Goodbye Hot and Cold Spaces, Hello Comfort and Energy SavingsWednesday, June 13, 2012
Mitsubishi Electric Systems Offer Superior Cooling & Heating without Ductwork
SUWANEE, Ga., June 13, 2012 - When the Egee family decided to remodel parts of their home, the first to go was their inefficient central air conditioning system. Joy and Ed Egee installed a ductless cooling and heating system from Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating (Mitsubishi Electric) last summer, and the mother of two young boys says she couldn't be happier with the results.
"Before the installation, our family room and office were always too hot in the summer and cold in the winter," says Joy Egee. To solve the problem, the Egees installed a Mitsubishi Electric M-Series system in their Woodbridge, Va., home. "Now during the summer, we're cool and comfortable," she says.
When it comes to home remodeling, the Egees aren't alone. As sales of existing houses remain sluggish, many homeowners nationwide are opting to remodel their houses instead of moving. The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University expects remodeling expenditures to reach $113.6 billion in 2012, compared with $110.2 billion last year.
Instead of cosmetic facelifts, many homeowners are choosing projects that boost energy-efficiency and increase comfort. American Home Comfort Study (AHCS) reports that 67 percent of homes in the U.S. have a room that's too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter. One easy and cost-effective summertime remodeling project that produces impressive results is installing a super-efficient cooling and heating system in a room that is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. Because a Mitsubishi Electric system requires no ductwork, installation is fast and doesn't require any messy renovation.
Thousands of other families across the country, like the Markus family of Reading, Mass., have also benefited from new ductless systems. "The Mitsubishi Electric system had a lot of features we were looking for, and the installation was clean and easy," says Rob Markus.
Mitsubishi Electric systems also are ideal whole-house solutions in older homes where ductwork is not practical, or to supplement existing central air conditioning. The systems are small and compact and don't require reconstruction of ceilings and walls to add ductwork. In most cases, a simple three-inch opening in the wall or ceiling is all that's needed.
"Our systems are so adaptable that they naturally lend themselves to most customer needs," says Marc Zipfel, director of product marketing, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating.
Besides increased comfort and easy installation, Mitsubishi Electric cooling and heating systems have many other benefits for homeowners:
- Up to 35 percent more efficiency than a window unit and up to 40-percent more energy-efficient than central air conditioning, these systems are a permanent solution that doesn't take up window space and block views. "Since installing the Mitsubishi Electric system, we've seen significant savings on our utility bills," Egee says.
- Whisper-quiet operation - no annoying clanking or humming. "I don't have to worry about any type of loud, constant noise," says Kelly Kee of Newton, Mass.
- A wide range of system sizes to handle large or small applications (one or more rooms or whole house).
- Indoor units in multiple styles: wall-mounted, floor-mounted, ceiling-recessed (ductless) and ceiling-concealed (ducted).
- Outdoor units with a very small footprint that fit neatly into tight spaces,
- Separate temperature/fan speed controls for each room or zone. "I found that I'm able to sleep comfortably, particularly in the summer," say Evelyn Kennedy of Gales Ferry, Conn.
- Control options such as automatic switchover from cooling to heating.
- Low-maintenance operation.
Also available on some indoor units is the i-see Sensor™, which scans a room for hot and cold spots and automatically makes adjustments to quickly reach the desired comfort level. Check out case studies of Mitsubishi Electric's cooling and heating systems installed without ductwork here or visit the Mitsubishi Electric Solution Advisor to find the system best suited for an individual home and calculate potential energy savings. To learn more about cooling and heating products from Mitsubishi Electric, visit www.mitsubishicomfort.com.
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About Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating:
Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, a division of Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc., is headquartered in Suwanee, Ga. We are a leading marketer of Mitsubishi Electric™ intelligent air-conditioning and heating technology in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. In 1982, we introduced our state-of-the-art, split-ductless air conditioners and heat pumps in North America. We expanded our product line with variable refrigerant flow (VRF) zoning heat pump systems utilizing INVERTER technology to offer simultaneous cooling and heating capabilities. We also offer compressors and a full line of air-conditioning accessories. Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating's products have won numerous awards for innovation and excellence, including the 2012 BuildingGreen Top-10 Products Award for split-ductless and VRF systems and the 2011 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award for the Dedicated Outdoor Air System. For more information, visit www.mehvac.com or follow Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating on Facebook®, Twitter® and YouTube®.
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