Posted on September 16, 2016 by Buck Nye

TULSA, OK  - AAON, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAON), a leading manufacturer of heating and cooling products, announced that its LZ Series Packaged Outdoor Mechanical Room and RN Series Horizontal Configuration Rooftop Unit have each been named 2016 Product of the Year – Gold by the readers of Consulting-Specifying Engineer.

AAON LZ Series Packaged Outdoor Mechanical Rooms, Gold award winner in the Chillers category, are engineered to maximize the efficiency of the complete hydronic system. A walk-in service access vestibule allows the complete hydronic system with pumping package to be serviced in the outdoor mechanical room. Available from 45-540 tons, the high performance chiller is available with VFD controlled variable speed scroll compressors or Turbocor variable capacity oil-free magnetic bearing centrifugal compressors. Factory installed 98% efficiency boilers with pumping packages are available in the LZ Series for applications that require a hot water system. Energy saving waterside economizers are available for chilled water systems that require cooling at low ambient conditions.

AAON RN Series Horizontal Configuration Rooftop Units, Gold award winner in the HVAC/R category, combine the premier features and options of a standard RN Series rooftop unit, with the flexibility of horizontal return/supply connections and the capability to include high efficiency final filtration. Available from 11-30 tons, these units are ideal for applications with limited parapets to block the view of a unit from customers, retrofit applications with existing horizontal ductwork, and applications with strict height code requirements. Final filtration configurations are available with high efficiency filters for even more application possibilities.

These awards add to the company’s previous Product of the Year successes including the M2 Series modular geothermal/water-source heat pump – 2015 Gold award winner, AAON Low Leakage Dampers – 2015 Gold award winner, SB Series indoor self-contained unit – 2013 Bronze award winner, the RN Series packaged rooftop unit (55-140 tons) – 2012 Bronze award winner, the RQ Series geothermal rooftop unit – 2011 Silver award winner, the RN Series packaged rooftop unit (6-70 tons) – 2010 Silver award winner, the LC Series chiller – 2010 Bronze award winner, and the Digital Precise Air Control system (D-PAC) – 2008 Gold award winner and Most Valuable Product.

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