Air source heat pumps are far more efficient than conventional heating and cooling systems, and they deliver both heating and cooling in a single unit. If your present HVAC system is old, you may be able to upgrade to air source heat pumps for greater energy efficiency, reduced total utility costs, and, depending on where you reside, additional rebates and incentives. (Bonus: if you have solar, you can use the sun to heat and cool your house!)
Since entering the HVAC market in 1980, Mitsubishi Electric has become one of the top heat pump producers. Additionally, they offer the number one ductless product in the United States: the M-SERIES, which consists of indoor and outdoor units for both ducted and ductless heat pumps that may be installed in your house. Mitsubishi offers a variety of heat pumps for varying budgets, including decent, better, and best models.
How do Mitsubishi heat pump systems operate?
Mitsubishi focuses on giving alternatives for your heating and cooling, therefore its heat pumps are available at a variety of price points. They provide a variety of equipment, including as ducted and ductless systems, interior units (wall-mounted, ceiling cassettes, floor-mounted, ducted air handler, and horizontal-ducted), and outdoor units. Additionally, Mitsubishi provides both single-zone and multi-zone systems.
Mini splits (ductless heat pump units)
A micro split is a form of air-source heat pump; more precisely, it is a ductless HVAC system that provides very efficient heating and cooling. We will discuss Mitsubishi mini splits in more depth so that you can compare the many models and characteristics of each.
Short-run ducted heat pumps
If ductwork only runs through a small portion of the house or if your property has undergone renovations, you may need to combine short-run ducted heat pumps with other ductless units for the remainder of the house. Single- and multi-zone horizontally ducted indoor units are offered from Mitsubishi. Using a short duct run, these units heat and cool one or two rooms. You may install them in the attic, conceal them in the ceiling or floor, or hide them behind a bulkhead.
Ducted Heat Pumps
With a ducted heating and cooling system, air is distributed via a single central channel, often through metal tubes in the walls. Mitsubishi provides ducted air handlers with small cabinets built for strong and efficient heating and cooling if you already have ductwork.
Single Zone vs Multi-Zoned
Mitsubishi provides single-zone and multi-zone system choices. If you simply need heating and cooling in a single room or extension, a single-zone system is suitable. In this instance, an outdoor unit is linked to an inside unit. One outdoor unit may link to up to eight inside units in multi-zone systems manufactured by Mitsubishi.
The outside unit, also known as the heat exchanger, is comprised of a coil and a fan. The fan forces outside air over the coil, which subsequently functions as a condenser during cooling and an evaporator during heating. Mitsubishi offers outdoor units for single-zone and multi-zone systems. Additionally, certain outdoor units are available with Mitsubishi’s cold-weather H2i® hyper heating capabilities, which we will discuss in greater detail below, to assist sustain efficiency in severe cold.
Mitsubishi Heat Pumps Expected Performance
There are many Mitsubishi air source heat pump choices ranging from economical to upscale. The majority of models are ENERGY STAR-certified and provide above-average to exceptional heating and cooling performance. Mitsubishi heat pumps use inverters to automatically regulate the air conditioning when temperature sensors detect even minute changes. These inverters provide exceptional performance by delivering maximum power with low energy consumption. As a corporation, they take pleasure in offering quick, pleasant operation with cheap operating expenses.
Depending on the model, the heating capacity of numerous indoor units in Mitsubishi Electric multi-zone systems may significantly surpass the output of a single indoor unit. One 8-zone system can provide 65,000 BTU/H of heat at an outside ambient temperature of 47 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas a 2-zone system can only produce 25,500BTU/H under the same circumstances.
SEER Ratings and A/C Performance
When evaluating heat pumps, SEER, which evaluates the effectiveness of cooling, is an important performance metric to consider. According to the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) measures the efficiency of central air conditioning systems, therefore your heat pump is evaluated similarly to an air conditioner. In general, the higher the SEER, the less energy the system requires to perform its function. Most heat pumps on the market vary from 13 to 31 SEER, however Mitsubishi heat pumps provide cooling efficiency of up to 33,1 SEER.
