Champion LX Series packaged units from Johnson Controls deliver combination of reliability, energy efficiency and comfort

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Quality construction features contractor-friendly design for easy installation and service

MILWAUKEE – (July 22, 2015) – New Champion LX Series packaged units from Johnson Controls combine outstanding performance, reliability and efficiency to heat and cool residential and light commercial buildings. Employing advanced product engineering and manufacturing processes, along with rigorous quality and field testing, the units feature a contractor-friendly design that ensures simplified installation, setup and service. The series earns a 14 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating that exceeds U.S. Department of Energy efficiency standards.

“The LX Series is the first product launched under the new Champion brand, drawing upon more than 140 years of HVAC experience and Johnson Control’s industry-leading manufacturing facilities,” said Liz Haggerty, vice president and general manager, Johnson Controls Unitary Products Group. “The result of more than 65,000 hours of customer research and product design and testing, the Champion packaged unit is optimized for efficiency to help ensure customer satisfaction with new standards in performance, installation and serviceability.”

To learn more about the research and advanced manufacturing processes that support the Champion LX Series, visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrBQqh2zIO4&feature=youtu.be.

The LX Series features compact size that fits most roof frames and slabs, and exact-match gas and electric hookups which save time during installation and setup. Serviceability is enhanced through front and top access to the compressor, refrigeration controls and blower, along with top access to the condenser fan and motor, and side access to the compressor, coil, heat exchanger and filters. Contractors will also appreciate a standardized design that ensures performance, simplifies repairs and reduces the number of replacement parts they must carry in inventory and on service trucks.

Champion LX Series packaged units feature:

  • Optimized heating and cooling solution for residential and light commercial buildings
  • Single-cabinet design versus previous three-cabinet model
  • Tested copper tube/aluminum fin condenser coils that combine an outstanding heat transfer rate with long-term reliability and corrosion resistance
  • Slide-out evaporator coil for easier cleaning
  • Easier setup and operation with simplified control technology, including LED status lights to assist contractors
  • Tubular stainless steel gas heat exchanger with a lifetime limited warranty as standard
  • Stronger, easily removable base rails (use just two screws per corner) that improve installation
  • Single-stage compressor and single-stage gas heat

Extensive laboratory testing simulates more than 20 years of operational performance to verify component performance during weather events, humidity levels, under/over voltage and temperatures down to -10 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, the cabinet’s 1,000-hour salt spray rating ensures an exterior finish with a superior appearance and outstanding corrosion protection.

The 2- to 5-ton capacity units are currently available in cooling with gas heat configuration. Additional configurations, including cooling with electric heat, heat pumps with electric heat and heat pumps with gas heat, will be phased in over 2015.

Champion products are available exclusively from WinWholesale, Inc., a leading supplier of residential and commercial construction and industrial supplies and materials, with 570 wholesaling locations in 45 states in North America.

To learn more about Champion LX Series packaged units, visit www.championhomecomfort.com/lxpackagedunits or talk to your local WinWholesale representative. To identify a WinWholesale location near you, visit www.championhomecomfort.com/.

 

 

About Champion

Champion® products from Johnson Controls include energy-efficient, residential central air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and accessories, and innovative light-commercial, packaged heating and cooling systems marketed through a national distribution network and delivered to home- and building-owners through qualified Champion heating and cooling contractors. For more information about Champion, visit www.championhomecomfort.com or follow us on YouTube and @Champion_HVAC on Twitter.

 

Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

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