Mitsubishi Heat Pumps | Minisplit Heat Pump Efficiency at it's Best!
Mitsubishi heat pumps are some of the most efficient, technologically innovative products available for heating and cooling. The popular minisplit systems are making ductless heat pumps a viable options in homes and businesses all over the world. With efficiency levels higher than central heat pumps can provide, and a philosophy of heating and cooling zones for greater efficiency, more buildings are being equipped with a ductless heat pump system every year.
Facts About Mitsubishi
The full name of the company that makes innovative heat pumps is the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. It was founded in 1921 in Kobe, Japan. The company’s first products were electric engines for ocean-going vessels, a truly revolutionary idea. It branched out into consumer products such as electric fans as well as a variety of commercial endeavors. Since the 1960s, Mitsubishi has been making air cooling and heating products. The company has been on the leading edge of environmentally friendly technology since for more than 50 years. Today, Mitsubishi makes an impressive array of home electronic appliances and other products. The company employs more than 100,000 people in 35 countries around the world with net sales over $30 billion per year. Mitsubishi headquarters are in Tokyo, Japan.
Mitsubishi Heat Pumps
Mitsubishi has long been on the cutting edge of minisplit heat pump systems. They offer an exciting alternative to central HVAC systems which require duct work throughout the building and heating or cooling the entire building, not just rooms being used. A major hurdle was making the units affordable and Mitsubishi and other manufacturers of ductless minisplit heat pumps have done that.
A ductless heat pump consists of an outside unit known as a condensing unit and one to eight indoor air handlers that serve specific rooms or zones. A single small hole is made in the wall of each zone to accommodate a bundle that includes an electrical line, a refrigerant line and a condensate hose. The hole is covered by the air handler which is located high on the wall or on/in the ceiling in most cases. The air handler contains a coil through which heat is transferred and a small fan to distribute heated and cooled air. Mitsubishi covers most of the ductless minisplit heat pump systems with a 7-year compressor warranty and a 5-year parts warranty.
Mitsubishi MXZ Series Slim Jim Heat Pumps: This is the most popular heat pump series made by Mitsubishi. Models come in different sizes to accommodate from 2-8 indoor air handlers. Efficiency levels include efficiency ratings up to 26 SEER. Capacity available ranges from 18,000 BTU which is equivalent to a 1.5 ton heat pump, to 54,000 BTU which is equivalent to a 4.5 ton heat pump.
Mitsubishi City S Series Heat Pumps: Designed for larger homes and light commercial settings, these units offer efficiency levels up to 22 SEER. Available in units of 36,000 and 48,000 BTU, the Mitsubishi S Series heat pumps can serve up to 8 rooms or zones.
Mitsubishi Air Handlers: The company makes multiple air handler series that work with their MXZ Slim Jim and City S Series heat pumps. They give you the freedom to mount the units in the ceiling, suspended from the ceiling or on the wall. Free-standing floor air handlers are also available. These air handlers include the P Series, S Series, M Series, Fixed-Speed Series and the Zubadan Series.
Mitsubishi Heat Pump Prices
The Slim Jim and City S Series minisplit heat pumps are priced very competitively with standard split system heat pumps. The least expensive are small-capacity heat pumps with a 2 indoor air handlers. They cost less than $1,200. Large-capacity systems with multiple indoor units will cost more than $5,000.
Minisplit heat pumps are growing in popularity and Mitsubishi continues to be an industry leader in design and efficiency. If the space you want to heat and cool does not have a central HVAC system, a Mitsubishi ductless system is an outstanding choice. They are also being chosen more often for heating and cooling both new additions and entire new homes and buildings.