Unico System redesigns air handler unit for tighter spaces
The Unico System has revamped its workhorse air handler unit, which delivers 1 to 1.5-tons of nominal cooling, to match the modular nature of its larger capacity units.
Formerly a single packaged unit, the new Unico System M1218 air handler is now a separate module, making the already small unit even more adaptable for easy installation in tight spaces.
The M1218 air-handler unit consists of various modules that are easily latched together. The modules can be arranged in vertical-up-flow, vertical-counter-flow and horizontal-flow configurations. They can be combined as heating-only, cooling-only, or heating and cooling.
“We made this change after receiving feedback from our Unico Preferred Contractors,” says Unico, Inc. president Phil Coerper. “The reconfiguration of the M1218 is just the latest step in our efforts to make Unico System installation as easy and hassle-free as possible for professional installers. Single packaged units are still an option with the Unico Vertical Air Handler Unit (V-AHU) series for installers needing combined units for closet installations and small mechanical area projects.”
The M1218 redesign joins other contractor-centric programs recently launched by Unico, including a UniConcierge dedicated internal team for assisting HVAC contractors, and the Text-A-Tech (314-222-2487) feature to provide technicians in the field with real-time answers and installation advice via their smartphones.
Additionally, Unico engineers have added a second, double vapor barrier to Unico supply ducts and sound attenuating tubing, with insulation factors of R6 and R8, to help contractors comply with ever tighter insulation codes.
“My family started Unico as HVAC contractors, so we are always eager to get their feedback and make the improvements they request,” says customer service manager Brian Intagliata. “These product changes are in addition to other resources we provide our contractor base, such as our factory, field, and on-line training programs; and our Design Services department, who assist installing contractors by creating duct design layouts and materials lists,” adds Intagliata. “The objective is to make our installers’ professional lives simpler and more profitable.”