technical Service Department is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, at 517-787-2100.
Noise-reduction features: Thermally insulated cabinet.
Humidity-control features: Exclusive “Maxi-Dri” humidity control.
Additional features: Desuperheater included for domestic hot water. Available with copper or cupronickel coaxial water coil.
Contact: Heat Controller, Jackson, MI; 517-787-2100; 517-787-9341 (fax); www.heatcontroller.com (website).

eProduct #95

Model: Comfort-Aire® dual-zone ductless mini-split
Footprint (in.): Indoor — 10.3 (h) by 31.6 (w) by 6.5 (d); outdoor — 25.75 (h) by 34.25 (w) by 12.63 (d).
Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Technical support: Technical Service Department is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, at 517-787-2100.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: 2.6 to 3.0 pints/hr dehumidification.
Additional features: Low-voltage wiring to indoor section and remote cooled.
Contact: Heat Controller, Jackson, MI; 517-787-2100; 517-787-9341 (fax); www.heatcontroller.com (website).

eProduct #96

ICP

Model: Arcoaire X12 Series air conditioner
Footprint (in.): 26-5/8 to 38-5/8 (h) by 24-3/4 to 33 (w) by 26-1/2 to 35 (d)
Serviceability features: Arcoaire X12 air conditioners feature a compact design for easy handling, an easy-access control door, a quick-opening control door, a quick-opening compressor compartment, and a slanted, easy-view control panel.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor available with technical assistance, troubleshooting. Technical training available at ICP National Training Center at La Vergne, TN, and at field schools held in participating distributor locations.
Noise-reduction features: The air conditioners are built with scroll compressors for quiet operation.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Narrow clearance feature allows dealers to install the condensing unit as close as 6 in. from the home. Longer service valve stubs allow easy access and protect service valves from heat. Easy-access discharge grille pops off for cleaning and inspection with the removal of only four screws.
Contact: ICP, Nashville, TN; Attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.arcoaire.com (website).

eProduct #97

Model: Comfortmaker SoftSound™ 1400+ Series air conditioner
Footprint (in.): 32-5/8 to 42-5/8 (h) by 33 (w) by 35 (d)
Serviceability features: Full-service control panel has service valves and all electrical connections together in one location. The patented “easy-view” control panel is sloped at a 45-degree angle so the tech can see all controls while standing up. The easy-access control box and discharge grille open by removing four screws.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor available with technical assistance, troubleshooting. Technical training available at ICP National Training Center at La Vergne, TN, and at field schools held in participating distributor locations.
Noise-reduction features: SoftSound air conditioners are built with scroll compressors for quiet operation.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: The compact design makes handling easier and installation quicker. Built for narrow clearance, allowing dealers to install condensing unit as close as 6 in. from the home. The discharge grille pops off for cleaning and inspection with the removal of only four screws. Longer service valve stubs allow easy access and protect service valves from heat.
Contact: ICP, Nashville, TN; Attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.comfortmaker.com (website).

eProduct #98

Model: Heil QuietComfort™ 12 Series air conditioner
Footprint (in.): 26-5/8 to 38-5/8 (h) by 24-3/4 to 33 (w) by 26-1/2 to 35 (d)
Serviceability features: These new air conditioners include a slanted control panel that lets a technician see all electrical connections while standing up, an easy-access control door, quick-opening control door, quick-opening compressor compartment, and compact design for easy handling.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor is available with technical assistance, troubleshooting. Technical training available at ICP National Training Center at La Vergne, TN, and at field schools held in participating distributor locations.
Noise-reduction features: The air conditioners are built with scroll compressors for quiet, reliable operation.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: The unit’s compact design makes handling easier and installation quicker. Longer service valve stubs allow easy access and protect service valves from heat. The easy-access discharge grille pops off for cleaning and inspection with the removal of only four screws.
Contact: ICP, Nashville, TN; Attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.heil-hvac.com (website).

