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Holiday Wishes to You and Yours from APG!

As we end another year (and start a new decade!), we at Aireco Advanced Products Group (APG) are grateful for the amazing customers, projects and opportunities we’ve had in 2019. The APG channel of Aireco actually started in 2010! We have our industry partners to thank for nearly a decade of great work. We could not do this without you!

This year, we had a fantastic turnout for technical training. Nearly 400 participants joined us in one of our four, specialized training centers to learn more about Mitsubishi Electric’s Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems. That’s a combined 7,320 hours dedicated to advancing the field. These two- and three-day hands-on courses give in-depth insight to CITY MULTI® and M- and P-Series systems. Whether you’re new to VRF or need a refresher, we take pride in offering top-of-the-line training programs, ensuring you feel comfortable and prepared on any job. We already have January and February classes on the schedule – sign up today!

One of the qualities we love about VRF equipment is the versatility of the systems. In 2019, we were fortunate to work on some very exciting projects. A few highlights include:

 Newport News Shipbuilding Crane

After 46 years, Virginia’s Newport News Shipbuilding needed to replace its gantry crane. With 24/7 operation, the crane needed an HVAC system that could keep the controls room cool, no matter the outside conditions.

 

Project Insight
“This project really shows the flexibility of Mitsubishi Electric equipment. We’ve got a remote, mounted condenser in a constantly moving environment.” Matt Kemp, APG

 Kind Therapeutics

When MariMed Advisors, a cannabis business consultant, was developing Kind Therapeutics USA, a grow facility in Hagerstown, Maryland, they knew selecting the right HVAC system was critical.

 

 

Project Insight
“Certain strands of marijuana require specific amounts of humidity; certain strands require different temperatures. With VRF’s individual temperature settings, every area can have its own designated climate and comfort level.”
Mike Wathen, CARE Services, Inc.

 Cambria Hotel Ocean City

As the newest of Ocean City, Maryland’s waterfront attractions, the Cambria Hotel is slated to open in the coming months. Cambria Ocean City is a highly anticipated venue which will bring upscale dining, recreation and meeting space in addition to hospitality.

 

Project Insight
“Heat recovery is one of the biggest benefits of VRF systems for hotels. The building benefits from passing heat around and we try to keep that in mind when we’re designing to have different exposures on a single system.”

Timothy Chatterton, PE, RMF Engineering

 Tidemark Federal Credit Union (TFCU)

When TFCU decided to expand branches into Longneck, Delaware and Selbyville, Delaware, Tidemark knew VRF would meet their needs with zoning.

 

 


Project Insight

“I utilized Mitsubishi Electric as the basis of design and recommended it to TFCU. When I design with Mitsubishi products, I know the quality of the equipment and the support I’ll receive from APG puts us on track for success.”
David Chandler, CxA, P.E., LEED AP, BD+C, Allen & Shariff Engineering, LLC

Wishing all a safe and happy holiday with your loved ones. Our offices will be closed December 24, 25 and January 1. See you in the New Year!

METUS Product Recap 2019

2019 was the year of product releases for Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS)! We are proud to offer VRF equipment and stand by the METUS brand for its effectiveness and efficiency on all our jobs. Below, we’re recapping all the major commercial releases this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offered in three tiers, Standard, Efficiency and Hyper-Heating, N-Generation was the hot product of 2019! Engineered to maximize energy efficiency and application flexibility, the compact N-Generation increases design freedom with a small footprint and expanded vertical piping limits. Available in 6, 8 and 10-ton single modules and 12, 16 and 20-ton twinned models, N-Generation has the capacity for any application. Units equipped with Hyper-Heating INVERTER® (H2i®) technology, also perform optimally in adverse weather conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

Part of the M-Series product lineup, each 115 Volt Heat Pump system utilizes one breaker spot in an electrical panel versus the typical two breaker spots. A single-zone system, the MSZ-JP model indoor unit and corresponding MUZ-JP model outdoor unit are ideal for light commercial applications, such as hotels and restaurants. Available in 9 and 12 kBtu/h capacities, the system has a SEER of 17.0, HSPF of 9.3-11.00 and an EER of 9.9-12.0.

 

 

 

 

 

Available in 36,000, 48,000, 72,000 and 96,000 BTUH capacities, the PEFY-OA is a high-performance indoor unit that improves comfort by pre-treating and filtering outside air before delivering it to each zone. Ideal for applications with plenum space, the unit connects to R2- and Y-Series outdoor units saving your clients on equipment costs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part of the CITY MULTI lineup, the PUMY is a single-phase heat pump ideal for light commercial applications. PUMY P36 (3-ton) and P48 (4-ton) models are now available with H2i technology, offering up to 100% of rated heating capacity at 5 °F and performs at 78% of rated capacity in temperatures as low as -13 °F. The units meet ENERGY STAR® certification standards.

We’re Thankful for Our Employees!

