Product Spotlight

Following months of testing, Lennox announces product claim to help prevent virus in ongoing commitment to consumers’ health and safety Lennox Industries announced its PureAir™ and PureAir™ S Air Purification Systems, with the Lennox Healthy Climate™ Carbon Clean 16® air filter, remove over 99% of the virus that causes COVID-191 from the air2. After months of rigorous testing at a highly reputed, independent Read more

Following months of testing, Lennox announces product claim to help prevent virus in ongoing commitment to consumers’ health and safety

Lennox Industries announced its PureAir™ and PureAir™ S Air Purification Systems, with the Lennox Healthy Climate™ Carbon Clean 16® air filter, remove over 99% of the virus that causes COVID-19from the air2. After months of rigorous testing at a highly reputed, independent laboratory, this announcement is further evidence of Lennox’ relentless commitment to delivering unmatched, whole-home air purification for perfect air.

Lennox’ residential air filtration systems are hospital-grade3 air filtration systems that remove over 99% of virus particles, including the common cold, influenza and viruses 4x smaller than SARS-CoV-2. They are even more efficient – 99.9% to be precise – at removing larger particles, like mold spores, pollen, dust and pet dander. Unlike other air purification systems, the PureAir™ and PureAir™ S systems produce no ozone, a common lung irritant. Better still, they actively work to reduce ozone generated by other sources in your home.

Lennox’ residential air filtration systems remove over 99% of virus particles, including the common cold, influenza and viruses 4x smaller than SARS-CoV-2. It is even more efficient – 99.9% to be precise – at removing larger particles, like mold spores, pollen, dust and pet dander.

“This year, more than ever, we all recognize the critical importance of clean air and how it is vital to our health,” said Quan Nguyen, Vice President and General Manager, Lennox Industries Residential. “At Lennox, we have long pursued the highest level of indoor air quality on behalf of our customers. During this pandemic, we’ve increased our investments in air purification technologies in our pursuit of perfect air, so consumers can breathe easy.”

The Lennox Healthy Climate™ Carbon Clean 16® air filter was tested by LMS Technologies, Inc., an independent filtration research and testing lab that has been used by Lennox for over two decades. The lab performs unbiased, controlled testing with standardized test procedures to ensure statistically verified results.

When paired with the PureAir™ S Air Purification System or the Lennox Healthy Climate™ Carbon Clean 16® air filter, a Lennox HVAC system provides unrivaled air filtration and the ultimate level of indoor air quality to ensure the health and safety of homeowners and their families. Part of Lennox’ Ultimate Comfort System™, the PureAir™ S air purifier offers seamless precision in air quality and intelligently works with other units in the Ultimate Comfort System™ to stay finely tuned to the home for reliably clean air.

“We understand that indoor air quality is a higher priority now more than ever before,” said John Whinery, VP of Product, Lennox Industries. “While COVID-19 has changed the world around us, it hasn’t changed our unwavering commitment to delivering consistently clean, comfortable air to homeowners through our Lennox Healthy Climate™ and Ultimate Comfort System™ indoor air quality products.”

For more information on Lennox’ product capabilities and ongoing dedication to the health and wellness of consumers, please visit Lennox.com/Residential.

System marks debut of Dual Barrier Coating and Hyper-Heating INVERTER® plus (H2i plus™) Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS), a leading supplier of Ductless and Ducted Mini-split and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat-pump and air-conditioning systems, introduces the Deluxe Wall-mounted Single-zone System with H2i plus™ technology (MSZ/MUZ-FS). The system includes the new Deluxe Wall-mounted Indoor Read more

System marks debut of Dual Barrier Coating and Hyper-Heating INVERTER® plus (H2i plus™)

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS), a leading supplier of Ductless and Ducted Mini-split and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat-pump and air-conditioning systems, introduces the Deluxe Wall-mounted Single-zone System with H2i plus™ technology (MSZ/MUZ-FS). The system includes the new Deluxe Wall-mounted Indoor Unit with Dual Barrier Coating and new outdoor heat pump model with Hyper-Heating INVERTER® plus (H2i plus™) technology.

