MINNEAPOLIS – Dec. 22, 2015 –– Daikin Applied’s new SmartSource® Compact vertical water source heat pump (WSHP) is a fit for contractors, facility managers, and engineers who need to maximize building floor space and budgets – priorities for any project. Compact units offer energy saving efficiencies in the smallest footprint. With the most comprehensive selection of voltages, sizes, and special features (including hydronic heat and waterside economizer), SmartSource units give customers the flexibility to customize based on their job requirements for new construction or retrofit applications.
“Maximizing floor space is a critical success factor of any project. The new SmartSource unit delivers premium options in a small footprint you don’t typically see even in compact equipment,” said Alan Youker, product manager of WSHPs and Unit Ventilators, Applied Terminal Systems at Daikin Applied. “At 19 x 19 x 24 inches, it’s our smallest SmartSource unit yet, and one of the smallest units in the industry, which means buildings require a mechanical closet only a fraction of the size of what they’re usually designed to house.”
The feature-rich, energy efficient compact units are suited for applications where size and efficiency are key specifications, such as condominiums, multifamily homes, hotels, and residential buildings. SmartSource units increase a building’s energy efficiency through an optional waterside economizer, allowing them to cool without electricity. Efficiency for the SmartSource product line is also augmented through an optional factory installed electronically commutated motor (ECM) with multiple field selectable airflow settings. The selectable settings help ensure a more comfortable environment for building occupants because it yields a wider range of airflow operations for different applications and duct systems. All SmartSource units are in compliance with ASHRAE 90.1 and other industry standards.
The new SmartSource Compact vertical water source heat pumps will be available for ordering January 5, 2015, with stock availability shipments beginning in March 2016.