If you need to replace your commercial rooftop HVAC, you’ll want to see how YORK integrates it with building control systems to reduce energy consumption

by Brianna Crandall — February 5, 2020 — HVAC technologies provider YORK, a brand of global multi-industry technology provider Johnson Controls, is addressing consumer demand for innovative, efficient and future-ready heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) technologies at this week’s 2020 AHR Expo (February 3-5) in Orlando, Florida.

York Sun Choice rooftop HVAC unit

YORK Sun Choice commercial rooftop HVAC unit. Image courtesy YORK

New technologies on display include:

  • YORK Sun Choice: The new 15–27.5-ton commercial rooftop units are engineered to exceed Department of Energy (DOE) 2018 regulations by up to 25% and surpass future DOE 2023 part-load standards by nearly 10%. The units feature a lightweight design that is up to 33% lighter than existing Johnson Controls models and up to 22% lighter than competing products.
  • Large-tonnage commercial rooftop units: The new series of 27.5–50-ton commercial rooftop units provides high performance to deliver comfort without compromise — all in a cost-effective package. The units are Smart Equipment enabled and provide seamless integration with leading building controls systems, including Verasys, which helps maximize control for greater efficiency, extended equipment life and reduced operating costs.
  • YORK YZ magnetic bearing centrifugal chiller: A new development for the award-winning chiller will be announced at the show. Launched in early 2018, the YZ is the first chiller fully optimized for ultimate performance with a next-generation low-global-warming-potential (GWP) refrigerant. The YZ offers outstanding efficiency, an impressive operating map, sustainability and a low total cost of ownership.
  • Wrap-around heater exchangers for a compact air handler footprint: With the growing need for energy-efficient dehumidification methods, Johnson Controls has developed an integrated wrap-around heat exchanger option exclusively available in YORK air handlers. The result is a compact design offering a significant footprint reduction vs. alternative systems. Wrap-around heat exchangers offer dehumidification benefits for many HVAC system applications including schools, hospitals, laboratories and gymnasiums. Manufactured on the same line as other YORK AHRI 410-certified coils, the performance and reliability of the entire system is guaranteed without need for on-site installation or additional manufacturing lead time.

At the AHR Expo, Johnson Controls is showcasing a collection of its latest and most advanced products to help simplify building management, increase energy efficiency and reduce operating costs, all centered around the company’s new brand focus — “The power behind your mission” — which reinforces its commitment to advancing the safety, comfort and intelligence of spaces and places to power its customers’ business goals.

For more information about the YORK Sun Choice or SunSelect rooftop units, or to see other YORK brand and Johnson Controls products and activities at the 2020 AHR Expo, visit the company’s website.