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April 13, 2017

ICE AIR® WATER SOURCE HEAT PUMPS (WSHP) DELIVER WORLD CLASS FLEXIBILITY FOR OWNERS AND CONTRACTORS SEEKING ADVANCED GREEN TECHNOLOGIES AND FLEXIBILITY IN HEATING AND COOLING

MT. VERNON, NY – ICE AIR®, the developer and manufacturer of a wide variety of HVAC units, has introduced a full line of Water Source Heat Pumps (WSHP) designed for years of trouble-free operation and reliable performance in multi-housing, hotels/motels, dormitories, commercial buildings, apartments and other property types. The ICE AIR WSHP’s line includes units such as Vertical Stack (ideal for whisper-quiet cooling and heating in a tight footprint); Horizontal WSHP (which conserves floor space with an extremely low-profile design), the Vertical Closet WSHP (delivering a clean look to the room with great energy efficiency); and Console WSHP units for independent comfort cooling and heating within a room.

“Our equipment is designed to stand the rigors of new construction and retrofit,” says Ric Nadel, Chairman/Co-CEO for ICE AIR. “These are breakthrough products we’ve developed over the decades we’ve been in business.”

“We’re dedicated to maintaining superior performance,” adds Mo Siegel, ICE AIR’s President/Co-CEO. “On-time delivery and cost savings are built into every order.”

The WSHP units from ICE AIR meet all UL standards and conform to ASHRAE 90.1, local building codes and energy standards. All ICE AIR products are ETL-listed for safety in the U.S. and Canada.

WSHP units from ICE AIR can also be customized. For example, on one project in Boston – the retrofit of the century-old Terminal Storage Building, ICE AIR WSHP units were used with the water source heat pump casings shipped after the risers were fully pressure-tested, saving time and money for the owner. “We were also able to provide locks on all return air doors to prevent residents from accessing the units,” adds Nadel. “That was a specific request from the owner that ICE AIR was able to accommodate last minute.”

In fact, owner involvement is what makes ICE AIR unique, as evidenced by the numerous projects that have been customized working with specific requirements from owners, engineers and contractors. Peter Joselow, President of Joselow & Associates, LLC, an engineering firm in White Plains, NY, said, “I remember telling them to do a modification because of Code requirements coming up, and they did. They listen.”

ICE AIR, headquartered in Mount Vernon, New York, develops and manufactures a wide variety of HVAC units to provide superior new construction heating and cooling systems and to replace old installations. ICE AIR offers advanced green technologies, environmentally sound “green” refrigerant, and provides world class comfort at high efficiency levels, meeting environmental standards and promoting a healthy environment. In addition to the WSHP units, ICE AIR offers: Packaged Terminal A/C (PTACs), Fan Coil Units (FCUs), Single Package Vertical Air Conditioner and Heat Pumps (SPAC/SPHP), and Hybrid Water Cooled A/C conditioners (HWCAC).

For more information on the WSHP units from ICE AIR, contact: Tom Glass, Director of National Accounts, Ice Air, LLC, 80 Hartford Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10553 T: 914-668-4700, E: tom@ice-air.com.

 

June 5, 2014

McQuay International (Daikin Applied) Exits PTAC Business ­– Ice Air Offers Full Line of PTAC Replacements

Ice Air offers a full line of Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) that are exact replacements for McQuay, Remington and Singer PTAC equipment. In early 2014, Daikin Applied, formerly McQuay International, announced that they are discontinuing all of their PTAC product lines, including legacy products, and exiting the OEM PTAC business.

Ice Air’s PTAC products are reliable, high-quality alternatives to the McQuay line, and their full complement of ExactFit units replace McQuay, Singer, AAF, Snyder General and Remington PTAC units. Ice Air’s replacements fit exactly into McQuay models, including the Type 16, N, PDNS, PDEC, PDES, PDHC, PDHS (Suite), EA, ES, RS, K, EK and RK units.

Having completed thousands of successful jobs, Ice Air is poised to leverage this opening in the PTAC market in years to come. The company also offers many innovative accessories for new construction, replacement and retrofit projects in order to improve building efficiency, dampen sound transmission and temper outside air.

