At the AHR Expo, Napoleon displayed a product mix that aimed to illustrate the company’s continued development and expansion into the residential HVAC channel in the U.S., ranging from an expanding line of gas furnaces, to an air conditioner and heat pump line, to a ductless product and vertical PTAC offering. Showcased was a new furnace designed and built for the residential new construction market.
Exhibitors at the AHR Expo use a variety of enticements and tchotchkes to attract and keep attention, but the GE Appliances/Haier booth might have shown the most insight with what it decided to offer: a competition. The company brought its Haier ductless Easy Install Competition to the expo floor to support its belief that “installation is everything” for its contractor customers.
Attendees who stopped by the Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. booth this year weren’t there for long, but that’s not because there was nothing to see. In fact, a plethora of new products were on display, and TJ Wheeler, vice president of marketing and product management for the company, was on hand to perform live demos. So why didn’t visitors spend more time in the booth? Well, they simply didn’t need to, thanks to the new FastPro™ system.
This PTAC unit uses MERV 8 filters for outdoor air, reducing air particles, allergens, and other air impurities brought into the space. Due to its Precision Inverter™ compressor with variable-speed technology, the unit is designed to deliver only the amount of cooling or heating needed for the room at any given time, saving energy and money while maintaining even, consistent temperatures.
Supplements the recirculating air of the air conditioner/heater with fresh air drawn from outside
November 11, 2016
Ice Air®, manufacturer of a variety of HVAC units including packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs), has been awarded a U.S. patent (US 9,383,115 B2) for its fresh air ventilation package, which relates to fresh air ventilation devices for use with air conditioners and/or heaters.
Packaged terminal air conditioner line will begin production in first quarter of 2016
October 9, 2015
GE announced that its packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs) formerly produced overseas will now be manufactured at its Appliance Park facility in Louisville, Kentucky. The new Zoneline® units, mainly used in the hotel/motel industry, will start full production in the first quarter of 2016.
New Generation Wireless HVAC Units Offer Anytime/Anywhere Control through Smartphone Mobile Apps
January 5, 2015
Energy Technology Savings L.L.C. (ETS), a provider of energy efficiency and smart building technology solutions, announced a first-of-its-kind wireless packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) pilot program with Lowe’s and Electrolux to test the new HVAC units in multifamily, high-rise buildings.