Marketair Introduces EasyCollar, DeflectAir for Aesthetically Enhancing VRF and Mini-Split Cassettes
Marketair Inc., an Edison, N.J.-based supplier of specialized HVAC/R industry components and accessories, introduces the EasyCollar universal collar and the DeflectAir deflector that aesthetically enhance all brands of ductless and VRF/VRV ceiling cassettes in retail, restaurants, offices, hotels, supermarkets and other commercial new construction and retrofit applications.
The EasyCollar is a universal one-piece collar, molded from GRP (glass fiber reinforced plastic). Designed to present a professional finish by masking the unsightly appearance of cassettes, which are installed into and protrude from shallow ceiling spaces, EasyCollar comes in three sizes, each of which are available in depths of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12-inch (50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300 mm).
The Universal version, which fits most cassettes on the market today, is available in 3 models: U1 is 29.3-inches-square (745-mm); U2 is 39.4-inches-square (1,000-mm); and the U3 is 47.3-inches-square (1,200-mm). All models are self- supporting, require no attachment hardware and can be installed or retrofitted in less than 10 minutes.
The two DeflectAir models deflect air in four directions to eliminate hot or cold drafts and improve occupant comfort. They mount underneath the cassette without compromising airflow or access for filter replacement.
The DF1C is 27.6-inch-square (700-mm) with a 12.2 x 11-inch (310 x 280-mm center hole); and the DF2AS is 36.4-inch-square (925-mm) with a 17.7 x 20.5-inch (450 x 520-mm center hole). Both models are 2.1-inch-deep (55-mm) and include the necessary attachment hardware which enables them to be installed or retrofitted in less than 15 minutes.
Both the EasyCollar and DeflectAir are molded from Class II fire resistant resin in a standard matte finish. The standard color is almond, but they are also available on special order in white, or any custom colors upon request.
Other EasyCollar and DeflectAir features include:
- A one-year warranty;
- Product life generally surpasses the cassette’s lifecycle;
- Collars can easily be cut with hand-tools to accommodate sloped ceilings or other site-specific modifications;
- The 48-inch-square EasyCollar model (U3) replaces two 24” x 48” tiles in a T-bar ceiling grid, facilitating cassette placement.
EasyCollar and DeflectAir are manufactured by J.A.C. Supplies based in Foston, Derbyshire, U.K., and are exclusively imported and distributed by Marketair. They are available at many North American HVAC/R wholesale distributors or from Marketair direct.
Originally founded by President Gerry Spanger as a manufacturer’s representative company in 1986, Marketair has now reinvented itself as an importer, exporter, manufacturer and distributor specializing in components and accessories for the HVAC industry. Headquartered in Edison, N.J., Marketair has acquired several innovative new products for commercial and residential HVAC applications, covering both the ducted and minisplit (ductless) sectors. Marketair also operates as a national distributor for smaller independent U.S. manufacturers. The company has established a national network of manufacturer’s representatives through which these products are sold in the HVAC/R industry wholesale distributors. It has also established a centrally-located warehouse for shipping products throughout the U.S.