Carrier launches new single-stage splits to meet upcoming regs

Written on: June 22, 2022 by ICM

Carrier has launched a new line of single-stage split system air conditioners that are compliant with the upcoming 2023 Department of Energy (DOE) minimum efficiency requirements and test procedures.

The move will help Carrier fully transition inventory in the Southern U.S. to 2023 compliant products prior to the Jan. 1, 2023 date of installation cutoff for air conditioners sold in the Southern regions. Fines for installing non-compliant air conditioners can be as high as $503.00 per unit.

Carrier’s new suite of single-stage split system air conditioners for the Southern regions offer a SEER2 rating of up to 16.5 (17 SEER), and EER2 up to 13.5 (14.5 EER). The new line will have ratings combinations with Carrier’s VERTEX™ Technology V-Coils (V-Coils), announced earlier this year. Additionally, the new family of products have reduced SKUs with one common offering for both southern regions, revised model number nomenclature and numerous design improvements over legacy counterparts such as patented welded-aluminum coils, decreases in height, base pan size, and weight.

Carrier’s 2023-compliant entry-tier model, the 24SCA5, uses only medium (31 3/16”) or smaller base pans by leveraging innovative technology such as V-Coils while addressing the DOE’s upcoming regulatory changes.

“We’re pleased to launch our new and improved line of 2023-compliant split system air conditioning units,” said Braden Cook, Director, Product Management & Training, Residential HVAC, Carrier. “Carrier is committed to supporting a strong, seamless transition into 2023 DOE regulatory compliance for our distributors and dealers and to providing the best in product design and efficiency.”

The launch of the new split systems air conditioning units is one of many product advancements that meet the 2023 efficiency standards to be released in 2022. Carrier will offer a full line of heating and cooling products that meet the new criteria this year, ahead of the Jan. 1, 2023 deadline as part of its #2023READY initiative.