HTPG Wins Silver in ACHR News 2020 Dealer Design Awards

HTPG Wins Silver in ACHR News 2020 Dealer Design Awards

Center Mount EcoNet® Enabled Unit Coolers Excellent New Refrigeration Product

Duluth, GA – July 30, 2020Heat Transfer Products Group, LLC (HTPG), manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment sold under the recognized brands of Russell, Witt, Kramer and ColdZone, was recognized for excellence in product design in the 17th 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 93 entries. HTPG’s Center Mount EcoNet® Enabled Unit Cooler won the Silver Award in the Refrigeration & Ice Machines category. Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 27, 2020 issue of The ACHR News. To view the article, visit


“The Center Mount Unit Cooler marks our fifth consecutive year receiving a Dealer Design Award for product excellence. We are very proud of our engineering team for the innovations they continue to design into our new products for better efficiency, performance, and serviceability. We are greatly honored to receive a Silver Award by The NEWS,” said Paul Westbrook, HTPG’s director of sales and marketing. “These awards give us an 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,” stated Mike Murphy, publisher of The NEWS.


Center Mount Unit Coolers are designed for use in walk-in coolers and freezers in boxes less than 3,000 sq. ft. with very low headroom clearance. Units mount flush to the ceiling to provide for extra storage space. The new design features sloped housing for efficient condensate draining, easy service access, improved fan guard design and deep draw venturi to achieve optimal air flow, two-way air flow for even air circulation and consistent temperature, coils with enhanced copper tubing, and high efficiency Dual Speed EC motors.


The unit coolers incorporate an innovative, proprietary independent defrost system. The technology utilizes two temperature sensing devices that independently control the individual coil defrost heaters to ensure both coil surfaces achieve complete defrost. This defrosting methodology delivers more stable room temperatures, lowers operating costs, and contributes to less food spoilage and loss. In contrast, previous designs in the marketplace were subject to ineffective defrosting resulting in reduced system efficiency, higher power consumption, and steaming of the coil slab.


Center Mount Unit Coolers are optionally available as EcoNet Enabled Unit Coolers. The award-winning EcoNet Enabled Controller and EcoNet Command Center bring easy-to-use smart technology to commercial refrigeration applications. The optional factory-installed EcoNet Controller gives customers a higher level of efficiency and more control of their walk-in units for greater energy savings. The EcoNet Controller is shipped from the factory with the controller board already installed and all sensors and relays wired. Parameters are pre-selected to match equipment which saves installation time as well.


Adding the optional EcoNet Command Center allows for EcoNet Enabled Unit Coolers to be programmed, monitored, and troubleshot outside of the space being cooled. This enables the user to get a true picture of the walk-in’s condition without entering the walk-in, and easily make any necessary corrections. One display is able to control up to 32 devices including the Command Center. The EcoNet Command Center includes everything in the box to quickly install the device on a wall outside of the walk-in. System set up is easy with the intuitive touchscreen installer settings.  


For more information about HTPG’s family of commercial refrigeration solutions, visit


About HTPG (

Heat Transfer Products Group, LLC (HTPG), headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, is a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration products including condensing units, evaporators, air cooled condensers, surface and case coils for OEM’s, custom air handling units, reach-in unit coolers, compressor racks for food service applications, and refrigeration system solutions. The company’s complete line of energy-efficient heat transfer equipment is sold under the recognized premium brands: Russell, Witt, Kramer, and ColdZone. These long-established, trusted brands have been industry leaders from their inception. To learn more, visit


About Rheem (

Founded in 1925, Rheem® innovates all-new ways to deliver just the right temperature while saving energy, water and supporting a more sustainable future. Today, Rheem is America’s #1 water heating brand, and its products are available in more than 50 countries. Paloma Co., Ltd. ® of Nagoya, Japan, acquired the iconic Rheem brand in 1988, and today the company’s portfolio of premium brands include Rheem, Raypak®, Ruud®, Eemax®, Richmond®, Splendid®, Solahart® and EverHot™ as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell, Witt, Kramer and ColdZone, which are part of the Heat Transfer Products Group division. To learn more, visit



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