Written on: November 4, 2022 by ICM
Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC (METUS), a leading supplier of all-climate Ductless and Ducted Mini-split and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat-pump and air-conditioning systems, announces it is the recipient of an Honorable Mention Award in the Consortium for Energy Efficiency’s (CEE ) 2022 Integrated Home Competition in the Connected Heating and Cooling Equipment category for the Deluxe Wall-mounted System with H2i plus® and kumo touch™ wireless controller.
“Thanks to CEE for selecting one of our variable-capacity heat pump systems to be included amongst this year’s honorees,” says Chris North, Senior Specialist, Residential Product Marketing, METUS. “CEE is a true change agent accelerating the development and availability of energy-efficient products. Our systems help homes in all climates maximize their potential for energy efficiency, decarbonization and comfort without fossil fuels, so we appreciate CEE as a fellow traveler with a complementary mission.”
The honored product, Deluxe Wall-mounted Heat Pump System with Hyper-Heating INVERTER® (H2i plus®) technology, uses an enhanced compressor system to deliver 100% of rated heating capacity at outdoor temperatures as low as -5º F and continued operation down to -13º F without supplemental heat. According to the U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, cold-climate air-source heat pumps can reduce household energy consumption by up to 40%, with homeowners currently using electric resistance (e.g., baseboard heat) or fuel oil heating systems likely to see the most cost savings. Homeowners can use the kumo touch controller, a wall-mounted wireless controller with touchscreen operation, for remote control of personal comfort.
The Integrated Home Competition judges included individuals with expertise in usability, interoperability, energy-efficiency program administration, product installation, technology performance, sales and design. Judges carefully considered detailed product submission information and observed the entries’ operation and user interfaces. The award-winning products will be recognized at industry events, showcased on the Integrated Home Competition website, and promoted by select CEE member energy-efficiency program administrators through local offerings.
To learn more about the Deluxe Wall-mounted System with H2i plus and kumo touch wireless controller, visit MitsubishiComfort.com. To view the complete details and list of winners, visit www.integratedhome.org.