New Season, New AC equipment

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Achrnews.com has assembled a rundown on the newest products available now. It also created a product grid that gives plenty of technical details. Click here to view and download the product grid, which includes technical facts, such as unit tonnage, refrigerant type, efficiency rating, and cooling capacity.

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Call us at Freedom Heating and Cooling (205-444-444) if you have questions about which unit is best for your home.

 

AirEase

Model: Pro Series 4SHP20LX heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 38 (length) by 36 (width) by 38 (height)

Serviceability features: Individual metal louvered panels are easily removable for coil cleaning and service. Fully communicating diagnostics with a linked Comfort Sync™ thermostat are available. A removable service panel provides internal access. Service valves are positioned for quick installation and service, and thread-on pressure switches are included.

Contact: Allied Air Enterprises, 800-448-5872; www.alliedair.com.

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Amana

Model: APH16M variable-speed, packaged heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 51 (length) by 47 (width) by 35 (height)

Serviceability features: Features include a liquid-line filter drier; totally enclosed, permanently lubricated condenser fan motor; and convertible horizontal or downflow multi-position installation options. An electric heat kit is available as a field-installed option. A heavy-gauge galvanized-steel cabinet with two-tone architectural-gray powder-paint finish is offered. A fully insulated air-handling compartment includes convenient access panels.

Contact: Amana Heating & Air Conditioning, 281-536-6063; www.amana-hac.com.

eProduct 161

 

Model: AVXC20 air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 35 (length) by 35 (width) by 38 (height)

Serviceability features: This air conditioner offers top and side maintenance access, and its sweat connection service valves offer easy access to gauge ports. Controls are accessible through a single panel with space provided for field-installed accessories. In communicating mode, only two low-voltage wires are required to connect to the outdoor unit. The unit also features diagnostic indicator lights, a seven-segment LED display, and fault-code storage.

Contact: Amana Heating & Air Conditioning, 281-536-6063; www.amana-hac.com.

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American Standard

Model: 4MXW27 indoor air handler, 4TXK27 outdoor ductless heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 35 (length) by 15 (width) by 24 (height)

Serviceability features: This indoor ductless heating and cooling unit works as part of a ductless mini- or multi-split system. Mounted on the wall, this ductless unit offers flexible, high efficiency heating and cooling for precise comfort without the ductwork. The 4MXW27 boasts up to a 27-SEER rating.

Contact: American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning; www.americanstandardair.com.

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Arcoaire

Model: HCA7 DuraComfort™ Deluxe 17 split-system air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 31-35 (length) by 31-35 (width) by 39-47 (height)

Serviceability features: This air conditioner is compatible with the Observer® communicating control with Wi-Fi capability, which features system control with remote access when connected to the Internet and text-based diagnostics. Three-piece grille panels can be removed separately to view and clean. The service valves are easily accessible, and only two screws need to be removed to access the control panel. High- and low-pressure switches are also available.

Contact: International Comfort Products, 615-777-8588; www.goarcoaire.com.

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Model: HSA6 DuraComfort 16 split-system air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 31-35 (length) by 31-35 (width) by 29-47 (height)

Serviceability features: This air conditioner is compatible with the Observer® communicating control with Wi-Fi capability, which features system control with remote access and text-based diagnostics when connected to the Internet. Three-piece grille panels can be removed separately to view and clean. The service valves are easily accessible, and only two screws need to be removed to access the control panel. High- and low-pressure switches are also available.

Contact: International Comfort Products, 615-777-8588; www.goarcoaire.com.

eProduct 165

 

Armstrong Air

Model: Pro Series 4SCU20LX air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 38 (length) by 36 (width) by 38 (height)

Serviceability features: The air conditioner features individual metal louvered panels that are easily removable for coil cleaning and service, fully communicating diagnostics with a linked Comfort Sync thermostat, a removable service panel for internal access, and its service valves are positioned for quick installation and service. Thread-on pressure switches are also included.

Contact: Allied Air Enterprises, 800-448-5872; www.alliedair.com.

eProduct 166

 

Bard

Model: GEOTEC geothermal heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 26-27 (length) by 27-32 (width) by 48-55 (height)

Serviceability features: The heat pump features a high-efficiency, two-stage, step-capacity scroll compressor; R-410A green refrigerant; and a variable-speed electronically commutated motor (ECM) for superior efficiency and quiet performance. Increased dealer-friendly installation and service features include left- or right-side water connections outside the cabinet, left- or right-hand access to the control panel, slide-in electric heat packages, and simplified wiring and troubleshooting.

Contact: Bard Mfg. Co. Inc., 419-636-1194; www.bardhvac.com.

eProduct 167

 

Model: GEO-TRIO geothermal heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 30-65 (length) by 22-30 (width) by 22-65 (height)

Serviceability features: This multi-position system is suitable for upflow, downflow, horizontal left or right, split, and dual-fuel configurations. Additional features include a step-capacity, two-stage scroll compressor; R-410A refrigerant, a variable-speed, electronically commutated motor (ECM); a domestic hot water heat exchanger system; high- and low-pressure switches; and an insulated high-efficiency coaxial water coil. All water and refrigerant connections are located on the outside of the cabinet for ease of installation. The coil combination is certified for hybrid, dual-fuel use.

