The Dealer Design Awards is an annual contest that features the latest and greatest products assisting in installation, maintenance, and service in the HVAC industry. The contest was created to showcase outstanding design, manufacturing, and implementation— 2018 is the 15th year it’s been held.
A diverse range of small to large manufacturers sent in their applications this year, making it a total of 98 products across the 13 categories. The products are judged by active contractors in the industry which were reviewed with three clear goals in mind: becoming smarter, offering better user control, and becoming more accessible to end users.
Gold Winners by Category:1. Commercial Controls
SMC Smart Motor System by Software Motor Company
2. Components and Accessories
EZ Soffit Vent by Panasonic
3. Contractor Services and Software
Virtual Technician App by Jackson Systems
4. Electronic and Hand Tools
8 CFM Vacuum Pump by Fieldpiece Instruments
5. HVAC Commercial Equipment
Elite® Series Large Split Systems by Lennox Intl. Inc.
6. HVAC High-Efficiency Residential Equipment
MLZ One-Way Ceiling Cassette by Mitsubishi Electric
7. HVAC Light Commercial Equipment
HCMSEV USHC Retrofit Kit by DunAn Microstaq
8. HVAC Residential Equipment
Lennox SL280NV Ultra Low NOx Gas Furnace by Lennox Intl. Inc.
9. Indoor Air Quality
Lennox® PureAir™ S by Lennox Intl. Inc.
10. Residential Controls
Nest Thermostat E + Nest Temperature Sensor by Nest
11. Refrigeration and Ice Machines
Copeland Scroll™ Fractional Horsepower Compressor by Emerson
12. Testing and Monitoring Products
Fluke T6 Electrical Tester by Fluke
13. Ventilation Products
Delta Breez GRB80HLED by Delta Electronics
To learn more and/or see who won Silver and Bronze, click here.
Davisware would like to extend a huge congratulations to all the 2018 Dealer Design Awards winners!