Every yearThe Newsintroduces the latest air conditioning units available for the upcoming summer season. The intent is to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them to distinguish between brands. The coverage includes feature-specific information about each product as submitted by the manufacturers. In addition to the product chart (provided on The Newshome page),The Newsis profiling the industry’s latest residential/light commercial cooling products in this feature. The manufacturers providedThe Newswith the brief description of features included with each product. For more information, please contact the manufacturers or their distributors.

Amana (Goodman Mfg. Co.)

Model:Distinctions VCA Series

Footprint (in inches): 22-1/2 by 22-1/2

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Brass service valves with gauge ports mounted at a 45-degree angle. Single panel provides access to controls.

Technical support: Dealer and distributor technical support available at 888-593-9988.

Noise-reduction features: Quiet condenser fan with wire fan discharge grille.

Indoor air quality features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares several components with other Amana air conditioners.

Additional features: Factory-installed liquid line filter-driers.

Warranty information: Five-year limited parts and compressor warranty.

Special installation requirements: The VCAs are rated with a wide offering of air handlers and coils.

Contact: Amana, Houston; Attn: Al Knight, 713-861-2500, ext. 660; 713-861-0772 (fax); alknight2@goodmanmfg.com; www.amana-hac.com.

eProduct #151

American Standard

Model:Allegiance 18 air conditioner/Heritage 18 heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 41 (h) by 37 (w) by 34 (d)

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Easy-Sess™ service access panels are designed for easier installation, service, and maintenance, and provide easy coil cleaning access, the company states.

Technical support: Contact local American Standard distributor.

Noise-reduction features: Compressor sound insulators available on some models.

Indoor air quality features: Humidity control features include unique Comfort-R™ mode for greater dehumidification during cooling when matched with American Standard variable-speed indoor unit. Two-stage cooling provides more consistent temperature levels and super-quiet operation, according to the company.

Thermostat compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Replacement parts compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Two-Row Spine Fin™ coil provides very low airflow resistance for more efficient transfer capabilities, the company states. Units feature Duration compressors, corrosion-resistant finish with SermaGuard™ rust-resistant fasteners, and Durabase™ basepan. Units are Energy-Star qualified.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited warranty on compressor, 10-year limited warranty on coil, and five-year limited warranty on all other parts. Optional extended warranties are available for 10-year parts and labor coverage.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: American Standard, Tyler, Texas; Attn: Paul Trotter, 903-581-3300; 903-581-9070 (fax); paul.trotter@americanstandard.com; www.americanstandardair.com.

eProduct #152

Model: TCH over/under packaged air conditioner and WCH over/under packaged heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 30 (h) by 32 (w) by 44 (l)

Economizer availability: Not available.

Serviceability features: Over/under air discharge is designed for easy installation on replacement jobs.

Technical support: Contact local American Standard distributor.

Noise-reduction features: Internally insulated cabinet. Centrifugal blower means more air with less noise, the company states.

Indoor air quality features: Humidity control features include unique Comfort-R™ mode for greater dehumidification during cooling when matched with American Standard variable-speed indoor unit. Two-stage cooling is designed for more consistent temperature levels and super-quiet operation, the company states.

Thermostat compatibility: Highly compatible.

Replacement parts compatibility: Many components, including heaters, motors, and compressors, are interchangeable throughout the families of units.

Additional features: Over/under air discharge; direct-drive, multispeed blower motor means no pulleys or belts to adjust; high-efficiency fan motor and top-mounted fan designed for higher SEER rating and quieter operation; corrosion-resistant paint finish and screws; Energy Star qualified.

Warranty information: Five-year limited warranty on compressor, five-year limited warranty on all other parts. Optional extended warranties are available for parts and labor coverage.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: American Standard, Tyler, Texas; Attn: Paul Trotter, 903-581-3300; 903-581-9070 (fax); paul.trotter@americanstandard.com; www.americanstandardair.com.

eProduct #153

Arcoaire (ICP)

Model:X12+ air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 35 (w) by 35 (d)

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Easy-access features include a pop-off discharge grille for cleaning and inspection, longer service valve stubs for service valve heat protection, and a control panel cover that allows open access to refrigerant connections.

Technical support: A technical service advisor on staff at local distributors is available with technical assistance and troubleshooting. Technical training is available at ICP Training Center’s Mobile Training Center at locations nationwide and at field schools held at participating distributor locations.

Noise-reduction features: Scroll compressors, top air discharge, and an enclosed fan motor significantly reduce operating noise, the company states.

Indoor air quality features: An enhanced fan motor enclosure is designed to protect against dirt, debris, and moisture.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Standardized parts throughout the line.

Additional features: The R-410A refrigerant used in this product is chlorine-free to prevent ozone-depleting emissions. The house-hugging design of the Arcoaire X+ Series air conditioners allows installation as close as 6 inches from the home. This compact size makes handling easier and installation quicker, according to the company.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited warranty on compressor and five-year limited warranty on parts. An extended warranty is available on Arcoaire products. The Homeowner’s Extended Labor Plan (HELP®) offers a five-year extended labor limited warranty and a 10-year extended parts and labor limited warranty.

Special installation requirements: R-410A installation requires special training and certification.

Contact: Arcoaire, Nashville, Tenn.; Attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com; www.arcoaire.com.

eProduct #154

Model: X14 Series air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 24-3/4 to 33 (w) by 26-1/2 to 35 (d)

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Arcoaire X14 Series air conditioners feature a redesigned control panel cover that allows access to refrigerant connections without removing the control panel cover. Easy-access discharge grille pops off for cleaning and inspection with removal of only four screws. Longer service valve stubs are designed to allow easy access and protect service valves from heat.

Technical support: A technical service advisor on staff at local distributors is available with technical assistance and troubleshooting. Technical training is available at ICP Training Center’s Mobile Training Center at locations nationwide and at field schools held at participating distributor locations.

Noise-reduction features: Scroll compressors and top air discharge provide quieter operation, the company states.

Indoor air quality features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Standardized parts throughout the line.

Additional features: The compact design of the Arcoaire X Series air conditioners makes handling easier and installation quicker, the company states. Built for narrow clearance, these condensing units can be installed only 6 inches from the home.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressor warranty and five-year limited parts warranty. An extended warranty is available on Arcoaire products. The Homeowner’s Extended Labor Plan (HELP®) offers a five-year extended labor limited warranty and a 10-year extended parts and labor limited warranty.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Arcoaire, Nashville, Tenn.; Attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com; www.arcoaire.com.

eProduct #155

Bard Manufacturing Co.

Model:HAC Series horizontal discharge air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 15 (d) by 26/32 (h) by 40/45/50 (w)

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Horizontal discharge, minimum clearances, stacking capability, external base valves, front service access, matching A-coils.

Technical support: Available through local Bard distributor network.