Ice Air encourages independent owner’s/sales representatives interested in representing Ice Air equipment to contact them for more information.


January 31, 2014

Ice Air Now Offering Revit Models

Ice Air is partnering with Autodesk to offer Revit models for easy integration into Building Information Modeling systems. Available through Ice Air’s website, most products will be available on Autodesk Seek, where engineers can access 3D models of products and download product information. These can be accessed either through links on Ice Air’s product pages or directly through AutoSeek.


January 22, 2014

Annual Product Showcase and Meetings a Success

As part of the events surrounding the AHR Expo in New York City, Ice Air hosted a highly successful product showcase and annual Sales Rep meeting at the Trump SoHo hotel. Awards were distributed to numerous regional sales representatives, including Salesperson of the Year to Dan Cronin of Sigler in San Diego, CA; Highest Sales Growth to R.P. O’Connell of Massachusetts; Distributor of the Year to Brothers Supply Corporation of Long Island City, NY; The Fritz (That’s It!) Award for the Longest and Most Painful P.O. Process to Dan Cronin.


September 10, 2013

Building a Better PTAC – Ice Air Featured on Urban Green Council Blog

Ice Air’s innovative ThermalGuard and Xstream Air products have been highlighted in a blog post by engineer Peter Joselow on Urban Green Council’s blog. Ice Air has worked with Joselow’s prominent engineering firm in New York on numerous new construction affordable housing projects to create innovative accessories for Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (and other products) in order to meet more stringent building and energy codes.

For example, ThermalGuard is a patented technology that substantially decreases thermal transfer from a building’s exterior through the wall sleeve casing to make the building envelope more efficient. Xstream Air is an outside air module that provides filtered, tempered air through advanced terminal equipment. SoundShield greatly reduces sound transmission from outside noise and allows buildings to meet minimum window/wall noise attenuation ratings.

Check out the blog post to learn more!


August 1, 2013

Innovative SPAC A/C Unit Spells Good News in Heat Wave

Mount Vernon, NY – Ice Air, a leading manufacturer of HVAC equipment, has recently added an innovative product to their line-up. The high velocity Single Package Vertical Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (SPAC) is a unique air-to-air unit that works from within an interior wall space and provides ultra-quiet operation, high-energy efficiency, and zoned cooling and heating for multifamily residences.

As is often the case with innovative products, the SPAC was originally designed as a custom solution for a specific building project. The Sunset Tower was an over-budget new construction project on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA with challenging HVAC specifications. The building’s configuration necessitated an interior unit location with 15’-30’ of condenser air ducting causing a high static pressure requirement for the units. The major snag: this type of equipment wasn’t available anywhere on the market.

While the project’s engineering plans had originally specified Water Source Heat Pumps, the cost of providing a “wet” system was too high for the project’s budget. When posed with this problem, Ice Air stepped in to design an extremely cost-effective and user-friendly solution that negates the high piping and labor costs typically associated with water source heat pump installations.

The design and power of the SPAC allows each apartment in the luxury condominium tower to have just one unit in an interior closet to provide heating and cooling to three rooms: the kitchen, living room and bedroom. Typical HVAC systems normally necessitate having a unit located in each room of an apartment.

The SPAC has a unique dual motor design with quiet indoor airflow and variable condenser CFM that allows for easy customization to a range of project requirements. The unit is available in both standard and high velocity configurations and is perfect for multi-room applications, including multi-family buildings, suites, dormitories, light commercial and lodging properties.


June 13, 2013

Hybrids at Hudson Yards

Ice Air’s new Hydronic Hybrid Water-Cooled Air Conditioners (WCAC) will be a part of the first residential tower in the high-profile Hudson Yards development. Located at 500 W. 30th Street in Manhattan, the project represents an exciting area of development, as well as an example of Ice Air’s recent HVAC innovation.

