It's Never Been Done Before. Emerson engineers solved the cold-weather weakness of conventional heat pumps by developing an innovative heating technology for its Copeland Scroll compressor, the "engine" that pumps refrigerant through outdoor and indoor coils to enable the heating or cooling cycle.
Emerson's Copeland Scroll Heating technology has ushered in the first-ever heat pump systems that can operate efficiently and effectively at low outdoor temperatures. Emerson's heating technology can be used in dedicated heat pump heating systems (matching closely with today's style of heating) or used in a whole-home central heating/cooling system. In larger homes with individual heating/cooling systems, Emerson's Copeland Digital Scroll Heating technology can be used for both heating and cooling.
Heat pump systems with Emerson's Copeland Scroll Heating technology are 20 percent more energy efficient than a traditional hot-water system heated using a coal-fired boiler. If the northern China market completely switched to heat pumps using this new technology, more than 60 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions could be prevented annually.
The benefits of this technology caught the eye of the Chinese government and heat pump manufacturers. In 2005, China's Ministry of Construction awarded the first heat pump system using Copeland Scroll Heating technology with its highest endorsement - designating it as a "world leading" technology.
Emerson's scroll compressor heating technology is now being used by major heat pump manufacturers in Asia, including Samsung and Gree, to provide homeowners and businesses with a more energy-efficient alternative for central heating and cooling. These new heat pump systems are being used in residential apartment buildings, villas, and other residential community developments, as well as light commercial installations. Each installation helps reduce China's carbon footprint while providing modern indoor comfort for its residents.