Noise-reduction features: Compressor/service compartment is insulated to reduce noise levels. Large fan blade allows large amounts of air to move at low motor speed with low-rpm motor.

Indoor air quality features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Product line shares standard Bard replacement parts.

Additional features: Horizontal discharge airflow and the ability to be stacked make it an excellent choice for applications with limited space, the company states.

Warranty information: Five-year parts warranty, five-year compressor warranty, optional 10-year compressor warranty.

Special installation requirements: No special installation requirements.

Contact: Bard Manufacturing Co., Bryan, Ohio; Attn: Pam Bard Steel, 419-636-1194; 419-636-2640 (fax); bard@bardhvac.com; www.bardhvac.com.

eProduct #156

Bryant Heating And Cooling Systems

Model:683B dual fuel heat pump with variable speed

Footprint (in inches): 48.3 (w) by 37 to 43 (h) by 35 to 43 (d)

Economizer availability: Available; cost varies with unit size.

Serviceability features: Standard louvered grille protects coil from damage. The unit also has single-panel access and an internal blower door designed for ease of installation and service.

Technical support: Available at 317-240-5317, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Noise-reduction features: 72 dB on the small sizes up to 78 dB on the larger sizes.

Indoor air quality features: Rust-free composite base pan is designed to minimize the opportunity for mold, mildew, and odors by draining away all condensate and allowing no standing water. Variable-speed technology offers up to 30 times better dehumidification, the company states.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: This product shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: Product uses environmentally sound Puron® refrigerant. According to the company, this product combines the benefits of gas heating with electric heating and cooling and optimizes the energy-saving features of both.

Warranty information: The heat exchanger is covered by a 15-year limited warranty, and the compressor is protected by a 10-year limited warranty. The entire unit is covered by a five-year limited warranty.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems, Indianapolis; 800-428-4326; 317-240-5666 (fax); contact.bryant@bryant.com; www.bryant.com.

eProduct #157

Model: Quantum Plus central air conditioners with Puron®, Models 550, 556

Footprint (in inches): 30 (w) by 33 (d)

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Puron® refrigerant, filter-drier, high- and low-pressure switches, Duraguard coil guard, AeroQuiet™ fan system, brass back seating service valves, TXV with Model 556, and large compressor access panel.

Technical support: Available through the Application Department at 317-240-5329 during normal weekday working hours.

Noise-reduction features: AeroQuiet fan system is designed for quiet operation.

Indoor air quality features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Replacement parts compatibility: Some replacement parts are common with other models.

Additional features: High efficiency, Energy Star compliant, Puron® refrigerant, AeroQuiet™ system for quiet operation, and good access for serviceability.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressor, five-year limited parts, and a variety of extended warranties are available.

Special installation requirements: A hard-shutoff TXV is provided with Model 556.

Contact: Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems, Indianapolis; 800-428-4326; 317-240-5666 (fax); contact.bryant@bryant.com; www.bryant.com.

eProduct #158

Carrier Corp.

Model:Model 38TDB with Puron® refrigerant, two speed

Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Circuit board has self-diagnostics; maximum compressor protection with a factory supplied 16 cubic inch filter-drier; high- and low-pressure switches; internal compressor protection through pressure and temperature devices. The Silencer System™ includes special grommets, sound-absorbing plate, and aerodynamic top, fan blade, and motor.

Technical support: Available at 317-240-5317, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Noise-reduction features: Sound ratings as low as 72 dBA.

Indoor air quality features: When combined with a Carrier Thermidistat® and a Carrier variable-speed furnace or fancoil, customers receive IdealHumidity™, which is exclusive to Carrier systems, the company states.

Thermostat compatibility: Works with most two-stage cooling thermostats but works best with the Thermidistat.

Replacement parts compatibility: These units share many components, but the circuit board and compressor would be unique.

Additional features: It is the first Puron® refrigerant two-capacity unit on the market and has self-diagnostics and compressor protection devices, the company states. The Silencer System™ makes the units among the quietest in the industry.

Warranty information: Five-year limited parts and 10-year limited compressor.

Special installation requirements: No special requirements. Units come with factory-installed Puron® refrigerant balance port hard-shutoff TXVs on selected fancoils (FV4 and FB4) and evaporator coils (CK5P and CD5P).

Contact: Carrier Corp., Indianapolis; 800-CARRIER (227-7437); 317-240-5666 (fax); contact.carrier@carrier.com; www.carrier.com.

eProduct #159

Model: Model 50JZ with variable speed and ideal humidity option

Footprint (in inches): 48.3 (w) by 35 to 43 (h) by 32.7 to 44.2 (d)

Economizer availability: Available; cost varies with unit size.

Serviceability features: Standard louvered grille protects coil from damage. The unit also has a single panel access and internal blower door for ease of installation and service, the company states.

Technical support: Available at 317-240-5317, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Noise-reduction features: 72 dB on the small sizes and up to 78 dB on the larger sizes.

Indoor air quality features: Rust-free composite base pan is designed to minimize the opportunity for mold, mildew, and odors by draining away all condensate and allowing no standing water. Variable-speed technology offers up to 30 times better dehumidification, the company states.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: This product shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: This packaged heat pump uses environmentally sound Puron® refrigerant.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressor warranty. The entire unit is covered by a five-year limited warranty.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Carrier Corp., Indianapolis; 1-800-CARRIER (227-7437); 317-240-5666 (fax); contact.carrier@carrier.com; www.carrier.com.

eProduct #160

Coleman

Model:ERCS Model 13-SEER air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 27 by 37 by 27

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Permanently lubricated motor bearings need no annual servicing. Fully exposed refrigerant connections and a single control panel cover make servicing easy, states the company.

Technical support: First level of support is provided by distribution. Factory support is available by calling 877-874-7378 (877-UPG-SERV). Support is available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time.

Noise-reduction features: Top discharge allows warm air to be exhausted up and away from the structure and surrounding landscaping to permit compact locations on multilevel applications, the company states. Operating sounds are minimized through upward discharge airflow, a rigid top panel to isolate motor sounds, cushioned compressor mounts, and rippled condenser coil fins.

Indoor air quality features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: A highly affordable unit that meets Energy Star requirements.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor warranty, five-year parts warranty.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Coleman, Norman, Okla.; Attn: Mickey Smith, 405-419-6541; 405-419-6359 (fax); mickey.smith@york.com; www.colemanac.com.

eProduct #161

Comfort-Aire (Heat Controller)

Model:RSC1060 condensing unit

Footprint (in inches): 29-1/2 by 29-1/2 by 32-1/2

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Easy-access, waterproof box on back of unit houses all controls; top-discharge fan gives access to components; connections are located below the control box on the back of the unit.

Technical support: Available at 517-787-2100 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, weekdays.

Noise-reduction features: Top discharge fan provides quieter operation.

