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System for calibration of a compressor unit in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system

The present invention provides for a system for calibrating operation of a compressor unit in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A measuring device measures an operating parameter of the HVAC system at a position where the measuring device is mounted on a refrigerant line of the HVAC... Lennox Industries Inc

Defrost control using fan data

In various implementations, frost in a vapor compression system may be controlled. A property of a fan may be determined. A determination may be made whether a frost event and/or a nonfrost event has occurred based at least partially on the determined fan property.... Lennox Industries Inc

Reversible heat pump with cycle enhancements

A cycle enhancement apparatus is provided. The apparatus has a first side entrance line and exit line, both connected to a first side of a refrigerant line, and a second side entrance line and exit line, both connected to a second side of the refrigerant line. One-way valves prevent flow... Lennox Industries Inc

Heat exchanger having an interference rib

One aspect of this disclosure provides a heat exchanger that comprises a first panel half coupled to a corresponding second panel half that form a passageway having at least a first chamber adjacent an inlet end of the passageway and a second chamber and overlapping interference patterns formed in each... Lennox Industries Inc

Method of and system for flame sensing and diagnostic

A method of determining presence of a flame in a furnace of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The method comprises determining, using a controller, whether a processor signal (G) is active, responsive to a determination that the processor signal (G) is active, determining, using the controller prior... Lennox Industries Inc

Hvac systems having improved four-way valve reheat control

In one instance, a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system includes a four-way reheat valve and is configured to accesses pressures within a conduit network to facilitate control of the reheat valve. The four-way reheat valve includes a piston valve slide within a main valve chamber and a pilot... Lennox Industries Inc

Method of defrosting an energy recovery ventilator unit

A method of defrosting an energy recovery ventilator unit. The method comprises defrosting an energy recovery ventilator unit. The method comprises activating a defrost process of an enthalpy-exchange zone of the energy recovery ventilator unit when an air-flow blockage in the enthalpy-exchange zone coincides with a frost threshold in the... Lennox Industries Inc

Packaged air conditioning system having multiple utility connectivity

One aspect of this disclosure provides a packaged air conditioning & heating (PACH) system that comprises a housing, an air cooling system contained within the housing and an air heating system contained within the housing. A first utility access point is located on a first side of the housing and... Lennox Industries Inc

Method and system for optimizing a speed of at least one of a variable speed compressor and a variable speed circulation fan to improve latent capacity

An HVAC system includes an evaporator coil and a metering device. The HVAC system includes a variable-speed circulation fan and a condenser coil fluidly coupled to the metering device. A variable-speed compressor is fluidly coupled to the condenser coil and the evaporator coil. A controller is operatively coupled to the... Lennox Industries Inc

Method and optimizing latent capacity of a variable speed compressor system

An HVAC system includes an evaporator coil and a metering device fluidly coupled to the evaporator coil. The HVAC system also includes a variable-speed circulation fan and a condenser coil fluidly coupled to the metering device. The HVAC system also includes a variable-speed compressor fluidly coupled to the condenser coil... Lennox Industries Inc

Furnace, a operating a furnace and a furnace controller configured for the same

A controller for a gas furnace, a computer-usable medium for implementing a method and a gas furnace are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the controller includes: (1) an interface configured to receive a heating call and (2) a processor configured to enable an inducer of the gas furnace at a... Lennox Industries Inc

Heat pump system having a maximum percent demand re-calculation algorithm controller

One aspect presents a controller that comprises a control board, a microprocessor located on and electrically coupled to the control board, and a memory coupled to the microprocessor and located on and electrically coupled to the control board. The controller is configured to receive an operating parameter signal and recalculate... Lennox Industries Inc

Furnace vent termination

One aspect of the disclosure provides a termination for use with a furnace. The termination, in one embodiment, includes a face plate including an exhaust region and an air supply region, the face plate having a front surface and an opposing back surface. The termination, in this embodiment, further includes... Lennox Industries Inc