eProduct #99

Model: Tempstar SmartComfort™ 2400 Series air conditioner
Footprint (in.): 36-1/8 to 46-1/8 (h) by 33 (w) by 35 (d)
Serviceability features: Patented “easy-view” control panel is sloped at a 45-degree angle so servicers can see all controls while standing up. The easy-access control box and discharge grille (opens by removing only four screws; full service control panel) contains service valves and all electrical connections in one handy location.
Technical support: Technical service advisor on staff at local distributor is available with technical assistance, troubleshooting. Technical training available at ICP National Training Center at La Vergne, TN, and at field schools held in participating distributor locations.
Noise-reduction features: Units are equipped with scroll compressors and two-speed fan motors to produce minimal sound at maximum performance. The top of the air conditioner is built with sound-absorbing material for quiet operation.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: The SmartComfort Series features a unique patented design. The top of the air conditioner is built from a durable, sound-absorbing resin for quieter operation. The aerodynamic discharge system swirls air quietly through a circular fan orifice and pushes it up through the unit’s slanted top. Durable resin top construction with UV-resistant material is high-impact and noncorrosive for extra strength and durability.
Contact: ICP, Nashville, TN; Attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com (e-mail); www.tempstar.com (website).

eProduct #100

Lennox Industries Inc.

Model: HSXA15-030 air conditioner
Footprint (in.): 32-1/8 by 34-1/16.
Serviceability features: Insulated compressor compartment allows unit to be serviced while running. Unit includes high- and low-pressure switches and is furnished with high-capacity filter-drier and R-410A TXV.
Technical support: Technical support is available; call 800-453-6669.
Noise-reduction features: The HSXA15 is engineered with exclusive SilentComfort™ technology. The unit’s new patent-pending fan blade design and insulated compressor compartment make it the quietest central air conditioner you can buy, the company states, with sound levels as low as 68 dB.
Humidity-control features: Optional CCB1 Efficiency Plus humidity control is available.
Additional features: The unit’s high-efficiency outdoor coil provides exceptional heat transfer and low air resistance for high-efficiency operation. The HSXA15 is an Energy Star product, which means the product meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) standards by using less energy, which reduces pollution. The unit uses R-410A. An enhanced coil guard protects the condenser coil, maintaining the efficiency of the unit.
Contact: Lennox Industries, Inc., Richardson, TX; Attn: Karen O’Shea, 972-497-5258; 972-497-5292 (fax); karen.oshea@lennoxintl.com (e-mail); www.lennox.com (website).

eProduct #101

Marvair, a Division of Airxcel Inc.

Model: Classic 12 wall-mounted heat pump
Footprint (in.): 94-5/16 by 44-7/8 by 27-5/8
Serviceability features: All service and maintenance can be performed from the front except for heater access, which is on the right side.
Technical support: Technical support is available 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. Nationwide network of service centers. Service information available 24/7 at 229-273-3636.
Noise-reduction features: A draw-through condenser; large, slow-speed evaporator blowers; and a scroll compressor make the Classic 12 Marvair the quietest wall mount, the company states.
Humidity-control features: Electric reheat and hot gas reheat are available as options.
Additional features: The Classic 12 is 23% more efficient than required by government standards and the only wall-mount heat pump with a 12 SEER that can be ducted, the company said. It has a full range of ventilation packages to meet ASHRAE 62-1999 ventilation requirements and an optional economizer.
Contact: Marvair, Atlanta, GA; Attn: David Shuford, 404-848-9281; 404-848-9115 (fax); dshuford@airxcel .com (e-mail); www.marvair.com (website).

eProduct #102

Mitsubishi Electric

Model: Mr. Slim® MXZ30TN
Footprint (in.): 35-7/16 by 13-7/8
Serviceability features: Self-diagnostics give fault codes. Front service panel.
Technical support: Applications Engineering — 800-433-4822 (#3); National Service East — 800-811-3112; National Service Central — 800-811-3114; National Service West — 800-811-3115. Service/installation training center at company (call 678-376-2948).
Noise-reduction features: Outdoor unit 48 dB(A), isolated compressor compartment and insulated compressor.
Humidity-control features: Dry mode reduces fan speed of indoor unit for maximum moisture removal.
Additional features: The first high-wall, tri-zone heat pump using the variable-frequency drive (vfd) inverter compressor technology for high performance and energy efficiency, says the company. The inverter technology in the MXZ Model allows for better heating performance than typical heat pump systems. Up to 197 ft of refrigerant tubing can be run when split among three indoor units. System reduces power consumption as it only runs at the capacity required at the time to maintain constant temperature.
Contact: Mitsubishi Electric, Lawrenceville, GA; Attn: Mike Smith, 678-376-2920; 678-376-3540 (fax); msmith@hvac.mea.com (e-mail); www.mrslim.com or www.mitsubishielectric.com/hvac (website).