Indoor air quality features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Works with regular thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Part of a full line of condensers from 18,000 to 57,000 Btuh that share components; also 12 models from 19,000 to 56,500 Btuh are available and use many common parts.

Additional features: A wraparound coil is designed to provide maximum surface for heat exchange. Coil is protected by full metal, louvered jacket. Combines energy efficiency with modern design featuring rounded corners and compact size, the company states.

Warranty information: Five-year limited parts, 10-year limited compressor.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Comfort-Aire, Jackson, Mich.; Attn: LeeAnne Perkins, 517-787-2100; 517-787-9341 (fax); lperkins@heatcontroller.com; www.heatcontroller.com.

eProduct #162

Comfortmaker (ICP)

Model:SoftSound 1200 Series air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 24-3/4 to 33 (w) to 26-1/2 to 35 (d)

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: These air conditioners feature a redesigned control panel cover that allows access to refrigerant connections without removing the control panel cover. The patented “easy view” control panel is sloped at a 45-degree angle, so you can see all controls while standing up. The easy-access discharge grille pops off for cleaning and inspection with removal of only four screws.

Technical support: A technical service advisor on staff at local distributors is available with technical assistance and troubleshooting. Technical training is available at ICP Training Center’s Mobile Training Center at locations nationwide and at field schools held at participating distributor locations.

Noise-reduction features: Scroll compressors provide quiet operation.

Indoor air quality features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Standardized parts throughout the line.

Additional features: The compact design of these air conditioners makes handling easier and installation quicker, states the company. Units are built for narrow clearance, making it possible to install the condensing unit only 6 inches from the home.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressor warranty and five-year limited parts warranty. The Homeowner’s Extended Labor Plan (HELP®) offers a five-year extended labor limited warranty and a 10-year extended parts and labor limited warranty.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Comfortmaker, Nashville, Tenn.; Attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com; www.comfortmaker.com.

eProduct #163

Model: SoftSound 1400R Series air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 33 (w) by 35 (d)

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Offers access to refrigerant connections without removing the control panel cover. A slanted top design provides technicians an “easy view” of controls while standing up. The pop-off discharge grille allows cleaning and inspection with removal of only four screws.

Technical support: A technical service advisor on staff at local distributors is available with technical assistance and troubleshooting. Technical training is available at ICP Training Center’s Mobile Training Center at locations nationwide and at field schools held at participating distributor locations.

Noise-reduction features: Scroll compressors equipped with compressor sound jackets and a fan motor enclosure provide quiet operation, the company states.

Indoor air quality features: A fan motor enclosure is designed to block dirt and debris.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Standardized parts throughout the line.

Additional features: This product uses R-410A, an environmentally friendly, chlorine-free refrigerant. Built for easier handling and quicker installation, the compactly designed Comfortmaker SoftSound 1400R line of air conditioners allows installation of the condensing unit as close as 6 inches from the home. An enhanced coil guard provides extra coil protection.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressor warranty and five-year limited parts warranty. The Homeowner’s Extended Labor Plan (HELP®) offers a five-year extended labor limited warranty and a 10-year extended parts and labor limited warranty.

Special installation requirements: Installation of R-410A requires special training and certification.

Contact: Comfortmaker, Nashville, Tenn.; Attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com; www.comfortmaker.com.

eProduct #164

Ducane (Excel Comfort Systems)

Model:AC10B split system

Footprint (in inches): Varies.

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Hinged control panel allows simple access to internal components. Service valve gauge ports positioned to allow plenty of access room.

Technical support: Call 803-284-5347 or 803-284-5342 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time.

Noise-reduction features: Top discharge directs noise away from living area.

Indoor air quality features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Many of the replacement parts fit several different sizes in this line.

Additional features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Warranty information: Five-year warranty on compressor and components.

Special installation requirements: No special installation requirements.

Contact: Ducane (Excel Comfort Systems), Blackville, S.C.; Attn: Donna Brower, 803-284-3322; 803-284-2833 (fax); donna.brower@excel-csi.com; www.ducanehvac.com.

eProduct #165

Model: SH10B heat pump

Footprint (in inches): SH10B24-SH10B42: 40.38 by 40.38 by 31.81; SH10B42, SH10B48: 48.75 by 48.75 by 31.81.

Economizer availability: Economizers are available as an add-on. Pricing is available through local distributors.

Serviceability features: Coil, compressor, and reversing valve are located behind easily removable panels, and indoor air blower is mounted on slides for easy access, the company states.

Technical support: Call 803-284-5347 or 803-284-5342 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Indoor air quality features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Many of the replacement parts fit several different sizes in this line.

Additional features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Warranty information: Five-year warranty on compressor and components.

Special installation requirements: No special installation requirements.

Contact: Ducane (Excel Comfort Systems), Blackville, S.C.; Attn: Donna Brower, 803-284-3322; 803-284-2833 (fax); donna.brower@excel-csi.com; www.ducanehvac.com.

eProduct #166

First Co.

Model:UC split-system air handler

Footprint (in inches): 15 by 22 and 18 by 22

Economizer availability: Not available.

Serviceability features: All components easily accessible.

Technical support: Call 214-388-5751.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Indoor air quality features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other units.

Additional features: Galvanized steel drain pan (will not warp, crack, or break, the company states); positive slope drain pan; installed disconnect; and factory- or field-installed electric heat. Expansion valve kits are available.

Warranty information: One-year warranty parts replacement.

Special installation requirements: Framed or wall hung. Piston installed may require TXV for some condensers. (Contact the factory for details.)

Contact: First Co., Dallas; Attn: Austin Horton, 214-388-5751; 214-388-2255 (fax); sales@firstco.com; www.firstco.com.

eProduct #167

Friedrich Air Conditioning Co.

Model:Triple Zone DSS (M36TCE)

Footprint (in inches): Varies.

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: All three indoor units are served by a single outdoor unit, eliminating redundant components. The outdoor unit is a compact “suitcase” style that is easily installed and serviced with minimal clearance, states the company.

Technical support: Factory service is available at 210-357-4400, ext. 723, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time.

Noise-reduction features: Ultraquiet indoor motors and auto swing louvers provide maximum coverage without intrusive fan noise, according to the company. Compressor is mounted on vibration isolators and outdoor unit is shipped with raised mounting pads designed for reduced vibration and sound isolation.

Indoor air quality features: Indoor unit features easily accessible filters that can be washed and reused, the company states. The indoor units have multiple fan speeds to ensure proper air circulation.

Thermostat compatibility: Each of the three indoor units has its own wireless remote control included from the factory. Each control can adjust the temperature, mode, and speed of the unit. The remotes also feature a 24-hour timer as well as a sleep timer.

Replacement parts compatibility: The indoor cabinet parts are shared throughout Friedrich’s ductless product line.

Additional features: This unit has more cooling capacity than most other tri-zone systems on the market, the company says. Cooling capacity is a full 3 tons. Built-in low ambient operation is also standard on all M36TCE systems.