Reflective ultraviolet light shield for a hvac unit

A heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) unit. The unit comprises a heat exchanger or drain pan located inside a HVAC housing that has one or more access openings and ultraviolet light-sensitive components therein. The unit also comprises a light located inside of the HVAC housing and a light shield... Lennox Industries Inc

System for calibration of a compressor unit in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system

The present invention provides for a system for calibrating operation of a compressor unit in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A measuring device measures an operating parameter of the HVAC system at a position where the measuring device is mounted on a refrigerant line of the HVAC... Lennox Industries Inc

Overvoltage recovery circuit and a controller and hvac system including the same

An overvoltage recovery circuit (ORC), a controller for an HVAC system and an HVAC system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the ORC includes: (1) a first supply voltage terminal connected to a first voltage supply, (2) a second supply voltage terminal connected to a second voltage supply, (3) interruption... Lennox Industries Inc

Condensate trap for heating-cooling systems

A condensation trap comprising an inlet chamber, a vent chamber and an outlet chamber. The inlet chamber is configured to receive condensate fluid through an external opening therein. The vent chamber is in fluid communication with the inlet chamber via a first passageway that includes an internal opening of the... Lennox Industries Inc

Premix burner internal flue shield

A flue shield is described for use within HVAC systems and inside of a combustion chamber. The flue shield can be installed around the burner and within the combustion chamber to help dissipate heat that builds up as a result of the combustion of gas and air. Extensions from the... Lennox Industries Inc

Flue baffle

A flue shield and mesh baffle are described for use within HVAC systems and inside of a combustion chamber. The shield or baffle can be installed around the burner and within the combustion chamber to help dissipate heat that builds up as a result of the combustion of gas and... Lennox Industries Inc

Method and re-heat dehumidification utilizing a variable speed compressor system

A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for regulating humidity of an enclosed space. The HVAC system includes an evaporator coil. A metering device is fluidly coupled to the evaporator coil. A variable-speed compressor is fluidly coupled to the condenser coil and the evaporator coil and a controller is... Lennox Industries Inc

Furnace controller and a furnace that control a gas input rate to maintain a discharge air temperature

Provided herein are embodiments of, a multistage gas furnace, a controller therefor and a computer-usable medium having non-transitory computer readable instructions stored thereon for execution by a processor to perform a method for operating a gas furnace. In one embodiment, the gas furnace includes: (1) a burner, (2) a circulation... Lennox Industries Inc

Dehumidifier having split condenser configuration

One aspect provides a dehumidifier that has a dehumidifying circuit and includes an evaporator, a first portion of a condensing circuit, and a first blower configured to direct a first air stream along a first flow path and through the evaporator and the first portion of the condensing circuit, for... Lennox Industries Inc

Gravity-style furnace subunit inside a gas-induced draft furnace

A gravity-style furnace subunit for a gas-induced draft furnace. A heat conduction tube configured to be located inside of a gas-induced draft furnace cabinet, the heat conduction tube being separated from a row of draft-induced heat conduction tubes inside the cabinet. A burner assembly having a burner tube located within... Lennox Industries Inc

Method of and system for detecting loss of refrigerant charge

A method of determining loss of refrigerant charge in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The method includes receiving, using a controller, a plurality of temperature values from a plurality of temperature sensors placed at multiple locations within the HVAC system and calculating, using the controller using the... Lennox Industries Inc

Heating furnace using energy saving mode

A heating control system including an air circulation fan, a heating unit, a memory, and a microprocessor. The microprocessor is configured to operate the air circulation fan at a first speed and the heating unit in a first configuration to achieve a first temperature rise where less than all of... Lennox Industries Inc

Heating furnace using gas pulse modulation temperature control mode

A heating control system that includes a heating unit with a constant burner and a pulsed burner. The constant burner is configured to remain active during operation. The pulsed burner is configured to toggle between an active mode and an inactive mode. The heating control system further includes a memory... Lennox Industries Inc

