New Residential Split Systems from Luxaire Brand of Johnson Controls Meet 2015 Efficiency Standards and Save up to 29 Percent on Energy

Systems also deliver contractor-friendly design for ease of installation and servicing

MILWAUKEE – Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, meets 2015 U.S. Department of Energy efficiency standards with its all-new Luxaire residential heating and air-conditioning split systems. The systems also deliver significant energy savings. Air conditioners with a 14 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) save 29 percent more on energy efficient than older 10 SEER models. The family of completely redesigned products will include 21+ SEER models, thanks to variable-speed technology.

"The efficiency of these units is backed by more than 125,000 hours of research, design and testing," said Liz Haggerty, vice president and general manager, Johnson Controls Unitary Products Group. "We've applied lab-verified quality testing procedures to these units, including five years of accelerated field testing, extreme weather testing (from 140°F down to -10°F) and salt spray testing, to measure material corrosion, performance and durability."

The air conditioners, heat pumps and air handlers are also rated in accordance with AHRI Standards 210/240 and meet relevant ASHRAE 90.1, EPACT 2005 and ENERGY STAR® standards.

The application of state-of-the-art quality control and assembly processes from Johnson Controls' advanced manufacturing expertise help to deliver residential split systems with enhanced reliability contractors can feel confident to install. And the installation process is made easier by a number of features that define the units' contractor-friendly design, beginning with a smaller footprint that accommodates gates, hand trucks, vans and site pads. Other features include:

Easy top and side access to commonly serviced items

Indoor unit with front-mounted controls and slide-out blower

Outdoor unit with convenient, sealed, swing-out control box

Factory-installed liquid line filter drier

Conveniently located service valves

Sturdy, flat fan guard design that resists dents

Smooth edges for easier handling

Standardized design that reduces complexity with fewer replacement parts contractors must carry in inventory and on service trucks.

Indoor and outdoor units designed for system optimization and precise matchups

Additionally, outdoor units reduce sound levels to 71 dBA, and an improved airtight cabinet design meets strict 2 percent or less air leakage requirements. A corrosion- and rust-resistant coated finish on steel wire fan guards and external fasteners and pre-treated, G90-equavalent galvanized steel chassis components combine to enhance durability.

Contractors can also count on easy access to products and support steams for seamless business operation. In addition, a comprehensive and competitive product portfolio equips them with a variety of price points and options to meet a wider range of customer needs.

To learn more about Luxaire residential split systems, visit, or talk to a local Luxaire distributor. To locate a nearby distributor, visit

Luxaire® products from Johnson Controls include high-performance residential central air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and accessories, and light-commercial, packaged heating and cooling systems marketed through a network of distributors and delivered to home- and building-owners through independent Luxaire heating and air conditioning contractors. For more information about Luxaire, visit or follow us on YouTube and @LuxaireHVAC on Twitter.

Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit or follow @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

Please Direct Reader Inquiries to:

Steve Hoffins

Director of Marketing – Unitary Products

Johnson Controls

507 E. Michigan St.

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Related Links:

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Luxaire (JCI-UP), 5757 N. Green Bay Ave. P.O. Box 591, Milwaukee, WI 53210 United States

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