INDIANAPOLIS, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier, the world's leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, has teamed up with SolarCity, America's largest full-service solar power provider, to offer a unique solution that can significantly reduce a homeowner's energy costs. Effective immediately, Carrier-trained technicians and comfort consultants will be able to offer SolarCity services to Carrier customers. Those who purchase a new Carrier product and elect to install SolarCity solar panels will receive a $1,000 rebate, while reaping the benefits of leveraging a sustainable energy source to help power their home. Carrier is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
Recognizing that a home's heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is one of the largest household consumers of energy, Carrier and SolarCity's new initiative offers a clean, energy-efficient solution that further enhances the benefits of Carrier's already efficient products. As a result of the companies' combined vision, this collaboration will benefit customers of both businesses and also serve as the first step toward providing offerings that can truly optimize home energy performance.
"Carrier's collaboration with SolarCity is a natural fit as we look to expand energy efficiency beyond the HVAC system to the whole home," said Matthew Pine, director of marketing, Carrier. "Our collective offerings allow us to create solutions that enable homeowners to gain more control of their home energy consumption and help create a more robust home energy ecosystem."
The $1,000 rebate can be applied to furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, packed units, ductless systems or entire system upgrades, upon operation of the homeowner's SolarCity system.
For more information about Carrier, or to find a Carrier dealer in your area that can provide details about the rebate, visit www.carrier.com or follow the company on Twitter: @CarrierGreen. To learn more about going solar, please visit www.carriersolarcity.com.
Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is the world's leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.carrier.com or follow @CarrierGreen on Twitter.
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