For us, status quo will never be acceptable. Our engineers are constantly pushing the envelope on technology and intelligent design to perfect the most efficient and innovative heating and cooling systems in the world. Because, the way we see it, your family deserves nothing less. So tell the curve we’re sorry.
Everyone knows that cold winter nights call for cozy temperatures, and that hazy, hot and humid summer days beg for cool, comforting air conditioning.
Our Infinity Heating and Cooling System knows this, too—it also knows infinitely more.
After 110 years of continuously improving our designs, each product in the Infinity line represents the best we know how to make. Yet, when you put them together, they become so much more: they form a smart, communicating system orchestrated by the Infinity control.
Think of the Infinity control as a universal remote for your house-only better, because it'll never get lost in the sofa cushions. When installed as a complete Infinity system you can use it to create your own personal atmospheric nirvana by customizing temperature, humidity, air quality, fan speed, ventilation and more-all from a single, easy-to-use device.
For example, the Infinity control knows the difference between the right air temperature and the right air quality. If you like less humidity in your home in the summer months, it's capable of commanding an Infinity heat pump or air conditioner to work in concert with the system inside to slow down and run longer so it can remove more moisture without overcooling.
If you have zoning, the Infinity control remembers exactly how each member of your family likes their space treated—and allows you to set up to eight different temperature zones in your home.
The control knows to conserve energy while you're out and will turn back on at just the right time to create the perfect temperature for your return.
Because vacations cost enough money these days, let the Infinity system know how long you'll be gone and it will make sure to save on energy costs.
Throughout the day the Infinity control will intelligently react to changing outdoor temperatures and the conditions in the house to make sure you're always getting peak efficiency and performance. Say, for hot summer days, you like to set your system to 78 degrees while you're gone so you can save some energy but you always want it to be back at 72 when you return. The system will figure out if easing back to 74 instead will save you more energy and money and do just that. Smart, huh?
The control will communicate to you, too. It'll let you know when your air filter needs replacing or if service is needed. It'll even tell your local Carrier® expert what needs attention.*
An Infinity System can include a number of different products but must always start with the Infinity Control. Products include:
You can also enjoy the optional clean air and comfort benefits of an Infinity air purifier, and the Performance humidifier, fresh air ventilator, and/or UV lamp.
* When installed with a remote access module and connected to a wireless network.
We're not sure where the expression "best of both worlds" came from, but frankly, we find it a tad limiting. Because if you're interested in a system that not only offers heating and cooling, but also delivers unwavering comfort, the best in energy efficiency* and ultra-quiet performance, Greenspeed intelligence systems give you both worlds—plus the moon and the stars.
Greenspeed Intelligence is only made possible when you pair the best of our Infinity series products—the modulating Infinity 98 gas furnace or the variable-speed Infinity 20 heat pump** with the smarts of the Infinity control. It takes an Infinity system to an even higher level, something we like to call adaptable-speed because it, well…adapts.
Adaptable speed means a furnace or heat pump** with Greenspeed intelligence can run at 40% capacity, 100% capacity—or anywhere in-between-to adapt to exactly what the home needs for heat, or in the case of the heat pump, for cooling, too. The benefit of that range is that the system is smart enough to pick the operating capacity at which it is most efficient. That means you get your precise, desired temperature and you can save money doing it.
* The Infinity Hybrid Heat system with Greenspeed intelligence is the most efficient ducted, air source dual fuel system available according to AHRI estimated average annual combined heating and cooling operating costs as of 2-13-2012.
** Requires a variable-speed indoor unit.
Gas? Or electric? With utility costs being so unpredictable these days, you can waste a lot of energy trying to guess which fuel source is going to be most economical this winter. Literally and figuratively. That's where our intelligent Hybrid Heat dual fuel system comes in—because it does all the thinking for you.
In combining an Infinity® heat pump and gas furnace with an Infinity control, this unique system is unbelievably efficient and almost Einstein-level smart. The system gauges the outside air temperature and then selects the fuel source that's most cost-efficient for the conditions.
In cool weather, for example, using your gas furnace may be overkill and an electric heat pump could be all you need to heat your home. The system recognizes this—engaging your heat pump to save on fossil fuel use which can, ultimately, save you money.
