Daikin Announces Daikin ATMOSPHERA
with R-32 Refrigerant.
first single zone system with R-32 in North America features
impressive efficiency gains while reducing emissions vs.
For the first time in North America, Daikin is launching a
home comfort product featuring R-32, a refrigerant with
one-third the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of the most
common refrigerants currently being used in the United
States and Canada.
The new Daikin ATMOSPHERA
system featuring R-32 refrigerant from Daikin North America
LLC is a powerful, new single-zone system that has a lower
GWP, is more efficient and may help lower end-user electric
bills compared to R-410A models.
Daikin has sold over 33 million R-32
systems in more than 100 countries and regions.
For more about Daikin ATMOSPHERA and the low-GWP potential
benefits of R-32, visit
Greenheck Introduces the RV-10
Rooftop Ventilation Unit.
RV-10 is the latest addition to Greenheck’s line of rooftop
ventilation equipment for both partial recirculation and
100% outside air systems. Ideal for applications requiring a
lower CFM range and a smaller footprint, model RV-10 offers
airflows from 500 to 2,500 cfm, 3 to 7 tons of packaged DX
cooling, and 75 to 200 mbh of indirect gas-fired heating. An
electric heat option is also available.
Featuring two-inch double-wall construction and R13 foam
insulation, the RV-10 includes a top-mounted condenser and
an upgraded controls platform with a web user interface that
comes as standard. The factory-programmed, wired, and tested
controller can operate as a stand-alone unit or integrate
with a Building Management System (BMS). Vertical or
horizontal duct connections allow for flexible installation.
Model RV-10 also features an
inverter compressor that provides precise temperature and
humidity control at reduced sound levels and helps save
energy by improving part load efficiency. Inverter
compressors typically achieve 15%-20% higher IEER compared
to digital scroll compressors. Optional air cleaning
technologies including Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI®)
and UV Lights are also available.
For more information visit
www.greenheck.com or contact Greenheck, P.O. Box 410,
Schofield, WI 54476-0410, (715) 359-6171, FAX (715)
New Fabric HVAC Duct Available at
Wholesalers for Contractors.
enables contractors to design small to medium ventilation
projects with fabric duct and purchase components at
traditional U.S. wholesale distributors.
Designed for smaller to medium-sized, non-plan/spec
ventilation projects, Zip-A-Duct is a time-saving,
cost-cutting solution that’s applicable to 90 percent of
retrofit and new construction ventilation projects.
Applications include retail, restaurants, athletic training
facilities, offices, industry, warehouses, temporary
structures, grow-ops and any other
ceiling applications requiring exposed HVAC ductwork.
Zip-A-Duct zips together onsite and cuts installation time
up to 80-percent and materials/labor cost up to 50-percent
versus spiral or rectangular metal duct alternatives.
Zip-A-Duct is constructed of polyester-woven fabric
available in 8 to 36-inch-diameter components that are
quickly installed with zippered connections aesthetically
concealed under flaps for a smooth streamlined appearance.
Components include custom elbows, custom lengths, a
T-fittings, inlets, endcaps and eccentric reducers. Colors
include white, grey, black and blue.
For more information on the Zip-A-Duct products and
accessories, please visit
sales-US@zipaduct.com; or contact customer and technical
support departments at 470-622-6810
Launch of Coolvert - VFD Specifically
for CO2 refrigerant condensing systems.
Optidrive Coolvert – designed
for use with CO2 refrigerant condensing systems and
specifically OEMs involved in the production of such systems
Coolvert VFD has one of smallest footprints and widest
ambient operating temperature in its class
A new high-performance variable frequency drive (VFD)
designed for OEMs to optimise the performance and the lower
the energy costs of BLDC compressors used in heat pumps and
condensing units has been launched by Invertek Drives.
The new Optidrive Coolvert is one of the smallest in its
class, providing machine builders with opportunities to
reduce panel space and lower machine costs. Designed to
operate specifically with CO2 refrigerant condensing
systems, it can provide end-users with energy savings of up
to 25 per cent.
