Meet the Rinnai Sensei – Next Friday, July 20

Rinnai is holding online orientations to its new Sensei line. The Sensei has flexible installation options, service improvements over prior models and more. It is also the only tankless product with Amazon Alexa integration.

Choose from one of the two 1-hour webinar times:

Webinars will include:

  • Comprehensive overview of SENSEI™ Tankless Water Heaters
  • Features & Benefits
  • Try Rinnai Tour
  • $100 Rebate Offer on Your First SENSEI™ Installation

 

ComfortBridge™ Control System Furnace Non-Communicating Setup Using PCB Pushbuttons

Goodman has released Service Bulletin SF-078 containing instructions on setting up a new ComfortBridge™ control system furnace with a non-communicating outdoor unit.

(For Goodman’s announcement on the ComfortBridge system, click here.)

From Goodman:

When installing a new ComfortBridge™ control system furnace with non-communicating outdoor units please adhere to the following instructions for setting up the equipment airflow. This safeguard was put in place to prevent maximum airflow when no adjustments are made during the install.

NOTE: Please refer to the Quick Start section of the installation manual IOG-2015 for low voltage wiring connections for your specific application. Once you have the unit installed, wired in correctly to terminals Y and G, and ready to start up, the following will assist you in configuring the furnace to operate with a non-communicating air conditioner using the PCB push buttons. Failure to follow these instructions will cause the unit to stay in “IdL” mode and not pass the call for “AC” airflow with a call for cooling.

1. From the “IdL” menu push the Left or Right push buttons until you get to the “OdS” menu.

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2. Once at the “OdS” menu push the center button. This will get you into the submenu and display will now read “Off”. Once “Off” is on the 7 segment LED then push the Right button until you see “1AC” (single stage AC). Select the center button once to accept “1AC” and a second time back out to the “OdS” menu. Note: The “OdS” menu also contains configuration options (2AC-2stage AC, 1HP-1 stage HP, 2HP-2 stage HP.)

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3. Once you have selected “1AC” and hit the center button twice you will now see “OdS” in the 7-segment displays. This confirms the change has been made and you can now push any two buttons and you will be brought back to the main “IdL” menu.

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4. You have now successfully configured the system to utilize a non-communicating air conditioner using the PCB pushbuttons. You now need to select an airflow value in the “ton” menu. You will set this according to what CFM is required by the size of the AC you have installed as found in IOG-2015.

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3 Ton Models = 1400 CFM (*MVC960803 max CFM is 1650)

Note: the system will not provide airflows above the Max Airflow Value.

  • 3 Ton Models = 1400 CFM (*MVC960803 max CFM is 1650)
  • 4 Ton Models = 1760 CFM
  • 5 Ton Models = 2200 CFM

If you have questions about this bulletin, HVAC Distributors customers can reach out to our Technical Service department at 800.228.4822 x5.

New DX11/DZ11 Daikin Light Commercial Models Available

Daikin has recently updated the DX11/DZ11 units to meet new performance standards.  These are large 7.5 and 10 ton split systems used in small commercial buildings, churches, schools, and for specific industrial solutions.

These replace the older models that were discontinued at the end of 2017, and incorporate the following changes:dz13sn-rightquarter-case-hr

    • Meet the new energy standards (effective 1/1/18)
    • Comply with ASHRAE 90.1-2016
    • All outdoor units now use 2-stage compressors
    • All air handlers now use 2-speed blowers
    • All air handlers are now voltage-specific

 

Unit Type Capacity Old Version New Version
Air Conditioner 7.5 Ton DX11SA0903 DX11TA0903
Air Conditioner 7.5 Ton DX11SA0904 DX11TA0904
Air Conditioner 10 Ton DX11SA1203 DX11TA1203
Air Conditioner 10 Ton DX11SA1204 DX11TA1204
Heat Pump 7.5 Ton DZ11SA0903 DZ11TA0903
Heat Pump 7.5 Ton DZ11SA0904 DZ11TA0904
Heat Pump 10 Ton DZ11SA1203 DZ11TA1203
Heat Pump 10 Ton DZ11SA1204 DZ11TA1204
Air Handler 7.5 Ton DAR0904 DAT09043
Air Handler 7.5 Ton DAR0904 DAT09044
Air Handler 10 Ton DAR1204 DAT12043
Air Handler 10 Ton DAR1204 DAT12044

Note: Please be aware that new units are not backward compatible with older units (and vice versa).

Updated specification sheets for the DX11T, DZ11T, and the DAT are now available.

In-stock products are available at any of our HVAC Distributors locations and can be ordered by phone or through Web Order Entry.

ComfortBridge: Amana & Goodman’s New Communicating Interface for Equipment

Goodman Manufacturing has announced the next phase of its communicating equipment interface: ComfortBridge™. This technology will replace the current ComfortNet™ communicating thermostat.

What is ComfortBridge?
ComfortBridge is a board-based communication platform (versus the thermostat-based ComfortNet technology). It uses Bluetooth® technology to commission, configure and diagnose equipment. This frees you, as the contractor, to use the thermostat control of your choice with the equipment without sacrificing the communicating benefits of the system.