The Deluxe Wall-mounted Indoor Units are the first in the industry to feature the patented, next-generation Dual Barrier Coating. Hydrophilic particles, including dust and dirt, and hydrophobic particles, like oil and grease mist, can accumulate on the heat exchanger, air ducts and fan over time, reducing an HVAC system’s heating or cooling efficiency. Applied on the inside of the heat exchanger, vanes, air duct and blower wheel, the Dual Barrier Coating limits particle build-up, improving durability, efficiency and indoor air quality. The high-performing coating reduces maintenance requirements and maintains high efficiency levels throughout years of operation, resulting in energy savings.

Deluxe Wall-mounted Indoor Units are available in an extensive range of sizes and include an improved, remote controller featuring backlit display with easy-to-read operation modes.

The Deluxe Wall-mounted H2i plus™ System also includes MUZ-FS heat pump outdoor units equipped with new-to-market H2i plus™ technology. H2i plus provides up to 100 percent heating capacity at outdoor ambient temperatures as low as -5° F. H2i plus is designed for continued performance down to -13° F without the need for supplemental heat.

MUZ-FS model outdoor heat pump units are available in 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18 KBTU/H capacities.

The minimal maintenance requirements of the Deluxe Wall-mounted Indoor Units and the high-performing, lower temperature heating capacity of H2i plus heat pumps offer occupants a consistent HVAC experience. Additionally, the single-zone systems have earned ENERGY STAR® certification for all indoor unit/outdoor unit combinations.

“The Deluxe Wall-mounted System reflects our commitment to offering customers the ultimate in personal indoor comfort,” says Mitul Patel, director of residential product management, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US. “Recent advances in cold-climate heat pump performance mean more homeowners than ever can experience personalized comfort while improving their home’s sustainability. Dual Barrier Coating and H2i plus are prime examples of meaningful advancements. With these innovations, the Deluxe Wall-mounted System achieves high energy efficiency while responding to critical consumer demands for low-maintenance, high-performing HVAC units.”

For more information on the Deluxe Wall-mounted Single-zone System with H2i plus™ technology and other residential heating and air conditioning solutions from Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US, visit www.mitsubishicomfort.com.

With the new normal brought about by the global pandemic, high-performance building is now focusing on the safety of occupants. This is especially true for healthcare buildings. So now, in addition to ensuring the systems you design and install not only perform reliably and meet project schedules and budgets, you also must ensure they can Read more

With the new normal brought about by the global pandemic, high-performance building is now focusing on the safety of occupants. This is especially true for healthcare buildings. So now, in addition to ensuring the systems you design and install not only perform reliably and meet project schedules and budgets, you also must ensure they can support a superior indoor environment. How can contractors meet these new demands while also staying efficient and profitable in every project? Start by looking at the piping materials.

A domestic water system has the responsibility of bringing water from the main source and distributing it throughout the building. When that water is running throughout all the piping, it has the potential to pick up various contaminants depending on the type of system it is running through.

For example, copper, brass, and steel systems can corrode and experience scale buildup over time. That corrosion and scale buildup can impact the drinking water in a system — affecting everything from taste and odor to even bacterial formation.

Other piping systems, such as CPVC, use glues, cements and other chemicals to join the pipe to the fittings. These chemicals are not organic in nature and have the potential to pose risk if they seep into the drinking water system.

The safest material for drinking water requires a durable system that is immune to corrosion and scale buildup and does not use chemicals for joining purposes. This is why PEX is quickly becoming the professionals’ choice for commercial domestic water piping projects.

PEX, a flexible, durable, polymer piping product, has been used successfully in homes and businesses for decades. It naturally resists corrosion and scale buildup and offers several different joining methods, all of which do not use chemicals — or open flame.

Best of all, because PEX is flexible, it greatly reduces the amount of connections needed in a system. This gives you the benefit of a high-performing, durable, long-lasting solution that also helps you with labor time and installation costs.

To learn more about the different PEX piping solutions available for healthcare projects, visit uponor-usa.com/healthcare.