Warranty information: One-year all-parts warranty, two to five years on compressor.

Special installation requirements: There are no special requirements to install the M36TCE. The unit ships with wireless remote thermostats. Refrigerant line sets are available from Friedrich to further simplify installations.

Contact: Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., San Antonio, Texas; Attn: Sales Department, 800-541-6645; 210-357-4480 (fax); sales@friedrich.com; www.friedrich.com.

eProduct #168

Model: Vert-I-Pak 24,000 Btuh A Series

Footprint (in inches): 23 (w) by 23 (d)

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Top-mounted electrical controls with pull-out quick disconnect. Slide-out indoor blower and two-piece outdoor fan shroud add to the overall serviceability of the unit, the company states.

Technical support: Factory service is available at 210-357-4400, ext. 723, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time.

Noise-reduction features: The entire chassis features foil-backed insulation for sound reduction and additional thermal protection.

Indoor air quality features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Replacement parts compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Vert-I-Pak has all the features of a central ducted system in one convenient package, says the company. It’s easy to install in a mechanical closet, affords incredible building design freedom, and is extremely compact and energy efficient, the manufacturer states. Can be ducted to cool more than one room. Available in cool/electric heat or heat pump/electric heat.

Warranty information: Five-year compressor warranty, one-year whole unit warranty. No extended warranty available.

Special installation requirements: The new two-ton model utilizes the same installation accessories, including outdoor louver and plenum, as the rest of Friedrich’s. A-series models.

Contact: Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., San Antonio, Texas; Attn: Sales Department, 800-541-6645; 210-357-4480 (fax); sales@friedrich.com; www.friedrich.com.

eProduct #169

Frigidaire (Nordyne)

Model:FS4BF split-system air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 30-1/2 by 30-1/2

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: It has five-minute anti-short cycle protection, easy-access full service refrigerant valves, and removable top-grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads. Units feature easy compressor and control access, the company states.

Technical support: Available from the Technical Service Group at 800-4AC-HEAT (422-4328) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time. Technical literature library is available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.nordyne.com.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and heavy-duty PSC motor are designed to provide quiet operation.

Indoor air quality features: Variable-speed air handlers are available with special dehumidification function.

Thermostat compatibility: Two-stage thermostat recommended for optimum performance.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: TXV already installed; includes high- and low-pressure switches; discharge thermostat; liquid line drier; durable, attractive louvered cabinet to protect unit from debris.

Warranty information: Eight-year all-parts warranty, 10-year compressor warranty, and five-year quality pledge to replace the unit if the compressor fails in the first five years when installed with a matched Frigidaire indoor air handler or coil.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Frigidaire, O’Fallon, Mo.; Attn: Dave Garvin, 636-561-7480; 636-561-7365 (fax); garvind@nordyne.com; www.frigidaire.net.

eProduct #170

Fujitsu General America

Model:System 36RC

Footprint (in inches): 11-11/16 by 32-11/16 by 32-11/16

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Technical support: Call 973-575-0381 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time; go to the Web site at www.fujitsugeneral.com/service/Minisplit.htm; or e-mail service@fujitsugeneral.com.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Indoor air quality features: Available fresh air intake. Dry mode for humidity control.

Thermostat compatibility: Special thermostat included.

Replacement parts compatibility: Some parts are shared.

Additional features: The unique “Slender-Fit” feature is designed to allow the indoor unit to protrude into the room, making for more space above the suspended ceiling.

Warranty information: One-year parts warranty, five-year compressor warranty.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Fujitsu General America, Fairfield, N.J.; Attn: Mark O’Donnell, 888-888-3424; 973-575-7509 (fax); fghvac@fujitsugeneral.com; www.fujitsugeneral.com.

eProduct #171

Model: System 42RC

Footprint (in inches): 11-11/16 by 32-11/16 by 32-11/16

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Technical support: Call 973-575-0381 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time; go to the Web site at www.fujitsugeneral.com/service/Minisplit.htm; or e-mail service@fujitsugeneral.com.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Indoor air quality features: Available fresh air intake. Dry mode for humidity control.

Thermostat compatibility: Special thermostat included.

Replacement parts compatibility: Some parts are shared.

Additional features: The unique “Slender-Fit” feature is designed to allow the indoor unit to protrude into the room, making for more space above the suspended ceiling.

Warranty information: One-year parts warranty, five-year compressor warranty.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Fujitsu General America, Fairfield, N.J.; Attn: Mark O’Donnell, 888-888-3424; 973-575-7509 (fax); fghvac@fujitsugeneral.com; www.fujitsugeneral.com.

eProduct #172

Gibson (Nordyne)

Model:JS3B and JT3B split-system air conditioners and heat pumps

Footprint (in inches): 22-1/2 by 22-1/2 or 30-1/2 by 30-1/2

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Five-minute restart time delay; easy access, full-service refrigerant valves; and removable top-grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads. Units feature easy compressor and control access, the company states.

Technical support: Available from the Technical Service Group at 1-800-4AC-HEAT (422-4328) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time. Technical literature library is available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.nordyne.com.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and heavy-duty PSC motor are designed to provide quiet operation.

Indoor air quality features: Variable-speed air handlers are available with special dehumidification function.

Thermostat compatibility: Standard thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: Complete metal wrapper provides a durable and attractive louvered cabinet to protect unit from debris.

Warranty information: Five-year all-parts warranty, 10-year compressor warranty on 12-SEER and higher models. Extended protection plans are available.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Gibson, O’Fallon, Mo.; Attn: Dave Garvin, 636-561-7481; 636-561-7365 (fax); garvind@nordyne.com; www.nordyne.com.

eProduct #173

Goodman

Model:CLQ24-60 split system

Footprint (in inches): 29 by 29

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Single-panel access to controls. Brass sweat service valves with gauge ports mounted at 45-degree angles.

Technical support: Dealer and distributor technical support is available at 888-593-9988.

Noise-reduction features: Compressor sound blanket on all units. Quiet condenser fan with wire fan discharge grille and basket mount fan motor.

Indoor air quality features: Rated with variable-speed indoor units.

Thermostat compatibility: Can be used with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: The CLQ shares components with other Goodman air conditioners.

Additional features: Louvered metal condenser coil guard; factory-installed compressor sound cover; factory-installed liquid line drier; eight-pole, 840-rpm condenser fan motor.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited parts and compressor warranty. “GoodCare” extended warranty coverage is available. Unique compressor replacement labor allowance is available.

Special installation requirements: All models are currently rated with “Flowrater” expansion device.

Contact: Goodman Manufacturing Co., Houston; Attn: Al Knight, 713-861-2500, ext. 660; 713-861-0772 (fax); alknight2@goodmanmfg.com; www.goodmanmfg.com.

eProduct #174

Heil (ICP)

Model:QuietComfort 12-Plus Series air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 33 (w) by 35 (d)

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: The air conditioner’s control panel cover allows access to refrigerant connections without removing the control panel cover. These easy-access units feature a sloped control panel for easy viewing, a discharge grille that pops off for cleaning and inspection with removal of only four screws, and longer service valve stubs.

