Carrier Launches Energy Experts Program to Help Homeowners Improve Comfort and Reduce Energy Costs
BALTIMORE, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier introduced its new Energy Experts program, a nationwide program focused on improving home performance and reducing home energy costs for consumers, today at the Affordable Comfort Inc. (ACI) National Home Performance Conference in Baltimore, Md. Energy Experts is a comprehensive home performance and energy assessment program for Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealers. The program will help consumers be more comfortable in their homes, reduce home energy consumption, and save money on utility bills. Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions (HVACR), is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Carrier Energy Experts will conduct home performance energy audits that typically analyze a variety of factors within the home, including the heating and cooling system, air flow and the home envelope (roof, windows, doors, insulation, etc.), and provide solutions to improve on the overall efficiency of the home.
"According to the Department of Energy's Buildings Energy Data Book, heating and cooling account for about 54 percent of a typical home's energy usage," said Matt Nuijens, Carrier brand manager. "Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers are already HVAC experts, so the Energy Experts program is a natural next step. Through the Energy Experts program, Carrier dealers will become knowledgeable on all areas of home energy conservation. They can conduct whole home energy audits and provide solutions to consumers that can save costs," added Nuijens.
As part of the Energy Experts program, the Carrier 360 Degree whole home energy audit includes a six-step assessment of the home, including inspection, testing, analysis, recommendations, resolution and results on the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, air filtration/distribution and home envelope. Carrier Energy Experts will utilize state-of-the-art technology for the energy audit, such as thermal imaging cameras, blower door testing equipment or static pressure gauges. Following the audit, consumers are provided with steps to improve on home performance, through adjustments to home energy systems, including repair, upgrades or replacement of the heating and cooling and air filtration/distribution systems as well as the home envelope.
"For more than 100 years, people have been able to turn to the experts at Carrier," said Chris Nelson, vice president, sales and marketing, Carrier Residential and Commercial Systems. "Carrier Energy Experts can provide homeowners with solutions that address the energy efficiency of the whole home, identify areas where you could be losing valuable energy, and provide a prioritized list of ways you can save on energy costs. It is another example of Carrier's commitment to energy efficiency, sustainability and customer service."
For more information on the Carrier Energy Experts Program, visit www.MyHomeEnergyExperts.com or call 1-800-CARRIER.
Carrier is the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls, and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and foodservice customers. Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier improves the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit www.carrier.com for more information.