NORDYNE Expands R8HE Product Offerings

New three-phase commercial models and rooftop configuration available.

St. Louis, June 19, 2014 — NORDYNE, LLC, a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK), has taken the most heating efficient gas/electric packaged unit for residential applications, the 14 SEER, 95% AFUE R8HE, and expanded both the commercial and residential lines. NORDYNE now offers three-phase 208/230 and 460 volt light commercial versions of this leading gas pack and a rooftop version. Previously this unit was only available in a horizontal configuration.

The R8HE is the most heating efficient gas/electric packaged system for residential applications.

Condensate and flue gases exit the unit together where the condensate is then deposited below the frost line – eliminating the concern that the condensate will freeze. The unit comes in a range of capacities from 2 to 5 tons.

Additional features of the R8HE include:

  • A state-of-the-art Copeland® Scroll compressor.
  • All-aluminum Micro-Channel coils for increased resistance against corrosion.
  • SmartLite™ control board for increased ignitor life. The control board learns the start-up characteristics of the unit and adjusts the ignitor’s warm-up timing accordingly.
  • A corrosion-resistant drain pan and embossed bottom pan to help keep the blower compartment dry.

The R8HE is available under the Frigidaire, Maytag, Broan, NuTone, Tappan and Westinghouse brands with an out-of-the-box five-year parts warranty for residential applications. Additional, extended warranty coverage is available with product registration, along with a replacement guarantee on the compressor and heat exchanger.

Additionally, the R8HE is available under the Mammoth Light Commercial brand for commercial applications with a one-year limited commercial parts warranty, five-year limited compressor warranty and a 10-year limited heat exchanger warranty. All Mammoth Light Commercial products must be installed and maintained in accordance with best practices in order to qualify for warranty coverage.

For more information about this ultra-high heating efficiency gas/electric packaged unit, contractor and distributors should contact their NORDYNE sales manager.

A trusted name in the industry, NORDYNE has been designing and manufacturing reliable heating and cooling products for 95 years. The company focuses on creating genuine value for its customers through a unique combination of innovation, product performance and responsive support. NORDYNE builds solid residential systems for high-end brands including Maytag, Broan, Frigidaire, NuTone, Tappan and Westinghouse. To learn more about NORDYNE and its product offerings, please visit

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