SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to customer and industry demands, Carrier now offers its highest efficiency commercial packaged rooftop ever, the WeatherExpert™ Series in 3- to 5-ton sizes. These ENERGY STAR®-rated models meet or exceed the Consortium of Energy Efficiency (CEE) rebate levels with Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings up to 17.5, and they exceed the current federal minimum energy requirements by more than 34 percent. Similar to other models in the Carrier Weather Series line, the WeatherExpert units were designed to fit on Carrier-similar roof curbs that have been installed over the last 30 years, making replacement or new construction easy. Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"We designed the WeatherExpert units in collaboration with our customers. No matter how extreme the weather is outside, they want rooftops that provide comfort, increased efficiency, and lower operating costs, and these units deliver," stated Greg Alcorn, vice president, commercial sales and marketing, Carrier. "The WeatherExpert units also offer more consistent cooling comfort with their single-zone variable air volume control logic."
The WeatherExpert is available with a multi-speed scroll compressor and ECM (electronically commutated motor) outdoor fan motor. In addition, customers have the option of choosing an ECM indoor fan motor or indoor belt variable frequency drive (VFD) system, depending on the specific application.
"The ECM system delivers optimal comfort and energy savings at both full- and part-load conditions," added Alcorn. "We also designed the WeatherExpert for use with either simple electro-mechanical controls, with ComfortLink™ controls for in-depth diagnostics setup through a visual scrolling marquee, or with i-Vu® controls for effective building system control."
Carrier WeatherExpert units are offered with a range of factory options, such as energy-efficient air economizers, smoke detectors, and much more. Units are also field-convertible to horizontal airflow for easy adjustment at a jobsite. Easy-access handles provide quick entry for routine maintenance.
For more information on the Carrier WeatherExpert commercial packaged rooftops, visit carrier.com.
ABOUT 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.