Mitsubishi Electric has been a household name in Canada since 1979. The Japanese based company, renowned for their top quality and long lasting products, is at the forefront of popularizing mini split heat pumps in Canada and around the world. Mitsubishi holds stake to claims of installing the very first mini split heat pump in Canada. Apart from home heating equipment, Mitsubishi produces a wide spectrum of consumer and industrial electronics and automobiles.
Similar to most consumer products, Mitsubishi offers multiple product lines from their entry level GE line, to their mid-tier FE line and their top level FH series.Make no mistake though, even the entry level line with Mitsubishi rivals many brands’ top products in efficiencies and surpasses the industry in quality.
To help keep things simple, we will focus on outlining the benefits that Mitsubishi’s FH line has to offer.
The broad spectrum
When comparing heat pump sizes and brands, it is easy to get lost in the jargon. Acronyms, ranges and temperature dependant values can confuse things. Let’s break some of the main points down and simplify them to help you understand.
Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF)
The amount of heat a unit can produce over a heating season per energy used to run the unit.
Consensus – Higher is better
Coefficient of Performance (COP)
Efficiency of producing heat or cooling. Ex/ COP of 4 means a unit can produce heat at 4 times more heat as electricity consumed. Electric baseboard would be a 1.
Consensus – Higher is Better
Airflow – Cubic Feet Per Minute (CFM)
The amount of air the unit moves. The higher the better but usually is accompanied by a slight increase in ambient noise.
Consensus- Higher is better
Outdoor Operating Range
The range of temperature the heat pump can work at.
Consensus- Lower is better
OK, I Understand. Tell Me About Mitsubishi, Already
- Working temperature down to -27 degrees celsius (Rated for -25 auto shut off at -27)
- High HSPF ratings – 11-12.5
- High airflow with minimal noise
- Quality construction
- Low spatial footprint
How Low Can You Go?
Mitsubishi really shines in comparison to its competition at frigid temperatures. Many units on the market are rated for -25 celsius but do not produce their full rated heat at that temperature. This does not mean a unit will not keep you warm at low temperatures, it just means that the unit works a bit harder to maintain the warmth in your home. At -15 Mitsubishi will produce 100% of it’s rated heat and at -25 they will produce 80% of their total heat.
Make Me Warm!
The Mitsubishi FH series heat pumps come through with impressive heating seasonal performance factor. Ranging from 11 to 12.5, Mitsubishi compares with the best of the best as far as pure heating performance goes. With a coefficient of performance of 4, it provides 4 times more heat than electricity consumed.
Blow Baby Blow!
Producing heat from your heat pump is important but moving it to where it needs to be is equally vital. Moving approximately 400 cubic meters of air per minute, Mitsubishi offers an abundance of whisper quiet airflow. Two independent cylindrical fans give Mitsubishi the flexibility to adjust the airflow in two different directions.
Built To Last
When investing in your home you want to know you’re making a long term decision that’s going have lasting cost savings for you and your family. Mitsubishi is at the top of the heap as far as craftsmanship. Mitsubishi produces their own units in Japan which is renowned for quality products. Backing up their commitment to quality Mitsubishi guarantees they will have parts available for your installed unit for 20 years. For the extra peace of mind Mitsubishi offers a 5 year warranty on their head unit and 7 years on the condenser. Above all, an established company should back up their install for a year to ensure their work is done properly.
I Like My Wall Space
In comparison to many other makes of heat pumps, the indoor head units with Mitsubishi can offer high airflow and still minimize the space on your wall. This is a clear cut advantage as in many homes wall space is a premium. Mitsubishi really shines with their high capacity units; taking up a mere 36 inches of wall space. This is an asset for homes that need that extra power in their large space but fall short in available wall space. Other brands can take up 25% more space with high capacity units.
The Long And The Short
Mitsubishi is a premium product that can offer just about any homeowner a long lasting, highly efficient heating and cooling solution for their home. A product that can be depended on in the worst of winter and the best of summer.
If you’d like to learn more about the Mitsubishi heat pumps and what unit would be best for your living space why not give us a call and book a risk FREE in-home assessment with one of our Home Energy Specialists. It only takes 30 minutes to determine if your home can benefit from a heat pump, the right positioning and give you an estimate of how much it will cost.
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