Johnson Controls Unveils New Vertical Stacked Water-Source Heat Pump Sound Room

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Johnson Controls recently unveiled its new Vertical Stacked Water-Source Heat Pump Sound Room in Ajax, Ontario, Canada. The Sound Room contains two working Johnson Controls vertical stacked water-source heat pump (VS-WSHP) units, allowing customers to experience firsthand the best-in-class sound performance of the high-efficiency 13 EER model and the premium-efficiency 16 EER model in a residential setting.

The quiet operation of VS-WSHPs can be attributed to cabinets that are isolated from the wall structure to prevent vibration and noise transmission. The optional isolated chassis further reduces noise and vibration to contribute to a quieter, more comfortable environment for occupants and a more marketable facility for building owners.

Designed to replicate a room in a condominium, the 250-square-foot Sound Room demonstrates one of several applications for VS-WSHPs that also include high-rise apartments, dormitories, renovated office space, assisted living communities and other multi-story buildings with repeating floor patterns, as well as the replacement market.

Johnson Controls VS-WSHPs also deliver total system efficiency with energy recovery for heating, cooling, humidifying and dehumidifying. For additional operating efficiency, the units offer fully integrated digital controls featuring BACnet, MS/TP and LON protocols and seamless BAS integration. And because water transfers heat more efficiently, the water-source heat pumps are the ideal solution for water-loop and geothermal applications, reducing energy costs up to 50 percent, when compared to conventional cooling and heating systems. Energy conservation can also be attributed to a design that places less load on the cooling tower and boiler.

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