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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  • 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.

Last Call for 13 SEER Package Rooftop Units

Due to DOE Federal regulatory requirements, manufacturers must end production  of 13 SEER packaged rooftop products by December 31, 2016.

This change affects both Fraser-Johnston and Daikin rooftop units sold through HVAC Distributors & HVAC Commercial Solutions.

In preparation, manufacturers are making a “last call” for production to meet the needs of customers prior to the production deadline.

If you have project needs that may require 13 SEER packaged rooftop equipment, please contact your account manager as soon as possible to ensure that we can meet your project needs.

Specific Units Affected

  • Fraser-Johnston ZS series (3 – 5 ton) will transition to the ZD series
  • Fraser-Johnston XA series (3 – 5 ton) will transition to the XT series
  • Daikin DC series (3 – 5 ton) is affected. We will communicate details of Daikin’s transition plan as it is available.

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
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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.

Daikin LV Series and Quaternity Ductless Products Receive ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2016 Recognition

Daikin has announced that Daikin LV Series and Quaternity models are now qualified for the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2016 Recognition Criteria. The models below and their ratings are listed on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency’s (CEE) Directory of Efficient Equipment at http://www.ceedirectory.org/site/1/Home.

There are a total of eight system combinations that meet the performance criteria of 20 SEER, 12.5 EER and 10.0 HSPF.

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Daikin is continuously developing high efficiency products that meet dealer and consumer needs for energy savings and high quality. All supporting Daikin literature, such as websites, consumer brochures and catalogs, is being updated to reflect these enhancements in the coming weeks.

You can order Daikin ductless products at any of our HVAC Distributors locations, by phone or through Web Order Entry. To find out more about the Daikin ductless product line, contact your Account Manager.