eProduct #103

Model: Mr. Slim® PUGH24CKB vertical discharge
Footprint (in.): 30-1/4 by 33-7/8
Serviceability features: Self-diagnostics give fault code. Multiple service panels.
Technical support: Applications engineering — 800-433-4822 (#3); National Service East — 800-811-3112; Central — 800-811-3114; West — 800-811-3115. Service/installation training center at company (call 678-376-2948).
Noise-reduction features: 76 dB(A)
Humidity-control features: Dry mode reduces fan speed of indoor unit for maximum moisture removal.
Additional features: A lower-cost, higher-efficiency, split ductless outdoor unit option for Mr. Slim P Series systems. Precharged for 100 ft, low ambient cooling to 25?F, maximum line length is 150 ft.
Contact: Mitsubishi Electric, Lawrenceville, GA; Attn: Mike Smith, 678-376-2920; 678-376-3540 (fax); msmith@hvac.mea.com (e-mail); www.mrslim.com or www.mitsubishielectric.com/hvac (website).

eProduct #104

Multiaqua Inc.

Model: MACH
Footprint (in.): 40 by 16
Serviceability features: All panels removable for easy service access.
Technical support: Available at 954-431-1300, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Noise-reduction features: Compressor compartment insulated.
Humidity-control features: Superior humidity control of chilled water.
Additional features: It can be banked, giving you large tonnage in single phase. Extremely quiet operation.
Contact: Multiaqua Inc., Miramar, FL; Attn: Ralph Feria, 954-431-1300; 954-431-1303 (fax); ralphf@multiaqua.com (e-mail); www.multiaqua.com (website).

eProduct #105

Nordyne Inc.

Model: Frigidaire FS3BD 13-plus-SEER air conditioner
Footprint (in.): 30-1/2 by 30-1/2
Serviceability features: Five-minute anti-short-cycle protection; easy-access, full-service refrigerant valves; removable top grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads.
Technical support: Technical Service Group is available at 800-4AC-HEAT (800-422-4328) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Technical literature library online available 24/7 at www.nordyne.com (website).
Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and heavy-duty PSC motor provide quiet operation.
Humidity-control features: Variable-speed air handlers are available with special dehumidification function.
Additional features: If the unit’s compressor fails when installed with a matched Frigidaire indoor coil or air handler, Nordyne will replace the entire air conditioner. Louvered condenser guard protects the coil from yard hazards and extreme weather.
Contact: Nordyne Inc., O’Fallon, MO; Attn: David Garvin, 636-561-7481; 636-561-7365 (fax); garvind@nordyne.com (e-mail); www.nordyne.com (website).

eProduct #106

Model: Tappan FS3BD 13+ SEER air conditioner
Footprint (in.): 30-1/2 by 30-1/2
Serviceability features: Five-minute anti-short-cycle protection; easy-access, full-service refrigerant valves; removable top-grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads.
Technical support: Technical Service Group is available at 800-4AC-HEAT (800-422-4328) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Technical literature library online available 24/7 at www.nordyne.com (website).
Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and heavy-duty PSC motor provide quiet operation.
Humidity-control features: Variable-speed air handlers are available with special dehumidification function.
Additional features: If the unit’s compressor fails when installed with a matched Tappan indoor coil or air handler, Nordyne will replace the entire air conditioner. Louvered condenser guard protects the coil from yard hazards and extreme weather.
Contact: Nordyne Inc., O’Fallon, MO; Attn: David Garvin, 636-561-7481; 636-561-7365 (fax); garvind@nordyne.com (e-mail); www.nordyne.com (website).

eProduct #107

Model: Westinghouse FS3BD 13-plus-SEER air conditioner
Footprint (in.): 30-1/2 by 30-1/2
Serviceability features: Five-minute anti-short-cycle protection; easy-access, full-service refrigerant valves; removable top-grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads.
Technical support: Technical Service Group is available at 800-4AC-HEAT (800-422-4328) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Technical literature library online available 24/7 at www.nordyne.com (website).
Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and heavy-duty PSC motor provide quiet operation.
Humidity-control features: Variable-speed air handlers are available with special dehumidification function.
Additional features: If the unit’s compressor fails when installed with a matched Westinghouse indoor coil or air handler, Nordyne will replace the entire air conditioner. Louvered condenser guard protects the coil from yard hazards and extreme weather.
Contact: Nordyne Inc., O’Fallon, MO; Attn: David Garvin, 636-561-7481; 636-561-7365 (fax); garvind@nordyne.com (e-mail); www.nordyne.com (website).

