INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Carrier Corp. announced another milestone in innovation: a home heating unit that breaks new ground in energy efficiency. The unit, which will be available this summer, will be the highest heating efficiency air source heat pump available on the market. The innovative new technology used in this advanced heat pump is known as Carrier® GreenspeedT intelligence. Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX - News), is the world's leader in high technology heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) solutions, improving the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship.
Carrier Greenspeed intelligence, which will be available as part of the Infinity® heat pump line ranging from 2 to 5 tons, was introduced at the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Conference & Indoor Air Expo in San Antonio, Texas. This new product uses a variable speed scroll compressor, giving homeowners the comfort of consistent indoor temperatures associated with variable speed technology while reducing their use of fossil fuels and lowering their electric heating costs. The new heat pump with Greenspeed intelligence will deliver a Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) heating efficiency rating up to 13 and cooling efficiencies of up to 20 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio).
"Carrier is committed to developing residential heating and cooling products that take innovation to a higher degree," said Chris Nelson, vice president sales and marketing, Carrier Residential and Commercial Systems. "We are very proud that the new Infinity heat pump with Greenspeed intelligence will be the highest heating efficiency residential air source heat pump available. In the commonly sold 3-ton size, consumers will enjoy a heating efficiency rating 29 to 69 percent higher than any other air source heat pump on the market today."
"The Infinity heat pump with Greenspeed intelligence is a revolutionary breakthrough for home comfort and advances Carrier's natural leadership in environmental technologies," said John Mandyck, Carrier vice president of Sustainability & Environmental Strategies. "Greenspeed intelligence also demonstrates how technological innovation can reduce energy use and carbon emissions, continuing Carrier's long-standing commitment to providing sustainable solutions." The new line of heat pumps is currently in the final stage of field testing, with consumer availability scheduled for this summer.
Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling, and their efficiency is measured with two distinct ratings. While in the cooling mode, heat pumps receive a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or SEER number. SEER is like gas mileage. The higher the gas mileage or SEER, the more efficient the automobile or system is. Most new heat pumps rate between 13.0 and 19.0 SEER. While in the heating mode, heat pumps also receive a Heating Seasonal Performance Factor or HSPF rating. Again, the higher the number, the more efficiently the system works. Most new units have ratings between 7.7 and 9.0 HSPF.
Carrier specializes in creating a customized home comfort system tailored to your needs with our broad selection of residential heating and cooling products. Fresh Air Concepts can help you choose the best system for your home including Carrier-exclusive features that further enhance your indoor environment.
Carrier HYBRID HEAT® dual fuel systems deliver peace of mind to homeowners concerned about the unpredictable nature of utility costs. HYBRID HEAT dual fuel system pairs a gas furnace with an electric heat pump and compatible thermostat to provide comfort, economy and flexibility. Your Carrier HYBRID HEAT dual fuel system will automatically switch between electric and gas heating as needed to keep your home comfortable all winter long while optimizing the efficiencies of each fuel source. And, because the heat pump also delivers cool comfort when it's hot outside, your HYBRID HEAT dual fuel system is a complete, year round indoor comfort solution. Ask your Fresh Air Concepts if HYBRID HEAT dual fuel system is right for you.