Feb. 16, 2011
Carrier Corp. announced what company officials call the highest heating-efficiency, air-source heat pump available on the market. The advanced heat pump, which incorporates new technology known as Carrier Greenspeed intelligence, is available this summer.
This 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.
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.
The 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).
"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, said Chris Nelson, vice president sales and marketing, Carrier Residential and Commercial Systems. “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 new line of heat pumps is currently in the final stage of field testing, with consumer availability scheduled for this summer.
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