Comfortmaker® Introduces Ion™: A New Smart Thermostat to
Complement Premium Climate Control Solutions.
allows dealers to enhance a top-tier system with an
Comfortmaker Heating and Cooling Products is pleased to
introduce its Ion system control, a new smart thermostat for
its top-tier products that provides improved aesthetics and
enhanced efficiency for variable-speed air conditioners and
heat pumps. Comfortmaker is a part of UTC Climate, Controls
& Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The Ion thermostat provides homeowners with a smartphone-inspired
control that offers remote access, seamless programming and
over-the-air software updates to provide a convenient user
experience while leveraging the maximum capabilities of
their HVAC systems.
The Ion thermostat is
recommended for modulating gas furnaces, communicating
variable-speed fan coils, as well as inverter-driven heat
pumps and air conditioners. It’s also an ideal control for
Comfortmaker communicating geothermal heat pumps.
www.GoComfortmaker.com for more information on the Ion
A. O. Smith Polaris® Delivers High Efficiency, Hot Water
stainless steel Polaris by A. O. Smith is available in 34-
and 50-gallon models.
The Polaris, which operates at a cost-saving thermal
efficiency of up to 96 percent, easily installs and pairs
with recirculating systems or domestic space heating
Available in 34- and 50-gallon models, Polaris achieves
energy efficiency through an enhanced ultra-low NOx
modulating gas burner that ensures operation at lower input
rates and maintains years of reliability with a durable tank
and heat exchanger built of corrosion-resistant stainless
with both natural gas and propane, the Polaris features a
power direct vent design that fits with PVC, CPVC or
Polypropylene (solid core only) through a sidewall or roof.
The Polaris can also be paired with an optional concentric
vent kit. Additionally, two front-access panels give
contractors simple access to all serviceable components.
electronic controls give homeowners precise temperature
control and advanced water heater diagnostics through a
large, easy-to-use touchscreen display. Engineers perfected
a homeowner-friendly “whisper quiet operation” utilizing an
ultra-quiet blower and burner that minimizes ambient noise
in the home.
The Polaris also comes with a 10-year limited tank warranty.
For more information about the Polaris High Efficiency
condensing gas water heater and A. O. Smith’s comprehensive
selection of hot water solutions, visit
Armstrong’s Variable Speed Retrofit Solution.
Owners Can Save Up To 70% on Energy Costs
The Design Envelope Vertical-In-Line Retrofit allows
building owners to replace the moving parts of an installed
Armstrong constant speed pump while retaining the existing
pump casing, insulation and piping. This innovative solution
reduces the costs for equipment, shipping and scrap as well
as installation labor.
Envelope Vertical-In-Line Retrofit provides owners of
existing constant speed pumps with an opportunity to save up
to 70% on energy costs by upgrading to variable speed.
Design Envelope technology accommodates future changes in
flow requirements and its variable speed operation means
longer equipment life (20%-30%), and greater reliability.
For more information about
Armstrong Fluid Technology visit
TCS releases UbiquiSTAT™ simple-to-use BACnet and
standalone commercial thermostat line.
an innovative leader in enterprise energy management
solutions, announced today the release of the UbiquiSTAT
line of BACnet-certified commercial thermostats, the next
generation of easy-to-use, application-specific touchscreen
controls for contractors and commercial facilities managers.
The UbiquiSTAT line from TCS features a range of models that
cover virtually any commercial application – from the
all-purpose, low-cost Model 4020, to the advanced
application Model 4050 that handles modulating applications
with up to six stages of heat or cool.
BACnet Object Explorer to make programming in the field
simple and convenient
▪ All BACnet points are completely open and unlocked for
▪ BTL-certified, Title 24 compliant and designed and
manufactured in the United States
With the release of the new product line, TCS is offering
savings of over 40% off the sell price. For a limited time,
the advanced UbiquiSTAT Model 4050 is available direct from
TCS at an introductory price of $225.00 if purchased by
11/15/2016. After 11/15/2016, the model US4050 will sell for
For more information on the UbiquiSTAT family of products,
RGF INTRODUCES THE UPCO QR™.
