Nortek Global HVAC Introduces New 14 SEER 3-Phase Light Commercial Rooftop Unit

Model R8GE will meet upcoming 2017 efficiency standards. St. Louis, May 9, 2016 — Nortek Global HVAC, a Nortek Company (Nasdaq: NTK) and a leading manufacturer of innovative HVAC systems, has launched a new 3-phase large packaged gas/electric system in 2 to 5 tons for light commercial use. Model R8GE delivers energy-efficient 14 SEER cooling in advance of new federal efficiency standards that will take effect on January 1, 2017. “After January 1, no manufacturer will be able to produce 13 SEER 3-phase models under 65 MBTUH,” explains John Remley, Nortek Global HVAC product manager. “We are well ahead of this standards change with our new 14 SEER R8GE 3-phase model, giving our customers a competitive advantage in the market.” In addition to a higher efficiency level, model R8GE 3-phase includes several benefits for light commercial contractors:

  • • All-aluminum Micro-Channel evaporator and condenser coil
  • Rugged and innovative design for longevity
  • Lighter weight for easier hoisting
  • Less refrigerant needed for comparable performance
  • • TXV for precise refrigerant control
  • • Five-speed ECM blower motor for challenging airflow applications
  • • Factory-installed air filter racks and access panels for servicing convenience
  • • High-pressure switch and factory-installed refrigerant filter drier for added compressor protection

Nortek Global HVAC’s new gas/electric packaged system is offered in a wide range of capacity and voltage variations, making it the preferred choice for many retrofit and new project jobs. Model R8GE 3-phase is available in the Mammoth® and Reznor® brands of commercial HVAC equipment. For more information about innovative Nortek Global HVAC products, contractors and distributors should visit About Nortek Global HVAC (formerly NORDYNE) Nortek Global HVAC has been designing and manufacturing reliable heating and cooling products for more than 95 years. The company focuses on creating genuine value for its customers through a unique combination of innovation, product performance and responsive support. Nortek Global HVAC and its subsidiaries build and sell HVAC systems under the Maytag®, Broan®, Frigidaire®, NuTone®, Westinghouse® and Reznor® brands, among others. To learn more about Nortek Global HVAC and its product offerings, please visit Nortek Global HVAC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK) a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit for more information.


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