The American Standard SEET (Systems Extreme Environmental Test) is the HVAC industry’s toughest equipment test facility. It is a worst-case scenario that helps refine and improve their systems using the most severe conditions as a test bed. It is here that American Standard systems earn their reliable reputation.
American Standards reputation for durability is earned every day as their engineers put American Standard products through the worst case scenarios they can dream up. Each test unit will undergo a two week regimen of brutal extremes, eight consecutive times. At the end of the 16-week period, every component is carefully disassembled and examined for weak spots or areas of potential failure. It’s the most grueling test bed in the business. But it helps them build the best system in the industry.
SEET Laboratory testing 8 Rounds of testing
What is it?
A controlled testing environment that simulates extreme weather conditions.
What it tests?
Heat Pump Systems.
Length of Test:
16 weeks of high stress, accelerated conditions simulating five years of wear and tear.
Why it Exists?
SEET supports American Standard’s manufacturing philosophy of testing in the lab, not in a consumers home. All of American standards testing procedures are conducted at much higher extremes and in more stressful conditions than the rest of the industry.
Snowball: A Legendary Test of Strength and Endurance
Underneath the frozen condensate sits a remarkable symbol of American Standard heating & Air Conditioning quality. Meet Snowball. As part of our research into adverse conditions and durability, Snowball was put into a continuos flood-back test to see how long it would last before it failed. 27 years later, we finally got the answer. This incredible resilience demonstrated the Duration compressor’s reliability under adverse conditions like indoor airflow or systems overcharge. Now imagine how long it’ll last when it’s not fighting for its life.