PHOTOCATALYTIC OXIDATION IN-DUCT AIR PURIFYING SYSTEM
leading innovator of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) products, RGF
Environmental Group, Inc., has introduced their latest
product for the HVAC/IAQ industry. The patent-pending UPCO
QR™ photocatalytic oxidation in-duct air purifying system
has the lowest pressure loss, highest surface area and the
most competitive price compared to similar PCO products in
the HVAC/IAQ marketplace.
combination of technologies incorporated into the UPCO QR™
work to create RGF’s exclusive low pressure loss, pure
carbon infused bed. Combining titanium dioxide, silver,
copper and zinc metal into this proprietary dual catalyst
bed traps and then reduces common indoor air pollutants.
VOC’s, bacteria, viruses, mold spores and odors are
effectively diminished as air cycles repeatedly through the
HVAC system, resulting in improved indoor air quality for
both residential and commercial applications.”
information visit our website:
Vibration & Seismic Technologies Introduces the Faster,
Quick Clip™ for Stiffening Hanger Rods in Seismic Zones.
& Seismic Technologies (VST), a leading manufacturer of
seismic-related construction products, introduces the new
patent pending Quick Clip™ hanger rod stiffening device,
which significantly reduces time and effort for mechanical,
electrical and plumbing contractors.
Used with strut to vertically stiffen hanger rod, the Quick
Clip™ installs in seconds with no tools required.
“Stiffening of hanger rods is required by Code in the vast
majority of construction projects located in seismic zones,
as well as most projects throughout the U.S. that are
federally owned, regulated or funded,” says Dan Duggan, Sr.,
Vice President of Product Development at VST.
“The Quick Clip™ installs faster and easier than any other
rod stiffener in use today, resulting in drastically reduced
total installed costs.”
single-component, stainless steel Quick Clip™ snaps into the
strut and secures it to the rod with no bolts or tools
needed. It can be installed in less than 5 seconds. The
Quick Clip™ is currently available in two sizes, for use
with 3/8” and 1/2” hanger rod. Additional sizes will be
available soon. For more information and to see a video
Belimo Now Offers HVAC Zone Solutions for Residential
Americas, the trusted leader for 40 years in commercial HVAC
is now available for residential applications. Whether
you’re a home owner, contractor, equipment manufacturer or
home automation provider, Belimo Residential offers the
right solutions for you. From innovative dynamic air
balancing solutions that provide maximum occupant comfort to
smart design actuators with durable dampers providing top
quality performance you can rely on.
installed round damper assemblies from 4” to 20”
premium, in-duct or pressure bypass assemblies to meet
your client’s needs
easy, and error proof installation for pressure bypass
setup on pressure bypass damper assemblies for time
quality products with trouble free operation for
Comfort and energy savings headline features of new
Champion LX Series residential gas furnaces.
new residential gas furnaces in the Champion LX Series from
Johnson Controls deliver comfort and energy savings of 20
and 37 percent when compared to older 60 percent AFUE
models. The all-new TM8Y and TM9Y combine the comfort of
two-stage heating with the efficiency of a standard ECM
motor to earn AFUE ratings of 80 and 96 percent.
Manufactured using state-of-the-art quality control and
assembly processes, including more than 125,000 hours of
testing, the furnaces feature Champion’s industry-leading
five-year Complete Assurance Limited Warranty, which
provides optional furnace replacement in the event the heat
exchanger fails within five years of installation. In
addition, the TM9Y model is ENERGY STAR®-rated.
are factory-shipped for upflow or horizontal applications
and can be converted for downflow applications. Easily
accessible controls and no knockouts further enhance the
installation process. Other features of the furnaces
• Compact 33-inch height for installation in tight spaces
• Built-in, high-level self-diagnostics with fault code
display for simplified servicing
• Electric hot surface ignition that conserves fuel
• 100 percent shut-off main gas valve
• High heat transfer aluminized steel tubular heat exchanger
with lifetime limited warranty.
For more information, visit
Johnson Controls introduces York LX Series packaged
units, new standard in residential and commercial heating
SEER units feature higher efficiency, weather and corrosion
resistance, and contractor-friendly design.
York LX Series packaged units by Johnson Controls set a
higher standard to heat and cool residential and light
commercial buildings, featuring a contractor-friendly
design, easy installation and service, reliable technology
and an advanced manufacturing process. The units are 29
percent more efficient, earning a 14 Seasonal Energy
Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating and exceeding U.S. Department
of Energy efficiency standards.
laboratory testing simulates more than 20 years of
operational performance to verify component performance
during weather events, humidity levels, under/over voltage
and temperatures down to -10 degrees Fahrenheit. In
addition, the cabinet’s 1,000-hour salt spray rating ensures
an exterior finish with a superior appearance and
outstanding corrosion protection.
