Hydronic Air Handler Ratings part 2, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Hydronic air handler ratings part 2 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Excologix, Geofurnace, Geostar, IBC, Lennox, Lifebreath, Multiaqua, Nordic, and Nu-Air brands.

BRAND----------WEBSITE----------RATING

ECOLOGIX-------ecologix.ca-----------<1*

These units are made in Canada and sold throughout North America. The EC SERIES units have a variable speed fan and includes the hydronic pump and check valve as well as the coil. They are multi-position units but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

GEOFURNACE---geofurnacemfg.com--<1*

The MAGNUM SERIES HYDROCOIL units feature variable speed blowers, a built-in condensate trap, and a durable stainless steel drain pan. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for the units.

GEOSTAR-----  geostar-geo.com  -----<1*

The ASTON air handler features a variable speed blower for quiet and efficient operation. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

IBC------------ibcboiler.com-------------4* 

This brand is made in Canada through a partnership with NUTECH BRANDS. The air handlers feature full airflow modulation and use a standard A coil for air conditioning. They are backed by a good guarantee but their cooling capacity is limited to 3.5 tons which may not be adequate for many homes.

LENNOX-------lennox.com---------------5*

The CBWMV model air handlers are available in five sizes to match the requirements of any home. They are multi-position, have built-in freeze protection, a variable speed fan motor, and use state of the art electronic control. They are backed by a very good warranty.

LIFEBREATH----lifebreath.com-----------4*

This brand is a part of AIRIA BRANDS INC. They are sold through dealers in Canada and the USA. The standard models do not include an evaporator for air conditioning.

MULTIAQUA----multiaqua.com---------<1*

These units are for systems that use water for both heating and cooling. They offer optional backup electrical heat and are multi-position units for ease of installation. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

NORDIC------nordicghp.com-------------3*

This brand is made in Canada by MARITIME GEOTHERMAL LTD. The AHW series is available as horizontal or vertical models but only in one size. They have a variable speed fan motor for quiet and efficient operation. They are available in the USA and Canada and are backed by a good guarantee.

NU-AIR  ----  nu-airventilation.com  ----4*

The ENERBOSS units are available as heat only, heat/cool, or heat/cool/ventilate units. They contain an integrated heat recovery unit and have a variable speed fan motor. They are backed by a good warranty.

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