Category: Product Updates

ComfortNet CTK04AE Thermostat Discontinued

Effective immediately, production of the ComfortNet thermostat (CTK04AE) has been discontinued due to  critical component availability.  Current inventory will be shipped to depletion and once this stock is exhausted, the CTK04AE will no longer be available for purchase. The recommended... Read More

Daikin Introduces the MBVB and MBVK Modular Blowers

Daikin is introducing new variable-speed modular blowers to replace the MBVC blower.  In addition, new electric heat kits for the new blowers are also being rolled out. The Need for New Models: The current MBVC is not in compliance with... Read More

New Daikin ONE+ Smart Thermostat Option for Amana Brand Systems

Daikin announced the ONE+ Thermostat now has increased system compatibility.  Daikin ONE+ thermostats are now compatible with Amana brand communicating unitary equipment and can be substituted for the Amana brand smart thermostat without exception. The Amana brand smart thermostat remains... Read More

Performing Preventative Maintenance on the Cambridge S-Series

Proper maintenance is key to keeping your Cambridge S-Series heating unit running efficiently. Scheduling preventative maintenance can prevent repair costs for your customers over time. Checking air filters, greasing bearings, or inspecting belts can increase the life span of an... Read More

What To Consider When Choosing an Air Filter

Changing an air filter in an HVAC system improves the quality of the system and the quality of the air homeowners breathe daily. Help your customers understand the importance of the air they're breathing in their households. They will have... Read More

Daikin Introduces R32 OTERRA Ductless Heat Pumps

As we begin to transition to A2L refrigerants, Daikin has introduced the R32 OTERRA single-zone mini-split series. This ductless system is ideal for spaces with primary living areas, rooms with poor airflow, renovations, basements, attics, garages, and home add-ons. Background:... Read More

Prepare for A2L Refrigerant with the Right Tools

Most refrigeration tools work just fine with all refrigerants, however, some older tools, such as Recovery Machines, Vacuum Pumps, Manifolds, and Leak Detectors, may have an issue with compatibility. When working with A2L refrigerant, contractors should make sure the tools... Read More

Daikin Software Update to Intelligent Touch Manager (iTM)

Daikin has announced a software update to the intelligent Touch Manager (iTM), an advanced multi-zone controller that controls and monitors the Daikin VRV system. What's New to the V2.14 Software Update? Provides VRV EMERION heat pump system compatibility for use... Read More

Brand Badges Available For Amana Outdoor Units

Daikin has announced that brand badges are now available for select Amana brand outdoor units. What You Need to Know: Until recently, select Amana brand outdoor units (see "Affected Units" list, right) have shipped without a brand badge on top... Read More

New Daikin MXL Units With Factory-Installed Drain Pan Heater

Daikin is expanding the existing Aurora MXL outdoor unit lineup by adding models with factory-installed drain pan heaters. The new MXLH unit will cost the same as the existing MXL units with the added benefit of a factory-installed drain pan... Read More

Getting The Right Tools for A2L Refrigerant

Most refrigeration tools work just fine with all refrigerants, however, some older tools, such as Recovery Machines, Vacuum Pumps, Manifolds, and Leak Detectors, may have an issue with compatibility. When working with A2L refrigerant, contractors should make sure the tools... Read More

Amana® Brand Smart Thermostat OTA Software Update 3.2.21

Amana Brand has released a new software update 3.2.21 on Smart Thermostat OTA (Over-The Air). From Amana: The OTA update will be released August 24, 2023. It will be pushed to all Wi-Fi connected Amana brand smart thermostats as of... Read More

Daikin Aurora Series Single Zone SEER2 Update

Daikin is updating the Aurora Series Single Zone mini-split heat pump to meet SEER2 requirements. The new Aurora single zone systems consist of the same configurations for cold climate applications: Wall Mount Medium Static Concealed Mount (with optional zoning kit)... Read More

Daikin FDMQ, VISTA, and EMURA Single Zone Systems Update

Daikin is introducing new outdoor units for the FDMQ, Vista, and EMURA Single Zone heat pump systems, to conform to the new SEER2 requirements. The new outdoor units have a number of updates and upgrades, including: They now come with... Read More

Daikin Atmosphera Series SEER2 Update

Daikin is updating the Atmosphera Series mini-split heat pump to meet SEER2 requirements. The Atmosphera has two updates: The new models comply with the UL 60335 2-40 safety standard, which goes into effect January 1, 2024. The new models are... Read More

