INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 13, 2005 – Nothing's more frustrating than turning on or turning up the temperature on the thermostat, waiting for the furnace to kick on–and nothing. Homeowners may not realize that the igniter, the most delicate part of their furnace unit insusceptible to stress fractures and heat-related malfunctions. Now, Carrier Corporation introduces its new PowerHeat silicone nitride (SiN) Igniter that offers improved durability as well as enhanced energy efficiency.
The PowerHeat Igniter is made of silicon nitride, a material that resists stress and heat intensity. For consumers, improved durability and performance translates into worry-free operation that is resistant to clogging, fluttering and blowouts.
"Carrier's industry leading products offer not just the highest standard in quality, but also peace-of-mind for homeowners," said Halsey Cook, President of Carrier North America Residential. "The best furnace is one that the homeowner doesn't have to think about–the PowerHeat Igniter delivers efficiency and durability, resulting in one less worry for homeowners."
PowerHeat SiN Igniters are available on Carrier's new line of efficient gas furnace products, which offer an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) Rating up to 96.6%, meeting federal ENERGY STAR guidelines. For more information, homeowners can locate a dealer in their area by visiting www.carrier.com.
Carrier Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment. It is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), provider of a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.
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