Ice Air is in the process of delivering the 600+ Hybrid Console and Vertical Stack WCACs for the project, which will help to provide superior, high efficiency comfort conditioning for the building. The new line of Hydronic Hybrid WCACs combines a water-cooled cooling system with an advanced hot water coil to provide hydronic heat for an entire room without using the unit’s compressor. The high capacity heating coil operates at extremely low Entering Water Temperatures (between 105°-125°F).

The 32-story tower, which is currently under construction, has 386 residential units, including 20% reserved for low-income residents.


February 6, 2013

Ice Air Hosts Successful Events in Dallas During ASHRAE

Dallas was hopping during ASHRAE, particularly from January 26-28, when Ice Air hosted a multitude of events for regional sales representatives and HVAC engineers. The company’s Annual Sales Meeting was held at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel, where awards were given for “Salesperson of the Year” to Richard Mabie from R.P. O’Connell (Massachusetts), “The Fritz Award” to Taylor Reeves from AZME/Sigler (California), and “Distributor of the Year” to Brothers Supply (Long Island City, NY).

Ice Air’s festivities included a BBQ at Sammy’s BBQ, a golf outing at Cowboys Golf Club, and a Product Showcase featuring new and existing products.


August 16, 2012

New Hydronic Hybrid WSHP Boasts High Efficiency

Ice Air, a leading manufacturer of HVAC equipment, recently introduced a series of new “Hybrid” Water Source Heat Pumps, which use a fraction of the energy required for heating and cooling, when compared to traditional WSHPs and other HVAC systems.

The Hybrid unit combines water-cooled air conditioning with an advanced hot water coil that provides hydronic heat for an entire room without using the unit’s compressor. The high capacity heating coil operates at extremely low Entering Water Temperatures (EWT), between 105°-125°F. These units, when coupled with a high efficiency condensing boiler, provide the most cost-effective and efficient method of space heating for multi-family buildings, lodging, dormitory and similar properties.

Mo Siegel, President and co-CEO of Ice Air, noted that these new units are similar to a design originally patented in 1969 by Sidney Siegel, a founder of Ice Cap, Inc., and Mo’s father. “The hydronic Hybrid WSHP is truly an intergenerational effort,” said Mo Siegel. “What started in 1969 has now been updated to become an innovative machine for building owners and developers who want state-of-the-art heating and cooling with advanced LEED certification.”

The Hybrid WSHP is available in Vertical Stack and Console configurations, and is suitable for high efficiency new construction and retrofit projects. Like all of Ice Air’s HVAC equipment, which includes Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Fan Coil Units, the Hybrid WSHP is modifiable to meet varying project specifications and dimensional requirements. “Unlike other manufacturers, our Hybrid WSHP can be specified for any project, making it an appealing choice for owners, developers, contractors and engineers,” said Ric Nadel, co-CEO of Ice Air.


August 6, 2012

Ice Air Announces New Direct Replacement Console WSHP

This month, Ice Air, a leading manufacturer of HVAC equipment, introduced the ExactFitTM direct replacement for ClimateMaster’s Console Water Source Heat Pump (WSHP). Ice Air previously offered a direct replacement for the McQuay Console model, but a recent successful retrofit project prompted them to add a custom-sized replacement model to their expanding product line-up.

The project, a complete retrofit of St. Louis Hall, an apartment building located at 319 West 94th Street in Manhattan, included 140+ slope top Console WSHP units with motorized outside air dampers on some units, as well as condensate pumps and factory installed piping packages. Ice Air was able to change the size specifications of the units in order to meet the evolving design needs of the project, and the customers are “very impressed with the mix of value, quality and performance of the new units,” said Ice Air co-CEO, Ric Nadel.


February 12, 2012

Ice Air Creates Xstream Air for Extreme Comfort

Ice Air launched Xstream Air, a patented Outside Air Module, which provides up to 150 cfm of filtered, tempered outside air through ICE AIR’s advanced Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC). The product was unveiled at ICE AIR’s annual Sales Representative meeting and equipment showcase held at Chicago’s Elysian Hotel during the recent AHR Expo.