To learn more about York LX Series packaged units, visit
york.com/lxpack-unit or talk to your local York
distributor. To locate a distributor near you, visit
Introducing the WFDN Series Waterflow Detector from
WFDN Series Waterflow Detector is fully redesigned to meet
the needs of today’s fire sprinkler professional. The new
features, including the timer dial, cover, and terminal
block, add convenience and save on installation time.
The new timer dial is a first for waterflow detectors with a
built-in time delay. Not only is it large and easy to turn,
but its high-contrast, pad-printed markings and tactile
features make it easy to set by feel in dimly lit or
hard-to-reach locations. The detector’s built-in time delay
mechanism is still immune to dust and other contaminants,
but now it’s also designed for improved timer accuracy and
To find out
how to convert to the fully redesigned WFDN Series Waterflow
Detector offering or for more information about sprinkler
Bonomi Introduces New Direct Mount Grooved-End Butterfly
Valve That Simplifies Actuation.
North America has introduced a new series of grooved-end
butterfly valves for use in commercial and light industrial
applications. The new valves are built with an ISO mounting
pad and stem for simple automation with electric or
Standard features of the new Bonomi Series L700E Series
include an epoxy-coated ductile iron body, EDPM-coated
ductile iron disc, and a 410 stainless steel ISO square
stem. An ISO 5211 mounting pad is integral, making it easy
to add any ISO 5211 standard actuator or manual operator. A
BUNA-N coated disc is optional.
sizes 2” to 12”, the L700E is designed to meet ANSI/AWWA
C606 and MSS SP-67. Typical applications include hot and
cold water, HVAC, chilled water, and fire protection
Maximum working pressure is 200 PSI. All Bonomi butterfly
valves are tested to 100 percent of their rated pressure
Bonomi is one of the very few fully integrated manufacturers
of both electric and pneumatic actuators and direct mount
valves. The L700E can be easily performance-matched to the
company’s Valbia-brand actuators for optimal performance,
long life and quiet operation.
For more information on the Bonomi L700E series or other
Bonomi products, contact Bonomi North America at (704)
412-9031 or visit
Noritz Expands Tankless Residential Offering by Three
Units, For Small to Midsized, Whole-House Applications.
NR662, and NRC711 offer compact design with a heat exchanger
that is three times as durable, all-new scale-detection
software for more proactive leak prevention, and a built-in
digital display to aid servicing.
12-year heat exchanger three times more durable in its
ability to resist scale buildup;
•new scale-detection software that minimizes leaks by
indicating when it’s time to de-scale (flush) the system;
•a compact design with an integral readout window,
permitting basic servicing without the need for a remote
device. Located at the lower right of the front panel, the
small display indicates flow rates, temperature and common
detection software and the integral display window are
designed to alert homeowners and service contractors of
scale buildup within the unit,” explains Noritz marketing
manager Jason Fleming. “The main benefit of this early alert
system is proactive leak prevention, of course. But thanks
to the more durable heat exchanger, these units won’t need
to be flushed as often to assure a ready and abundant supply
of hot water for the household.”
Noritz began shipping the new models – the NR501, NR662 and
NRC711 – nationwide in early January.
NR501: A hot water solution for one-bath homes in warmer
climates, this strictly outdoor unit (photo above, left) has
an Energy Factor of 0.86 for natural gas (NG) and 0.85 for
liquid propane (LP). Part of the ValueSolutions series of
gas-fired residential tankless water heaters, the Noritz
NR501 carries the following specifications.
For more information on the
NR501-OD, NR662-OD, NRC711-DV and NRC711-OD tankless water
heaters, visit Noritz Technical Support at
Introducing the HE-Z Series Fan Coil.
Products Ltd. HE-Z Series of fan coils.
innovative product will feature our newly developed PSB
(Pressure Sensing Board) motor controller, which is a
combination of our standard board (in use for 8 years) and
our PWM controller (5 years), which will utilize many of our
past features while adding some new.
new PSB together with a Variable
Frequency Drive manufactured by the WEG Electric
Corporation, the HE-Z series will become your ultimate
choice in a multi-functional fan coil. This move will take
the former EPC control board and EPC circuit board out of
the product line.
introduction of the new Variable Frequency Drive by WEG is a
culmination of two years of testing in the harshest
environments we could find in North America and
internationally. The new WEG drive features internal
diagnostics not available on previous models. It has proven
to be extremely reliable and robust in all applications. Our
very solid 3 phase motor continues to be standard in the
Products is proud to continue to bring you industry-leading
product advances, which would not be possible without your
input, thank you.
