ATLANTA – November 14, 2008 – Rheem sets a revolutionary standard for ease-of-service and operation with the introduction of the second generation of its Comfort Control System (CC²S). The new HVAC control panel offers detailed system status displays for the Contractor and a unique set of system control features for the homeowner. The combination of advanced diagnostics and customizable system control will exceed the expectations of virtually any homeowner.
The Rheem Prestige Series 16 SEER, R-410A Heat Pump with Serial Communications (RPRL-024JEC) and Ruud Ultra Series 16 SEER, R-410A Heat Pump with Serial Communications will be the first products manufactured with the new CC²S control board. Over the next three months the launch will include other ultra-high efficiency heat pumps, air handlers and condensers, leading up to the incorporation of CC²S into other Rheem and Ruud offerings.
“CC²S will far surpass Contractor and homeowner expectations,” said Adam Schuster, manager, Rheem product marketing and development. “This advancement in serial communications will provide Contractors an exceptional tool that will allow them to spend less time on service calls and installation.”
A powerful 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. Simplifying these procedures streamlines the installation and maintenance process.
The Rheem CC²S was designed with satisfied Contractors in mind, from its easy 4-wire installation, to its detailed display of the unit’s operating history. A control board located on the indoor and outdoor units feature an easy-to-read, dual 7-segment LED display that provides up to 37 individual fault codes. The innovative 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.