VILLASANTA, Italy, June 9, 2010 – Carrier Corp., a world leader in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR), has introduced a new range of AquaSnap® PLUS inverter heat pumps, with a heating capacity ranging from 6 kW to 12 kW, providing energy efficient heating solutions suitable for residential and light commercial applications. These reversible units offer cooling capacities ranging from 5 kW to 14 kW. With this launch, Carrier is one of the first manufacturers to offer inverter packaged heat pumps in the range of 6 to 12 kW capable of producing +60°C leaving water temperature without electrical backup heating. Carrier is a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
For more than 100 years, Carrier has provided efficient and reliable climate control solutions for buildings. With the AquaSnap PLUS inverter heat pump range, Carrier brings its expertise and know-how in the design and manufacture of thermodynamic products to the heating of residential and light commercial buildings. The capacity of the AquaSnap PLUS inverter heat pumps is suited for residential to light commercial applications, while the compact size of the units permits easy integration into most dwellings.
These units also deliver excellent energy efficiency and meet European Ecolabel efficiency requirements. In addition, the use of AquaSnap PLUS heat pumps contributes to Europe’s objective of obtaining 20 percent of its total energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020.
“AquaSnap PLUS inverter heat pumps ensure low energy consumption and are cost effective and environmentally sound. The great advantage of inverter heat pumps is their high part load efficiency. The inverter contributes to improved ESEER (European Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) and SCOP (Seasonal Coefficient of Performance) values and thus helps reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere,” stated Brice Maisonnier, heating product manager, Carrier HVAC Europe Middle East and Africa.
Distributed in Europe, the AquaSnap PLUS inverter heat pump range is designed to operate under severe winter temperatures, down to -20°C, and to heat water up to +60°C, at which temperature hot water production is continuous.