Carrier Introduces New WeatherMaster® Rooftops with Puron® Refrigerant

April 14, 2008

SYRACUSE, N.Y., United States

Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has introduced its new, WeatherMaster® rooftop product line with Puron® refrigerant. Showcasing Carrier’s industry leadership, this product line meets the increasing demand for more energy-efficient air conditioners with environmentally sound, non-ozone depleting refrigerant and factory-installed features.

"I am pleased to introduce the new Carrier WeatherMaster rooftop product line with the initial release of the three to 10 ton units," said Chris Nelson, vice president and general manager, Carrier Commercial Unitary Systems. "The new line provides our customers with a reliable and efficient packaged solution that is easy to install, maintain and use."

WeatherMaster rooftop products are durable, use environmentally sound Puron refrigerant and reach a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 13 SEER — and an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of up to 11.2 making them ASHRAE compliant and ENERGY STAR®-certified.

"The new, WeatherMaster rooftop is designed to meet our customers’ current and future needs," explained Dave Sabatino, packaged platform manager, Commercial Unitary Systems. "Its design not only fits existing Carrier curbs, it also matches utility connection locations providing a smooth and cost-effective installation by eliminating the need for curb adaptors in replacement projects."

The WeatherMaster rooftop also features easy-grip handled access panels, built-in no-strip screws and a user-friendly, integrated terminal board for easy installation of unit wiring (and many factory or field installed devices). The WeatherMaster also includes scroll compressors, filter driers, pressure safety switches and a newly designed and enlarged control box.

"I am confident that this product will build upon our position as the world’s air-conditioning leader and an industry expert. It will inspire building owners, contractors and engineers to use our product. We are the experts; they can turn to us," added Nelson.

About Carrier Corp.
Carrier Corp., headquartered in Farmington, Conn., is the world’s largest provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. With 2007 revenues of $14.6 billion, Carrier has approximately 43,000 employees worldwide and operations in more than 170 countries. Carrier is part of United Technologies Corp., a Hartford, Connecticut-based provider of products and services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit for more information.