Technical support: A technical service advisor on staff at local distributors is available with technical assistance and troubleshooting. Technical training available at ICP Training Center’s Mobile Training Center at locations nationwide and at field schools held at participating distributor locations.

Noise-reduction features: Built with scroll compressors, top air discharge, and a totally enclosed fan motor, these air conditioners provide reliable, quiet operation, the company says.

Indoor air quality features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Standardized parts throughout the line.

Additional features: Uses chlorine-free R-410A refrigerant. The unit has an easy-to-see slanted control panel and a compact design that provides easier handling and quicker installation, the company says.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressor warranty and five-year limited parts warranty. The Homeowner’s Extended Labor Plan (HELP®) offers a five-year extended labor limited warranty and a 10-year extended parts and labor limited warranty.

Special installation requirements: Installers for R-410A product line require special training and certification.

Contact: Heil, Nashville, Tenn.; Attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com; www.heil-hvac.com.

eProduct #175

Model: QuietComfort 14 Series air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 24-3/4 to 33 (w) by 26-1/2 to 35 (d)

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: The QuietComfort™ 14 Series air conditioners’ new redesigned control panel cover allows access to refrigerant connections without removing the control panel cover. These units offer numerous service-friendly features for easy access, including longer service valve stubs, sloped control panel, and a discharge grille that pops off for cleaning and inspection with removal of only four screws, states the company.

Technical support: A technical service advisor on staff at local distributors is available with technical assistance and troubleshooting. Technical training available at ICP Training Center’s Mobile Training Center at locations nationwide and at field schools held at participating distributor locations.

Noise-reduction features: Built with scroll compressors designed for quiet, reliable operation. Top air discharge provides quieter operation, the company states.

Indoor air quality features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Standardized parts throughout the line.

Additional features: The unit’s compact design makes handling easier and installation quicker, says the company. The slanted control panel lets a technician see electrical connections while standing up.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressor warranty and five-year limited parts warranty. The Homeowner’s Extended Labor Plan (HELP®) offers a five-year extended labor limited warranty and a 10-year extended parts and labor limited warranty.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Heil, Nashville, Tenn.; Attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com; www.heil-hvac.com.

eProduct #176

Kelvinator (Nordyne)

Model:DS3B and DT3B Series split-system air conditioners and heat pumps

Footprint (in inches): 22-1/2 by 22-1/2 or 30-1/2 by 30-1/2

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Five-minute restart time delay; easy-access, full-service refrigerant valves; and removable top-grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads. Units feature easy compressor and control access, the company states.

Technical support: Available from the Technical Service Group at 1-800-4AC-HEAT (422-4328) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time. Technical literature library is available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.nordyne.com.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and heavy-duty PSC motor are designed to provide quiet operation.

Indoor air quality features: Variable-speed air handlers are available with special dehumidification function.

Thermostat compatibility: Standard thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: Steel Guard™ wrapper provides a durable and attractive louvered cabinet to protect unit from debris.

Warranty information: Six-year all-parts warranty, 10-year compressor warranty on 12-SEER and higher models. Extended protection plans are available.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Kelvinator, O’Fallon, Mo.; Attn: Dave Garvin, 636-561-7481; 636-561-7365 (fax); garvind@nordyne.com; www.nordyne.com.

eProduct #177

Lennox Industries

Model:HPX19 heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 32 by 34

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Hush tone™ cabinet design provides extreme quiet and maximum serviceability, the company states. Units feature “Lennox System Operation Monitor” factory-installed system diagnostics.

Technical support: Available at 800-9Lennox (953-6669) or www.lennoxdavenet.com.

Noise-reduction features: Sound levels as low as 72 dB with new innovations to SilentComfort™ technology, including new patent-pending fan grille with passive vortex suppression, as well as new vibration-isolating compressor grommets.

Indoor air quality features: Industry-leading humidity control with Copeland scroll “Ultratech” two-stage compressor, the company states. Units are compatible with various Lennox “Healthy Climate” indoor air quality products.

Thermostat compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Replacement parts compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: The HPX19 is a very quiet and efficient air-source heat pump, the company states.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor warranty, five-year covered components warranty. Extended warranty is available with Lennox “CompleteCare” Plus.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Lennox Industries, Richardson, Texas; Attn: Karen O’Shea, 972-497-5258; 972-497-5292 (fax); karen.oshea@lennoxintl.com; www.lennox.com.

eProduct #178

Model: HSX19 air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 32 by 34

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Hush tone™ cabinet design provides extreme quiet and maximum serviceability, the company states. Units feature “Lennox System Operation Monitor” factory installed system diagnostics.

Technical support: Available at 1-800-9Lennox (953-6669) or www.lennoxdavenet.com.

Noise-reduction features: Sound levels as low as 69 dB with new innovations to SilentComfort‰ technology, including new patent-pending fan blade and new patent-pending fan grille with passive vortex suppression, as well as new vibration-isolating compressor grommets.

Indoor air quality features: Industry-leading humidity control with Copeland scroll “Ultratech” two-stage compressor, the company states. Units are compatible with various Lennox “Healthy Climate” indoor air quality products.

Thermostat compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Replacement parts compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: The HSX19 is a quiet and efficient central air conditioner, states the company.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor warranty, five-year covered components warranty. Extended warranty is available with Lennox CompleteCare Plus.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Lennox Industries, Richardson, Texas; Attn: Karen O’Shea, 972-497-5258; 972-497-5292 (fax); karen.oshea@lennoxintl.com; www.lennox.com.

eProduct #179

Luxaire

Model:Performance Plus TS 12-SEER air conditioner (HTC Model)

Footprint (in inches): 29 by 37 by 27

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Permanently lubricated motor bearings need no annual servicing. Fully exposed refrigerant connections and a single control panel cover make servicing easy, the company states.

Technical support: First level of support is provided by distribution. Factory support is available by calling 877-874-7378 (877-UPG-SERV). Support is available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time.

Noise-reduction features: Top discharge allows warm air to be exhausted up and away from the structure and surrounding landscaping to permit compact locations on multilevel applications, states the company. Operating sounds are minimized through upward discharge airflow, a rigid top panel to isolate motor sounds, cushioned compressor mounts, and rippled condenser coil fins.

Indoor air quality features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor warranty, five-year parts warranty.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Luxaire, Norman, Okla.; Attn: Mark Ritz, 405-419-6537; 405-419-6359 (fax); mark.ritz@york.com; www.luxaire.com.

eProduct #180

Maytag (Nordyne)

Model:DS3B and DT3B Series split-system air conditioners and heat pumps

Footprint (in inches): 22-1/2 by 22-1/2 or 30-1/2 by 30-1/2

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Five-minute restart time delay; easy-access, full-service refrigerant valves; and removable top-grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads. Units feature easy compressor and control access, the company states.

