At Modine, we’re passionate about advancing the state of commercial HVAC technology. Our engineers are continually out in the field, working with our distributors, to identify how we can improve our products to better meet customer needs.
Here are three commercial HVAC trends that Modine is working to accommodate in the development of our heating, cooling and ventilation products:
1. Demand for Increased Efficiency
We’re seeing continuing demand for high-efficiency heating products. We’re determined to keep pushing the envelope for even greater energy efficiency in our projects. Our Effinity® unit heater is a gas-fired, condensing heater that can operate at up to 97 percent efficiency, compared to the 80-83% efficiency generally seen across the industry.
We’ve recently launched our new Lodronic low-temperature hot water unit heater range, which use 50% less electricity than similar-sized hydronic heaters and are specifically designed for use with high-efficiency boilers.
2. Quieter Ventilation
Another trend that plays into one of our strengths is a growing interest in quiet in-room packaged ventilation systems that can be used in classrooms and other settings.
Modine has developed heating and cooling technology specifically designed to meet the needs of school facilities. This includes our Airedale ClassMate® model DX cooling and heat pumps. The ClassMate is engineered to be quietest single packaged product of its type.
Through thorough sound attenuation research and testing, our engineers developed the STUDY package used in the ClassMate and SchoolMate units to achieve the highest noise-reduction standards for classrooms. This is accomplished by reducing air flow velocity and improving air flow path through redesigned cabinets and baffles.
3. Changing Standards
New performance and air quality standards mean more demand for outdoor-air intake systems that can handle a variety of requirements. The Modine’s Atherion® Packaged Ventilation System has the flexibility to meet the specific ventilation, heating, cooling, and dehumidification requirements for any facility.