Goodman Expands 96% Furnace Offering

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Goodman has expanded its furnace offerings by launching the new GMEC96 and ACEC96 model furnaces.  These new options are the downflow/horizontal version of the popular GMEC96 and AMEC96 furnace lines.

The new models feature:

    • 96% AFUE
    • Energy-efficient, multi-speed ECM motor for a convenient match to a wide range of coil-condenser combinations
    • Two-stage gas valve for quiet, economical heating
    • Heavy-duty, aluminized-steel tubular heat exchanger

Amana Models:

Product ID Model # Heating Cooling/Airflow Cabinet Width
460156 ACEC960403BN 40 MBH 3 Ton / 900 cfm 17-1/2” (B)
460157 ACEC960603BN 60 MBH 3 Ton / 900 cfm 17-1/2” (B)
460158 ACEC960803BN 80 MBH 3 Ton / 900 cfm 17-1/2” (B)
460159 ACEC961005CN 100 MBH 5 Ton / 1500 cfm 21” (C)

Goodman Models:

Product ID Model # Heating Cooling/Airflow Cabinet Width
460160 GCEC960403BN 40 MBH 3 Ton / 900 cfm 17-1/2” (B)
460161 GCEC960603BN 60 MBH 3 Ton / 900 cfm 17-1/2” (B)
460162 GCEC960803BN 80 MBH 3 Ton / 900 cfm 17-1/2” (B)
460163 GCEC961005CN 100 MBH 5 Ton / 1500 cfm 21” (C)

These furnaces can be ordered at any of our HVAC Distributors locations, by phone or through Web Order Entry.

#HoustonStrong

As a distributor for Amana, Goodman and Daikin Ductless brands — manufactured out of Houston, Texas — we wanted to share an update from Goodman Manufacturing about how Goodman employees and the Goodman facilities are following the impact of Hurricane Harvey.

Please note: HVAC Distributors has plenty of inventory to handle our customers’ needs, so you do not have to worry about how Hurricane Harvey will impact your business and use of Amana, Goodman and Daikin Ductless products.

Are Employees Safe?

From Goodman: Managers have been checking in, on a regular basis, with all employees located across Southeast Texas and Western Louisiana. Most employees are safe, but some are sheltered in their homes while rain and wind continues and roadways remain closed. That said, a small number of employees have experienced flooding or loss of property. We are working to help provide affected employees with support.

How is the distribution facility in Houston?

From Goodman: All Houston area facilities, including the Daikin Texas Technology Park, appear to have minimal impact from the flooding. The facilities are set to begin full scale operations as soon as employees have the ability to safety return to work.

Is Goodman doing anything to support those impacted by Hurricane Harvey?

From Goodman: Details around product support for homeowners that have experienced flooding will begin in the coming days and week. We will make sure to support our neighbors and community as we collectively recover from the storm and its damage. #HoustonStrong

Defrost Timer Change on AVZC18/20 SEER Inverter Heat Pump Units

Goodman released Service Bulletin SR-072, regarding a software change on AVZC18 and AVZC20 Inverter Heat Pump units:

This bulletin is to inform you of a software change made to the Inverter Heat Pump models listed above. For units with a serial number prefix of 1706 and later the factory default setting for the defrost interval has been changed from 30 minutes to 120 minutes.

The defrost time interval can still be field adjustable to 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes between defrost cycles to suit weather conditions and unit performance. This setting can be adjusted in the Comfortnet User Menu of the CTK04AE thermostat by selecting “Inverter” – “Heat Set Up” – “Defrost Interval”. When in this Sub Menu select 30, 60, 90,120 minutes setting.

NOTE: Oil Return Mode: In order to properly return the oil to the compressor, compressor speed may periodically adjust to assist oil circulation. These Inverter units utilize an oil return mode to properly return oil to the compressor which functions similar to a defrost cycle and may create the appearance of the unit having unnecessary defrosts.

