Daikin Ductless 17 Series Single Zone Inverter Systems Now Available at HVAC Distributors

Daikin has launched the new 17 Series single zone inverter ductless system.

The system is available in heat pump or cooling only systems and replaces the 15 Series as Daikin’s value line.

Key Features:17series

  • 17 SEER – 9.0 HSPF – up to 11.5EER – Variable Speed Inverter Compressor
  • Size Range from 9 to 24 MBH
  • A titanium apatite PCO filter is included
  • Blue Fin hydrophilic coating on the evaporator coil enhances cleanliness and lifespan of the coil
  • Turbo function allows the unit to quickly get the room to the desired temperature when coming out of sleep mode
  • ECO+ setting provides a more energy-efficient operation
  • Wireless controller included
  • 10 Year Residential Warranty (Registration Required)

View the consumer brochure here.

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

 

2018 Spring EAP Rebates

Philadelphia Area Contractors, read on for current Homeowner Rebates from Electrical Association of Philadelphia (EAP). For assistance determining qualifying match-ups, use the AHRI site.

EAP rebates can be combined with PECO Smart Home Rebates, for combined rebates of up to $1,550 per qualifying unitary system, $1,350 for qualifying geothermal systems and a minimum of $220 for qualifying ductless heat pump systems.

EAP Rebates
Available February 14 – May 16, 2018
Contracts must be signed before April 25, 2018 & installed by May 16, 2018 to qualify.

Available through HVAC Distributors on:

Amana & Goodman Heat Pumps
Rebate Qualifying Product
$600 16.0 to 17.99 SEER, 8.5 HSPF, 12.5+ EER heat pump system
$700 18.0 to 19.99 SEER, 8.5 HSPF, 12.5+ EER heat pump system
$1,000 20.0 or higher SEER, 8.5 HSPF, 12.5+ EER heat pump system
Heat Pump rebates above increase by $100 when installed as a dual fuel heat pump (hybrid) that includes a 16+ SEER, 8.5 HSPF, 12.5+ EER heat pump
Amana & Goodman Air Conditioners
Rebate Qualifying Product
$500 16.0 to 17.99 SEER, 12.5+ EER central air conditioning system
$700 18.0 to 19.99 SEER, 12.5+ EER central air conditioning system
$1,000 20.0+ SEER, 12.5+ EER central air conditioning system
Daikin & LG Mini-Splits
Rebate Qualifying Product
$100 per Outdoor Unit Residential Single Zone High Efficiency Equipment – 20.0 SEER, 9.6 HSPF, 12.5+ EER heat pump system
$75 per Head Residential Multi Zone High Efficiency Equipment – 16.0 SEER, 9.0 HSPF, 12.0+ EER heat pump system
ClimateMaster Geothermal Systems
Rebate Qualifying Product
$800 18+ EER geothermal heat pump system

Requires:
Membership in the Electrical Association of Philadelphia & qualifying unit purchase from qualifying distributor (HVAC Distributors is a qualifying distributor)

Complete details of the EAP rebate program are available here.

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

Changes for 2018 – Convenient Rebates, Rooftop Standards

Convenient Rebates

Goodman Manufacturing announced updates to its homeowner-oriented web sites, www.goodmanmfg.com and www.amana-hac.com. The sites now integrates rebates available based on a homeowner’s location into its web site layout. As customers (or you) search for products, rebates available in the local area will also populate.

Region-specific rebates can be searched on the sites by selecting Rebate Center under the Resources menu on each site.

Rooftop Energy Efficiency Standards are Changing

At the beginning of this year, 3 to 5 ton 13 SEER Packaged Units were discontinued, per Department of Energy regulation.

Beginning January 1, 2018, the performance measurement metric for 6 – 25 ton packaged units is being changed from EER to IEER (Integrated Energy Efficiency Ratio). This change is expected to improve the energy efficiency of rooftop equipment by about 10%. Required minimum IEER are noted in the table below.

