INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 2, 2022 — Sources for Carrier have reported the company is ready for phase two of the Department of Energy’s Cold Climate Heat Pump Challenge, which is field testing its prototype heat pump in a harsh climate.“We’re pleased with the lab performance of our prototype heat pump and the final test results,” said Justin Keppy, President, NA Residential & Light Commercial HVAC, Carrier. “Our team of dedicated engineers and product managers are hard at work continuing to develop next generation heat pumps to increase efficiency, save
To participate in the challenge, Carrier committed to producing a heat pump with increased cold climate performance, increased heating capacity at lower ambient temperatures, higher efficiency across a range of climate conditions, and advanced controls to adjust usage on demand.
Carrier sources say heat pumps are becoming more popular as part of decarbonization efforts in more progressive states of California, Washington and New York, and local rebate programs. Sources added that the launch of Carrier's EcoHomeTM program will make the transition from low-efficiency units to high-efficiency heat pumps a cost-effective decision.Advancements in heat pump technologies are critical to supporting these initiatives and driving adoption, sources said.