For more information visit
www.hi-velocity.com or call 1-888-652-2219
Emerson Climate Technologies Launches New Service
Contactor to Increase Air Conditioning System Reliability.
reliable to a million cycles, sealed to keep out bugs.
Protection modules for Copeland Scroll™ compressors feature
advanced electronic switching technology that has been
qualified up to one million cycles; four to five times a
contactor’s internal microprocessor control nearly
eliminates contact welding and pitting. In addition, the
circuit board-mounted relay is completely sealed and
enclosed, which prevents common problems with pests and
Protection modules give technicians insight into the system
through the compressor, providing valuable information to
help diagnose problems quickly and accurately, reducing
costly callbacks. The module monitors both the compressor
and system for damaging conditions such as short cycling,
pressure trips, and locked rotor.
PORTER-CABLE® Expands 20 Volt MAX* Linked System™ with
Six New Cordless Tools.
New tools, combination
kits, and lithium ion batteries added to expand the breadth
of the High Performance Cordless Line.
announced today the expansion of its 20V MAX* Linked System™
PORTER-CABLE is adding six new cordless power tools, new
combination kit solutions, and a new MaxPack extended
runtime 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Battery to the popular 20V MAX*
Linked System. The new cordless tools include the
Reciprocating Tiger Saw®, 6-1/2 inch Circular Saw,
Oscillating Tool, Cut-off Tool/Grinder, Jigsaw, and Pivoting
The PORTER-CABLE MAX* Linked System maximizes a
PORTER-CABLE 20V MAX* Linked System expansion line will be
available at Lowe’s and independent distributors in November
2013. The 20V MAX* Linked SystemTM power tools are backed
with a three-year limited warranty, one-year service
contract, and 90-day money-back guarantee. The 20V MAX*
Linked SystemTM batteries come with a two-year limited
warranty. For more information about PORTER-CABLE
professional-grade power tools, visit
Controls Introduces Variable-Speed Screw Chiller.
introduces the YORK® YVWA water-cooled screw chiller. The
innovative design of this new chiller, with energy-saving
variable-speed technology, helps cut energy costs and carbon
emissions by as much as 30 percent. Johnson Controls
supplies more variable speed chillers than any other
The YVWA increases
sustainability by using HFC-134a refrigerant, which has zero
ozone-depletion potential and no phase-out date. Its
innovative design reduces the number of potential leak
points by 35 percent. In addition, Johnson Controls
proprietary falling-fi lm evaporator reduces the chiller’s
refrigerant charge by as much as 30 percent compared to
Because the YVWA screw chiller is capable of
handling a higher pressure lift than a centrifugal chiller,
it can be used in both thermal-storage and heat-pump
applications, while delivering the highest efficiencies
available. This remarkable flexibility also allows the
chiller to utilize a wide range of heat-rejection methods,
including an open cooling tower, dry cooler, adiabatic
cooler, heat recovery, or heat pump. To learn more about the
YORK YVWA chiller, visit
Condensing Tankless Water Heater Offers Higher Efficiencies,
Longer Vent Runs.
Noritz has expanded
its ecoTOUGH™ Series of gas-fired residential condensing
tankless water heaters with the new NRC83, an ENERGY
STAR®-rated unit designed for smaller homes and multi-family
Available throughout North
America in both indoor (the two-pipe, direct vent NRC83-DV)
and outdoor (NRC83-OD) models, the new wall-mounted units
have an energy factor (EF) of 0.92 for natural gas and 0.94
with liquid propane – approximately 30 points higher than a
standard, storage tank-type, gas-fired water heater. For more information on the new NRC83, visit
New Mitsubishi Electric meView App Helps Homeowners Visualize System.
The new meView™
app, the latest in a series of mobile applications from
Mitsubishi Electric, provides homeowners and professionals
with a customized virtual view of how a Mitsubishi
Electric split-ductless product would look in the home.
This tool is designed to make it easier than ever to
select and install America’s number one selling ductless
cooling and heating system.
more about products from Mitsubishi Electric, visit