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AAON WH Series and V3 Series are Winners in ACHR News 2017 Dealer Design Awards

TULSA, Okla., July 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AAON, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAON) was recognized for excellence in product design in the 14th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. An independent panel of contractors acted as judges in the contest that had 81 entries. The company’s WH Series was the Gold Award Winner in the Light Commercial category and the company’s V3 Series was the Silver Award Winner in the Commercial Equipment category. The ACHR News is the leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industries.

News Publisher Mike Murphy stated, "These awards give us a unique opportunity to recognize the outstanding research and development efforts that go into many of the products serving the HVACR industry and the awards issue gives our readers an opportunity to read about innovative installation and service solutions."

AAON WH Series Horizontal Configuration Small Packaged Water-Source Heat Pumps (1/2-5 tons) incorporate state-of-the-art manufacturing processes with the latest HVAC design technical knowledge to create a water-source heat pump with innovative design, performance, and serviceability. WH Series water-source heat pumps are available with replacement ready size to match conventional water-source heat pump products. Standard efficiencies of the WH Series significantly exceed ASHRAE standards. WH Series units consist of a light-weight all-aluminum cabinet construction with closed-cell neoprene foam rubber insulation for a fiber-free airstream. WH Series units include induction brazed copper piping and stainless steel drain pans. Energy saving features include single stage or two-step compressors, Permanent Split Capacitor (PSC) or high efficiency Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) direct drive supply fan, and aluminum microchannel air coil with a large face area for improved efficiency, reduced air pressure drop, reduced fan horsepower, reduced refrigerant charge and reduced unit weight. Premium options include low sound package to reduce fan and compressor sound, four-inch high efficiency filtration (up to MERV 14), hot gas reheat dehumidification, and energy saving factory installed waterside economizer with internal piping. WH Series units come with the peace-of-mind of a standard five-year parts warranty.

AAON V3 Series Energy Recovery Wheel Vertical Air Handling Units provide energy efficient 100% outside air ventilation, while being easy to install because of a compact footprint and easy to maintain because of large service access. Available from 450 to 10,000 cfm with overlapping cabinet sizes for application flexibility, the high performance V3 Series with energy recovery wheel includes high efficiency variable speed ECM driven direct drive backward curved plenum supply and exhaust fans, and double wall rigid polyurethane foam injected panel construction with lockable hinged service access doors.

“The recognition of the AAON WH Series and V3 Series in the 2017 Dealer Design Awards highlights the great work of our employees and demonstrates our continuing commitment to designing and engineering innovative and high value HVAC equipment,” said Norm Asbjornson, CEO of AAON.

Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards are featured in the July 24th, 2017 issue of The ACHR News, which is distributed nationally to over 33,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers, and other industry professionals. For more information and further coverage, visit www.achrnews.com.

About AAON
AAON is engaged in the engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sale of air conditioning and heating equipment consisting of standard, semi-custom and custom rooftop units, chillers, packaged outdoor mechanical rooms, air handling units, condensing units, makeup air units, energy recovery units, geothermal/water-source heat pumps, and coils. Since the founding of AAON in 1988, AAON has maintained a commitment to design, develop, manufacture and deliver heating and cooling products to perform beyond all expectations and demonstrate the value of AAON to our customers. For more information, please visit www.aaon.com.

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Contact: Eric Taylor
Phone: 918-583-2266
Email: marketing@aaon.com

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