Goodman to Launch Emerson Copeland Scroll Next-Gen Compressor in 16, 18 SEER Units

Left to right: Karl Zellmer, vice president Air Conditioning Sales, Emerson; Brandy Powell, vice president and general manager Residential Air Conditioning, Emerson; Lawrence Blackburn, senior vice president, Goodman, and president, Goodman Business Unit; Mark Hagan, director product marketing, Goodman.

HOUSTON, Texas – Goodman Manufacturing will be the first heating, ventilation and air-conditioning manufacturer to launch Emerson’s new Copeland Scroll two-stage compressor that’s designed to provide budget-minded homeowners high-energy efficiencies with enhanced indoor comfort at an affordable, mid-tier price, company officials have announced.

Homeowners faced with budget constraints often purchase minimum 13 and 14 SEER fixed-capacity systems. Alternatively, while higher SEER fixed-capacity systems offer energy savings over minimum-SEER systems, they may not provide the additional indoor comfort benefits that modulating compressor technology offers.

A survey conducted by Emerson found that approximately 56 percent of homeowners say they want comfort and energy benefits, but only 22 percent buy products that provide those benefits. “Too expensive” and “can’t afford” were the top two reasons homeowners gave for not purchasing a high-efficiency HVAC system.

The next-gen Copeland Scroll technology modulates between two stages of capacity, either 65 percent or 100 percent. Two internal bypass ports enable the compressor to run at part-load capacity when outdoor temperatures require only part-load cooling. When temperatures and thus demand increase, the bypass ports are sealed, instantly shifting capacity back to 100 percent. The result is a system able to control temperature and humidity more precisely than traditional fixed-capacity systems.

Goodman products featuring the new compressor will be available in June. For more info, visit www.goodmanmfg.com.