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, according to sources at Carrier.
The innovative new technology used in this advanced heat pump is known as Carrier® Greenspeed™ intelligence. Carrier Greenspeed intelligence, will be available as part of the Infinity® heat pump line ranging from 2 to 5 tons.
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," says Chris Nelson, vice president sales and marketing, Carrier Residential and Commercial Systems. "We're 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 any other air source heat pump 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," says 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," Mandyck says.
The new line of heat pumps is currently in the final stage of field testing, with consumer availability scheduled for this summer.
Greenspeed intelligence was introduced during the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Conference & Indoor Air Expo in San Antonio, TX.