INDIANAPOLIS, (April 17, 2009) — Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), continuing its reputation of excellence, was awarded the prestigious Consumers Digest Best Buy designation for its Infinity heat pump. Of the three levels of this award given: premium, midrange and economy, Carrier was awarded the top recognition. Best Buys are selected on factors such as energy efficiency, noise levels, features and the manufacturer’s reputation for reliability.
The Infinity heat pump by Carrier is an ultra-efficient unit with up to 19 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating), far above the industry minimum of 13 SEER. This high rating ensures consumers they are purchasing one of the most efficient heat pumps offered. "The Infinity is simply the best on the market," stated Consumers Digest. "We couldn’t find a whole-house heat pump with a higher SEER rating, and its HSPF rating is among the industry leaders. Plus, Carrier’s reputation for high quality is well-deserved with this model."
The Infinity heat pump features two-stage operation and IdealHumidity™ technology. This innovative humidity management function enables homeowners to maintain ideal comfort in their home. They can enjoy longer heating cycles at lower fan speeds, which provide energy savings and more consistent temperatures throughout the house than single-speed systems. This technologically advanced system can be installed with the Infinity control, allowing the user enhanced diagnostics, including filter change reminders based on airflow through the system and not on a calendar. Homeowners can regulate temperature, humidity, airflow, ventilation, indoor air quality and zoning all from one control. A remote access option on the Infinity control allows customers to change their system settings from a phone or via the Internet.
The Consumers Digest Best Buy rating is awarded, on average, to fewer than 3 percent of the competing models in any given product category. The Premium Selection for the Infinity heat pump by Carrier showcases the superior quality of the product, as well as the feature rich benefits and value for the money.
Carrier Corp., headquartered in Farmington, Conn., is the world’s largest provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. With 2007 revenues of $14.6 billion, Carrier has approximately 43,000 employees worldwide and operations in more than 170 countries. Carrier is part of United Technologies Corp., a Hartford, Connecticut-based provider of products and services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.