Press Release Summary:
Designed to heat and cool residential and light commercial buildings, Luxaire LX Series fits most roof frames and slabs. Units feature single-cabinet design, copper tube/aluminum fin condenser coils, tubular stainless steel gas heat exchanger, single-stage compressor, and single-stage gas heat. Available in 2–5 ton capacities, packaged units have conveniently located panels for accessing critical components and LED status lights that facilitate system setup and operation.
Original Press Release:
New Luxaire LX Series Packaged Units from Johnson Controls Set High Performance Standards with Advanced Design and Manufacturing Processes
Extensive testing critical to reliable, high-efficiency performance and contractor-friendly design
MILWAUKEE – Luxaire LX Series packaged units from Johnson Controls incorporate design engineering and manufacturing best practices to set new standards in quality and performance to heat and cool residential and light commercial buildings. With a 14 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, the units are 29 percent more efficient and exceed U.S. Department of Energy efficiency standards for 2015.
“This product delivers the serviceability, efficiency and performance that contractors and homeowners demand,” said Liz Haggerty, vice president and general manager, Johnson Controls Unitary Products Group. “This is the first Luxaire packaged unit to follow our advanced engineering and manufacturing process to simplify installation, improve serviceability, and reinforce customer confidence.”
Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qHyUjrZ2sQ to learn about the research and advanced manufacturing process that define the Luxaire LX Series.
The unit’s compact size fits most roof frames and slabs, and exact-match gas and electric hookups save time during installation and setup. Conveniently located panels improve accessibility to critical components: front and top panels for access to the compressor, refrigeration controls and blower; top panels to access the condenser fan and motor; and side panels to access the compressor, coil, heat exchanger and filters.
“This design gives contractors access to all necessary components at the front of the unit,” said Miles Williams, staff engineer at Johnson Controls. “For the technician this means better serviceability in less time with better results.”
Additionally, a standardized design ensures performance, simplifies repairs and reduces the number of replacement parts contractors must carry in inventory and on service trucks.
Control technology, including LED status lights, simplifies the complexities of system setup and operation as it improves reliability and protects critical components. Other features include:
Optimized heating and cooling solution for residential and light commercial buildings
Single-cabinet design versus previous three-cabinet model
Tested copper tube/aluminum fin condenser coils that combine an outstanding heat transfer rate with long-term reliability and corrosion resistance
Slide-out evaporator coil for easier cleaning
Tubular stainless steel gas heat exchanger with a lifetime limited warranty as standard
Stronger, easily removable base rails (use just two screws per corner) that improve installation
Single-stage compressor and single-stage gas heat
Extensive testing of components and systems simulates more than 20 years of operational performance to verify component performance during weather events, humidity levels, under/over voltage and temperatures down to -10 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, the cabinet’s 1,000-hour salt spray rating ensures an exterior finish with a superior appearance and outstanding corrosion protection.
The 2- to 5-ton capacity Luxaire LX Series packaged units are currently available in cooling with gas heat configuration. Additional configurations, including cooling with electric heat, heat pumps with electric heat and heat pumps with gas heat, will be phased in over 2015.
To learn more about Luxaire LX Series packaged units, visit http://luxaire.com/lxpack-unit or talk to your local Luxaire distributor. To locate a distributor near you, visit http://joinluxaire.com/.
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 www.luxaire.com.
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 2014, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #12 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
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