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New Heating/Cooling System Changes The Game; Infinity heat pump w/Greenspeed Intelligence uses up to 65% less energy - 2014 July  #5-6

A Greenspeed intelligence system can:
•Run low, slow and amazingly quiet.
•Adjust with precision to the heating and cooling demands of the home.
•Operate at longer, but lower and steadier capacities - for example, a majority of the time the system can operate at only 40% capacity.
•Create incredible efficiencies.
•Make air filters, air purifiers, humidifiers and other indoor air quality system enhancements even more effective.

‘Geothermal Efficiency Without the Loop Field’
June 10, 2014: You are probably aware of geothermal heating and cooling systems and how, when properly designed and installed, they offer quiet, efficient, and reliable comfort for your home or business.
However, the cost, drilling impacts and physical space required for the loop field often present obstacles to making the system a viable option. Energy costs are certainly not going down any time soon and a more efficient heating and cooling system can dramatically reduce your energy use. What if there was a system that could provide geothermal efficiency without the loop field?
That is where the new Carrier 25VNA Infinity series heat pump with Greenspeed Intelligence comes in. This new system is the first of its kind. No other ducted, air source heat pump can beat its heating efficiency of up to 4.82 COP, which is equivalent to a ground loop geothermal system.
The system will especially save money on energy costs if you are using propane for heating. “We have operation cost comparisons showing savings of thousands per year versus using propane. In fact, we are currently looking at a project that has a potential energy savings of over $8,000 per year with a single system,” said Darryl Merkle, Territory Manager for Carrier West.
Here’s how it works:
Greenspeed Intelligence is created by pairing adaptable-speed technology with Carrier’s Infinity control’s intelligence. The unique, variable-speed compressor of this unit is managed by the Infinity control as part of a complete Infinity system, which includes a variable-speed gas or electric furnace. This complete system fluidly adapts its output to the needs of your home or business.
With infinite adjustments between 40 and 100% capacity, it gives your home or business only the amount of cooling or heating necessary. This allows the system to operate longer at steadier, lower capacities, which ensures incredible energy efficiency and quiet operation with tighter temperature control than standard systems.
“This technology works well in cooling too,” explains Merkle. ”Our Summers seem to be getting hotter, but our peak cooling is only for a few hours each day. Here in Colorado, we have much cooler evenings, nights and mornings, and the 25VNA will reduce speed to meet the lower cooling load during those times,” he continued.
The 25VNA heat pump also has benefits from a utility perspective. The variable-speed compressor allows it to ramp up or down with a soft start rather than a huge surge, which puts less strain on utility transformers and other power company infrastructure. When operating in low stage, a 3-ton unit can be drawing as little as 8 amps. That’s up to 65% less than the full amp draw of a standard air-conditioning unit.
But perhaps the biggest story is what it can do for your home comfort and health. The system keeps your indoor air constantly circulating, which reduces hot and cold spots and improves filtration.
Brooke, a Carrier Infinity system owner in Denver, tells this story: “When we moved into our new home, we loved our beautiful black granite counter tops. However, they showed all the dust and we found ourselves dusting them off nearly every day. After we installed our new Carrier Infinity system with a Carrier Air Purifier, we noticed that we were rarely dusting the countertops and the allergy sufferers in our family were breathing easier. Furthermore, our new Infinity system, which included the zoning option, was extremely quiet and kept the temperature comfortable and consistent throughout the home. The old system was loud, cycled on-and-off all day and night, did not filter the air well, and created hot and cold spots throughout the home. We couldn’t be happier.”
Outdoor sound and aesthetic impact is also important. Local codes or HOA’s can include noise ordinances which can be hard to meet with most air-conditioning units or heat pumps. The 25VNA features sound ratings as low as 55dBA in low speed, which is lower than most codes or ordinances. It is quiet enough to be located on small lots and even under bedroom windows.
Mike, an owner in Grand Junction, says that “when I am outside in my yard, I can be standing right next to my Greenspeed unit and can barely hear it, but I can hear my neighbors’ air-conditioning units coming on and off from far away.”
The rugged cabinet is attractive and features a high-quality finish. It is also designed to prevent small children from sticking their fingers through the fan grille by passing the 3/8” rod test and, with its curved top, reduces the likelihood of ice building up on top during winter or items being set on top of the fan discharge.
To celebrate the introduction of the Carrier Infinity heat pump with Greenspeed Intelligence, Carrier is including a Carrier steam humidifier or Performance Air Purifier at no additional cost until August 31st. Be sure to also take advantage of financing and available rebates. Your Carrier dealer can provide you with more details.
The Carrier Greenspeed is available only through certified and trained Carrier dealers. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit You can also contact one of the following Greenspeed specialists directly:
Montrose, Delta, Ridgway, Gunnison, Crested Butte: Snipps Heat & Air, Inc, 970.240.8152,
Grand Junction area: Airtech Refrigeration, 970.242.4429,
Rifle to Glenwood Springs: A-1 Heating & Cooling, Inc, 970.625.2136,
Vail Valley and Aspen: Skyline Mechanical, Inc, 970.524.6809,

Carrier is the world’s leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning & refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier improves the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship. Visit: for more info. (by Darryl Merkle, 720.203.1705,

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