eProduct #108

Rheem Air Conditioning Division

Model: RAML Classic XII super-high-efficiency condensing units
Footprint (in.): 38-11/16 to 43 (l) by 27-1/8 to 31 (w)
Serviceability features: Uses R-410A refrigerant. The control box is located in the top corner of the cabinet to provide easy access through a service panel. Separate compressor compartment for easy service access. Automatic high- and low-pressure controls and a filter-drier. All are standard features.
Technical support: Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at 479-648-4900.
Noise-reduction features: The compressor contains durable insulation on the motor windings and is externally mounted on rubber grommets to reduce vibration and noise.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Contact: Rheem Air Conditioning Division, Fort Smith, AR; Attn: Service Technician Representatives, 479-648-4900; 479-648-4918 (fax); www.rheemac.com (website).

eProduct #109

Sanyo Fisher Co.

Model: 24KMS12
Footprint (in.): 37 by 13
Serviceability features: Single-panel access to electrical. The entire case may be removed for complete access on the outdoor unit.
Technical support: Technical support is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Call 770-509-5230.
Noise-reduction features: Indoor unit — 27 dB(A); outdoor unit — 53 dB(A).
Humidity-control features: Dry mode.
Additional features: It is a concealed duct model available in 2- and 3-ton sizes, with a cooling capacity of 24 MBtuh and a SEER rating of 10. Units feature self-diagnostics, the ability to group up to 8 units on one remote control, rotary compressor, and a built-in condensate pump. Return air can be taken from the bottom or rear ducted. Unit has up to 4 duct takeoffs, allowing it to serve many applications.
Contact: Sanyo Fisher Co., Chatsworth, CA; Attn: Tom Crock, 818-998-7322, ext. 467; 818-701-4170 (fax); tcrock@sfc.Sanyo.com (e-mail); sanyohvac.com (website).

eProduct #110

Model: 24UH42
Footprint (in.): 37 by 13
Serviceability features: Single-panel access to electrical. The entire case may be removed for complete access on the outdoor unit.
Technical support: Technical support is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Call 770-509-5230.
Noise-reduction features: Indoor unit — 27 dB(A); outdoor unit — 53 dB(A).
Humidity-control features: Dry mode.
Additional features: It is a concealed duct model available in 2- and 3-ton sizes, with a cooling capacity of 24 MBtuh and a SEER rating of 10. Units feature self-diagnostics, the ability to group up to 8 units on one remote control, rotary compressor, and a built-in condensate pump. Return air can be taken from the bottom or rear ducted. Unit has up to 4 duct takeoffs, allowing it to serve many applications.
Contact: Sanyo Fisher Co., Chatsworth, CA; Attn: Tom Crock, 818-998-7322, ext. 467; 818-701-4170 (fax); tcrock@sfc.Sanyo.com (e-mail); sanyohvac.com (website).

eProduct #111

Thermo Pride

Model: Premiere air conditioner, AC1424 through AC1460
Footprint (in.): 27 by 28 (2-ton unit); 30 by 31 (2.5- through 5-ton units).
Serviceability features: Self-diagnostic LED lights; sturdy coil; ABS top, bottom, and corner resist fading; childproof and pet-proof.
Technical support: Technical Service Department is available to answer questions from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at 800-348-5130.
Noise-reduction features: Compressor is isolated and sound enclosed for quiet operation.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: The outside of this unit’s cabinet is made of a high-impact ABS material that won’t fade from exposure to the sun, the company said. The cabinet also features aluminum sheet metal and stainless steel hardware that is designed not to rust. Inside, the thermally efficient, noncorroding coil is lighter, smaller, requires less refrigerant, and enables the Premiere to provide ultra high efficiencies (up to 15.3 SEER) and still maintain a smaller footprint. The enclosed and protected electronic safety control module provides resettable lockout for high/low pressure and adjustable time delay. Liquid-line filter-drier helps protect the system by absorbing moisture and removing impurities that might contaminate the refrigerant.
Contact: Thermo Pride, Lancaster, PA; Attn: Brooke Stophel, 717-239-7647; 717-239-7646 (fax); bstophel@thermopride.com (e-mail); www.thermopride.com (website).

eProduct #112

Trane

Model: XL14i air conditioner
Footprint (in.): 33 by 30 (3 ton)
Serviceability features: Easy access to electrical and refrigeration components with extra room for hands and tools.
Technical support: Varies by distributor.
Noise-reduction features: Compressor insulator.
Humidity-control features: Special “Comfort-R” cold coil start on Trane variable-speed indoor models.
Additional features: Composite base pan is rustproof, “Weatherguard” top, Spine Fin™ coils, unique fan mounting, fewer fasteners for easy installation and service.
Contact: Contact your local Trane distributor, or visit www.trane.com (website).

eProduct #113

Unico Inc.

