AAON SB Series Indoor Self-Contained Unit Is Winner in ACHR News 2012 Dealer Design Competition

Mon Jul 9, 2012 4:02pm EDT

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  TULSA, OK, Jul 09 (Marketwire) -- 
AAON (NASDAQ: AAON) was recognized for excellence in product design in
the 9th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air
Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. An independent panel
of 29 contractors acted as judges in the contest that had 81 entries. The
company's SB Series Indoor Self-Contained Unit was the Gold Award Winner
in the HVAC Light Commercial Equipment category. The ACHR News is the
leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and
refrigeration industries.

    News Publisher Mike Murphy stated, "These awards give us a unique
opportunity to recognize the outstanding research and development efforts
that go into many of the products serving the HVACR industry and the
awards issue gives our readers an opportunity to read about innovative
installation and service solutions."

    The AAON SB Series is unmatched in self-contained unit performance and
serviceability. Compared with the single- or two-stage on/off compressors
of competitive products, the SB Series provides more energy efficient
10-100% variable capacity scroll compressor cooling and heat pump
heating. The SB Series has similar efficiencies to competitive products
which include variable speed inverter driven compressors, however,
variable capacity compressors are much simpler to maintain and control. 

    Compared with the on/off forward curved supply fans of competitive
products, the SB Series provides more energy efficient, precise, and
quieter airflow with variable-speed, ECM driven, direct-drive, backward
curved, plenum fans. The SB Series also has the cooling and
dehumidification capabilities to be specified with up to 100% outside
air. Competitive products are designed only for cooling return air
recirculated from the space. The SB Series double-wall, rigid
polyurethane foam injected construction provides many benefits over the
single wall fiberglass insulation construction of competitive products.
These include resistance to damage, sound attenuation, reduced leakage,
and a much higher R-6 thermal resistance.

    "The recognition of the SB Series Indoor Self-Contained Unit in the 2012
Dealer Design Awards demonstrates our continuing commitment to designing
and engineering innovative and high performance HVAC equipment," said
Norm Asbjornson, President and CEO of AAON.

    Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards are featured in the July 9
2012 issue of The ACHR News, which is distributed nationally to over
33,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers, and other industry professionals.

    About AAON

    AAON is engaged in the engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sale of
air conditioning and heating equipment consisting of standard,
semi-custom and custom rooftop units, chillers, boilers, air handling
units, make-up air units, heat recovery units, condensing units and
coils. Since the founding of AAON in 1988, AAON has maintained a
commitment to design, develop, manufacture and deliver heating and
cooling products to perform beyond all expectations and demonstrate the
value of AAON to our customers. For more information, please visit

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