Heating furnace using auto heating commissioning mode

A heating control device including input/output ports, a memory operable to store smoke output thresholds, and a microprocessor. The microprocessor is configured to transmit a first electrical signal to operate an air circulation fan at a first speed and a heating unit in a first configuration to burn a lubricant... Lennox Industries Inc

Heating furnace using anti-stratification mode

A heating control device comprising input/output ports, a memory, and a microprocessor. The microprocessor is configured to transmit a first electrical signal to operate an air circulation fan at a first speed and a heating unit in a first configuration to achieve a first temperature rise where less than all... Lennox Industries Inc

Space temperature and discharge air temperature control

A temperature control method includes obtaining, by a controller, a space temperature value, a space temperature set point, a discharge air temperature value, and a discharge air temperature set point. The method further includes determining a compressor speed using a first PI loop based on the space temperature set point... Lennox Industries Inc

Heating furnace using discharge air heating control mode

A heating system comprising an air circulation fan, a heating unit, a memory that is operable to store a temperature map, and a microprocessor. The microprocessor is configured to operate the air circulation fan at a first speed and the heating unit in a first configuration. When the heating unit... Lennox Industries Inc

Heating furnace using rapid response heat control mode

A heating control system including an air circulation fan, a heating unit, a memory, and a microprocessor. The microprocessor is configured to operate the air circulation fan at a first speed and the heating unit in a first configuration where less than all of the burners are active. The microprocessor... Lennox Industries Inc

Heating furnace using self-calibration mode

A heating control method includes determining a first speed for an air circulation fan that corresponds with a temperature set point using a temperature map that maps temperatures to speeds of the air circulation fan and operating the air circulation fan at the first speed and a heating unit in... Lennox Industries Inc

Furnace, a high fire ignition starting a furnace and a furnace controller configured for the same

The disclosure provides a controller for a multistage gas furnace, a multistage gas furnace and computer readable medium for performing a method to operate a furnace. In one embodiment, the controller includes: (1) an interface configured to receive a heating call and (2) a corrosion reducer configured to ignite the... Lennox Industries Inc

Fan systems

A fan system may generate an air flow during use. In various implementations, a fan system may include a fan and an orifice. The orifice may include a converging section, a diverging section, and a minimum radius section disposed between the converging section and the diverging section.... Lennox Industries Inc

Erv global pressure demand control ventilation mode

An energy recovery ventilator includes first and second blowers, a pressure transducer and a controller. The first blower is configured to direct a first air stream into a first zone of an enclosure. A second blower configured to direct a second air stream into a second zone of the enclosure.... Lennox Industries Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191732

Defrost control using fan data

In various implementations, frost in a vapor compression system may be controlled. A property of a fan may be determined. A determination may be made whether a frost event and/or a nonfrost event has occurred based at least partially on the determined fan property.... Lennox Industries Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184332

System for calibration of a compressor unit in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system

The present invention provides for a system for calibrating operation of a compressor unit in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A measuring device measures an operating parameter of the HVAC system at a position where the measuring device is mounted on a refrigerant line of the HVAC... Lennox Industries Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173205

Systems and methods for fabricating an air purification device

Systems and methods for fabricating an air purification device for use typically with heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system are presented. The systems include at least one pleated insert disposed within a cartridge housing and proximate a source of electromagnetic radiation. The pleated insert includes a plurality of pleat... Lennox Industries Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176048

Multiple stage modulating gas fired heat exchanger

A modulating heating system includes a tube heat exchanger having a plurality of burners, a combustion air blower (CAB) having an exhaust vent connected with the plurality of burners, the CAB operable at a first speed and a second speed, a first valve connecting a fuel source to a first... Lennox Industries Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176049

Field conversion of a heating system to a multiple stage modulating gas fired heat exchanger