Contact: Bard Mfg. Co. Inc., 419-636-1194; www.bardhvac.com.

eProduct 168

 

Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.

Model: Greensource SM036-1VT geothermal heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 25 (length) by 33 (width) by 54 (height)

Serviceability features: The vertical and counter flow cabinets have been redesigned with a focus on serviceability and reliability with front water connections and an all-aluminum air coil. Additional serviceability improvements have been made to include an internal redesign of the component layout, allowing easy access to components through the front panel when service or adjustments are required.

Contact: Bosch Thermotechnology Corp., 603-965-7445; www.boschheatingandcooling.com.

eProduct 169

 

Broan

Model: JS6BE air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 23 (length) by 23 (width) by 32 (height)

Serviceability features: This air conditioner’s access panel is designed to make servicing easier for the contractor. All controls and the compressor are accessible from the side of the unit. The top pan and fan-motor assembly can be removed without removing wires from the control panel.

Contact: Nortek Global HVAC, 636-561-7300; www.broanhvac.net.

eProduct 170

 

Model: P7RE packaged air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 49 (length) by 35 (width) by 22 (height)

Serviceability features: Access for all electrical component troubleshooting is available through one door. All wires are color coded, which simplifies diagnostics. Refrigerant pressure switches are easily replaced without any refrigerant recovery or brazing. The blower plug is conveniently located and may be easily removed. The heater kit component is also conveniently mounted for easy troubleshooting.

Contact: Nortek Global HVAC, 636-561-7300; www.broanhvac.net.

eProduct 171

 

Bryant

Model: Evolution® V air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 23 (length) by 23 (width) by 40 (height)

Serviceability features: Communication between system components allows the Evolution® Connex control to display system history for faster diagnosis of the complete Evolution system. This allows a service technician to attach a second control to the outdoor unit for service without entering the home. The system may be accessed remotely via the Internet to prepare for a service call in advance, if the system is connected to a Wi-Fi network. Additionally, the unit includes automated refrigerant charge assistance technology.

Contact: Bryant, 317-847-6930; www.bryant.com.

eProduct 172

 

Carrier

Model: Infinity 19VS air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 23 (length) by 23 (width) by 40 (height)

Serviceability features: Communication between system components allows the Infinity Touch control to display system history for faster diagnosis of the complete Infinity system. This allows a service technician to attach a second control to the outdoor unit for service without entering the home. The system may be accessed remotely via the Internet to prepare for a service call in advance, if the system is connected to a Wi-Fi network. Automated refrigerant charge assistance technology is also included.

Contact: Carrier Corp., 317-847-6930; www.carrier.com.

eProduct 173

 

Century

Model: HZD Series geothermal heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 26-31 (length) by 22-25 (width) by 48-58 (height)

Serviceability features: The intelligent gateway displays diagnostic data in plain English on the communicating thermostat or a separate diagnostic tool is available to access system data. Multiple access panels provide ready access to components, and a swing-out control board is a convenience most service techs will appreciate. A service warning on the communicating thermostat allows a homeowner to contact the contractor with fault information.

Contact: Century/MARS, 517-780-3217; www.century-hvac.com.

eProduct 174

 

Model: VMH36SD-1 ductless mini-split heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 47 indoor/37 outdoor (length) by 10 indoor/17 outdoor (width) by 13 indoor/ 32 outdoor (height)

Contact: Century/MARS, 517-780-3222; www.century-hvac.com.

eProduct 175

 

Champion

Model: LX Series PCG4 residential package equipment

Footprint (in inches): 49 (length) by 34-44 (width) by 47-53 (height)

Serviceability features: Front access to the compressor, refrigeration controls, and blower enhances serviceability, as does top access to the condenser fan and motor and side access to the compressor, coil, heat exchanger, and filters. The evaporator coil slides out for easier cleaning. A standardized design simplifies repairs and helps reduce necessary replacement parts inventory.

Contact: Johnson Controls Inc., 414-524-5487; www.championhomecomfort.com/lxpackagedunit.

eProduct 176

 

Model: LX Series residential split-system air conditioners, TW4

Footprint (in inches): Varies.

Serviceability features: This series features full corner access with diagonal base valves for open access for low-loss fittings. It also provides single panel access to power and control wiring and includes a removable fan guard. The air conditioners’ smaller footprint allows easy clearances to accommodate gates, hand trucks, vans, and site pads.

Contact: Johnson Controls Inc., 414-524-5487; www.championhomecomfort.com/lxsplitsystems.

eProduct 177

 

Climatemaster

Model: Trilogy® 45 Q-Mode® (QE) Series geothermal heat pump

Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.

Technical support: Manufacturer did not specify.

