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6th Annual MVP Awards: HVAC

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6th Annual MVP Awards: HVAC

The Most Valuable Product Awards showcase the best in new building product design, innovation, and functionality. Here are the winners in the HVAC category

April 10, 2024
6th annual MVP Awards HVAC category


NPF High-Efficiency Hydronic Forced Air Furnace


Navien NPF Furnace wins in the 6th annual MVP Awards
Image: Navien

The NPF series of furnaces provides superior home comfort for the consumer and ease for the contractor. Using conventional one- or two-stage thermostats, the NPF furnace can be installed in place of a typical residential gas furnace and uses heated water in conjunction with an efficient variable-speed blower motor to ensure optimal comfort and reduce unnecessary energy consumption. The system balances airflow, discharge air temperature, and heat capacity to provide comfortable, even temperatures. 


Aidoo Pro Inverter/VRF Controller


Aidoo Pro Inverter VRF Controller wins in the 6th annual MVP Awards
Image: Airzone

The Airzone Aidoo Pro Inverter/VRF Controller is an easy-to-install HVAC controller that bridges the compatibility gap between HVAC systems and smart devices or home automation systems. The product receives control data via API, interprets it, and ultimately sends the appropriate commands to the inverter unit via manufacturer-certified protocol, providing two-way communication between devices, preserving all inverter features, and ensuring efficiency, energy savings, and comfort for homeowners. Aidoo preserves Inverter/VRF energy savings that might be lost in other smart homes, the company says, cutting HVAC energy use by up to 60%.


Xpress Trak

Uponor Xpress Trak wins in the 6th annual MVP Awards
Image: Uponor

The Xpress Trak radiant panel system is designed for fast, efficient installation of radiant heating in new-home construction or remodeling projects. The single-panel system features a core of lightweight XPS foam with a laminated highly conductive aluminum surface that has complete contact with the radiant piping for greater heat-transfer capability. Designed for use with 5/16-inch Wirsbo hePEX oxygen-barrier PEX, Xpress Trak has a low ⅝-inch profile and 6-inch-on-center pipe spacing. The panels work under most floor coverings, including hardwood, carpet, tile, linoleum, and luxury vinyl tile or plank, the manufacturer says, and feature straight runs and return bends integrated into one panel for faster ordering and easier installation. 

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