Carrier Corp. has signed an agreement with Microf Financial Services LLC to provide an alternative to traditional financing for qualified HVAC market customers.

Microf now offers its rent-to-own services through Carrier’s distributor and dealer network, enabling homeowners who may not qualify for HVAC sales through traditional means another way to purchase equipment.

“Carrier is pleased to work with Microf to provide a rent-to-own HVAC option to our customers,” said Matthew Pine, vice president of marketing at Carrier residential HVAC. “This strategic business relationship benefits customers and dealers by giving them the broadest range of options to meet their heating and cooling needs.”

Microf will support dealers and their customers with a quick application process, a flexible product offering and specialized HVAC expertise, company officials say. The rent-to-own option will be available for customers who meet minimum financial standards.

“We at Microf are excited about working with Carrier and the opportunity to expand our dealer network and customer base,” said Microf co-founder Jay Kimbro. “Our unique rent-to-own concept will ensure more consumers are able to meet their heating and cooling needs with an affordable monthly payment.”