Heat Pumps


The Essentials

The essential components of a heat pump air conditioning and heating system are the outdoor unit, the indoor unit, and the smart comfort controls. The system operates by transferring heat to and from an outdoor unit to one or more indoor units.

The units are connected by pipes containing refrigerant, a substance that absorbs heat. In cooling mode, the refrigerant absorbs heat inside the home and produces colder air by transferring refrigerant from the indoor units to the outdoor unit, where the heat is expelled.

In heating mode, the process is reversed and the refrigerant absorbs heat outside of the home and provides warmth by transferring the refrigerant from the outdoor unit to the indoor units. This method of heat transfer—which works even in freezing weather—is powered by electricity and is much greener than conventional systems that burn fossil fuels during heating.

What Is an Outdoor Unit?

The outdoor unit is equipped with an INVERTER that enables it to quickly change the amount of power it uses and the amount of refrigerant it transfers to and from the indoor units. With the INVERTER, the outdoor unit only uses the precise amount of power needed to reach each zone’s preferred temperature.

Live in a cold climate? Even in outside temperatures as cold as -13º F, our Hyper-Heating INVERTER® (H2i®) technology will keep your home and business comfortable. Well-suited for climates in the northern half of the United States, H2i systems continue to provide heating when temperatures drop well below zero. H2i plus™ takes hyper-heating technology to a new level providing 100% heating capacity down to -5°F outdoor ambient (without wind chill) temperature.

Maximizing Efficiency

Maximize efficiency and minimize your power bill. The less sophisticated, conventional air conditioning and heating systems run at full power until it reaches a set temperature and then stops, only to turn on again—sometimes within an hour—as the temperature becomes uncomfortable. Each time the system turns on its noisy outdoor unit, it uses more energy than it does during regular operation.

What Is an Inverter?

The INVERTER, at the heart of our system, eliminates the wasteful start and stop cycle. Just as your heart always beats, but automatically beats faster when you exercise, the system is always active with the INVERTER enabling it to automatically adjust conditioning when its temperature sensors detect even subtle changes. You don’t have to think about it and the system is so quiet you won’t hear it either. Rooms are cooled and heated faster and more efficiently.

The INVERTER regulates energy consumption so that the system only uses the precise amount of energy needed to keep each room at the temperature you choose. This is greener and more sustainable than running at full power like conventional systems and can reduce energy consumption by up to 40 percent.

This article and its content are sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric US Inc., Cooling & Heating Division.

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