Technical support: Available from the Technical Service Group at 866-2MAYTAG (262-9824) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time. Technical literature library is available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.nordyne.com.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and heavy-duty PSC motor provide quiet operation, the company states.

Indoor air quality features: Variable-speed air handlers are available with special dehumidification function.

Thermostat compatibility: Standard thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: Steel Guard wrapper provides a durable and attractive louvered cabinet to protect unit from debris.

Warranty information: Ten-year all parts. Extended labor protection plan is available.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Maytag, O’Fallon, Mo.; Attn: Dave Garvin, 636-561-7481; 636-561-7365 (fax); garvind@nordyne.com; www.maytaghvac.com.

eProduct #181

Model: PSA4BF split-system air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 30-1/2 by 30-1/2

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

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. Units feature easy compressor and control access, the company states.

Technical support: Available from the Technical Service Group at 866-2MAYTAG (262-9824) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time. Technical literature library is available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.maytaghvac.com to Maytag Select HVAC dealers.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and heavy-duty PSC motor provide quiet operation, states the company.

Indoor air quality features: Variable-speed air handlers are available with special dehumidification function.

Thermostat compatibility: Two-stage thermostat recommended for optimum performance.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: TXV already installed; includes high- and low-pressure switches; discharge thermostat; liquid line drier; durable, attractive, stainless steel louvered cabinet to protect unit from debris.

Warranty information: Ten-year parts and labor warranty and five-year dependability promise to replace the unit if the compressor fails in the first five years when installed with a matched Maytag indoor air handler or coil.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Maytag, O’Fallon, Mo.; Attn: Dave Garvin, 636-561-7481; 636-561-7365 (fax); garvind@nordyne.com; www.maytaghvac.com.

eProduct #182

Mitsubishi Electric HVAC

Model:Mr. Slim MSH24WN

Footprint (in inches): 34-1/4 by 11-1/2

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Technical support: Available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 800-811-3112 (East); 800-811-3114 (Central); or 800-811-3115 (West).

Noise-reduction features: Indoor 47 dBA, outdoor 55 dBA.

Indoor air quality features: “DRY” feature is designed to help control humidity. The benefit of the air handler (indoor fan cool) being within the space promotes added humidity control, the company states.

Thermostat compatibility: Wireless remote controller.

Replacement parts compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Warranty information: Six-year compressor warranty, one-year parts warranty.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Mitsubishi Electric HVAC, Lawrenceville, Ga.; Attn: Mike Smith, 678-376-2900; 678-376-3540 (fax); info@hvac.mea.com; www.mitsubishielectric.com/hvac.

eProduct #183

Philco (Nordyne)

Model:DS3B and DT3B Series of split-system air conditioners and heat pumps

Footprint (in inches): 22-1/2 by 22-1/2 or 30-1/2 by 30-1/2

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Five-minute restart time delay, easy access full service refrigerant valves, and removable top-grille assembly for quick service without disconnecting fan motor leads. Units feature easy compressor and control access, the company states.

Technical support: Available from the Technical Service Group at 1-800-4AC-HEAT (422-4328) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time. Technical literature library is available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.nordyne.com.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and heavy-duty PSC motor provide quiet operation, the company states.

Indoor air quality features: Variable-speed air handlers are available with special dehumidification function.

Thermostat compatibility: Standard thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: Steel Guard wrapper provides a durable and attractive louvered cabinet to protect unit from debris.

Warranty information: Six-year all parts warranty, 10-year compressor warranty on 12-SEER and higher models. Extended protection plans are available.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Philco, O’Fallon, Mo.; Attn: Dave Garvin, 636-561-7481; 636-561-7365 (fax); garvind@nordyne.com; www.nordyne.com.

eProduct #184

Rheem Air Conditioning

Model:RAPB Classic XIV super high-efficiency condensing units

Footprint (in inches): 024 Models: 38-11/16 (l) by 27-1/8 (w); 030/036 Models: 42-9/16 (l) by 31 (w).

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: All controls are accessible by removing one service panel. Removable top grille provides access to the condenser fan motor and condenser coil. Power and control wiring are kept separate. Service valves are standard on all models. Compressors have an internal pressure relief assembly to protect against excessive pressure differential. All refrigerant connections are on the exterior of the unit, located close to the ground for neat-appearing installations, the company states.

Technical support: Available 8 a.m. to 5 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, states the company.

Indoor air quality features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Replacement parts compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: The new RAPB replaces the RAPA “Classic” 14-SEER condensing unit. Priced the same as the RAPA, the new, highly efficient RAPB condenser offers more value and comfort solutions to contractors and consumers, the company says. The RAPB gives contractors not only “coil-only” ratings but also a wide range of high-efficiency system matchups. Contractors now have more choices in reaching the higher efficiency levels demanded by homeowners, the company states.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor warranty, five-year whole unit warranty, five-year parts warranty. Extended warranty is available.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Rheem Air Conditioning, Fort Smith, Ark.; Attn: Service Technician Representatives, 479-648-4900; 479-648-4918 (fax); www.rheemac.com.

eProduct #185

Samsung (Quietside Corp.)

Model:AQ24A2RC mini-split system

Footprint (in inches): 34.6 by 25.2 by 12.2

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Automatic reset after power failure, detachable front grille.

Technical support: Available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time at 562-463-0880.

Noise-reduction features: Sound in/out 41/58 dB.

Indoor air quality features: Antibacterial filter, electrostatic filter, deodorizing filter, and washable front grille.

Thermostat compatibility: Wireless remote control.

Replacement parts compatibility: Many replacement parts are interchangeable.

Additional features: Compact, light, and has five feature modes.

Warranty information: Five-year compressor warranty, one-year parts warranty.

Special installation requirements: Size properly. Use standard installation methods. Use clean piping. Stay within operation and installation guidelines.

Contact: Samsung, Whittier, Calif.; Attn: Jack Ernest, 562-463-0880; 562-463-5665 (fax); jacke@quietside.com; www.quietside.com.

eProduct #186

Model: DVM RVMH050CBMO heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 36 by 50 by 15.2

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Flexible piping options, automatic reset after power failure, detachable front grille, full diagnostics, and Internet capability.

Technical support: Available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time at 562-463-0880.

Noise-reduction features: Sound level 57 dB.

Indoor air quality features: Antibacterial filter, electrostatic filter, deodorizing filter, washable front grille, Biotech-coated coils, and 35 degree F evaporator.

Thermostat compatibility: Wireless remote control or centralized PC control.

Replacement parts compatibility: Many replacement parts are interchangeable.

