New HVAC Options to Consider for Your Birmingham Home

It’s a new air-conditioning season and manufacturers are rolling out products you may want to consider to help you through summer.

Here are excerpts from an achrnews.com rundown:

AMANA HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

Model: AVXC20 air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 35 (length) by 35 (width) by 38 (height)

Serviceability features: This unit is ComfortNet® Communications System compatible, which allows entire system performance monitoring, automated maintenance alerts, and optional remote control of algorithmic logic. In communicating mode, two low-voltage wires to the outdoor unit are required. It features diagnostic indicator lights, seven-segment LED display, and fault code storage. Field-selectable boost mode increases compressor speed during unusually high loads. The unit has top and side maintenance access, sweat connection service valves, easy access to gauge ports, single-panel access to controls, and space for field-installed accessories.

Amana Model: AVZC18 high-efficiency heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 29 (length) by 29 (width) by 38 (height)

Serviceability features: Advanced Amana Inside intelligence diagnostics constantly monitor the system, reducing failures and pinpointing trouble spots. In communicating mode, two low-voltage wires to the outdoor unit are required. It features diagnostic indicator lights, seven-segment LED display, coil/ambient temperature sensors, fully charged 15 feet of tubing, and fault code storage. Field-selectable boost mode increases compressor speed during high loads. The unit has top and side maintenance access, sweat connection service valves, easy access to gauge ports, single-panel access to controls, and space for field-installed accessories.

AMERICAN STANDARD

Model: Silver 16 low-profile air conditioner, 4TTL6

Footprint (in inches): 40 or 47 (length) by 15 or 18 (width) by 37 or 43 (height)

Serviceability features: Easy access service panel. Protective mesh coil cover. 

ARCOAIRE

Model: HCA7 DuraComfort™ Deluxe 17 split system air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 31 to 35 (length) by 31 to 35 (width) by 39 to 47 (height)

Serviceability features: This unit is compatible with the Observer® Communicating Control with Wi-Fi capability, featuring system control with remote access (when connected to the internet) and text-based diagnostics. The three-piece grille panels can be removed separately to view/clean. It also features easy access to service valves, two screws to access control panel, and high- and low-pressure switches.

Arcoaire Model: HSA6 DuraComfort™ 16 split system air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 31 to 35 (length) by 31 to 35 (width) by 29 to 47 (height)

Serviceability features: This unit is compatible with the Observer® Communicating Control with Wi-Fi capability, featuring system control with remote access (when connected to the internet) and text-based diagnostics. The three-piece grille panels can be removed separately to view/clean. It also features easy access to service valves, two screws to access control panel, and high- and low-pressure switches.

ARMSTRONG AIR

Model: 4SCU16LE air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 27 to 38 (length) by 25 to 36 (width) by 30 to 38 (height)

Serviceability features: Precision Service™ technology provides thoughtful design and precise part location of each component, allowing technicians to work efficiently and effectively on every job. Features include simplified fan removal, threaded pressure switches, fewer screws per panel, and corner-post-mounted access panels. 

Armstrong Model: 4SHP15LE heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 31 to 38 (length) by 29 to 36 (width) by 38 to 44 (height)

Serviceability features: Precision Service technology provides thoughtful design and precise part location of each component, allowing technicians to work efficiently and effectively on every job. Features include simplified fan removal, threaded pressure switches, fewer screws per panel, and corner-post-mounted access panels.

BARD

Model: GEOTEC geothermal heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 26 to 27 (length) by 27 to 32 (width) by 48 to 55 (height)

Serviceability features: This heat pump features high-efficiency, two-stage, step capacity, scroll compressor, R-410A green refrigerant, and variable-speed electronically commutated motor (ECM) for superior efficiencies and quiet performance. Increased dealer-friendly installation and service features include left- or right-side water connections outside of cabinet, left- or right-hand access to control panel, slide-in electric heat packages, and simplified wiring and troubleshooting.

BOSCH THERMOTECHNOLOGY CORP.

Model: Climate 6000 ductless mini-split system

Footprint (in inches): 52 (length) by 37 (width) by 16 (height)

Serviceability features: The unit’s built-in self-cleaning mode removes moisture and additional particles to ensure fresh, breathable air. Its universal internal control design reduces maintenance time and component complexity, while a detachable air handler with a pull-out feature provides easy access to system components. The unit also features a fan motor that enables quick removal and replacement. 

BROAN

Broan Model: FSA1BG air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 32 (length) by 32 (width) by 37 (height)

Serviceability features: Removable jacket panels allow easy access to coil for cleaning and routine maintenance. It also features removable access panel for compressor or pressure switch maintenance, external service valves for easy charging, and removable fan top assembly without removing wiring. 

Broan Model: Q7RF small packaged heat pump

Footprint (in inches): 49 or 63 (length) by 35 (width) by 30 (height)

Serviceability features: All major components are contractor-friendly at the perimeter of the unit: compressor, blower assembly, thermal expansion valve (TXV), and electrical. Blower motor operation is a simple, constant, high voltage in and low-voltage input control, which makes troubleshooting easy. The two-stage compressor (mechanically loaded) is controlled by low voltage and voltage and amperage spikes that determine diagnosis. It also features easy access to TXV for operational confirmation.

BRYANT

Bryant Model: 126CNA air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 26 to 35 (length) by 26 to 35 (width) by 29 to 46 (height)

Serviceability features: This unit has a control box access panel for easy component access and top access for fan motor and fan assembly components. It also shares common parts and design as other Carrier models for familiarization and training.

CARRIER

Model: Infinity Series 24VNA0 air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 35 (length) by 35 (width) by 44 (height)

Serviceability features: Communication between system components allows the Infinity® Touch control to display system history for fast diagnosis of the Infinity system. Service technicians can attach a second control to the outdoor unit, which allows for on-site service without entering the home and remote access when connected to a Wi-Fi network to prepare for service calls in advance. This unit has a control box access panel for easy component access and top access for fan motor and fan assembly components. It also shares common parts and design as other Carrier models for familiarization and training.

Carrier Model: Performance Series 24APB6 air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 26 to 35 (length) by 26 to 35 (width) by 29 to 46 (height)

Serviceability features: This unit has a control box access panel for easy component access and top access for fan motor and fan assembly components. It also shares common parts and design as other Carrier models for familiarization and training.

CHAMPION

Model: Momentum™ AL21 air conditioner

Footprint (in inches): 3-ton unit: 40 (height) by 32 (width) by 36 (depth)

Serviceability features: The built-in Charge Guard™ provides an instant indicator of system condition, direct readout of high and low system pressures, and suction and liquid line temperatures while also calculating system superheat and subcooling. This information is available without adding a manifold gauge set or temperature gauge — simply remove two screws to expose the captive touch screen display. Charge Guard ensures the system is properly optimized for fast installation and service and maximized service life.

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Read more details on these new models at https://www.achrnews.com/articles/136908-new-hvac-residential-products