ComfortBridge is managed through either an on-board LED screen or through your smart phone using the Cool Cloud HVAC app (Android download | Apple download).

What units are affected?
All communicating system furnaces and air handlers will be upgraded to ComfortBridge-enabled boards. Starting July 2018, you may receive an updated communicating furnace with your order of the following models: AMVC96, ACVC96, GMVC96, GCVC96.

Because this is a revision to an existing model, not a new product, HVAC Distributors will make best efforts to sell through existing inventory (ComfortNet-communicating product) before selling the new inventory. This will give you time to download the app and learn more about the ComfortBridge technology.

What does this mean for you?

  • Thermostat Flexibility. You are no longer tied to the CTK04 to make the most of the equipment’s communicating features. You can use your choice of thermostats, including any brands your company may have standardized on.
  • Application Flexibility. ComfortBridge opens possibilities for 2-stage, modulating and inverter applications, hydronic connectivity, external dehumidification connectivity and ventilation connectivity that were not available with the CTK04 configuration.

But Wait, There’s More…

To get ready for this change, we encourage you to:

  1. Download the Cool Cloud HVAC app (Android download | Apple download) to your smart phone. Have all of your installing and servicing technicians do the same.
  2. Watch our tutorial from Eric Kravitz, HVAC Distributors’ Technical Support & Training Supervisor, on how the new boards work and how to make the most of your installation.
  3. If you are an HVAC Distributors customer and have questions when you get the new furnaces, reach out to our Tech Services team at 800.228.4822 x5. This service is available for HVAC Distributors customers only.

TryRinnai Rebates Available on the New Sensei Tankless Water Heater

Rinnai has released the next-generation SENSEI™ Tankless Water Heater.  To learn more about the unit click here. Keep reading for the limited time offer of $100 back when you try the Sensei.

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For a limited time only, try the new SENSEI™ and get a $100 rebate!  Enroll and claim your rebate at TryRinnaiRebate.com.

Plus, get an additional $25 for each additional SENSEI™ unit purchased through December 31, 2018 – no limit!  Enroll and claim your rebate at GoRinnai.com.

Rebates must be claimed by January 31, 2019.

Eligible models RU199i, RU180i, and RUR199i are in stock at HVAC Distributors.

 

New Rinnai SENSEI™ Tankless Water Heaters Now In Stock at HVAC Distributors

Rinnai has released the next-generation Sensei™ Tankless Water Heater.  The Sensei has flexible installation options, service improvements over prior models and more. You can view an interactive demonstration of the unit’s top benefits here. And, for a limited time, you can get $100 back when you try the Sensei! Click here for the details.

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What’s New about Rinnai’s SENSEI™
Tankless Water Heaters?

Technical Changes:

  • R-evolution® Stainless Steel Heat Exchanger
  • Zero Governor Gas Valve
  • Sealed Pre-Mix Turbo Combustion Fan
  • Switching Venturi for Low Turn-Down Ratios
  • Integrated Vent Check Valve

Installation Changes:

  • 14 Vent Configurations & Longer Vent Lengths
  • Adjustable Mounting Bracket
  • Isolation Valve Kit included with More Flexible Pressure Relief Valve Installation
  • Wi-Fi Ready (Control-R® Mobile App includes integration with Amazon Alexa)
  • Lowered Minimum Gas Supply Pressure

Service Improvements:

  • Easier Component Access for Routine Service
  • Decreased Component Replacement Times
  • Streamlined Wire Harness
  • Quick Gas Type Conversions
  • Built-in Insect / Debris Screen & Included Venting Bird Screen
  • Parts Commonality Among Models for Interchangeability

In Stock Products at HVAC Distributors

HVAC No. MFG Part No. Input MBH Fuel Energy Factor Weight
463195 RU199i-NG* 199 Natural Gas Up to .96 64 lb
463194 RU199i-LP* 199 LP Up to .96 64 lb
463196 RUR199i-LP* 199 LP Up to .96 73 lb
463197 RUR199i-NG* 199 Natural Gas Up to .96 73 lb
463193 RU180i-NG* 180 Natural Gas Up to .95 64 lb
* Eligible for Try Rinnai Rebate

In-stock products are available at any of our HVAC Distributors locations and can be ordered by phone or through Web Order Entry.

 

Extra Rewards For Lochinvar VIP Contractors Through Summer

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When you register the following KNIGHT® Heating Boiler models, you’ll receive $125 – that’s 5x the usual reward!
This offer is valid June 1 through September 30, 2018.

KNIGHT® Models eligible for $125 are:

WHB Models WHN Models KHN Models KHB Models
WHB055 WHN056 KHN055 KHB055
WHB085 WHN086* KHN085* KHB085
WHB110 WHN111* KHN110* KHB110
WHB155 WHN156* KHN155* KHB155
WHB199 WHN200* KHN199* KHB199
WHB285 WHN286* KHN285* KHB285
WHB399 WHN400*
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All other VIP Program eligible products will remain at their standard reward amount.

$25 $15 $10
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KBN081, 106, 151, 211, 286
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