Model: The Unico System, Models 1218, 2436, and 4260
Footprint (in.): Various.
Serviceability features: Ease of servicing — sealed bearing motors.
Technical support: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, 800-527-0896, or sales@unicosystem.com (e-mail).
Noise-reduction features: Supply ductwork is constructed of sound-attenuating materials; air-handling units equipped with vibration pads.
Humidity-control features: Cooling coil is constructed with a greater surface area, resulting in lower temperatures and 30% more moisture reduction than conventional systems, the company said.
Additional features: Mini-duct system allows for faster, easier installation and little to no aesthetic impact on the host structure. Provides end user with a quieter, higher degree of comfort.
Contact: Unico Inc., St. Louis, MO; Attn: Tom Taylor, 314-481-9000; 314-457-9000 (fax); tom@unicosystem.com (e-mail); www.unicosystem.com (website).

eProduct #114

United CoolAir

Model: MiniCool indoor condensing unit
Footprint (in.): Manufacturer did not specify.
Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: The MiniCool indoor condensing unit offers single, dual, or triple refrigeration circuits, each having cooling capacities ranging from 1 to 3 tons per circuit. Choice of matching to fancoils requiring cooling only, cooling with electric heat, or heat pump operation with the ability for split applications up to 250 ft. The condensing units can be air- or water-cooled and ordered with many commercial options, including scroll compressors, internal hot gas bypass, and low-ambient operation.
Contact: United CoolAir, York, PA; Attn: Rod Beever, 717-843-4311; www.unitedcoolair.com (website).

eProduct #115

WaterFurnace International

Model: Premier E Series geothermal heat pump (dual-capacity R-410A)
Footprint (in.): 31.5 by 25.5
Serviceability features: Removable panels for easy access to internal components.
Technical support: Available to dealers 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.
Noise-reduction features: Isolation-mounted compressors; soft-starting blower motors; insulated compressor compartment; compressor blanket.
Humidity-control features: Variable-speed blower motor.
Additional features: It is the only dual-capacity geothermal heat pump on the market with R-410A refrigerant. “Energy Star” rated for high energy efficiency.
Contact: WaterFurnace International, Fort Wayne, IN; Attn: Kent Kuffner, 260-478-5667; 260-747-5780 (fax); kent_ kuffner@waterfurnace.com (e-mail); www.waterfurnace.com (website).

eProduct #116

York UPG

Model: Coleman HTC
Footprint (in.): 25 by 35
Serviceability features: Easy control access.
Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.
Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Coleman HTC incorporates Twin-Single™ compressor technology, which provides two stages of cooling operation.
Contact: York UPG, Norman, OK; Attn: Mark Ritz, 405-419-6537; 405-419-6545 (fax); mark.ritz@york.com (e-mail); www.colemanac.com (website).

eProduct #117

Model: Luxaire Performance Plus
Footprint (in.): 24 by 24 (1.5 to 2.5 ton); 35 by 35 (3 to 5 ton)
Serviceability features: Easy control access. Attractive coil guard allows for easy coil cleaning.
Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.
Noise-reduction features: Compressor mounting brackets and compressor blanket are standard.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Contact: York UPG, Norman, OK; Attn: Mark Ritz, 405-419-6537; 405-419-6545 (fax); mark.ritz@york.com (e-mail); www.luxaire.com (website).

eProduct #118

Model: York Stealth Series
Footprint (in.): 24 by 24 (1.5 to 2.5 ton); 35 by 35 (3 to 5 ton)
Serviceability features: Easy control access. LED diagnostics on control board.
Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.
Noise-reduction features: Unit comes standard with compressor mounts, muffler, and specially designed compressor sound blanket to reduce sound and vibration.
Humidity-control features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Additional features: The York Stealth Series features the Twin-Single™ compressor, which allows for two stages of cooling operation. York Comfort Enhancer control is a microcomputer that intelligently regulates first- and second-stage operation to meet cooling demands.
Contact: York UPG, Norman, OK; Attn: Mark Ritz, 405-419-6537; 405-419-6545 (fax); mark.ritz@york.com (e-mail); www.yorkupg.com (website).

eProduct #119