Rheem introduced the second generation of its Comfort Control System or CC2S. The new HVAC control panel offers detailed system status displays for the contractor and a set of system control features for the homeowner. A new feature of the CC2S technology is its auto-configure capability. When a Rheem Series 500 thermostat is used in tandem with the controller, the contractor can set up the system, simultaneously monitor the air handler and heat pump, and customize the home comfort settings from one location. The Rheem CC2S has a four-wire installation. A control board located on the indoor and outdoor units features a dual seven-segment LED display that provides up to 37 individual fault codes. The control board also features a defrost component, eliminating the need for a secondary defrost board and reducing the number of individual parts that need service or maintenance. When coupled with the Rheem thermostat, the CC2S provides seven-day programmability, humidity control and system status notification. The 500 will also communicate maintenance reminders, such as the need to change filters, ultraviolet lights and humidifier pads.

Rheem Air Conditioning Division , P.O. Box 17010, Fort Smith, AR  72917-7010; (479) 648-4900; www.rheemac.com