Copeland Scroll™ Variable Speed Compressors Deliver Breakthrough Comfort and Energy Savings

Copeland Scroll™ Variable Speed Compressors Deliver Breakthrough Comfort and Energy Savings

New Compressor Technology Enables Hotter Supply Air Heat Pumps And Up To 40% Greater Year-Round Energy Savings

ST. LOUIS, September 21, 2011 – Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) has developed a breakthrough in comfort and energy savings with the Copeland Scroll™ variable speed compressor. Designed for high efficiency heat pump and air conditioning systems, Emerson’s new variable speed compressor allows heat pumps to achieve an unprecedented 13 HSPF and 20+ SEER efficiency, 40% greater year-round energy savings than standard heat pumps

With the Copeland Scroll variable speed compressor, systems can deliver significant improvement in year-round comfort for homeowners. By maintaining capacity at low ambient temperatures, systems equipped with Copeland Scroll variable speed deliver hotter supply air, a key need for heat pumps.  In addition, summer humidity control is significantly improved with up to 60 percent capacity reduction. The Copeland Scroll variable speed compressor also provides diagnostics and protection capabilities to improve ease of service and system reliability.

“Increasingly, homeowners are looking to invest in energy efficient HVAC systems. In a survey we conducted last year, 57 percent of consumers listed energy savings as their top priority in purchasing a system—over price. Our new variable speed compressor offers breakthrough efficiency for superior year-round energy savings potential,” said John Schneider, vice president of variable speed, Air Conditioning Division, Emerson Climate Technologies. “In addition, the top ranked need for an improved heat pump is hotter supply air.  With 60 percent overspeed capability, Copeland Scroll variable speed is a breakthrough in heat pump comfort.”

Based upon year round energy savings, the Copeland Scroll variable speed compressor can save homeowners nearly 40 percent a year on their energy bills versus standard heat pump systems. Heating or cooling capacity is controlled through precise motor speed control, a highly efficient and effective way of maintaining an optimal indoor environment. 

Optimized for heat pump applications, Emerson’s variable speed compressor has already been selected by Carrier Corp. for their new Infinity® Variable Speed 13 HSPF Heat Pump with Greenspeed™ Intelligence.

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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 through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 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. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and White-Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.

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