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Carrier’s Most Efficient Air Conditioner You Can Buy in America Meets the Climate Control Industry at AHR Expo


Groundbreaking energy efficiency, industry-defining technology, and maximum home comfort – Carrier is once again at the forefront of the heating and cooling industry with a residential climate control system capable of never-before-seen efficiency in North America. The new Carrier 9,000 BTUh single-zone ductless system is rated at 42 SEER, making it the most efficient air conditioner you can buy in North America. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

“Carrier’s new ductless single-zone residential climate control system – our most efficient system ever – delivers the sort of efficiency engineers in our industry have long strived for, providing homeowners with the ultimate comfort experience with highly-specialized humidity and motion management,” said Meredith Emmerich, managing director, Ductless and Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems, Carrier.

“We recognize the tremendous growth in the ductless segment has been driven in large part by the efficiency of these systems and we’re confident Carrier dealers and distributors in North America will be excited to offer the highest efficiency available to their customers this cooling season.”

The best-in-class efficiency will help Carrier deliver greater flexibility to customers in colder climates, for example the 9,000 BTUh 42 SEER and 15 HSPF single-zone system can provide 100 percent cooling capacity down to -22 degrees Fahrenheit and 100 percent heating capacity down to -5 degrees Fahrenheit.

The innovative system also offers an array of attractive home comfort consumer benefits.  Its integrated relative humidity sensor controls humidity using a smart algorithm that targets a user defined humidity level together with temperature set point. This is a first for residential ductless systems in North America giving consumers enhanced operational control and more comfort in their home environment.  An infrared sensor detects human movement to further reduce energy usage when a room is unoccupied or by making automatic intelligent decisions for a more comfortable home experience. For example, this function can set airflow to either follow or avoid people in the room or zone the system is conditioning.

The system includes Wi-Fi as a standard feature, allowing homeowners to communicate directly with it through any Android or Apple connected device, eliminating the need to buy Wi-Fi accessory kits or third-party connected solutions. 

The SEER, HSPF and EER ratings available in this product may also make it more attractive to consumers in search of federal and state rebates.

A carbon filter may enhance indoor air quality while an energy savings mode can further reduce energy consumption by reducing the speed of the equipment to better match demand.

“Together, these features deliver a system worthy of the tremendous legacy Willis Carrier created when he invented modern air conditioning more than a century ago,” Emmerich said. “We are confident our customers will be as excited as we are about the opportunity to save money and increase the intelligence of their home climate control provided by this new system.”

The new unit will be available in the spring of 2018 through Carrier’s extensive dealer network.  Visit to find more information and qualified dealer for optimal installation.

About Carrier
Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is a world 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 food service customers. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit or follow @Carrier on Twitter.

Carrier introduced its newest residential climate control product at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas. The most efficient air conditioner you can buy is a 42 SEER 9,000 BTUh single-zone system is rated at 42 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio).