At HVAC Comfortech 2011, 12 products were recognized as Product Showcase Award winners. Judges took into consideration the ease with which HVAC contractors can apply the technology, and the technical value of the product or service to the HVAC industry. We’ll feature these products each month in upcoming issues of Contracting Business. This month, we’re featuring GeoConnection’s LoopLink, the winner in the Software category. For additional information on any of the products listed here, circle the appropriate number(s) on the reader service card at the back of this issue or visit www.contractingbusiness.com/freeinfo.html.
LoopLink Takes Top Prize in Software Category
LoopLink, designed by GeoConnections is a web-based ground source heat pump design software made especially for the residential and light commercial markets.
LoopLink gives designers the tools to size equipment and loopfields with accuracy. It offers comprehensive economic analysis and professionally designed project reports to assist in the sale of ground source heat pump systems. LoopLink streamlines the workflow of mechanical contractors and simplifies everything from the initial design estimate to heat pump selection, to loopfield design, company sources say. The software doesn’t have to be installed or downloaded, so it’s always up-to-date.
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Greenheck Introduces Fully Packaged Rooftop Ventilator System
Greenheck’s new rooftop ventilation unit, Model RV/RVE, fully conditions and controls any mixture of outdoor and return air. Designed for rooftop installations, Model RV/RVE is easily configurable, making it ideal for HVAC systems in commercial or institutional applications including schools, offices, and government buildings.
The pre-engineered system features two-inch double-wall construction, coupled with direct-drive plenum fans, heating options (indirect gas furnace, hot water, or electric), cooling options (packaged DX, chilled water, or split DX) and an optional energy wheel (Model RVE). Performance capabilities up to 9,500 cfm make this equipment flexible enough to meet the demands of today’s heating, cooling, dehumidification, and ventilation requirements.
Two New Fans Offer Increase in Coverage Area
Powerfoil X2.0, the newest industrial fan from the Big Ass Fan Company, significantly increases the coverage area and warranty of the company’s popular Powerfoil X.
Released on May 1, 2012, the Powerfoil X2.0 introduces a unique new patented airfoil system — a system that combines patented airfoils and winglets with patent-pending AirFence technology to increase overall coverage by 28%. The winglet improves airfoil effectiveness by eliminating efficiency-robbing turbulence at the tip, while the AirFence captures air that would otherwise slip off the end of the airfoil
The Yellow Jacket mister fan is now available with a high-pressure misting system and an oscillator. These two improvements, combined with Yellow Jacket’s established airflow, translate to a cooling effect equivalent to 11 tons of air conditioning.
The Yellow Jacket has many accessories and mounting options. In any version or approved mount, the Yellow Jacket retains its quiet operation, durable construction, 11 adjustable speeds and a limited lifetime warranty.
Weather Guard® Announces New Storage Equipment and Professional Trade Packages
Knaack, LLC announces, new Weather Guard van solutions, including professional trade packages, new bulkheads and shelving, new accessories, and new specialty and secure storage, along with enhanced organization and quick installation features.
Weather Guard® profession-specific van storage packages are customized for unique job requirements of general contractors and remodelers, plumbers, mechanical/HVAC, electricians, telecom, security, and more. Pro-packages are available for all full-size, high-roof, and compact vans.
Weather Guard Rapid Mount shelving has deeper, fully-hemmed, 16-in. shelves to fit large tool cases and boxes, and tool-less adjustable shelves and dividers. New Secure Storage door and drawer modules offer extra theft-resistance. End panel caps have easy-to-reach tie-down points. Finally, Rapid Mount shelving comes with notched floor clearance for Pack Rat drawer units or wide supplies.
Heil Two-Stage Condensers Feature Communicating Capabilities
International Comfort Products, LLC (ICP) introduces a new line of high-efficiency two-stage Heil QuietComfort DXT+ air conditioners and heat pumps, featuring communicating capabilities when installed with the Observer communicating wall control. With efficiencies up to 19 SEER and 14.2 EER when paired with select indoor equipment, these new air conditioners and heat pumps are available in two model lines in two- through five-ton cooling capacities.
These new high-efficiency air conditioners and heat pumps offer dealers and homeowners a combination of features and benefits, including:
- Copeland Scroll Ultratech compressors provide quiet operation.
- Post-painted fin coils and a baked-on powder coat provides a corrosive-resistant finish.
- Compressor sound shield that reduce noise levels.
- Tight wire coil guard with narrow spacing, which provide maximum protection with optimal air flow.
Fujitsu Introduces its Highest SEER Mini-split Heat Pump
Fujitsu General America, Inc. introduceds a new, Halcyon split-system heat pump line with equipment that achieves up to 27.2 SEER.
The new RLS2 line of heat pumps offers 9, 12 and 15,000 BTU models with increased heating performance, newly designed chassis, and the ESP energy saving program.
The heat pump’s heating mode is operational with outdoor ambient temperatures down to -5F producing 75% or more of the system’s rated capacity. The system produces 100% of heating capacity down to 20F.
If occupants leave the room without turning it off, ESP knows that they left and, 20 minutes later, temperature is increased by 4F when cooling and reduced by 8F when heating. When they return, the system returns to previous operating mode.