Adding Xstream Air to PTACs introduces a specified amount of outside air into the conditioned space – eliminating the need for separate make-up air systems or window mounted “trickle vents.” It brings fresh air from the building’s exterior and filters and tempers it before mixing it with air from inside the room to create a single, refreshing air stream.

“Xstream Air allows our customers to achieve significant upfront building cost savings by eliminating expensive make-up air systems, and meeting code requirements for fresh air intake directly through their PTAC units,” said co-CEO Ric Nadel. He added, “At ICE AIR, we are seeking new ways to innovate and create new products that will benefit the market through increased energy efficiency and cost savings.”

Rounding out the Chicago meetings, ICE AIR presented awards to leading Sales Reps, including “Most Improved Sales” to G&C, Inc. (Garwood, NJ), “Salesperson of the Year” to Patrick Anderson from Stoermer-Anderson (Cincinnati, OH) and “Distributor of the Year” to Brothers Supply Corporation (Long Island City, NY).


November 17, 2011

Ice Air Shows off New Showroom at Grand Opening

On Nov. 15, 2011, Ice Air unveiled its new product showroom at a grand opening event co-sponsored by Brothers Supply. Attended by distributors, contractors and engineers in the New York tri-state area, the event featured equipment demonstrations, cocktails and dinner.

Ice Air, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient HVAC equipment, now has a state-of-the-art display room at their headquarters to exhibit their Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner, Water Source Heat Pump and Fan Coil Unit product lines.

All Ice Air equipment is designed to deliver reliable, Green comfort conditioning at whisper quiet sound levels.  Serving both new construction and renovation and retrofit building projects, Ice Air products can help boost building energy efficiency levels with increased EERs and LEED points.


June 30, 2011

Thank ThermalGuard Technology from Ice Air for Less Heat Transfer

Ice Air has recently developed a new Thru-Wall Sleeve for its Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTACs), called ThermalGuardTM. ThermalGuardTM is a brand new, patented technology designed to eliminate heat transfer from outside the building through the wall sleeve casing.

Normal wall sleeves are typically made of sheet metal and change temperature depending on the ambient outside air temperature. This causes the PTAC unit to work over-time to heat the interior space during winter, or cool it during summer. Often this eliminates any gains in PTAC energy efficiency. With ThermalGuardTM technology, PTACs are even more efficient and make a stronger contribution to overall building energy efficiency. It may also be possible to garner increased LEEDs points using ICE AIR’s patented ThermalGuardTM technology.

Tom Glass, Director of National Accounts at ICE AIR, explains that the “ThermalGuardTM wall sleeve is the first of its kind in the HVAC marketplace, and really seals the building from the inside out to prevent energy and thermal transfer.”

Ice Air is currently installing ThermalGuardTM Wall Sleeves in various new construction building projects in New York City. They can be applied to any PTAC project or installation, from new construction to renovation and retrofit projects.


March 28, 2011

Ice Air Gets Greener with Green Thinker Network

Ice Air, a leading manufacturer of HVAC equipment, is a leader in the environmental movement when it comes to manufacturing “green” products that protect the environment.

Recently, Ice Air joined forces with Green Thinker Network, an online directory and news source for green building projects. Ice Air’s lines of Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTACs), Water Source Heat Pumps (WSHPs) and Fan Coil Units (FCUs) all use R410A refrigerant and are energy efficient, with 13+ EER. And, Ice Air’s PTACs boast the smallest environmental footprint in the market.

As a member of both the Green Building Council and Green Thinker Network, Ice Air is at the forefront of changing technologies and the quest for making buildings safer and the environment healthier.


March 18, 2011

Hottest Horizontal Heat Pump to Hit HVAC

Ice Air has just added a new Horizontal Water Source Heat Pump (WSHP) to its line of heating and cooling products.

“The Horizontal WSHP is a new entry into an extremely competitive field, and it is ideal for new construction, renovation and retrofit projects of all types. It can serve as an exact replacement for any competitive product, including offerings from McQuay,” said co-CEO Mo Siegel.

