Our Mission

Cool the World.

We’re on a mission to build a healthier, more comfortable world for all those who inhabit it — without compromising the environment.

In the past fifty years, we’ve made a lot of progress. We’ve built electric cars, cell phones and the internet — and yet, somehow, HVAC technology has barely changed. We still burn oil and natural gas in our furnaces and rely on ugly window ACs to cool our homes.

With Gradient, progress has arrived. Our heat pump technology is the first of its kind. It’s beautiful, powerful, efficient and planet-friendly — made for people who are unwilling to compromise their values or aesthetics.

“The Gradient unit resembles a bench with two thick supports that you hang over a windowsill. The clever design means the unit doesn't obstruct the view out the window and places the noisier components on the outside.”

Blaine Brownwell, Architect Magazine

Change is in the Air

Up until now, cooling the home has meant warming the planet because of the refrigerants used in air conditioners. Commonly-used hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants, like R410a, are climate super-pollutants. They are over a thousand times more potent than carbon dioxide and accelerate planet warming which, in turn, increases our need for air conditioning.

That's why we are using R-32, a next-generation refrigerant that efficiently carries heat and has lower environmental impact.

Work With Gradient

Gradient is always on the lookout for talented people with a passion for our planet. If you’re excited to be part of the climate solution on a team that brings new meaning to the word “cool,” check out our open positions below.

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