Daikin VRV IV S-Series and VRV LIFE Outdoor Unit Transition

Daikin is transitioning to an updated version of the VRV IV S-Series outdoor unit (RXTQ) and VRV LIFE outdoor unit (RXSQ). Here's the updates: VRV IV S-Series (RXTQ) All sizes have been updated to be SEER2 rated and meet the... Read More

High Temp Drain Pans for AlumaFin7 Coils

AlumaFin7 vertical coils (CAPFA, CAPTA, CAPEA, CAUFA) come standard with “regular” temperature drain pans which are sufficient when installed on Goodman or Amana furnaces and blowers.  Issues arise, however, when they are installed on oil furnaces, which produce much higher... Read More

Updated Daikin Efficiency Advisor 2.0

Daikin has announced the launch of the completely redesigned Daikin Efficiency Advisor 2.0 that provides an enhanced appearance and user functionality and incorporates the benefits of inverter and heat pump technology over conventional systems. The updated version includes a visually... Read More

New Daikin VRV Reference Guide Available

Daikin has provided an updated VRV Reference Guide that can be viewed and downloaded here. Major updates to the VRV Reference Guide include: Addition of VRV EMERION information Updated FXMQ/FXSQ indoor units Overview of Hydrobox (LTHW) equipment and applications Improved... Read More

Daikin Eliminates ABS and PVC Cellular/Foam Core Piping for Flue Vent System on 90% Furnaces

Daikin has released Technical Service Bulletin TSB C-GN-FN-0024: Daikin Comfort Technologies designs and manufactures furnaces certified to meet the American National Standard (ANSI Z21.47) and National Standard of Canada (CSA-2.3) for Gas-fired central furnaces. The 2021 edition of this standard... Read More

PVC Venting for Dunkirk DCC, DCCF, DCB, DCBF Boilers and Combis

ECR International (parent company for Dunkirk, Pennco, Olsen, and others) has announced that their condensing heating equipment is now approved for venting with Schedule 40 PVC, effective immediately.  This includes: These are the Dunkirk “self-commissioning” boilers and combis. Since their... Read More

New Daikin DFG Packaged Units

As part of the continuing effort to prepare for the January 2023 efficiency upgrade, Daikin is introducing new packaged units, the DF Series.  These models will replace the DB Series.  This includes: DFG Standard Efficiency Gas/Electric sizes 3, 4, 6,... Read More

New AMST Air Handler

As part of the continuing effort to prepare for the January 2023 efficiency upgrade, Goodman Manufacturing is introducing a new multi-position air handler, the AMST.  This will replace both the ARUF and the ASPT air handlers. What’s Changed: This meets... Read More

New Amana and Goodman ASZH5 and GSZH5 Heat Pumps

As part of the continuing effort to prepare for the January 2023 efficiency upgrade, Goodman Manufacturing is introducing two new heat pumps, ASZH5 and the GSZH5.  These will replace the single-stage heat pumps ASZ16 and GSZ16. What's Changed: These meet... Read More

New Amana and Goodman ASXH5 and GSXH5 Condensers

As part of the continuing effort to prepare for the January 2023 efficiency upgrade, Goodman Manufacturing is introducing two new condensers, the ASXH5 and the GSXH5.  These models will replace the 1-stage condensers ASX16 and GSX16. What's Changed: These meet... Read More

Discontinued: Daikin QUATERNITY Single Zone Heat Pump Systems

Daikin North America has announced the immediate discontinuation of QUATERNITY Single Zone Heat Pump Systems, along with its options, as shown in the table below. Description Model 0.75 Ton QUATERNITY Wall Mount FTXG09HVJU 1.0 Ton QUATERNITY Wall Mount FTXG12HVJU 1.25... Read More

New Daikin 5-Ton Gas/Electric and Air Conditioner Rooftop Units

Daikin has announced the release of the first “January 2023 Compliant” standard efficiency package units, the DF Series, beginning the replacement of the DB Series. This launch includes: DFG060 5 Ton Gas/Electric DFC060 5 Ton Cooling Only The new 5-Ton... Read More

Amana/Goodman/Daikin Product Literature Changes

Effective November 1, 2021, Warranty Certificates will no longer be placed inside of the literature packets within the unit packaging on Amana, Goodman, and Daikin equipment. All units manufactured after November 1, 2021, will have a simple, one-page, brand-specific document... Read More

