Air Movement, Residential Equipment
Johnson Controls Launches Newly Redesigned Air Handlers for Improved Efficiency and Air Quality
- The new air handler line is designed to improve comfort, increase energy savings, as well as meet DOE 2023 efficiency standards when matched to new outdoor condensers by Johnson Controls brands.
- Systems feature a next-generation, high-efficiency blower that uses up to 10 percent less energy.
- A fully insulated cabinet, gasketed doors and a balanced blower assembly deliver quiet comfort, and its modular architecture is ideal for space-constrained applications.
Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has announced the launch of a new, redesigned line of high-efficiency air handlers that will improve comfort, increase energy savings and provide lasting performance. The new air handlers feature high-efficiency blowers that use up to 10 percent less energy and feature a modular architecture ideal for space-constrained applications. In addition, these new air handlers – when matched with new outdoor condensers by Johnson Controls – meet the upcoming Department of Energy (DOE) 2023 efficiency standards that go into effect January 1, 2023. The new product line is available for YORK®, Luxaire®, Coleman®, Champion®, Fraser-Johnston®, Guardian® and Evcon™ brands.
Air handlers help consumers condition and circulate air throughout the home, working in tandem with heating and cooling equipment, such as an air conditioner, furnace or heat pump. The new line features an A-shaped coil design, which provides more balanced refrigerant flow and results in long-lasting performance and lower energy usage. The new portfolio of air handlers features two models: a fixed-speed model with a two-stage motor that can operate in a low/med/high fashion; and a variable-speed model, which matches operation to the exact speed needed, consuming less energy and reducing noise levels. Furthermore, the systems also reduce allergens with filters and indoor air quality options.
“Our completely redesigned air handlers offer exceptional performance and flexibility, featuring next-generation high-efficiency blowers with multiple airflow settings that support Johnson Controls’ commitments to sustainability,” said Charles Hurd, director of residential product management, Global Ducted Systems, Johnson Controls. “The systems can be matched to a homeowner’s specific comfort and efficiency needs. Additionally, the systems were designed with rigid cabinet construction for lasting performance and features that simplify installation and maintenance.”
The new streamlined air handlers feature multi-position designs for up-flow, down-flow and horizontal applications, along with a compact, 21-inch casing depth providing flexibility and ease of access in space-constricted areas like attics and basements. The air handler is factory-installed with non-braze, bolt-on connectors, and toolless filter access streamlines installation and maintenance. Additionally, Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) certified performance matches — which are a group of products that when used as a combined system meet the DOE 2023 efficiency standards — have also been provided for existing and new 2023-compliant outdoor systems to increase flexibility for distributors and contractors. This will help to ensure a smooth product transition when the DOE 2023 efficiency standards go into effect.
For more information about the new air handler units, available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada through direct and indirect channels, please visit this page.