Electrical & Lighting
New Prodigy control system unveiled for Lennox rooftop units
February 18, 2015 - Lennox revealed an array of new and enhanced technology early this year at the 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago, including the Prodigy 2.0 Unit Controller for its enhanced Energence rooftop units for HVAC systems.
By Renée Francoeur
The built-in controller was designed with a “more intuitive interface that makes setup, troubleshooting and servicing easier than ever before with an easy-to-navigate, four-line text display,” said Lennox. It also offers more than 250 parameters for customizing comfort in building spaces and over 100 diagnostic fault codes to detect operating issues.
A new Prodigy app—available as a free download for any smartphone via iTunes and Google play—offers on-the-spot access to resources, such as step-by-step troubleshooting guides and instructional videos. The Prodigy 2.0 also integrates with major automation protocols BACnet and LonTalk.
Energence ultra-high-efficiency rooftop units from Lennox are designed to help buildings qualify for LEED points, as well as local utility rebates. The Energence rooftop unit is rated up to 21.5 IEER and 13.9 EER. It helps reduce structural engineering costs by being up to 42% lighter weight than competitive units in its class, said Lennox. It also boats outdoor sound ratings as low as 81 dBA.