For use in applications involving CO2 refrigerant systems,
Coolvert is targeted at OEMs to help meet the EU F-Gas
(Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas) regulations, in addition to
energy efficiency gains.
More details can be found by visiting www.invertekdrives.com.
NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC Introduces the
W-Series Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Equipment.
The W-Series completes Nortek’s redesign of Gibson, NuTone
and Frigidaire branded residential and light commercial air
conditioning and heat pump equipment.
Global HVAC, a leading manufacturer of HVAC equipment,
introduces the W-Series of air conditioning and heat pump
equipment for residential and light commercial applications.
The introduction completes the
final phase of an overall redesign of Gibson®, NuTone® and
Frigidaire® branded 1.5 to 5-ton, single-phase air
conditioning units and heat pumps. The redesign began with
introductions of the premium F-Series in 2017, the mid-range
E-Series in 2018 and now culminates with the
economically-priced W-Series in 2019. The redesign offers
contractors a “good-better-best” strategy that accommodates
any consumer price range and feature requests backed by
Nortek’s renowned reliability and contractor technical and
The W-Series’ air conditioning (WSA) is
available in 13, 14 and 16-SEER models and the heat pump (WSH)
in 14 and 16-SEER models. Standard features include Copeland
scroll compressors and a liquid line filter-drier for field
installation in an accessible position to facilitate easy
For more information about Nortek Global HVAC products and to
access the online literature library, contractors and
distributors should visit
SuperSleeve Expedites Mini-Split AC
SuperSleeve saves time, money and labor when retrofitting
any brand or model of wall-mounted ductless mini-split
evaporators in residential and commercial buildings.
Designed and developed by Marketair’s engineering
department, the patent-pending, SuperSleeve eliminates the
need for a second jobsite technician or a temporary support
bracket to hold the evaporator in place during a retrofit
installation. The 3-inch-diameter (I.D.) (7.5-cm)
SuperSleeve is flanged on both ends for a tight, secure fit
and telescopes from 6 to 12-inches (15 to 30-cm) to
accommodate most wall thicknesses.
The SuperSleeve design goes beyond conventional wall sleeves
and features an innovative integral positive slope guide for
the condensate drain hose. Although the sleeve is installed
level, the drain hose guide sill ensures a 3/8-inch (9.5-mm)
downward pitch away from the evaporator to promote correct
drainage. The hose compartment at the bottom of the sleeve
holds standard insulated 5/8-inch (16-mm) condensate hose
securely in place to ensure the pitch.
SuperSleeve is available direct or through
most wholesale HVAC distributors throughout North America.
For more information or to receive a free Marketair HVAC/R
products catalog, please visit
www.marketair.com, call (732) 985-8226 or email:
Rotobrush Launches New Carrier for
new 'Speed Tray' carrier lets technician have everything
they need right there to get the job done faster.
Rotobrush® International LLC has released the newest version
of its most powerful air duct cleaning system. The
BrushBeast, which launched in 2015, allowed contractors to
expand their services to commercial customers and the latest
updates make it easier for contractors to have all their
tools and accessories in one place while still being able to
maneuver throughout the job site. The new “Speed Tray”
carrier allows you to have everything you need right there
to get the job done faster.
Updated features of the
new BrushBeast carrier include:
•Additional storage to hold drills and other on-the-job
•Brushes attach to carrier
•Shop vacuum accessory holder
•New hose holder design
•Screw holder with attached magnet
•All new one piece construction design
For more information visit
Armstrong’s New ‘Pump Manager’
Extends Performance Management Service Solutions.
Manager is a web-based service that leverages the embedded
intelligence and connectivity available through its
technologically advanced new line of Design Envelope pumps
to provide sustained performance and significantly enhanced
Delivered as a highly secure, cloud-based application, key
features of Pump Manager include:
• Real-time alerts and warnings – operators have immediate
knowledge of challenges such as deadheading, cavitation, a
broken coupling and excessive vibration. The base alerts
include pumps operating ‘in-hand’ and excessive run-hours
which can significantly impact energy consumption and
• Online trending and analysis across multiple parameters on
single pumps or an aggregated basis for multiple pumps. The
trends will assist in identifying performance degradation
and will provide early indication of potential maintenance
requirements, allowing customers to move to a predictive and
• Reports and summaries that provide a simple and intuitive
view of pump performance and key trends.