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

Warranty Process for Aspen Coils

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When submitting a warranty request involving an Aspen coil, you must return the silver-gray Mylar tag on the coil that contains the Model & Serial Number of the coil. Photocopies are not accepted — only the original tag.

To ensure that your warranty is processed quickly (for Aspen coils purchased through HVAC Distributors), please make sure the original tag is returned with your warranty claim. The tag is located on the door panel of the coil cabinet.

If you have questions about a current claim, feel free to reach out to HVAC Distributors’ Warranty Department at warranty@hvacdist.com.

For all warranty claim procedures or to submit a claim, visit the Warranty Page on our website.

New “D” Cabinet Width on Goodman GMVC96 and Amana AMVC96 Furnaces

Goodman Manufacturing has expanded its furnace offering by adding a D-width (24-1/2”) to the popular GMVC96 and AMVC96 furnaces in the 100MBH, 5 ton size.  Previously, these models have only been offered with the C-width (21″) cabinet.

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The D-width cabinet allows a flush fit of the coil and furnace, which provides a cleaner installed appearance. C-width cabinet installations require 3.5″ of coil cabinet overhang in relation to the furnace (1.75″ each side).

These furnaces are available at any of our HVAC Distributors locations and can be ordered by phone or through Web Order Entry.

Daikin Unveils Texas Technology Park

The new Daikin Texas Technology Park is one of the most technologically advanced HVAC manufacturing facilities in North America.  Covering an area of approximately  4.1 million square feet on 500 acres of land, it is the third largest factory in the US and the fifth largest in the world.

Located just outside of Houston, Texas, the new facility is designed to better serve customers, employees, and the environment by consolidating manufacturing, engineering, logistics, marketing, and sales into one campus.

The $417 million facility is expected to put about 5,000 people to work in the Houston area through direct employment and the expected arrival of related businesses.

Click here for a virtual tour.

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Up to $100 Rebate for Rinnai Propane-Fired Products

Rinnai propane-fired products are eligible for up to a $100 rebate through December 31, 2017.

Rebate Period: Offer valid April 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017

Eligible Products & Rebate Amounts:

  • SE+ Series Tankless Water Heaters (models RUR98i-LP, RUR98e-LP, RUC98i-LP, RU98e-LP, RUC90i-LP, RU90e-LP, RUC80i-LP, RU80e-LP) – $100 rebate
  • SE Series Tankless Water Heaters (models RUCS75i-LP, RUS75e-LP, RUCS65i-LP, RUS65e-LP) – $100 rebate
  • HE+ Series Tankless Water Heaters (models RL94i-LP, RL94e-LP, RL75i-LP, RL75e-LP) – $100 rebate
  • HE Series Tankless Water Heaters (models V94i-LP, V94e-LP, V75i-LP, V75e-LP, V65i-LP, V65e-LP, V53e-LP) – $50 rebate
  • Commercial Products Demand Duo ™ Commercial Hybrid System  – $100 rebate
  • Condensing Boilers (models QP130N*, QP85N*, Q205S-LP, Q175C-LP, Q175S-LP, Q130S-LP, Q85S-LP, E110C-LP, E75C-LP, E50CN*, E50CR-LP, E75CR-LP, E110CR-LP, E60SR-LP, E85SR-LP, E110SR-LP) –  $100 rebate (propane models/converted models only)
  • Direct Vent Furnaces (models EX38C-LP, EX38CW-LP, EX22C-LP, EX22CW-LP, EX17C-LP, EX11C-LP, EX08C-LP) – $100 rebate
  • Vent-Free Fan Convectors (models FC510-LP, FC824-LP) – $50 rebate

Contractors, make sure when you’re installing Rinnai Propane equipment, you include the claim form for the rebate. Instructions to provide homeowners is provided below.

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

Claim instructions to share with homeowners:

  1. Purchase Rinnai qualifying product between April 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017 AND install by January 15, 2018
  2. Complete the claim form & have it signed by the installing contractor
  3. Submit the claim form, the invoice for purchase & installation of the qualifying product & the invoice for a propane kit (if applicable) to Rinnai, at the address on the Claim Form.