Updated IEER Ratings for Equipment Manufactured On/After January 1, 2018

Unit Min IEER
Cooling Only 6-10 T 12.9
12.5-20 T 12.4
25T 11.6
Gas/ Electric 6-10 T 12.7
12.5-20 T 12.2
25T 11.4
Heat Pump 6-10 T 12.2 (3.3 COP)
12.5-20 T 11.6 (3.2 COP)
25T 10.6 (3.2 COP)

What does this mean for your customers? According to an article in ACHR News, “a typical building owner [would save] $4,200-$10,100 over the life of a single rooftop air conditioner. For larger commercial buildings, the savings are significant.”

What does this mean for you? As stock of older rooftops runs out, it will be replaced by units that meet the now higher efficiency requirements. To improve IEER, which is a weighted average of four load points, manufacturers adjust how the equipment performs at 75% load and 50% load. This can be done by increasing the physical size of the system or, as our manufacturer partners are doing, by changing compressors and drives to provide more variable performance.

You are still able to purchase and install rooftops that meet current EER/IEER standards. However, these models are not allowed to be manufactured after January 1, 2018, so when we sell out of existing inventory, it is gone for good.

If you are an HVAC Distributors/HVAC Commercial Solutions customer with a current committed project with an extended lead time, please reach out to your Account Manager about product availability.

If you are an HVAC Distributors/HVAC Commercial Solutions customer interested in learning more about how our manufacturer partners are improving the energy efficiency of their rooftop products, or in how best to explain these changes to your customers, reach out to your Account Manager.

 

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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Daikin Announces Updated Consumer Website

Daikin has announced the launch of the newly updated daikincomfort.com website. The new website offers a complete visual refresh from the previous version and provides a simplified layout with content organized for the consumer experience.

The updated daikincomfort.com will initially focus solely on the consumer and include residential products only. Professional content and commercial product information remains at daikinac.com at this time.*  The updated website includes a new responsive design that is optimized for all internet browsers. Consumers can easily navigate from the Homepage (shown below) to all areas of the website, with prominent placement for Product Registration and Warranty Lookup.

*The content of daikinac.com will be enhanced and integrated into a new professional section of daikincomfort.com, with an anticipated launch later this year.

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New & Improved Features:

  • A newly integrated Product Selector page provides users with minimal HVAC knowledge to identify product features and  select the best match for their needs.
  • The Find a Dealer locator is prominently displayed at the top of each page so the consumer can find a nearby dealer when they are ready to purchase a new system.
  • Future content improvements will include recommended maintenance and basic troubleshooting tips and more about Daikin’s commitment to customer service.

The full Press Release is located at www.daikincomfort.com/press-releases.

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

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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Daikin Introduces New Ductless Wi-Fi Adapter

Daikin has introduced a new Wi-Fi adapter accessory (BRP072A43) that allows the homeowner to control their Daikin ductless system via their smartphone or tablet. The device is a small box, about the size of a deck of cards, that mounts to the wall next to the indoor unit. It can easily be installed as an add-on to an existing unit at the homeowner’s request.

The “Daikin Comfort Control App” is available for free on Google Play or iTunes, for Android or Apple OS.

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Daikin Comfort Control App
  • Fully programmable (5+2, 5+1+1 and 7 day).
  • Controls multiple Daikin ductless systems in the house, either individually or as a single group
  • Works on most infrared-controlled Daikin units, including the most common wall mount units (15 Series, 19 Series, 20 Series, LV Series, MXS Series, MXL Series)
  • Works with the new floor mount indoor units, which work with the 20 Series, MXS and MXL Series outdoor units

Note: This adapter does not work with slim duct, ceiling cassette, Quaternity or most SkyAir indoor units. For Wi-Fi capability for a Slim Duct unit (LV, MXS or MXL Series) or for the Quaternity Series, the ENVi thermostat (DACA-TS1-1) is Wi-Fi compatible.

The Wi-Fi adapter is in-stock and can be ordered at any of our HVAC Distributors locations, by phone or through Web Order Entry.