Contact: Climatemaster Inc., 405-200-8067; www.climatemaster.com.

eProduct 178

 

Coleman

Model: LX Series PCG4 residential package equipment

Footprint (in inches): 49 (length) by 34-44 (width) by 47-53 (height)

Serviceability features: The unit offers front access to the compressor, refrigeration controls, and blower; top access to the condenser fan and motor; and side access to the compressor, coil, heat exchanger, and filters. The evaporator coil slides out for easier cleaning. A standardized design simplifies repairs and reduces replacement parts inventory.

Contact: Johnson Controls Inc., 414-524-5487; www.colemanac.com/lxpackagedunit.

eProduct 179

 

Model: LX Series residential split-system air conditioners, TW4

Footprint (in inches): Varies.

Serviceability features: These air conditioners feature full corner access with diagonal base valves with open access for low-loss fittings, single-panel access to power and control wiring, and a removable fan guard. These air conditioners’ small footprint allows easy clearances to accommodate gates, hand trucks, vans, and site pads.

Contact: Johnson Controls Inc., 414-524-5487; www.colemanac.com/lxsplitsystems.

eProduct 180

 

Comfort-Aire

Model: PTAC Seacoast Series packaged terminal air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 42 (length) by 14 (width) by 16 (height)

Serviceability features: A slide-out chassis makes components easily accessible for service or maintenance. On-board computer diagnostics simplify service, and an LED indicator will flash error codes. The installation, operation, and maintenance manual contains a diagnostic code chart and further explanation.

Contact: Comfort-Aire/MARS, 517-780-3222; www.comfort-aire.com.

eProduct 181

 

Comfort-Aire GeoLogix

Model: HEW Series water-to-water geothermal heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 25-53 (length) by 31 (width) by 33-37 (height)

Serviceability features: Three removable access panels provide easy access to all internal components. A DMX control with status lights and memory simplifies diagnostics, and factory testing creates a database for future service analysis and diagnostics.

Contact: Comfort-Aire/MARS, 517-780-3222; www.comfort-aire.com.

eProduct 182

 

Comfortmaker

Model: CCA7 SoftSound® Deluxe 17 split-system air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 31-35 (length) by 31-35 (width) by 47 (height)

Serviceability features: This air conditioner is compatible with the Observer communicating control with Wi-Fi capability, which features system control with remote access when connected to the Internet and text-based diagnostics. Three-piece grille panels can be removed separately to view and clean. The service valves are easily accessible, and only two screws need to be removed to access the control panel. High- and low-pressure switches are also available.

Contact: International Comfort Products, 615-777-8588; www.gocomfortmaker.com.

eProduct 183

 

Model: HS024-060 geothermal heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 27-33 (length) by 24-27 (width) by 22-23 (height)

Serviceability features: Features include multiple access panels and easily accessible components and control box. No special controllers are necessary.

Contact: International Comfort Products, 615-777-8588; www.gocomfortmaker.com.

eProduct 184

 

Daikin

Model: DP16HM packaged heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 51 (length) by 47 (width) by 35 (height)

Serviceability features: This heat pump features a liquid-line filter drier; convertible airflow in horizontal or downflow configurations; and a totally enclosed, permanently lubricated condenser fan motor. A fully insulated air-handling compartment includes convenient access panels. An electric heat kit is available as a field-installed option. The heavy-gauge galvanized-steel cabinet features an attractive two-tone architectural-gray powder-paint finish. Additionally, the unit is available in two heights at one footprint.

Contact: Daikin, 281-536-6063; www.daikincomfort.com.

eProduct 185

 

Model: Daikin DZ18VC heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 29 (length) by 29 (width) by 38 (height)

Serviceability features: Exclusive Daikin Inside™ diagnostics offer refined diagnostics and optimal performance routines, diagnostic indicator lights, a seven-segment LED display, and fault-code storage. In communicating mode, only two low-voltage wires are necessary to connect to the outdoor unit. Additional features include coil/ambient temperature sensors, a suction pressure transducer, sweat connection service valves, easy access to gauge ports, top/side maintenance access, and single-panel access to controls.

Contact: Daikin, 281-536-6063; www.daikincomfort.com.

eProduct 186

 

Daikin Applied

Model: SmartSource GCV compact water-source heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 19 (length) by 19 (width) by 24 (height)

Serviceability features: A swing-out removable control box offers easy access to control terminal connections and fast service access. An LED status sight glass allows an instant visual of operation status and quick troubleshooting diagnosis. A slide-out fan motor/housing assembly provides easy removal and service access. A non-fused disconnect extends convenient power shut-off/lock-out at the unit.

Contact: Daikin Applied, 763-553-5157; www.daikinapplied.com.

eProduct 187

 

Daikin Ductless

Model: RXL enhanced capacity ductless heat pump

Footprint (in inches): Manufacturer did not specify.

Serviceability features: Ductless products are easy to install and service and are built for reliability. The unit includes self-diagnostic