HSPF Ratings & Heating Performance
The second metric you should consider when comparing heat pumps is the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF). The greater the HSPF rating, the more effective a heat pump is at heating, resulting in reduced energy use and more total energy savings. ENERGY STAR heat pumps must have a minimum HSPF of 8.5, with a maximum HSPF of 14. Consequently, up to 13.5, Mitsubishi HSPFs are on the upper end of the spectrum.
Kumo Cloud App
All Mitsubishi heat pumps use the kumo cloud application, which is accessible through iOs, the Amazon Appstore, and Google Play. The kumo cloud application enables you to adjust heat pump temperature preferences on your smartphone or tablet. It is also compatible with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and IFTTT Applet Integration, enabling you to manage ventilation and lights. Check the state of your filters and manage the operation of furnaces, boilers, heaters, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers manufactured by third-party manufacturers.
Do Mitsubishi heat pumps function in cold environments?
Many heat pumps now function down to -10 degrees Fahrenheit, although early heat pump technology was not recognized for its ability to heat in severe cold. Mitsubishi heat pumps use their Hyper-Heating INVERTER (H2i) technology, which can offer up to 100 percent of heating capacity at 5 degrees Fahrenheit and continue to operate down to -13 degrees Fahrenheit without supplemental heat. Certain systems have 100 percent heating capability down to -5 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mitsubishi’s warranty protections
Any Mitsubishi Electric heat pump system purchased from and installed by a licensed HVAC contractor in the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii on or after May 1, 2019, comes with the following warranty to the original owner of the heat pump system: if your heat pump system is installed in a residential single-family home and registered within 90 days of installation, the parts and compressor are covered by a 10-year warranty for as long as they own the system. All components have a five-year guarantee, regardless of registration, and the compressor has a seven-year warranty.
In addition, if you have your Mitsubishi heat pumps installed by a contractor in Mitsubishi’s Diamond Contractor network, the components and compressor warranties are extended to 12 years.
Our friends at Mitsubishi informed us that, with correct maintenance, Mitsubishi heat pumps may last between 20 and 25 years.
Installation and sizing of Mitsubishi heat pumps
Working with a reputable heat pump contractor is essential, not just to guarantee it’s built correctly to optimize your system’s effectiveness, but also to have an expert assist you with the design and size of your system. An oversized system will cost more to install and lower efficiency, while an inadequately sized system will not efficiently heat and cool the property.
Your heat pump contractor will help you calculate how many Mitsubishi heat pumps you need depending on the size of your house and living area, its location, your temperature preferences, and the quality of your insulation.
What is the cost of Mitsubishi heat pumps?
The price of your Mitsubishi heat pump system will rely greatly on the precise Mitsubishi Electric equipment you choose and the system’s size, including the number of interior and outdoor units you need. You may work with your heat pump contractor to determine your exact expenses and any potential rebates or loans in your location. In Massachusetts, for instance, you may often qualify for a loan with no interest (the Mass Save HEAT Loan) and earn rebates on heat pumps.
Mitsubishi and Synchrony collaborate to provide heat pump financing solutions. You must provide your personal information, including the last four digits of your Social Security number and your cell phone number. Synchrony’s application procedure will determine the interest rate, loan amount, and terms.
Is a Mitsubishi heat pump the best option for you?
Mitsubishi is a recognized leader in the heat pump industry. With a variety of choices for ducted and ductless heating and cooling, as well as levels ranging from more economical to premium, you may certainly find a system that meets your requirements and budget. Consult a local contractor to determine which alternatives would work best for you when creating your heat pump system and to determine which Mitsubishi heat pumps may meet your requirements.
How to locate an installer for your Mitsubishi heat pumps
Depending on the size, layout, and personal preferences of your house, you’ll want to consult with a reputable local contractor to guarantee you have a heat pump system of the appropriate size. On their website, you may locate Mitsubishi Diamond heat pump contractors.