A heating system retrofitted to be operable through multiple heat stages at a constant fuel-air mixture includes a tube heat exchanger having a plurality of burners, a combustion air blower (CAB) having an exhaust vent connected with the plurality of burners, the CAB operable at a first speed and a... Lennox Industries Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176072

Intelligent defrost control method

A method of initiating a defrost cycle using a controller of a heat pump system includes measuring a temperature of an evaporator coil and determining whether the temperature of the evaporator coil is less than a freezing temperature. Responsive to a determination that the temperature of the evaporator coil is... Lennox Industries Inc

06/08/17 / #20170159985

Fan motor controller for use in an air conditioning system

One aspect provides an air conditioning system that includes a compressor housing, a motor having fan blades rotatably coupled thereto and located within the compressor housing. The motor has a rotation sensor associated with it that is configured to sense a rotation of the fan blades. This embodiment further comprises... Lennox Industries Inc

05/25/17 / #20170146236

Finger air baffle for high efficieny furnace

One aspect of this disclosure provides a finger baffle for a heating furnace. This embodiment includes an elongated support plate having a length, and at least one finger baffle extending outwardly and in a vertically oriented direction from the elongated support plate. The at least one finger baffle has a... Lennox Industries Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130973

Economizer target temperature shift during mechanical cooling

A method and apparatus for cooling a supply of air is provided. A unit controller receives a cooling demand signal. In response to the cooling demand signal, the unit controller adjusts an economizer according to an economizing function. The economizing function is configured to achieve an initial free cooling target... Lennox Industries Inc

05/04/17 / #20170122610

Robust heating, ventilation, and air conditioning communication channels

A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) communication method comprising generating, at a transmitter device, a primary signal and a secondary signal. Each of the signals comprise digital temperature data and digital humidity data. The secondary signal is a phase shifted representation of the primary signal. The HVAC communication method... Lennox Industries Inc

05/04/17 / #20170122612

Mixed air temperature sensor bypass

In an embodiment, a circuit for providing a mixed air temperature signal is provided. The circuit has a temperature input to an economizer controller, an air temperature sensor, a false air temperature device, and a switching device. The switching device has a switch and a switch actuating device. The switch... Lennox Industries Inc

05/04/17 / #20170122624

Multi-stage system for cooling a refrigerant

According to certain embodiments, a refrigeration system comprises first and second evaporators, first and second compressors, and a gas cooler. The first and second evaporators receive liquid refrigerant from a flash tank and evaporate the refrigerant to cool a first case and a second case, respectively. The second case has... Lennox Industries Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123441

Thermostat proximity sensor

A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) device that includes a transmitter configured to generate a transmission signal. A splitter is operably coupled to the transmitter and is configured to output the transmission signal to an antenna and output a reflected signal to a microprocessor. The HVAC device also includes... Lennox Industries Inc

04/13/17 / #20170102173

Managing high pressure events in air conditioners

In various implementations, an air conditioner may include one or more compressors, more than one expansion device, and/or a microchannel condenser. High pressure events may occur during operation of the air conditioner and may be identified. When a high pressure event is identified a bypass operation may be allowed.... Lennox Industries Inc

04/13/17 / #20170102174

Methods to eliminate high pressure surges in hvac systems

A system and method are disclosed for relieving high pressure within an HVAC system. A bypass line is provided that can direct refrigerant away from an expansion device within the HVAC system. The bypass line then returns the refrigerant to the HVAC system. Other locations of bypass lines can be... Lennox Industries Inc

04/13/17 / #20170102175

System and method to eliminate high pressure surges in hvac systems

A system and method are disclosed for relieving high pressure within an HVAC system. A bypass line is provided that can direct refrigerant away from a condenser within the HVAC system. The bypass line can direct the refrigerant toward an inlet to the evaporator within the HVAC system. Other locations... Lennox Industries Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095762

System and replacing air filters

A system comprising a sensor coupled to a filter having a filter type. The sensor measures pressure drop across the filter and communicates with the controller. An air handler pushes air through the filter and communicates with a controller. The controller comprises an interface connection, a memory, and a microprocessor.... Lennox Industries Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080532

