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Captiveaire's Superior Dedicated Outdoor Air System

Backed by 40 years of ventilation expertise, Paragon by CaptiveAire is the ideal HVAC solution offering exceptional energy savings and unprecedented comfort and humidity control.

Paragon: Dedicated Outdoor Air System

  • Conserve Energy
  • Precise Control
  • Superior Efficency

Paragon is designed from its core to conserve energy and save on operating costs. Paragon’s rare earth magnet inverter scroll compressor eliminates excessive cycling, premature unit aging, inefficient hard starts, and unnecessary energy consumption. Paragon’s modulating technologies allow it to deliver the highest efficiencies at part-load conditions.

Paragon contains fully modulating refrigeration and optional hot gas reheat components that deliver the exact amount of air requested at the desired temperature and humidity. Variable speed components allow Paragon to adjust its heating and cooling capacity to match the required load. This provides a consistent temperature throughout the space and avoids large temperature swings often associated with single stage equipment.

Paragon achieves an impressive 20.2 IEER rating (Integrated Energy Efficiency Ratio) which is over 1.5x the ASHRAE 90.1-2016 IEER standard. Designed with the future in mind, Paragon is poised to exceed rising IEER standards for years to come.

Features & Benefits

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  • Mixed Air Temperature / Humidity Sensor
    • Monitors mixed air temperature / humidity
    • Available outdoor, return, mixed, discharge, and space air temperature / humidity measurements
  • Up to Three Layers of Outdoor Air Filtration
    • Standard 2" metal mesh outdoor air filters
    • Up to 4" additional filtration - MERV-8, 13, 15 & HEPA
  • Low-Leakage Outdoor Air Damper
    • Modulates to accurately meet variable outdoor air requirements
    • Integrated louver and bird screen assembly included
    • Exceeds AMCA Class 1A Leakage Standards
  • Wide Indoor Coil Design
    • Up to 7-row coil allows for optimal compressor efficiencies, full conditioning of outdoor air, and moisture control
    • Staggered coil design reduces supply air bypass
  • Electronic Expansion Valve
    • Provides automated superheat control and monitoring by modulating from 0-100%
    • Precise position control prevents liquid migration during off-duty cycles
  • Fully Modulating Hot Gas Reheat Coil (Optional)
    • Provides highly accurate humidity control
    • Electronic reheat valve allows for precise capacity control
  • Stainless Steel Sloped Condensate Drain Pan
    • Removable insulated drain pan allows for easy maintenance and serviceability
    • Float switch monitors water level and protects against condensate overflow
    • Exceeds ASHRAE 62.1 Standards
  • Modular Heating
    • Natural gas indirect fired furnace with constant 80% efficiency throughout modulation (90% high efficiency option available)
    • Propane, Heat Pump, and Electric Heat options available
  • Variable Speed Direct Drive Supply Fan
    • High efficiency Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) or Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) options available
    • Low maintenance – no belts to adjust
  • Variable Speed Outdoor Fans with EC Motors
    • 10:1 turndown maintains peak efficiency for all outdoor air conditions
    • Aerodynamically designed bionic blades drastically reduce noise emissions
  • Double Wall, Galvanized Steel Construction
    • Insulated with 2” thick, foil-faced, R13 closed cell foam
    • G-90 galvanized steel
  • Removable Hinged Access Doors
    • Allow for easier maintenance and serviceability
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)
    • User friendly interface allows for simple programming of temperature, humidity and scheduling settings
    • Access to real time temperature / humidity data and refrigerant temperature / pressure measurements
  • Integrated Controls
    • Multiple PID loops maximize energy efficiency
    • Several control offerings – full integration to BAS/DDC
    • Fully insulated controls cabinet reduces condensation, avoiding damage to controls
  • Danfoss Variable Speed Inverter Scroll Compressor
    • Modulates capacity to provide precise load matching with reduced energy consumption
    • Protective operating envelope minimizes risk of damage and premature failure
    • Variable frequency drive provides phase and over-amp protection to maximize life of unit
  • Mixed Air Temperature / Humidity Sensor