There seems to be some confusion in the HVAC/R industry right now about press fittings. So RLS – manufacturer of the original RLS (Rapid Locking System) press fittings that were first sold under the ZoomLock brand name – wants to set the record straight. While you can’t always trust what you hear, you can always Read more

There seems to be some confusion in the HVAC/R industry right now about press fittings. So RLS – manufacturer of the original RLS (Rapid Locking System) press fittings that were first sold under the ZoomLock brand name – wants to set the record straight.

While you can’t always trust what you hear, you can always trust the facts. And here are some undisputed facts about HVAC/R press fittings:

FACT: RLS is the inventor, patent holder and manufacturer of the original HVAC/R press fittings, which were introduced under the ZoomLock brand in 2015, through an exclusive agreement with Parker Hannifin Corporation’s Sporlan division. The fittings were designed and engineered – and continue to be made – in America.

FACT: The exclusive agreement ended in late 2019, and RLS stopped supplying fittings for ZoomLock in August of 2020. (See the official announcement here)

FACT: In August of 2020, Parker began selling press fittings manufactured in Europe by Conex Banninger (the Conex B MaxiPro line) under the “ZoomLock Max” name.

FACT: RLS now sells the exact same fittings, tools and jaws that were originally sold as ZoomLock under their own RLS brand name. That is why the original ZoomLock tools and jaws still work perfectly with RLS fittings – and always will.

FACT: Any rumors being circulated about RLS/ZoomLock jaws needing to be “traded in” or replaced are simply not true.

FACT: RLS fittings and jaws use a patented double circular press, with 360˚ metal-to-metal connections. ZoomLock Max/Conex B MaxiPro fittings and jaws use a hexagonal press similar to what is used in plumbing.

FACT: RLS fittings have a 6+ year proven track record of success worldwide. Conex Banninger introduced the new B MaxiPro design sometime after June of 2019.

FACT: The only difference between the original ZoomLock fittings and the current RLS fittings is the name. The product is identical – and made in the same American factory.

Want more facts? You can get them from the source by visiting rapidlockingsystem.com or emailing sales@rapidlockingsystem.com.

U.S. Boiler Company has released the new Alta Combi boiler, the industry’s first and only gas-adaptive combi boiler with 10:1 turndown. The all-new Alta Combi high efficiency condensing boiler offers best in class, next-generation gas adaptive technology that provides the shortest installation time and lowest operating costs. The powerful gas-adaptive technology offers true “no touch” Read more

U.S. Boiler Company has released the new Alta Combi boiler, the industry’s first and only gas-adaptive combi boiler with 10:1 turndown.

The all-new Alta Combi high efficiency condensing boiler offers best in class, next-generation gas adaptive technology that provides the shortest installation time and lowest operating costs. The powerful gas-adaptive technology offers true “no touch” combustion setup. There are no manual throttle or offset adjustments. Engineered for five-minute start-up, the boiler’s control system provides continuous, automatic self-calibration of burner combustion by adapting to component wear, variations in fuel, environment, and vent air pressure to provide safe, efficient, and clean combustion at all times.

Converting from natural gas to LP is simple. No additional parts or conversion kits are needed. The Alta also includes a sensor-less reset, which performs the functions of a conventional outdoor reset without the need to install an outside sensor.

Domestic hot water response time is virtually instantaneous. Domestic hot water temperatures are maintained under all demand conditions, and the unit’s DHW recirculation system can be set to either economy or comfort mode.

At 95% AFUE, The Alta Combi is currently available with 136 MBH DHW input (3.7 GPM) / 120 MBH heating input. However, stay tuned! U.S. Boiler Company will be releasing a larger Alta Combi boiler (200 MBH DHW / 150 heating) and numerous heating-only Alta models (80, 120, 150 and 180 MBH) later this year.

Each Alta comes with value-added components and features, including an AltaFastPipe primary/secondary piping assembly, lift-away front and side panels for three-sided access, boiler flow safety switch (UL353) and display indicator, ProPress compatibility and a five-year parts warranty.

For more information, please visit www.usboiler.net