For more information about
Armstrong Fluid Technology visit
Gen III Outdoor Condensing Units
Include Enhanced Feature Packages.
popular Gen III Outdoor Condensing Units have been upgraded
to include enhanced feature packages. Feature packages
provide refrigeration contractors with a preferred set of
options based on outdoor ambient temperatures that are
associated with northern U.S. and Canada and, southern U.S.
The Gen III “Silver” feature package is designed for
southern U.S. climate zones and the “Platinum” package
contains appropriate options for northern U.S. climate
zones. Canada’s colder climate is well served by the “Gold”
feature package. New Gen III feature packages simplify
product selection and ordering and, deliver more value at a
competitive price. Popular Gen III condensing unit models
are stocked and readily available for shipment.
All Gen III Outdoor Condensing Units feature
reliable Tecumseh reciprocating or scroll compressors,
paired with efficiently sized coils for optimum performance.
All-in-one service access allows side-by-side installation
of multiple units, while facilitating maintenance and
serviceability. The units range from ½ to 8 HP, compatible
with refrigerants R22, R407C, R404A, R507, R134a, R407A, and
For more information, visit our website at
Advanced modulating technology in new
Champion® LX Series 16 SEER heat pump contributes to lower
this April, the new Champion® LX Series 16 SEER/9.0 HSPF
heat pump from Johnson Controls features advanced modulating
technology proven in Champion’s five-year accelerated test
facility and more than 215,000 hours of research.
The unit’s ability to adjust
its operating capacity provides quiet, efficient operation
as it adjusts heating and cooling levels up or down to
provide only what is actually needed to condition the space.
This provides more even temperatures and lower operating
Reducing compressor speed
and decreasing airflow also allows the system to operate
longer without drastically over-cooling the space, improving
dehumidification. In colder weather, a demand defrost
feature minimizes heat pump operation, removing frost on the
outdoor coil far more effectively than time methods.
Contractors will appreciate easy access to commonly serviced
items, a sturdy fan guard, smooth edges that allow for
easier handling and a compact footprint for easy hand
trucking and placement on site. The unit also features
Champion’s new fee-free, one-year labor limited warranty and
is available in early 2016.
For more information, visit
DiversiTech Introduces New Line Up of
Genteq HVACR Residential Motors.
DiversiTech Corp., a leading
manufacturer and supplier of HVACR parts and accessories,
announced today that it is adding two motor lines under the
premium Genteq brand to its family of residential motors.
The addition of the Genteq
motor lines provides distributors and contractors with a
trusted, nationally recognized brand name known for quality
and innovation. DiversiTech’s expanded motor portfolio means
distributors and contractors now have greater product
choices and selling options for their customers.
Distributors wanting to
order product or desiring product information can contact
their local DiversiTech manufacturer representative or visit
EcoNet's IOT Wireless HVAC Vent
Receives SmartThings Approval.
EcoNet Controls of Clearwater
Florida, a manufacturer of Home Automation Devices, has
received the "Works with SmartThings" stamp of approval for
its EV100 series of Z-Wave HVAC vents. A basic configuration
of EcoNet's wireless vents and a SmartThings controller adds
convenience and improved HVAC comfort and efficiency to the
standard home. The EV100 joins a growing list of IOT devices
that are compatible with SmartThings.
Although the EV100 is
certified by the Z-Wave Alliance, it is a unique device that
currently does not fit into any of the standard device
categories. Because of this, changes were required in the
way it communicates to the SmartThings controller. As an
official partner, EcoNet worked closely with SmartThings in
creating a custom driver for the EV100. The EV100 works with
most standard Z-Wave controllers but it works especially
well with SmartThings.
EcoNet's HVAC Vents/Registers are direct
replacements for vents in the standard North American home
that uses a forced air system. Installation and setup is
simple and takes only a few minutes. The vents are available
in several sizes and styles. A properly configured system
can reduce HVAC cost from 10% to 20%.