Field-Tested, Award-Winning Copeland Scroll™ Variable Speed Compressor Delivers Performance Enhancements

Field-Tested, Award-Winning Copeland Scroll™ Variable Speed Compressor Delivers Performance Enhancements

Popular compressor in high-efficiency heat pumps now offers 20% turndown improvement

ST. LOUIS, January 22, 2013 – Following its successful production launch in 2011, the Copeland Scroll™ variable speed compressor has delivered improved efficiency and energy savings, while garnering industry awards and being embraced by OEMs and contractors. The compressor, developed by Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), has now been improved even further to offer 20% more capacity turndown to 1500 rpm, which translates to greater comfort and energy savings for homeowners.

Designed for high efficiency heat pump and air conditioning systems, Emerson’s Copeland Scroll variable speed compressor has been popular with contractors, who have seen the installed heat pumps achieve an unprecedented 13 HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor), 20+ SEER efficiency, as well as up to 40% greater year-round energy savings for their customers over standard heat pumps.

“When we launched the Copeland Scroll variable speed compressor, we made several bold claims about its efficiency levels and energy savings potential. After time in the field, what we are hearing from OEMs and contractors has exceeded our expectations,” said Brandy Powell, vice president of variable speed for Emerson Climate Technologies Air Conditioning business. “We have a proven case study where homeowners in Florida are saving 30-42% on their energy bills, while enjoying improved comfort with a 25% drop in humidity. Even with these positive results, we strive for ways to be better, and that’s what drove us to develop a 20% improvement in turndown capacity.”

Due to increased interest in high efficiency systems by both contractors and homeowners, the company has developed the Emerson e-Saver™ mobile app that helps contractors quickly calculate and show homeowners the annual cost savings of high efficiency systems. Contractors input current system efficiency standards, along with their considered replacement option for comparison. The Emerson e-Saver mobile app allows for these system options to be compared to current industry minimum standards, as well as a high efficiency heat pump featuring the Copeland Scroll variable speed compressor. 

The industry’s emphasis on efficiency has helped the Copeland Scroll variable speed compressor win a number of industry awards, including the Dealer Design Award, The AHR Innovation Award and, along with its OEM partners, recognition as a Top 50 Product by GreenBuilder and Appliance Design magazine’s Excellence in Design Award.

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About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion.  For more information, visit

About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate Technologies, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and White-Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.

About Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a company of the Emerson Climate Technologies business segment, is the world’s leading compressor manufacturer, offering more than 10,000 compressor models in a full range of technologies, including scroll, reciprocating and screw compressor designs. A pioneer in the HVACR industry, the company led the introduction of scroll technology to the marketplace. Today, more than 100 million Copeland Scroll™ compressors have been produced for residential and commercial air conditioning and commercial refrigeration systems around the world. Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Sidney, Ohio.

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