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Heatcraft Scores ACHR News 2020 Gold Dealer Design Award 

press-release Published on 2020-07-27

Heatcraft Refrigeration Products continues to build on a legacy of award-winning products by receiving the Gold award for product design excellence in the 17th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. This year’s independent panel of contractors recognized the Heatcraft ½-6 HP Air-Cooled Condensing Unit (2020 Models) as the Gold Winner in the Refrigeration and Ice Machines category.

The News Publisher Mike Murphy stated, "These awards give us a unique opportunity to recognize the outstanding research and development efforts that go into many of the products serving the HVACR industry and the awards issue gives our readers an opportunity to read about innovative installation and service solutions."


Designed to meet Department of Energy Annual Walk-In Energy Factor (AWEF) minimum efficiency standards for the commercial refrigeration industry, the Heatcraft ½ - 6 HP Air-cooled Condensing Units, manufactured under the brands Bohn, Larkin, Climate Control and Chandler, include enhanced features for improved serviceability, safety and unit performance. Heatcraft incorporated energy efficient microchannel coils, electronically commutated (EC) motors and scroll compressors, which are approved for R-404A and new high-glide refrigerants R-407A, R-407C, R-407F, R-448A and R-449A. For convenience and safety, the ½ - 6 HP Air-Cooled Condensing Unit sight glass is uniquely positioned for easy viewing outside of the cabinet, while base valves can be accessed without panel removal and the access ports open to field piping. Additionally, servicing the unit just got simpler with the redesigned, larger electrical box featuring a pin-and-barrel style hinged door, with captive fasteners, that can be quickly removed without tools.

“Heatcraft is committed to designing products that add value to the Refrigeration industry, whether it is through ease of installation and enhanced serviceability, increased energy efficiency and refrigerant reduction, or unique solutions that solve our customers’ problems,” stated Sergio Castillejos, VP and GM of Heatcraft Refrigeration Products. “We are proud to be recognized with the Gold ACHR News Dealer Design Award for the new Heatcraft ½ - 6 HP air-cooled condensing units, developed to deliver improved system performance while meeting DOE 2020 compliance standards.”

Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 27, 2020, issue of The ACHR News, which is distributed nationally to over 32,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers, and other industry professionals.

For more information and further coverage, visit achrnews.com.