New ClimateMaster Product Improvements

ClimateMaster has announced two updates to its' geothermal product offering. Update #1: Improved Cabinet Dimensions for Tranquility® 22 Digital (TZ) The Tranquility® 22 Digital (TZ) is optimized for space limited applications and offers a good balance between price and efficiency.... Read More

Daikin Rolls Out New SplitXpress Features

Daikin has announced the addition of several valuable new features to the web and mobile SplitXpress apps. The new features are designed to enhance the equipment selection process and add value to the quote and report outputs generated by SplitXpress.... Read More

New Features On CAPFA and CAUFA A-Width Coils

Goodman has announced some new features on all 17" (A-width) CAPFA and CAUFA (7mm tube size) evaporator coil models. The revised A-width models contain a newly designed drain pan that makes it easy to install with any Amana or Goodman... Read More

Reznor Makes Upgrades To Unit Heater Line

Reznor has recently made some upgrades to its unit heater line.  The changes relate to improved service features and aesthetics and include the following: Hinged service door with quarter turn latch- Door attached to the chassis to prevent door drops... Read More

Nest E Thermostat Now Pro Exclusive

The Nest Thermostat E has transitioned to a Pro-exclusive product and will no longer be available via retail, including the Google Store. Like the Nest  Learning Thermostat, the Nest Thermostat E is fast and easy to install. It has proven... Read More

AVXC20 Air Conditioner and AVZC20 Heat Pump Inverter Software Enhancements and 5-Ton Heat Pump Capacity Increase

Goodman has announced software enhancements for the AVXC20 and AVZC20, 20+ SEER air conditioner and heat pump inverter family (Bulletin A-PC-SP-1994). From Goodman: Compared to the current models, these software enhancements provide improved dehumidification, decreased start-up defrost time, and increased... Read More

Daikin Releases New 19 Series Cooling Only Wall-Mounted Single-Zone Systems

Daikin has launched  the new 19 Series cooling only wall-mounted single-zone systems. The launch consists of both new indoor and outdoor models available in four sizes ranging from 9,000 to 24,000 BTU. The new 19 Series provides a modern designed... Read More

HVAC Distributors Now Stocking ATCO Flex Duct

HVAC Distributors is transitioning its inventory of Hart & Cooley flex duct and insulating sleeves to ATCO products.  ATCO is the worldwide leader in flexible duct and will enable us to provide customers with improved lead times and shorter freight... Read More

Nu-Calgon’s New Clean Connect System Saves Time & Money

Nu-Calgon has revised the packaging of its popular coil cleaning chemicals - Nu-Brite and Tri-Pow'r HD - to help you save space in your truck and minimize waste on the job. The new packaging - 4x - is a 4-times... Read More

Thermo Pride Oil Furnaces Now Available at HVAC Distributors

HVAC Distributors now carries Thermo Pride's complete line of Oil Furnace products. Thermo Pride made a recent move to a distribution sales model for these furnaces, and HVAC Distributors was selected as a distributor partner in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware,... Read More

CAPFA Cased Coil Lineup Expands To 3 Tons

Goodman has announced an expansion to the CAPFA cased coil lineup, known as the AlumaFin7. In addition to the 1.5 ton coils that were launched in 2018, the coils now range up to 3 tons. The CAPFA has a number... Read More

ComfortBridge™ Communicating Control System Added To Amana & Goodman 80% Furnaces

Goodman Manufacturing has announced the next phase in the roll out of ComfortBridge -equipped furnaces.  The new board-based communication platform has now been added to AMVC, GMVC, ACVC and GCVC8 80% variable speed, ECM-based 2-stage gas furnace models. The equipment... Read More

New DX11/DZ11 Daikin Light Commercial Models Available

Daikin has recently updated the DX11/DZ11 units to meet new performance standards.  These are large 7.5 and 10 ton split systems used in small commercial buildings, churches, schools, and for specific industrial solutions. These replace the older models that were... Read More

ComfortBridge: Amana & Goodman’s New Communicating Interface for Equipment

Goodman Manufacturing has announced the next phase of its communicating equipment interface: ComfortBridge™. This technology will replace the current ComfortNet™ communicating thermostat. What is ComfortBridge? ComfortBridge is a board-based communication platform (versus the thermostat-based ComfortNet technology). It uses Bluetooth® technology... Read More

Flashshield Arc-Resistant CSST Available at HVAC Distributors

One of the biggest concerns with installing gas furnaces is ensuring that the gas connections are not a fire hazard.  Two common causes of potential fires are lightning strikes (common within the HVAC footprint in Maryland and Pennsylvania) and power... Read More