Additional features: Variable capacity, supports up to six indoor units, multiple styles of indoor units, simple design, and precise temperature control.

Warranty information: Five-year compressor warranty, one-year parts warranty.

Special installation requirements: Size properly. Use standard installation methods. Use clean piping. Stay within operation and installation guidelines. Electronic expansion valve included.

Contact: Samsung, Whittier, Calif.; Attn: Jack Ernest, 562-463-0880; 562-463-5665 (fax); jacke@quietside.com; www.quietside.com.

eProduct #187

Sanyo Fisher Company

Model:24KLS62R ductless air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): Outdoor: 36-5/8 (h) by 37 (w) by 13-3/8 (d); indoor: 13 (h) by 44-7/8 (w) by 9 (d)

Serviceability features: Service valves.

Technical support: Available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 800-851-1235.

Noise-reduction features: Indoor 38 dBA; outdoor 55 dBA.

Indoor air quality features: Dry mode, anti-mold filter, optional ceramic filter (designed to remove cigarette smoke, unpleasant odors, etc.).

Thermostat compatibility: Unit is equipped with a wireless remote control.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares some components with other models in the line.

Additional features: This is the only 13-SEER ductless split-system A/C unit on the market, the company claims. It is rebate eligible. Low ambient operation.

Warranty information: One-year parts warranty, five-year compressor warranty.

Special installation requirements: Simple installation requiring only a 3.5-inch access hole in the exterior wall.

Contact: Sanyo Fisher Company, Chatsworth, Calif.; Attn: Tom Crock or Susan Bass, 818-998-7322; 818-701-4170 (fax); sbass@sfc.sanyo.com; www.sanyohvac.com.

eProduct #188

Tappan (Nordyne)

Model:FS4BF split-system air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 30-1/2 by 30-1/2

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

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. Units feature easy compressor and control access, the company states.

Technical support: Available from the Technical Service Group at 800-4AC-HEAT (422-4328) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time. Technical literature library is available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.nordyne.com.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and heavy-duty PSC motor are designed to provide quiet operation.

Indoor air quality features: Variable-speed air handlers are available with special dehumidification function.

Thermostat compatibility: Two-stage thermostat recommended for optimum performance.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: TXV already installed; includes high- and low-pressure switches; discharge thermostat; liquid line drier; and durable, attractive louvered cabinet to protect unit from debris.

Warranty information: Eight-year all-parts warranty, 10-year compressor warranty, and five-year quality pledge to replace the unit if the compressor fails in the first five years when installed with a matched Tappan indoor air handler or coil.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Tappan, O’Fallon, Mo.; Attn: Dave Garvin, 636-561-7481; 636-561-7365 (fax); garvind@nordyne.com; www.tappan.net.

eProduct #189

Tempstar (ICP)

Model:SmartComfort 2200 Series air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 24-3/4 to 33 (w) by 26-1/2 to 35 (d)

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: These air conditioners include a newly redesigned control panel cover that allows access to refrigerant connections without removing the control panel cover; an easy-access, quick-opening control door; a quick-opening compressor compartment; and a compact design for easy handling, the company states.

Technical support: A technical service advisor on staff at local distributors is available with technical assistance and troubleshooting. Technical training available at ICP Training Center’s Mobile Training Center at locations nationwide and at field schools held at participating distributor locations.

Noise-reduction features: Units are equipped with scroll compressors and two-speed fan motors designed to produce minimal sound at maximum performance. The top of the air conditioner is built with sound-absorbing material for quiet operation, states the company.

Indoor air quality features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Standardized parts throughout the line means contractors have to carry fewer parts on their service trucks and waste less time on trips back to the shop.

Additional features: 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 gently 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, the company says.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressor warranty and five-year limited parts warranty. The Homeowner’s Extended Labor Plan (HELP®) offers a five-year extended labor limited warranty and a 10-year extended parts and labor limited warranty.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Tempstar, Nashville, Tenn.; Attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com; www.tempstar.com.

eProduct #190

Model: SmartComfort Enviromax 2400 Series air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 33 (w) by 35 (d)

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Compact design makes installation and service fast and easy, the company states. The service control panel is easy to access; the slanted “easy view” control panel allows technician to see electrical connections while standing up; and a quick-opening compressor compartment opens by removing only four screws.

Technical support: A technical service advisor on staff at local distributors is available with technical assistance and troubleshooting. Technical training available at ICP Training Center’s Mobile Training Center at locations nationwide and at field schools held at participating distributor locations.

Noise-reduction features: The top of the air conditioner is built with a patented Durawhisper™ design for quiet operation. Units are equipped with scroll compressors and two-speed fan motors to produce minimal sound at maximum performance, the company states. Compressor sound jackets make them even quieter.

Indoor air quality features: A fan motor enclosure blocks dirt, debris, and moisture.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Standardized parts throughout the line means contractors have to carry fewer parts on their service trucks and waste less time on trips back to the shop.

Additional features: This unit uses Enviromax refrigerant that protects against ozone-depleting chlorine emissions. The unique, patented design features a quiet two-speed fan that works with an aerodynamic fan chamber and patented Durawhisper™ slanted top design for more durable, quiet operation. An enhanced coil guard and resin-mesh coil cover provides extra coil protection.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited compressor warranty and five-year limited parts warranty. The Homeowner’s Extended Labor Plan (HELP®) offers a five-year extended labor limited warranty and a 10-year extended parts and labor limited warranty.

Special installation requirements: Installation of Enviromax requires special training and certification.

Contact: Tempstar, Nashville, Tenn.; Attn: John Mott, 800-315-4370; 615-383-2215 (fax); john.mott@mottpr.com; www.tempstar.com.

eProduct #191

Thermo Pride

Model:Premiere Series air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 27 by 28 by 30 up to 30 by 31 by 38-1/2

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: LED self-diagnostic light panel; easy service access through corner panel; ABS jacket resists dings, and, if scratched, it is colored throughout, so the scratches won’t show as much as if they were on painted metal, states the company.

Technical support: Available Monday through Friday at 574-896-2133.

Noise-reduction features: Low-speed three-blade fan for quiet efficiency. The Copeland scroll compressor is totally enclosed in a blanket of heavy insulation, and the fully unitized construction of the micro-channel condenser coil ensure quiet and reliable operation, the company says.

Indoor air quality features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: AC1424-AC1436 share parts. AC1442-AC1460 also share parts.

Additional features: Micro-channel condenser coil. UV-resistant ABS resin top, bottom, and corner panels make it more corrosion resistant.

Warranty information: Covered by Thermo Pride’s “Peace of Mind” warranty, which is 10 years for the compressor, condenser coil, and evaporator coil. Also includes five years on all other parts.

Special installation requirements: ARI listings are with matching Thermo Pride evaporator coils, which utilize TXVs.

