Airxchange has a new and unique approach to the design and manufacturing of energy recovery wheels. Through the use of new materials, patented designs, and innovative manufacturing techniques, Airxchange has responded to the market challenges by developing a reliable, maintainable energy recovery wheel, practical for all HVAC systems. Airxchange energy recovery wheels enable ERV systems to provide fresh outdoor air at 1/3 the cost of conventional systems and increases HVAC efficiency by up to 40%, source say. The improved dehumidification and humidification performance reduces indoor air pollution, improving the health and productivity of building occupants. Airxchange’s patented energy recovery wheel technology reduces energy requirements for conditioning outdoor air by up to 80% and is available from most HVAC manufacturers in a variety of configurations. airxchange.com
The Platinum ZV delivers comfortable, consistent cooling and heating from room to room. It features a uniquely constructed cabinet that allows less moisture and fewer dust particles to be drawn in from garages, attics and crawl spaces. This design also helps prevent energy loss and virtually eliminates condensation. When connected with the American Standard AccuLink Platinum ZV Control, homeowners can monitor and control their home comfort from anywhere via Nexia Home Intelligence.
Pair the Platinum ZV Air Handler TAM8C model with American Standard’s new AccuComfort variable speed air conditioners and heat pumps, which constantly adjust their output to deliver efficient, constant home comfort.
Dynasonics announces the development of its acoustics information model (AIM) software, which is a free noise prediction tool. AIM is designed to model the amount of noise that reaches individual spaces within a building project through the mechanical systems.
The new Dynasonics software uses sound data projected through HVAC system components, noise control accessories, and architectural elements to predict background noise levels.
The Goodman AVPTC Smartframe air handler offers 13 new enhancements including a thinner, stronger chassis.
At 21-in. deep, the air handler provides a highly stable frame, a reliable all-aluminum coil, an energy-efficient variable-speed motor, and ComfortNet compatibility for auto-configuration of airflow and tonnage.
With 12 field-selectable airflow settings to optimize CFM, Goodman’s AVPTC supplies consistent airflow over a range of static pressure conditions, regardless of the duct system. The variable speed motor evenly distributes air from room-to-room and floor-to-ceiling, reducing the likelihood of hot and cold spots.
Tool-less filter access makes service convenient. The Goodman air handler allows both down flow and horizontal flow installations.
A 10-year parts limited warranty covers the coils and all functional parts.
Giving customers an opportunity to “try before they buy,” MacroAir debuts AirViz, the company’s new computational fluid dynamics modeling tool that gives customers an opportunity to visualize the potential performance and cost-saving prospects of the company’s products within a dedicated space.
AirViz is a 3D motion tool based on advanced fluid dynamics modeling and is tailored to the specifics of MacroAir fans. Using specs from a potential installation space, the tool can produce a 3D motion video that predicts the airflow, temperatures and cooling/heating effects from a MacroAir HVLS fan, represented by colored visual elements.
MacroAir HVLS fans are a proven solution for changing perceptible room temperature by 5 to 15 degrees, and lower heating and cooling costs by as much as 20% when used in conjunction with traditional HVAC equipment.
NuTone heating and cooling is combating formicary corrosion with the brand’s new B6 air handlers. The new line includes two types of evaporator coils to reduce — or eliminate — the number one cause of coil leaks.
NuTone B6 air handlers include 13- and 14-SEER Anteater MC micro-channel models. These evaporator coils are constructed of aluminum extruded tubes that are brazed to enhanced aluminum fins.
Available in 7.5-, 10-, 15- and 20-ton sizes, the Rheem RHGL series of commercial air handlers have several features that make the units easy to install and service, sources say.
This air handler features removable panels on the top and sides of the unit. These removable panels help contractors quickly access the unit’s motors, blowers, sheaves and filters for faster and more accurate service.
Additional features include:
• Inherently protected motors are mounted inside of an insulated cabinet in order to reduce motor noise to ensure quieter operation
• A galvanized steel drain pan is designed to trap condensate in either vertical or horizontal installations.
On the residential side, the newly redesigned Rheem Hydronic air handler now incorporates a high-efficiency permanent magnet motor into the unit, which helps upgrade the electrical efficiency of the air handler. Rheem is also offering the hydronic air handler in a sleek, warm-gray color called Rheem Granite Gray. The unit is AHRI-certified and can meet ENERGY STAR qualifications when paired with certain Rheem high efficiency air conditioners and heat pumps to create a home comfort system.
Titus HVAC expands the Titus Plexicon line of displacement ventilation systems to include solar capabilities. The Titus solar Plexicon uses a wireless, energy harvesting process to power the unit. It’s the only displacement unit in the industry to heat as well as cool, and use solar energy as its power source, Titus sources say.
The Titus Plexicon line, introduced to the market in early 2011, is unique in its ability to heat and cool using one displacement ventilation unit. Heating with a traditional displacement system had not previously been possible without adding a secondary heating system. With both heating and cooling from the same diffuser assembly, the Plexicon line reduces cost and eases design and installation challenges.
The new solar Plexicon uses a wireless, energy-harvesting platform to power the auto-changeover action when changing to the cooling or heating mode. The energy harvesting process is achieved using solar light energy including sun and ambient room light.
Designed for superior indoor air circulation, the Trane Hyperion XL air handler is constructed like a refrigerator, with insulation between the double walls of the uniquely designed cabinet to eliminate the need for exposed insulation and helps prevent energy loss.
The all-aluminum coil found in this new line of air handlers is exponentially more durable than standard copper coils, which are susceptible to formicary corrosion. This ensures families stay comfortable indoors all year long, no matter what the weather outside.
The ComfortLink II communicating technology connects all key components so th system automatically charges, configures and calibrates for optimal performance through the lifetime of the product.
Add Trane CleanEffects to the system for advanced air filtration that removes more dust, pollen and other irritants from conditioned air for a cleaner, healthier, more comfortable home.
ZoneFirst introduces the motorized take-off zone damper, model RT. The new RT dampers can be used to provide zone control without running a separate trunk duct for additional zones. The RT damper combines the function of a round duct take-off collar and a motorized damper, into one unit, reducing space and cost. Prior to the RT damper the duct needing to be zoned used a take-off collar and a round zone damper attached to the collar. The length for both could be as much as 12-in.
The RT damper reduces that length almost in half. The RT has a wide flange and adhesive back foam seal to provide a tight seal and eliminate air leakage. This allows the RT damper to be used on both metal and duct board plenums. It also allows each outlet to be zoned, if necessary.
Tech Update: December 2013 Commercial & Residential Air Distribution: Grilles, Registers, Louvers, Air Handlers, Fans, Fan Systems, Blowers, Ventilation Products.
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