CHICAGO - Carrier used the AHR Expo in Chicago to introduce their new 9,000 BTU single-zone ductless system rated at 42 SEER.

“This is the most efficient air conditioner you will see in the market. That is a pretty bold statement,” Meredith Emmerich, Carrier Ductless and Variable Refrigerant Flow Marketing Director.

The 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 system also offers an array of 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. 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 IAQ while an energy savings mode can further reduce energy consumption by reducing the speed of the equipment to better match demand.

“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,” Emmerich said.

Publication date: 1/22/2018

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