Carrier Corp. Announces Breakthrough Efficiency in Home Heating

Feb 16, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., United States

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® Greenspeed™ intelligence. Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), 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 other air source heat pumps 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.

About Carrier Corp.
Carrier Corp. is the world’s leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls, and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and foodservice customers. Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier improves the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship. Carrier is unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit www.carrier.com for more information.

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