Ductless Tools to Save You Time (Ductless Days of Summer 2)

Last year, we provided a round up of HVAC Distributors new tools to help you with ductless installations. We have some new tools to add to the list to help you with ductless installations to save time, reduce call backs... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Rinnai On-Demand Water Heaters Now Vent with PVC

HVAC Distributors stocks Rinnai's Ultra Series models, which can be vented with either PVC or CPVC. Previously, Rinnai product could only be vented with polypropylene piping. Additionally, Rinnai has expanded its Ultra Series line with lower BTU options for single family and... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Ductless Days of Summer Checklist

As the season gets hectic, we want to make sure that you have everything you need to save time and increase customer satisfaction with your ductless jobs. Below is a handy checklist of ductless accessories & add-ons available through HVAC Distributors.... Read More

Hidden Features of Ultravation UV Products

Ultravation prides itself on being a contractor-friendly manufacturer. To that end, Ultravation provides several common features on its products designed to make your life as a contractor/installer easier. How many of these features did you know about? Lamp Out Alarm. A... Read More

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 There... Read More

Nest Introduces 2 New Product Features for Smart Home Line

Nest Labs announced updates to its Nest Smart Home line of products: Family Accounts and Home/Away Assist. These updates are retroactive to currently installed product. For complete information from Nest on these new features, click here. These home automation features, which... Read More

Improved SPM Dual Port Manometer Now at HVAC Distributors

[caption id="attachment_3459" align="alignleft" width="214"] SPM-K1 Dual Port Manometer Kit[/caption] By popular demand, AAB Smart Tools' SPM-100 and probes are now a convenient kit. The new kit also includes a brass barbed fitting for taking gas measurements. The app has also... Read More

Contractor Feedback Improves Honeywell Actuator Design on Dampers

Based on contractor feedback, Honeywell zoning dampers now come pre-installed with its improved actuator design. These new dampers, the TrueZONE™ series, are available at all HVAC Distributors locations, by phone order, and for order through Web Order Entry. [caption id="attachment_3492"... Read More

GSC and GSH Dry Charge Units Discontinued by Goodman

Goodman Manufacturing has discontinued the production of GSC and GSH dry charge units and no longer has product available for purchase. HVAC Distributors has limited inventory of dry charge units available for purchase. If you have an R-22 replacement job,... Read More

Goodman Announces New Location of Furnace Rating Label & Serial Number on 34.5″ Furnaces

[caption id="attachment_205" align="alignleft" width="220"] Updated 34.5" Blower Door Serial Number & Rating Info Location[/caption] Goodman Manufacturing recently issued Service Bulletin SF-063 to remind contractors that the furnace rating label for the 34.5” chassis furnaces, which contains the furnace serial number, is located on the... Read More

Dunkirk and Pennco Boilers Now Available in HVAC Distributors East Region

HVAC Distributors now offers select residential Dunkirk and Pennco boiler models in its East Region (Eastern PA, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia). The selection was made in keeping with HVAC Distributors' "Partners in Success" promise of providing contractors with quality equipment that... Read More

Goodman Manufacturing Introduces U.S. Alumacoil as Coil and Air Handler Manufacturer

Goodman Manufacturing issued Product Marketing News (PMN) C-GN-OT-972 announcing that safety and rating plates on common coils and air handlers will list U.S. Alumacoil™ as the manufacturer, starting with units produced August 2015. U.S. Alumacoil is a registered business name (D/B/A) for Goodman Manufacturing... Read More

Honeywell Product Updates VisionPRO Thermostat Line

Honeywell has announced updates to its VisionPRO thermostat line-up for Summer 2015. In response to contractor feedback, the wi-fi version of the 8000 is enhanced to be more user-friendly for both technicians in the field and homeowners. All versions of the VisionPRO... Read More

Updated LG Duct-Free Presentations & Guide Specs

LG recently issued Bulletin #101614A with updates to Duct-Free Split Single Zone and Multi-Zone presentations and guide specification files. (more…) Read More

New Amana Goodman Gas Furnace Line-Up Announced

We are pleased to announce that effective this fall, Amana/Goodman will be introducing a revised 90%+ Gas Furnace line-up. The new line-up has higher efficiency and greater installation flexibility (think smaller & 3-position installation). Read more for the full details! (more…) Read More