With the holidays around the corner, it’s a great time to give thanks for the people who make a difference in our everyday lives. This Thanksgiving, all of us at Aireco Advanced Products Group (APG) are especially grateful for our colleagues. Their tireless work and dedication not only make us better as a team, but produce all-around better projects for our customers.

In particular, we’d like to recognize one individual who is essential to Aireco and the work we do: William Warner.

Better known around here and on the job site as “Bill,” William Warner is a founding member of our APG team and is part of our Diamond Service Group (DSG). Since the late 70s, Bill has been involved in the HVAC and refrigeration industries, holding senior management positions with Booth Refrigeration, Baker Distributing and Watsco before joining Aireco in 2006. Prior to that, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1977 and served in the Reserve through 1985. In his current role as a Sales Engineer, he works with clients from concept to commissioning, offering architects, engineers, developers and contractors his expertise when it comes to equipment selection, design, the bid process and start-up. He’s a man of many hats!

As he tells his kids, “you always have to find the fun in life!” Fortunately for us, Bill is the guy that brings the fun to work and each jobsite. He’s also very passionate about technology. A self-proclaimed “science and technology geek,” he says the technology behind the HVAC field has given him “a second wind” in his career. “The field is constantly evolving. I love working in such a technical field alongside the engineering and architectural communities,” says Bill.

As a family-run business, we love seeing our employee’s family members join the team. Bill’s daughter Diana started working at APG as a Bid Coordinator after graduating from Radford University in 2014. This dynamic duo works together to ensure no communication is lost with our customers and project logistics are squared away. Lucky for us, the pair really enjoy working together. “I talk to daddy every day. I don’t just get to work with him, I get to learn from him which is great on the job,” says Diana. “And he makes it fun – we’re a daddy/daughter team!”

When he’s not working, Bill loves spending time with his wife Cathy and two kids, Diana and Alex (who’s an active duty Navy SEAL), enjoying “lake leisure” at Smith Mountain Lake, as well as reading about global events and foreign policy. We’re so thankful Bill is a part of the Aireco family!

Wishing all a safe and happy Thanksgiving! 

Product Updates from METUS

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS) has some exciting new products updates we want to keep our customers apprised of, especially with the colder winter temperatures. Contact APG@aireco.com to learn more!

New Panel Heaters for CITY MULTI® N-Generation Outdoor Units
Now available for order, these panel heater kits prevent ice from building up on the outdoor drain pan when operating in heating mode for an extended period of time. Compatible with all Standard Efficiency, High-Efficiency and Hyper-Heating INVERTER® (H2i®) CITY MULTI N-Generation outdoor units, the heaters are available in three sizes: small, large and extra-large.

New Snow/Hail Guards and Hood Accessories Now Available for CITY MULTI Outdoor Units
The new snow/hail guard kits protect the outdoor unit fan and coil surfaces from hail damage and snow build-up in severe climates. The kits are compatible with all Standard Efficiency, High Efficiency, and H2i CITY MULTI N-Generation outdoor units. There are two hood sizes and three different types of guards available – options for any application.

For both accessories, the installation manual and submittals can be found on MyLinkDrive.

Diamond System Builder™ Update Version 4.1.3
As of November 1, the new version of Diamond System Builder was released. Key features include:

  • Compatibility of PURY-P120(T/Y)NU-A and PEFY-AF1200CFMR-E DOAS system added
  • Introduction of MAC-334IF-E and improved application rules for M- and P-Series units
  • Improved submittal association for M- and P-Series units
  • Introduction of cloud-connected central controller accessory panel for Mitsubishi Electric VRF and third-party equipment
  • LAN view reintroduction and support of AutoCAD schematic export
  • Support of Trane® and American Standard® co-branded literature
  • Option to include Solutions Department startup verbiage on Excel schedule
  • Indoor unit project-specific condensate removal calculation added to Excel schedule
  • DSB handbook updated

Now Available: S-Series PUMY with Hyper-Heat!

With winter just around the corner, it’s important to have equipment options that keep up with frigid temperatures and provide comfort even during the season’s most inclement weather.

At Aireco Advanced Products Group (APG), we’re proud to offer HVAC equipment from Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS). With Hyper-Heating INVERTER® (H2i®) technology, systems from METUS offer top quality heating performance and can work in tandem with supplemental heating systems in extreme climates. We’re excited to announce METUS has expanded the S-Series (PUMY) lineup to include H2i technology in select models!

Part of the CITY MULTI® family of energy-efficient, INVERTER-driven products, the PUMY is a single-phase heat pump ideal for light commercial applications. PUMY P36 (3-ton) and P48 (4-ton) models, now available with H2i technology, offer up to 100% of rated heating capacity at 5 °F and performs at 78% of rated capacity in temperatures as low as -13 °F. Other enhancements to PUMY units include improved efficiency. The units meet ENERGY STAR® certification standards. Additionally, PUMY systems use the CITY MULTI Controls Network (CMCN) and can heat or cool up to 12 individual zones with many options for indoor unit sizes and styles.

For more information about the new S-Series H2i units, visit MitsubishiPro.com. To place an order, contact APG@aireco.com.