HVAC Contractors Can Earn $500
Rebates on Unico iSeries Heat Pumps.
Offer available through year-end on new outdoor units.
has announced a rebate program for its new heat pump, the
iSeries outdoor unit with inverter technology. The manufacturer
plans to send U.S and Canadian HVAC contractors a $500 check for
every unit they sell this year between Aug. 1 and Dec. 31,
according to Scott Intagliata, marketing director for Unico. The
offer is available for both residential and commercial
Intagliata said HVAC contractors like the outdoor heat pump’s
high-efficiency ratings, as well as having the ability to match
it to Unico’s high-wall splits or ducted units, or a combination
of both, operating at the same time from one outdoor unit.
“The iSeries is the first and only multi-split product that
combines the best of ducted and ductless technology,” Intagliata
said. “This means you can give customers the advantages of the
Unico System — even temperatures, no drafts, and small ducts for
better aesthetics — along with high wall units to help solve
design or construction challenges.”
The iSeries outdoor unit achieves high SEER ratings when paired
with Unico high-wall units or a combination of high-wall units
and ducted units. The heat pump operates efficiently in a wide
outdoor temperature range, from -25° to 122°F. It features
antifreeze protection and an intelligent defrost system, and is
compatible with UniZone, Unico’s zoning damper system for up to
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The iSeries heat pump
operates continually at various speeds, but never completely shuts
down. The unit makes small, incremental changes to most efficiently
meet the load request. In a traditional system, however, every time
the system cycles on it must ramp up to full operating power,
requiring a large amount of energy.
“Standard HVAC systems are constantly cycling on and off, consuming
a great deal of power. Inverter technology is so much more efficient
and will really help customers reduce energy consumption and utility
costs,” Intagliata said.
Unico introduced the iSeries in the U.S. in 2014 after it entered
into a partnership with Argoclima, an Italian manufacturer that has
produced the high-efficiency HVAC line for several years. The
iSeries combines the Italian-made outdoor unit with Unico’s
American-made air handler and has found a niche in custom homes as
well as retrofits in older homes.
The iSeries is available in four sizes from 1.5- to 3-ton
capacities. The air handlers include the ability to heat with boiler
heat as a secondary heating source. The company said no other
inverter drive unit has this capability.
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