“This is more than a manufacturing milestone for Copeland,” said Scott Barbour, executive vice president of the company’s Air Conditioning Division. “Reaching one-half million R-410A scroll compressors in the marketplace is a strong indicator of the refrigerant’s proven performance.” Barbour went on to note Copeland’s market data indicates that R-410A products are the fastest growing segment in residential air conditioning.
“Our preseason sales for R-410A compressors have increased 104% over 2001, more than double the volume that was ordered this time last year. We fully expect this trend to continue as the industry moves closer to an R-22 replacement in 2010,” Barbour said.
Copeland regularly monitors the residential installation base in order to note HFC conversion trends. Current data suggest that R-410A will represent over 30% of the market by 2006, according to the company.
In the six years since the first scroll compressors were installed with R-410A, Copeland gathered performance data from the field which it claims supports the following:
“Based on our experience and testing to date, we believe R-410A is the best long-term solution for air conditioning systems,” said Ken Monnier, vice president of engineering for Copeland’s Air Conditioning Division. “When paired with proven scroll technology, the refrigerant’s performance is further enhanced in the areas of energy efficiency, reliability, sound, and capacity modulation.”
For more information, visit Copeland’s “R-410A Knowledge Site” at www.copeland-corp.com/R-410A.
Publication date: 06/03/2002