Johnson Controls-Hitachi has introduced airCore, the first line of precision air conditioner (PAC) heat pump systems in the U.S. to use R-32 refrigerant. R-32 is a refrigerant with low global warming potential that produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than R-410A. Low-GWP refrigerants reduce the impact of heating and cooling equipment on the environment and can meet upcoming refrigerant regulations before they go into effect.
The airCore line of universal outdoor units delivers energy efficient performance and makes it possible for light commercial applications, such as small markets, restaurants, salons and medical offices, to decarbonize their heating and cooling when the electric units are powered by renewable electricity. The units may also qualify for state rebates and incentives. The line can operate in temperatures as low as -13 degrees F., reaching up to 45,000 BTUs.