Some of the Horizontal WSHP’s many features include: state-of-the-art rotary or scroll compressors, heavy duty galvanized steel chassis and thermal expansion valves, which provide optimal operation across a variety of conditions. They also offer optional value packages, including braided flexible stainless steel hose kits.

As a company dedicated to green building and product offerings, Ice Air’s Horizontal WSHP uses R410A green refrigerant and has high EERs and COPs which help buildings of all types become more energy and cost efficient.


March 9, 2011

Ice Air’s Vegas Victories

Ice Air recently returned from a whirlwind trip to Las Vegas. In town to promote their eco-friendly lines of Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners, Water Source Heat Pumps and Fan Coil Units during the AHR Expo, Ice Air set up shop in The Wynn hotel to launch their new products for 2011 and to honor their best sales representatives.

The Most Improved Sales Award went to Patrick Anderson of Stoermer-Anderson, based in Cincinnati. Salesperson of the Year was earned by Pam Siciliano of Thermosystems, Inc. of Chicago. In her acceptance speech, Siciliano complimented Ice Air, noting that she “loves Ice Air because of their integrity.” Distributor of the Year went to Brothers Supply Corporation in New York, and was accepted by Michael Esposito, the son of the owner.

Ice Air also held the “Sports Sweepstakes Extravaganza” in which the raffle grand prize winner was able to choose one of five sports getaways, including trips to the MLB All-Star Game, the NCAA Final Four, Indy 500 and the 2012 Super Bowl. The winner was Brent Smith, from Tom Barrow Associates in Tampa, who will be heading to the Super Bowl in Indianapolis next year.


October 30, 2010

Mo Siegel, Ice Air President, Successful in Seventeen-Mile Swim to Sandy Hook

Mo Siegel, 59, of Piermont, NY successfully completed the Ederle Swim from Battery Park, New York City, to Sandy Hook, New Jersey on Saturday, Oct. 23. The open water swimming competition took place in choppy 56-degree seas along a 17-mile course through the New York Harbor and the Upper Bay past Brooklyn and Coney Island down to New Jersey. Ten swimmers competed and all finished, a rarity for this annual swim. Siegel, the oldest swimmer in the field, came in with a time of 6:15:28. The last swimmer in, he had to complete most of the journey on his own. Due to the rough conditions, his kayaker dropped out of the race after two hours, leaving Siegel to navigate the challenging waters. Despite this setback, he finished the race excited but exhausted.

Siegel is an accomplished open water distance swimmer who swam the 21-mile English Channel this past August, and the 28.5-mile Manhattan Marathon in June. When not swimming long distances, he serves as President and co-CEO of Ice Air, a leading manufacturer of heating and cooling units, based in Mount Vernon, NY.


September 7, 2010

Ice Air Retrofit Project Serves Seniors in Seaside Community

Ice Air, a leading developer and manufacturer of HVAC units, collaborated with Francis Asbury Manor to retrofit their upscale assisted-living community with air conditioning. The community, which is situated in the Victorian seaside town of Ocean Grove, NJ, needed to be upgraded from the inside out in order to provide them with the ultimate comfort.

Ice Air’s Philadelphia area representative, Energy Transfer Solutions Inc. (ETSI) worked directly with Francis Asbury Manor to retrofit their existing facility. Greg Stoughton of ETSI, who helped to manage the project, said that the job was “a large undertaking because there was no air conditioning in the building, just hot water radiator heating and no central air conditioning.” Ice Air’s solution was to install 45 new Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTACs) because they are the most time and cost-efficient.

The entire PTAC installation was carried out as part of a full building renovation, which took about three months. This work included cutting holes through the existing walls to install new wall sleeves and air conditioning units with color-matched architectural louvers. Each unit was connected to the building’s existing hot water piping and coils. No re-wiring was necessary because PTACs are powered from interior electrical outlets, which makes the job a cleaner and easier process than typical retrofitting projects.

The new PTACs will allow Francis Asbury residents to regulate their own room temperatures, and provide them with an aesthetically cleaner unit that fits the beauty and comfort of their location.