Amana® Products Now Have Premium Product Packaging

To better differentiate its Amana brand, Goodman Manufacturing has introduced premium product packaging on all Amana-brand high efficiency equipment:
condensing units, heat pumps, furnaces, and air handlers. The packaging enhancements are designed to better protect products in transit and provide homeowners with a premium experience upon delivery of their new unit.

New packaging includes a larger skid, full unit coverage, and a tighter fitting lid.

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Premium Packaging (left) vs. Standard Packaging (right)
  • Larger skid provides margin on each side
    of the unit to help reduce bump damage
  • Sleeve provides full unit coverage and protection
  • Tighter fitting lid to prevent slippage and provide enhanced protection

 

The new premium packaging also clearly shows the American Pride logo  (below) for homeowners to see.

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Goodman Manufacturing, in conjunction with The ACHR News, conducted a survey of contractors that showed, when asked, 75% of homeowners prefer a product made or assembled in the United States.

HVAC Distributors Amana dealers will start to see delivery of units with the new packaging, effective immediately.

ComfortNet CTK04 Now Includes Voice Control

Consumers are increasingly looking for ways to connect their lives and homes.

Goodman has recognized this trend and has updated the ComfortNet CTK04 to include voice controls. When you install a CTK04 and connect it to the Honeywell Residential Internet Gateway, your homeowner can use many of today’s popular home electronic assistants to control their Goodman or Amana brand  ComfortNet system.

Some of the home electronic assistants  and apps that are compatible with the new CTK04 include:

  • 518738-google-home-vs-amazon-echoAmazon Echo is a wireless speaker that uses Alexa Voice Assistant to control devices in your home.
  • Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant.
  • The Honeywell Total Connect Comfort app allows you to control the CTK04 directly through your smartphone and/or tablet.

This new voice control options is another way the ComfortNet CTK04 control separates itself from the competition by integrating with some of the biggest smart home companies today and making a great product even better for your valued customers.

ComfortNet CTK04 thermostats, Honeywell Residential Internet Gateway and Google Home devices are in stock and can be ordered at any of our HVAC Distributors locations, by phone or through Web Order Entry.

 

Incorrectly Labeled Transformers – 208/240 Volt Models

Goodman recently released Service Bulletin SA-029, regarding incorrectly labeled transformers affecting models AWUF, ACNF, ARPT, ARUF, ASPT, ASUF, AVPEC, AVPTC, AWUT, DVxx, FXTQ, MBR, MBVC, APC, APD, APG, APH, DCC, DCG, DCH, DPxx, DSC, DSG, DSH, DTC, DTG, DTH, GPC, GPD, GPG, and GPH.

From Goodman:

It has come to our attention that some recent Part# 0130M00138 transformers were incorrectly labeled. This could potentially affect the voltage adjustment from 240 volts to 208 volts. We are only aware of transformers on units serial date code 1609xxxxxx through 1612xxxxxx as potentially having incorrect labels.

Please refer to the illustrations of the transformers shown below and the listed instructions with each picture for proper wiring when adjusting the transformer from 240 volts to 208 volts. Incorrect wiring could result in damage to the transformer and 24 volt circuit components.

Note: No wiring change necessary if unit voltage is 240 volts. All product equipment is preset for 240 volts.

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

Economizer Installation Wiring for Residential Package Units

Goodman has recently released Service Bulletin SP-038 Rev. 1 regarding economizer installation wiring for residential package units.  The purpose of this bulletin is to provide instructions for the installation of an economizer on “H” and “M” Series residential package units that do not have a factory installed economizer wiring harness.

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Update: Amana 18 SEER Inverter Heat Pump Now In Stock!

ASX14Goodman Manufacturing announced a new 18 SEER inverter heat pump, with ratings of up to 19 SEER and 13 EER.

The heat pump will be sold in 4 sizes: 2, 3, 4, and 5 ton. Because of the true inverter motor, half-sizes are not required.

