Year-round comfort with today’s high-performance heat pumps. Available in ducted and ductless varieties, heating and cooling systems from Mitsubishi Electric provide heating at temperatures as low as -13º F.
How does it work?
Mitsubishi Electric uses a patented process called “flash injection” to allow the heat pump to produce superior heating. A typical refrigerant loop in a heat pump collects heat energy from outside and transfers it inside. The flash injection process uses a bypass circuit to reroute a portion of the refrigerant to two places.
- Hot refrigerant flows back to the indoor coil to enhance heating.
- Colder refrigerant is injected back into the compressor to allow it to run at faster speeds to produce high-performance heat exchange.
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 heating speeds at lower outdoor air temperatures, without putting extra strain on the unit or potentially causing long-term damage to the compressor. These are true cold-climate heat pumps designed to deliver 100% of heating capacity down to 5° F. This innovation means homeowners in all climates can experience the benefits of INVERTER-driven, variable-capacity heat pumps listed below:
- Consistent Room Temperature: Conventional heat pumps experience uncomfortable and extreme temperature fluctuations while INVERTER-driven heat pumps self-adjust, providing consistent room temperature, even when the outdoor temperature dips below zero.
- Use only the energy you need. Inverter zoning systems deliver only the amount of hot air needed to achieve the desired temperature.
- Heats Up Quickly: It takes traditional systems a very long time to reach the desired temperature, while the high rotation speeds of INVERTER-driven systems allow for quick and efficient cooling and heating.
- Energy Use is Even and Steady: Every time the compressor turns on in a traditional unit, energy consumption surges. On startup, variable-capacity heat pumps use less current, avoiding spikes in energy usage.