Heat Pumps: Johnson Controls
A new packaged heat pump from the Coleman brand of Johnson Controls is available in 3- to 8.5-ton capacities. Its exact-fit replacement design matches footprints of other manufacturers’ units and the company says it reduces installation time, cost, and complexity by eliminating the need for a curb adapter.
The system includes the Simplicity Smart Equipment (SE) Controls, which aim to make system setup, optimization, and monitoring easier than older, electromechanical controls. This next generation control system is a standard feature on all Peak gas/electric, electric/electric, and heat pump packaged and commercial split system configurations.
The system’s design also offers an optional Mobile Access Portal (MAP) Gateway that provides access to the SE control system using a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or remote PC. An optional Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) helps to provide detailed alerts if issues arise.
Additional features of the new heat pumps include adjustable defrost and three heat capacities, two cabinet heights and footprint sizes, and a choice of cooling or electric heat configurations.