The 18 SEER inverter heat pump comes with Amana’s Lifetime Unit Replacement Limited Warranty Coverage (complete warranty details available at www.amana-hac.com).

The inverter heat pump must be paired with the CTK-04 communicating thermostat and matches with a new line of Amana electronic expansion valve (EEV) air handlers: the AVPEC family.

Full product specs are here.

The new EEV allows the valve to adjust based on performance load, which improves overall efficiency of the system compared to a TXV. For an explanation of the benefits of an EEV compared to a TXV in variable load situations, click here.

Not sure if inverter technology is right for you and your customers? Check out our cost-comparison calculator to show the first-year and lifetime cost savings of installing an inverter versus other high-efficiency equipment. The results may surprise you.

Note: To purchase Amana inverter product from HVAC Distributors, you must be a registered Amana dealer with HVAC Distributors and at least one person at your company has to have completed the required inverter training. Call your account manager, local branch or our inside sales staff (800.228.4822) with questions.

Goodman Manufacturing Increases ENERGY STAR Certified Products

Goodman Manufacturing recently announced its continued and expanded participation in U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR program.

ENERGY STAR is frequently a shorthand criteria for federal, regional and local energy rebates, and this increased participation will make it easier for you to demonstrate qualifying products in these energy rebate programs.

Below is the list of qualifying ENERGY STAR products as of August 18, 2016. For current ENERGY STAR products, click here for Furnaces, here for Air Conditioners, and here for Heat Pumps. If you are an HVAC Distributors customer and need to order updated literature for the new ENERGY STAR models, click here.

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Energy Star Rated Goodman(r) and Amana(r) products as of August 18, 2016

These updated products are in stock at any of our HVAC Distributors locations, by phone or through Web Order Entry.

Updated: 2016 HVAC Homeowner Rebates – PECO

Philadelphia Area Contractors, read on for current Homeowner Rebates from PECO. For assistance determining qualifying match-ups, use the AHRI site.

PECO Smart Home Rebates can be combined with EAP rebates for additional homeowner savings.

PECO Smart Home Rebates
Updated as of June 1, 2016

Available through HVAC Distributors on:

Amana & Goodman Heat Pumps

Rebate Qualifying Product
$60/Ton ENERGY STAR® 16.0 to 17.99 SEER, 8.5 HSPF, 12.5 EER heat pump system
$110/Ton ENERGY STAR 18.0+ SEER, 8.5 HSPF, 12.5 EER heat pump system

Daikin & LG Ductless Heat Pumps

Rebate Qualifying Product
$75/Ton 16.0 to 17.99 SEER, 8.5 HSPF, 12.5 EER ductless heat pump system
$110/Ton 18+ SEER, 8.5 HSPF, 12.5 EER
ductless heat pump system

Amana & Goodman Air Conditioners

Rebate Qualifying Product
$50/Ton 15.0 to 17.99 SEER, 12.5 EER central air conditioning system
$85/Ton 18.0+ SEER, 12.5 EER central air conditioning system

Amana & Goodman Natural Gas Furnaces

Rebate Qualifying Product
$100 High Efficiency Furnace Fan
$1,000 Replace a Baseboard or Electric Furnace Heating System with an ENERGY STAR 95%+ AFUE Gas Furnace with <=2% Furnace Fan Efficiency and <2% Air Leakage

ClimateMaster Geothermal Systems

Rebate Qualifying Product
$150 Desuperheater as an Option on a Qualified Geothermal Heat Pump

Dunkirk, HTP and Lochinvar Boilers

Rebate Qualifying Product
$300 ENERGY STAR Natural Gas Boiler (90% AFUE or higher)

Requires:
Homeowner to be a PECO Electric customer. Fuel Switch Rebates require the customer to be a Residential Heat (RH) customer.

Complete details of the PECO Smart Home Rebate program is available here.

You can order qualifying product at any of our HVAC Distributors locations, by phone or through Web Order Entry.