MILWAUKEE (April 26, 2012) -- Johnson Controls, the global leader in building efficiency, has expanded its Luxaire® line of LX and Climasure™ series of 14.5 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency rating) mid-efficiency air conditioners and heat pumps with 1.5-ton condensing units.
The design of the new 1.5-ton models reduces installation and maintenance costs with easy power and control wiring connections. Fully exposed refrigerant connections and a single panel covering the electrical controls enable easy access. Also, permanently lubricated motor bearings require no annual maintenance.
The new units also feature a coil of aluminum MicroChannel tubing and enhanced aluminum fins that increase energy efficiency and offer a compact footprint. A sturdy polymer mesh between the coil face and a coated-steel guard protect the coils from damage.
Isolated compressor mounts ensure quiet operation, and compressors are protected against high temperature and pressure. The LX model features a compressor sound blanket and swept-wing fan blade for low sound.
SEER ratings meet the ENERGY STAR® level of 14.5 SEER with standard PSC (permanent split capacitor) indoor section and meet or exceed the federal tax credit level of 16 SEER when matched with single- or variable-speed ECM (electronically commutated motor) indoor sections.
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