When temperatures start to drop into the frozen popsicle range outside, a heat pump may not cut it and the furnace becomes necessary. No problem. Your system will shift modes, never missing a beat to keep your home a cozy, barefoot paradise.
Another benefit of the heat pump is that—despite the name—it also works to cool the air. So when the weather changes and the heat waves start coming, the heat pump actually does the work of an air conditioner, so those ice cubes will keep clinking in your lemonade.
Summer's great, except those days when it feels like you're walking through soup. With our exclusive Ideal Humidity System technology, you can control both temperature and humidity. With the right control and outdoor cooling unit* paired with a variable speed blower from your indoor unit, you can choose how you manage humidity in your home.
So summer doesn't have to be sticky. Not inside, anyway. The secret lies in our variable-speed blower systems, under the direction of our Infinity or Edge® controls. If you like less humidity in your home in the summer months, it's capable of commanding the system to slow air movement and cool longer so it can remove more moisture from the air.
Ideal Humidity System technology is all about comfort—yours. But, because drier air feels cooler, it's all about giving you the opportunity to save money too.
* Requires an Infinity® or Performance™ series two-stage or variable-speed heat pump or air conditioner.
Your home is your castle. Unfortunately, castles can get pretty drafty. The problem could be your furnace. You see, many furnaces just know how to do two things: Turn on and heat to warm the place up, or turn off completely and wait for the temperature to drop low enough to start the process all over again. Not only does this create temperature swings, it creates inefficiencies.
Rather than playing off-again on-again with your blanket, perhaps it's time to look into a better heating solution. Our advanced Comfort Heat Technology feature is designed to consistently maintain any temperature you want.
It's a pretty simple concept, but requires a furnace that can learn to get it done. What happens is the furnace actually remembers what it takes to heat your home. In fact, it remembers the last 10 times it turned on and it took notes, so that the next time it turns on it can do it with as little effort as possible. By running in low fire for a longer period of time, the furnace can use the least amount of energy while giving you the greatest benefit. It can:
And, if you have an air purifier or humidifier, that means those systems have more operating time to do their jobs better, too.
The Comfort Heat Technology feature is available in Infinity modulating furnaces as well as both Infinity and Performance 2-stage furnaces.
For longer than energy-efficiency ratings have existed, we've been all about improving them. We set the bar high more than 100 years ago, and we've never stopped looking for more ways to create more innovative, efficient, effective, and environmentally-sound products since.
For instance, we were an early pioneer of the heat pump ingeniously designed to both heat and cool the entire house using electricity instead of fossil fuels, the heat pump can represent months of money-saving vacation time for your furnace.
Not ones to kick back and relax, we developed Hybrid Heat® dual fuel systems as well. Consisting of an electric heat pump, a gas furnace and a compatible control, the system is smart enough to gauge the outside air temperature then determine the fuel source that'll be most cost-efficient to achieve your desired temperature and conditions.
We created Greenspeed™ intelligence to achieve unprecedented temperature and comfort control—and in the process, also created the world's most efficient furnace and heat pump.*
In fact, with Greenspeed intelligence we've sort of made a sport of shattering records. For instance, in the world of heat pumps, if you can move the needle on efficiency a percent or two, you've got some serious bragging rights. With our Greenspeed intelligence heat pump, we pushed the limits a walloping 29% in the 3-ton size of the first-ever ducted, air source heat pump to achieve a 13 HSPF rating.
And, if that's not enough, most recently, we created the world's highest efficiency gas furnace for the home—the Infinity 98 furnace with Greenspeed intelligence.
Impressed? We aren't. Rather than cool their heels, our engineers are already working hard on achieving that next, previously unheard of efficiency level, finding that next breakthrough heating product and achieving the next milestone in environmentally-sound (and checkbook-friendly) heating and cooling systems. When it comes to HVAC, we strive to continually prove we're the best.
* The 59MN7A60V21-20 model gas furnace with Greenspeed intelligence is the most efficient furnace you can buy at 98.5% AFUE. The 25VNA0 heat pump with Greenspeed intelligence is the highest heating efficiency rated ducted, air source heat pump available.