We've mentioned the many benefits of the foam core technology before, but it is worthwhile to revisit the subject to understand how much better this R-13 double-wall cabinet is than the standard single wall R-1 to R-3 batt insulation cabinet design in the industry. This detailed report on the performance of the foam core panel shows that in Seattle's environment, as much as 20% energy savings can be realized just from the better thermal performance and low leakage of this design.
But the RQ is not just better because of its high-performance cabinet. This product also makes available all of the energy saving advantages of the larger AAON RN product, like:
- Digital scroll compressors
- True Variable-Air-Volume Performance
- Integrated, high-reliability economizers
- Heat Recovery
- Heat Pump Operation
- Ground Loop Operation
- Direct Drive Plenum Fans
And offers a new energy savings feature: ECM Fans!
And while SEER's are of relatively small importance to the overall efficiency of a rooftop system in a heating dominated climate like Seattle's, the RQ boasts SEER's that are in line with CEE's Tier 1 and Tier 2 efficiency levels
With the introduction of the RQ, Aaon has set a completely new standard in energy efficient rooftop air conditioning systems.