Johnson Controls will showcase an expanded heating and cooling product portfolio at the 2018 AHR Expo in Chicago next month.
Key technologies on display will include the Metasys Building Automation System, Verasys Plug-and-Play Controls System and YORK Affinity Variable Capacity Residential Systems.
These products are designed to simplify building management, increase efficiency and sustainability, and save time and money, all while keeping occupants comfortable, productive and secure.
The new YORK Affinity Variable Capacity Residential Systems feature inverter-driven variable capacity technology, which dynamically adjusts capacity and airflow, unlike conventional systems that simply turn on or off.
Air circulates more precisely and quietly, maximizing comfort while reducing energy consumption. The systems are ENERGY STAR Most Efficient qualified, featuring up to 20 SEER YXV air conditioners and YZV heat pumps that can reduce energy costs by as much as 50 per cent compared to older 10 SEER units.
The new Metasys 9.0 Building Automation System offers substantial enhancements to the Metasys product line, including two new IP/Ethernet-based controllers and user interface (UI) features that make finding critical information and resolving issues easier than ever.
The Metasys system also debuts a new, cloud-hosted optimization platform that proactively analyzes building data and an exclusive first look at new integration capabilities.
Verasys is the first plug-and-play solution that integrates heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment and controls, according to Bill Jackson, the company's president of global product, building technologies and solutions.
"Designed for light commercial buildings, this controls system provides a simple user experience with configurable controllers that seamlessly connect to a vast array of mechanical equipment, controls and sensors, without requiring any special programming tools," he said.
“By expanding our overall portfolio of HVACR, controls, automation, fire protection and security products, we can now offer our customers a broader range of connected buildings solutions.
“As building technology converges, we’re in position to solve greater facility challenges and empower distributors, dealers and contractors to grow their businesses.
"Also on display will be a revolutionary advancement that challenges everything about conventional chiller design," Jackson said.
In addition to the new technologies being launched at AHR Expo, Johnson Controls will feature a presentation theatre, where subject matter experts will present on a variety of industry-related topics.
This year’s topics include the latest innovations in home and building thermostats, the benefits of low entering condenser water for chillers, variable speed drive (VSD) technology, and the importance of IP-based field equipment controllers.