Southwire EZ-In Mini-Split Cable Solves Ductless AC Issues

Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:45pm EST

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HVAC Contractors Have New Tool That Meets Code and Improves Install Efficiency
CARROLLTON, Ga.,  Feb. 18, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- HVAC contractors can now get a
better handle on jobs involving installation of mini-split air conditioning
units with Southwire's new EZ-In  cable, which makes installation of ductless AC
units quicker and easier, while ensuring jobs meet code.

Mini-split AC units are growing in popularity, especially in multi-family units
and in homes where new additions are being constructed. Typically contractors
have had to run two different wires - one approved for outdoor use and one for
indoor use - through a junction box and use conduit or a cable tray to power
mini-split AC units. Southwire EZ-In  cable is an all-purpose cable that meets
code for both interior and exterior use, increasing the speed of installation
and making sure the job will pass inspection.

"Southwire EZ-In  Mini-Split cable makes installing ductless AC units quicker,
easier and more efficient for HVAC contractors," said  Donna Graham, Vice
President, Marketing, OEM Division at Southwire. "Southwire talks to its
customers and brings products to market like the EZ-In  Mini-Split cable that
address jobsite issues HVAC contractors face on a daily basis. HVAC installation
crews will no longer have to run two different wires or break the line set on
mini-split AC jobs."

Attendees at the recent AHR Expo in  Dallas  got a sneak peak of Southwire EZ-In
 Mini-Split cable, which is available in both solid and stranded versions. More
than 30,000 contractors, engineers, facility managers and original equipment
manufacturers attended the AHR Expo, where 1,800 exhibitors displayed the latest
products and services for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and
refrigeration market.

"Sales of mini-split AC units are growing, so HVAC contractors at AHR gave
Southwire EZ-In  cable a pretty enthusiastic reception," said  Jeff Watts,
Product Manager, OEM Division. "With this new product, crews can use a single
cable for an entire job and be confident the wiring for the installation meets
code. And with Southwire's network of regional service centers, HVAC contractors
can count on on-time delivery and superior service."

About Southwire Company      
A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company is one of  North
America's largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries
manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad (MC) cable, FlatWire Ready® 
products, cord products (including Tappan sound, security, and communication
cables through Tappan Wire & Cable Inc.), utility cable products, industrial
power cable, OEM wire products, SCR®  copper and aluminum rod, and continuous
casting technology. Southwire also supplies MAXIS®  wire and cable installation
tools to the commercial, industrial and utility construction markets. To learn
more about Southwire's products, community involvement, and its vision for a
sustainable Southwire, please visit Southwire on the web at  www.southwire.com.

SOURCE  Southwire Company


Rick Lyke, Eric Mower + Associates, +1-704-916-6152, rlyke@mower.com

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