    • Monitors mixed air temperature / humidity
    • Available outdoor, return, mixed, discharge, and space air temperature / humidity measurements
  • Up to Three Layers of Outdoor Air Filtration

    • Standard 2" metal mesh outdoor air filters
    • Up to 4" additional filtration - MERV-8, 13, 15 & HEPA
  • Low-Leakage Outdoor Air Damper

    • Modulates to accurately meet variable outdoor air requirements
    • Integrated louver and bird screen assembly included
    • Exceeds AMCA Class 1A Leakage Standards
  • Wide Indoor Coil Design

    • Up to 7-row coil allows for optimal compressor efficiencies, full conditioning of outdoor air, and moisture control
    • Staggered coil design reduces supply air bypass
  • Electronic Expansion Valve

    • Provides automated superheat control and monitoring by modulating from 0-100%
    • Precise position control prevents liquid migration during off-duty cycles
  • Fully Modulating Hot Gas Reheat Coil (Optional)

    • Provides highly accurate humidity control
    • Electronic reheat valve allows for precise capacity control
  • Stainless Steel Sloped Condensate Drain Pan

    • Removable insulated drain pan allows for easy maintenance and serviceability
    • Float switch monitors water level and protects against condensate overflow
    • Exceeds ASHRAE 62.1 Standards
  • Modular Heating

    • Natural gas indirect fired furnace with constant 80% efficiency throughout modulation (90% high efficiency option available)
    • Propane, Heat Pump, and Electric Heat options available
  • Variable Speed Direct Drive Supply Fan

    • High efficiency Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) or Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) options available
    • Low maintenance – no belts to adjust
  • Variable Speed Outdoor Fans with EC Motors

    • 10:1 turndown maintains peak efficiency for all outdoor air conditions
    • Aerodynamically designed bionic blades drastically reduce noise emissions
  • Double Wall, Galvanized Steel Construction

    • Insulated with 2” thick, foil-faced, R13 closed cell foam
    • G-90 galvanized steel
  • Removable Hinged Access Doors

    • Allow for easier maintenance and serviceability
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)

    • User friendly interface allows for simple programming of temperature, humidity and scheduling settings
    • Access to real time temperature / humidity data and refrigerant temperature / pressure measurements
  • Integrated Controls

    • Multiple PID loops maximize energy efficiency
    • Several control offerings – full integration to BAS/DDC
    • Fully insulated controls cabinet reduces condensation, avoiding damage to controls
  • Danfoss Variable Speed Inverter Scroll Compressor

    • Modulates capacity to provide precise load matching with reduced energy consumption
    • Protective operating envelope minimizes risk of damage and premature failure
    • Variable frequency drive provides phase and over-amp protection to maximize life of unit
CAS Service

Reliable Service & Technical Support

CaptiveAire offers unmatched factory service and technical support through its rapidly expanding nationwide CASService team. Each local service technician undergoes extensive in-house training to ensure your needs are quickly met and problems are thoroughly addressed. Since Paragon is a fully standardized equipment line, CASService techs are able to stock most replacement parts on their trucks, eliminating long lead times often associated with service visits. Additionally, Paragon is designed with service in mind, incorporating several convenience features to make support visits as smooth and efficient as possible.

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System Sizing and Specifications

Unit Size (Nominal Tonnage) 7 13 18
Min Airflow (CFM) 500 1000 1000
Max Airflow (CFM) 3000 4500 6000
Indoor Coil Rows 5 6 7
Cooling Turndown Ratio 7:1 4:1 4:1
IEER 20.2 18.8 18.2
Natural Gas Max Heating Turndown 6:1 6:1 6:1
Furnace Input Capacity (MBH) 50-200 150-400 150-400
Electric Coil Capacity (kW) 15-60 15-100 15-100
Curb Size (L x W) 75" x 49.5" 91" x 59.5" 91" x 59.5"
Unit Dimensions (L x W x H) 81.75" x 80.75" x 60.75" 99" x 89.75" x 69" 99" x 89.75" x 69"
Approximate Weight (lbs) 1650 2500 2550

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