December 2021

Happy Holidays Meet Happy Heating

The holidays are here and heating season is in full swing! As you’re planning to host family, friends and houseguests, now is the perfect time to show off the effectiveness of our variable-capacity heat pumps, even while snow may be falling outside. You’ll happily demonstrate how they outperform your old heat pump or fossil fuel-burning heating system.

While the holiday season is filled with the spirit of giving, you’ll appreciate how Mitsubishi Electric ductless and ducted heating and air-conditioning systems continue giving energy efficiency and comfort all year long. Your houseguests will appreciate knowing their room-by-room comfort control is provided by an efficient all-electric system that’s sustainable and better for the environment.

Zoned Comfort: A Gathering-Friendly Solution

Here’s a holiday scenario for you: let’s say you have older relatives visiting from Florida who ask (politely, we hope) you to raise the temperature in their room. Your cousins from Maine, however, are also in town and request a lower temperature (after all, they’re used to the cold up there). With a multi-zone system, you can customize comfort for your guests by giving each room or zone an individual set point. The Maine cousins can enjoy a cooler room while the older generation keeps toasty warm.

The magic of this system’s efficient heat pump performance is in the heart of the system, the compressor. Our compressors run constantly, speeding up or slowing down as needed to reach the desired temperature. Because of this, variable-capacity heat pumps quickly reach and maintain desired set points with amazing energy efficiency.

Let’s consider one more scenario: your kids are home for the holidays, sleeping in their old rooms. It’s great to have them home, and your zoned system keeps them comfortable while they’re eating your food and making the house louder than usual. Once they leave, your zoned system lets you turn off conditioning for their rooms until the next time they visit. Paying to heat and cool unoccupied spaces is so early-2000s, like your old MP3 player.

Reliable Comfort in Extreme Cold Climates

Let’s say you live in a region with extreme winter weather conditions and subzero temperatures. Historically, you’ve had to rely on electric baseboard heaters, propane heaters and inefficient, fossil-fuel-burning systems. Older, conventional heat pumps were unable to provide sufficient heating at temperatures below 40° F.

Mitsubishi Electric has an energy-efficient, high-performance solution for extreme cold. Systems with Hyper-Heating INVERTER® (H2i®) technology deliver exceptional heating performance in cold climates. We’re talking about year-round comfort for your home, especially when the weather outside is frightful.

With H2i technology, you’ll be shouting “let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” from the rooftops! Systems can perform at 100 percent of rated capacity in outdoor ambient temperatures as low as 5° F with continued operation down to -13° F.

How does it work? In cold climates, heat pumps typically experience a decrease in pressure, refrigerant flow rate and operational capacity. Variable-capacity heat pumps with Hyper-Heating INVERTER® (H2i®) technology allow for higher compressor speeds and pressures at lower outdoor air temperatures. This special function minimizes strain on the unit while providing superior heat transfer performance.

Installing one of our all-electric heat pump systems is a smart decision for your family and for the environment, so why not give yourself the gift of Mitsubishi Electric this year? After all, ‘tis the season to be comfy!