Honeywell Receives Dealer Design Awards from Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration News for Third Year in a Row

Four of Honeywell’s products were recognized for excellence in product design in the annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration News (The ACHR News), the leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industries.

The honor marks the third consecutive year that Honeywell products have been recognized with Dealer Design awards.

An independent panel of approximately 30 contractors served as judges in the contest which had 127 product entries from different industry brands. Honeywell’s R7284U digital universal oil primary unit, Prestige IAQ programmable thermostat, TrueEASE whole-house humidifier, and JADE economizer each won an award.

  • The R7284U digital universal oil primary unit, which won a Silver award in the Test and Measurement category, allows an oil service technician to determine the root cause of a system problem and access every setting and diagnostic feature of the control without having to use additional tools. The display lets oil dealers know where to look for the problem and provides actionable diagnostics that can save the oil dealer installation time and reduce call-backs.
  • Honeywell’s Prestige® IAQ programmable thermostat received an Honorable Mention in the Residential Controls Products category. Prestige IAQ is a high-definition, full color, touchscreen, wireless-enabled, programmable thermostat. Designed for homes, the thermostat helps homeowners maximize savings by reducing heating and cooling costs. It also allows homeowners to manage their indoor air quality (IAQ) equipment settings, like a whole-house humidifier, from a single control.
  • Honeywell’s TrueEASE™, a complete family of evaporative whole-house humidifiers, received an Honorable Mention in the Indoor Air Quality category. TrueEASE incorporates multiple patent-pending innovations including configurable and flexible design, water distribution across the humidifier pad, and an automatic damper that opens and closes only when humidity is needed, making an HVAC system more energy efficient.
  • JADE™, recognized with an Honorable Mention in the Commercial Controls category, is an economizer that uses outdoor air to cool and ventilate an indoor space. JADE includes a LCD screen that delivers continuous messages, important diagnostics, and system status.

For more information, read the ACHR News article on this year’s awards and about Honeywell’s 2009 and 2010 recognitions.