Contact: Thermo Pride, North Judson, Ind.; 574-896-2133; 574-896-5301 (fax); www.thermopride.com.

eProduct #192

Trane

Model:XL19i air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 50 (h) by 37 (w) by 34 (d)

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Components behind one easy-to-remove panel, the company says, and units are designed to allow room for servicers’ hands and tools. Panels are easy to remove for coil cleaning.

Technical support: Through distributor.

Noise-reduction features: Variable speed outdoor fan, compressor sound shield, operates at low speed most of the time.

Indoor air quality features: The compatible indoor models have Trane’s “Comfort-R” feature for greater humidity control.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts.

Additional features: Dual compressors, highest efficiency available.

Warranty information: Ten-year limited warranty on compressors, outdoor coil, and functional parts. Extended warranties are available.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Trane distributor or sales office; www.trane.com.

eProduct #193

Unico Inc.

Model:Unico System air handlers/blowers

Footprint (in inches): Varies.

Economizer availability: HRV and ERVs can be added.

Serviceability features: Motor is removable from one side of the air handler. Bearings are sealed.

Technical support: Available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time at 800-527-0896.

Noise-reduction features: Air handlers have closed-cell insulation and are 56 to 58 dBA.

Indoor air quality features: All can be added.

Thermostat compatibility: Product is compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Product shares replacement parts with other models in line.

Additional features: Product is a high-velocity, mini-duct system that provides even, draft-free temperatures and removes up to 30 percent more moisture in cooling mode, the company states.

Warranty information: One-year parts, standard. Extended warranties available up to 10 years.

Special installation requirements: Yes, TXV included.

Contact: Unico, Inc., St. Louis; Attn: Tom Taylor, 800-527-0896; 314-457-9000 (fax); sales@unicosystem.com; www.unicosystem.com.

eProduct #194

WaterFurnace International

Model:Premier ES geothermal

Footprint (in inches): 23.91 by 35.99

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Diagnostic microprocessor; indoor or outdoor installation; refrigeration service valves; unit-mounted pumping.

Technical support: For active WaterFurnace customers only.

Noise-reduction features: Isolation-mounted compressors; insulated cabinet with 1/2-inch coated glass fiber; compressor sound blanket.

Indoor air quality features: Electronic air filter and humidifier as options.

Thermostat compatibility: Heat pump thermostat with multi-capacity control required (two cool, three heat thermostat).

Replacement parts compatibility: Most parts are standardized with rest of Premier E line. With exception of microprocessor, most parts are standard off-the-shelf parts.

Additional features: First dual-capacity split system with R-410A. UV-stabilized polyethylene decorative rock cover is available in five colors and textures to match any landscaping.

Warranty information: Ten-year parts and labor allowance.

Special installation requirements: TXV; recommended use with Carrier variable-speed R-410A air handler FV4ANF005, 006, 003.

Contact: WaterFurnace International, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Attn: Tony Cooper, 260-478-5667; 260-747-5780 (fax); tony_cooper@waterfurnace.com; www.waterfurnace.com.

eProduct #195

Westinghouse (Nordyne)

Model:FS4BF split-system air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 30-1/2 by 30-1/2

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

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. Units feature easy compressor and control access, the company states.

Technical support: Available from the Technical Service Group at 1-800-4AC-HEAT (422-4328) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time. Technical literature library is available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.nordyne.com.

Noise-reduction features: One-piece top orifice and heavy-duty PSC motor are designed to provide quiet operation.

Indoor air quality features: Variable-speed air handlers are available with special dehumidification function.

Thermostat compatibility: Two-stage thermostat recommended for optimum performance.

Replacement parts compatibility: Shares replacement parts with other models in the line.

Additional features: TXV already installed; includes high- and low-pressure switches; discharge thermostat; liquid line drier; and durable, attractive louvered cabinet to protect unit from debris.

Warranty information: Eight-year all-parts warranty, 10-year compressor warranty, and five-year quality pledge to replace the unit if the compressor fails in the first five years when installed with a matched Westinghouse indoor air handler or coil.

Special installation requirements: None.

Contact: Westinghouse, O’Fallon, Mo.; Attn: Dave Garvin, 636-561-7481; 636-561-7365 (fax); garvind@nordyne.com; www.nordyne.com.

eProduct #196

Whirlpool Home Cooling And Heating Products

Model:Gold condensing units

Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Economizer availability: Available.

Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Technical support: Factory technical support is available at 954-474-9877.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Indoor air quality features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with standard thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Unique styling and design.

Warranty information: Five-year all-parts warranty, 10-year compressor warranty.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Whirlpool Home Cooling and Heating Products, Plantation, Fla.; Attn: Vince Guillory, 954-474-9877; 954-474-6697 (fax); vguillory@watsco.com; www.whirlpool.com.

eProduct #197

York International

Model:Champion single package unit, Model DNP

Footprint (in inches): 49-1/8 (w) by 47-1/4 (d)

Economizer availability: Available; contact local York branch or distributor for costs.

Serviceability features: Compact cabinet, up and horizontal application, slide-out blower assembly, separate blower and burner door for easy access. Belt drive blower offers easy access to blower motor, the company says.

Technical support: First level of support is provided by distribution. Factory support is available to distributors and dealers by calling 877-874-7378 (877-UPG-SERV). Support is available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time.

Noise-reduction features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Indoor air quality features: 120-V output located on control board for power humidifier accessory.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: Compact cabinet consumes much less space and offers similar performance. Unit has 13-SEER efficiency level with factory-installed TXV, meets Energy Star requirements, and has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor warranty, five-year parts warranty.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: York International, Norman, Okla.; Attn: Andy Fracica, 405-419-6563; 405-419-6545 (fax); andy.fracica@york.com; www.yorkupg.com.

eProduct #198

Model: Stealth hot heat pump, Model ETS

Footprint (in inches): 35 by 35

Economizer availability: Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: The exclusive York “Guard V” provides LED diagnostics. Single-side, one-panel service access allows for convenient access.

Technical support: First level of support is provided by distribution. Factory support is available by calling 877-874-7378 (877-UPG-SERV). Support is available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time.

Noise-reduction features: Mufflers, compressor mounts, and specially designed sound blankets are designed to reduce sound and vibration.

Indoor air quality features: The ability to operate at two levels. The Stealth system is designed to deliver better humidity control, as well as reduced air stratification and more efficient air filtration, the company says.

Thermostat compatibility: Compatible with most thermostats.

Replacement parts compatibility: Manufacturer did not specify.

Additional features: The heat pump features the industry’s first Twin Single™ compressor for two levels or “stages” of heating and cooling performance. The unit meets Energy Star requirements and has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal.

Warranty information: Ten-year compressor warranty, five-year parts warranty.

Special installation requirements: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: York International, Norman, Okla.; Attn: Mark Ritz, 405-419-6537; 405-419-6545 (fax); mark.ritz@york.com; www.yorkupg.com.

eProduct #199

Publication date: 04/28/2003