Alternative-fuel gas orifice having principal-fuel gas orifice temperature profile and a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system incorporating the same

An alternative-fuel gas orifice, a gas furnace configured to employ the same and a method of designing a gas orifice. In one embodiment, the gas orifice includes: (1) a body having an aperture extending therethrough and including: (1a) a metering neck having a cross-sectional area such that a given flow... Lennox Industries Inc

03/23/17 / #20170082315

Economizer having source-specific damper blade assemblies and heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit employing the same

An economizer having a first air inlet, a second air inlet and an air outlet, a method of operating an economizer and a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system employing the economizer. In one embodiment, the economizer includes: (1) a first damper blade assembly in fluid communication with the... Lennox Industries Inc

03/02/17 / #20170059192

Furnace control board architecture

A system and method are disclosed that provide for a dual processor architecture in a furnace or HVAC controller. One processor can control non-safety-critical components and is operable to receive software updates. The other processor can control safety-critical components and is not capable of being updated. Safety-critical components can comprise... Lennox Industries Inc

03/02/17 / #20170059194

Device employable in different circuit configurations using parallel wiring harnesses, a hvac system employing the device and a manufacturing a hvac unit

A HVAC unit manufacturing method and a HVAC system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the HVAC system includes: a controller having control board terminals, a parallel wiring harness having a first and a second connection header, the first connection header coupled to the control board terminals, and a switch... Lennox Industries Inc

03/02/17 / #20170059219

System and method to optimize effectiveness of liquid line accumulator

A system and method are disclosed that provide an accumulator for helping to relieve pressure during pressure spikes in an HVAC system. The accumulator can also be heated by various means, such as components of the condenser or evaporator, helping to achieve proper performance of the system. The accumulator can... Lennox Industries Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051960

System for managing lubricant levels in tandem compressor assemblies of an hvac system

The present invention provides a control system for managing lubricant levels in tandem compressor assemblies of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. In transitioning from a partial load that operates a first compressor but not a second compressor of a tandem assembly to a full load that operates... Lennox Industries Inc

02/16/17 / #20170045278

Active refrigerant charge compensation for refrigeration and air conditioning systems

A variable refrigerant charge refrigeration/air conditioner system is described that allows the refrigerant charge for the system to be altered based on operating or environmental factors. The system includes a main refrigerant loop holding a volume of refrigerant corresponding to a first level of refrigerant charge, a compressor in the... Lennox Industries Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035927

Air filtration media for air purification

An air filtration media for use with a heating ventilation and air condition (HVAC) system is provided. The filtration media comprises an air filter media layer having a first and second side, a PCO media layer having a first and second side, and a barrier layer positioned between the second... Lennox Industries Inc

02/02/17 / #20170030621

Low ambient cooling scheme and control

A system and method for controlling pressure during low ambient conditions when operating in a cooling mode are provided. One or more controllers may be operable to receive a measurement of a first head pressure at a refrigerant line and determine whether the first head pressure is below a pre-determined... Lennox Industries Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016439

System for heating a compressor assembly in an hvac system

The present invention provides a system for heating a compressor assembly of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The system comprises a heat source for transferring thermal energy to a plurality of compressor units. A controller varies the thermal energy transferred to the compressor units, between at least... Lennox Industries Inc

01/12/17 / #20170010032

Compressor operation management in air conditioners

In various implementations, compressor operation in an air conditioner may be managed by maintaining oil viscosity, a temperature differential, compressor sump temperature, and/or suction pressure. Properties of the air conditioner or portions thereof, such as the compressor, may be determined. To manage compressor operations, operation(s) of the air conditioner may... Lennox Industries Inc

01/12/17 / #20170012563

Monitoring motor condition

In various implementations, a condition of a motor may be monitored based at least partially on time required to achieve a change in speed. A notification may be transmitted based on the condition of the motor.... Lennox Industries Inc








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