Our Featured Heat Pump – The Carrier Infinity I8VS
Think about the advanced technologies available today: televisions that automatically lower sound to a consistent level, clothes dryers that run according to detected moisture levels, and car engines that can activate and de-activate cylinders to save on fuel. It’s the variability that makes them more efficient, more useful and more valuable. That’s the idea behind Carrier® Variable-Speed Technology: applying key technologies to provide exceptional comfort while using less energy.
Carrier® Variable-Speed Technology embodies a new level of product performance. The Infinity 18VS, using a sophisticated internal control, paired with the Infinity Touch Control, and an Infinity gas furnace or fan coil, senses indoor and outdoor conditions and adjusts comfort levels accordingly. It produces efficiency ratings up to 18 SEER and up to 11 HSPF, but at a price point closer to two-stage heat pumps.
At the heart of Variable-Speed Technology is the compressor and inverter. While the Infinity® 20 heat pump uses adaptable-speed technology to adjust compressor speed between 40 and 100%, the 18VS can vary its compressor speed by continuously monitoring conditions and selecting one of five operating stages for optimal comfort and efficiency — far beyond the range of typical two-stage heat pumps.
The Infinity® 18VS delivers strong heating performance at typical heat pump operating temperatures. With up to an outstanding 11 HSPF rating and HYBRID HEAT® capability, it can still heat efficiently before switching on an auxiliary heat source when the thermometer dips. This makes it an attractive option in a wide range of geographic regions.
- Vari-efficient: Inverter-driven rotary compressor is capable of operating at five different stages for efficiency ratings:
- Up to 11 HSPF
- Up to 18 SEER
- Vari-Small: Up to 58% smaller in overall size and significantly lighter than the Infinity 16 two-stage heat pumps of similar capacity.
- Vari-Comfortable: Longer run times at lower speeds increase dehumidification capability and provide for more even cooling and better overall indoor comfort—it just feels cooler even at higher temperatures.
- Vari-Quiet: Variable-Speed Technology enables the Infinity 18VS heat pump to operate at lower capacity the majority of the time, resulting in sound levels as low as 55 dBA.
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|EFFICIENCY||Infinity 20||Infinity 18||Infinity 16||Infinity 15||Perform. 14|
|SEER||Up to 20||Up to 18||Up to 17||Up to 16||Up to 14|
|HSPF||Up to 13||Up to 11||Up to 9.75||Up to 9||Up to 8.2|
|EER||Up to 16||Up to 12.5||Up to 13.3||Up to 13||Up to 12.2|
|Hybrid Heat compatible|
|ENERGY STAR® sizes available|
|Tax Credit sizes available|
|COMFORT||Infinity 20||Infinity 18||Infinity 16||Infinity 15||Perform. 14|
|Cold weather performance||Optimal||Best|
|Sound level 1 (as low as)||58 dB||55 dB||69 dB||68 dB||66 dB|
|External silencer muffler|
|Silencer System II|
|Compressor sound blanket|
|INNOVATION||Infinity 20||Infinity 18||Infinity 16||Infinity 15||Perform. 14|
|Compressor type||variable speed||variable speed||2-stage scroll||1-stage scroll||1-stage scroll|
|Infinity Control ready|
|Ideal Defrost (requiresInfinity Control)|