Lossnay ERVs Provide Ventilation, Recover Energy

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Suwanee, Ga. - Mitsubishi Electric HVAC has introduced an advanced line of Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV) to meet the growing demand for improved indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in buildings and help satisfy requirements of ASHRAE standards 62 and 90.1. The new Lossnay® ERVs recapture cooling and heating energy, control humidity extremes and are compatible with Mr. Slim® and CITY MULTI® HVAC systems, according to Chuck Applebee, product manager.

"The unique combination of Lossnay ERVs and CITY MULTI allows for easy maintenance and troubleshooting," says Applebee. "Lossnay enables users to target different zones with varying heating and cooling needs on a case-by-case basis." In addition to helping equalize humidity levels and removing harmful indoor pollutants, Lossnay ERVs are an efficient and effective step toward improving overall indoor environmental quality.

Within the LGH-F-RX3 series, there are four available ERV models, offering CFM levels from 300-1200 CFM and two remote controllers - one for use with Mitsubishi Electric's M-NET controls network and one for independent control.

"Key to the system's ability to improve IEQ, the Lossnay cross-flow, low-maintenance energy exchange core, constructed of a specially treated cellulose fiber membrane, prevents the inbound air and exhaust air from mixing, while exchanging energy to precondition the air," says Applebee. At the same time, Lossnay ERVs exhaust irritating indoor pollutants such as formaldehyde, pollen, cigarette smoke, dust, and carbon dioxide.

Lossnay models transfer fresh and exhaust airstreams through adjacent passages in the Lossnay core with minimal cross contamination. In cold months with low humidity, inbound air is warmed and humidified with the warmer indoor air, and in warm months, air is cooled and dehumidified with the cooler exhausted air. This minimizes the load on the cooling and heating system. Humidity control is enhanced because the ERV's core incorporates heat transmission plates specially treated to allow water vapor molecules to pass through and to help equalize the indoor humidity levels. "In a nutshell, Lossnay ERVs help improve the efficiency of HVAC systems by pre-cooling or pre-heating incoming outside air with the available energy in the stale exhaust air," says Applebee. "The ERVs are cost-effective, energy-efficient and provide a healthier living and working environment."

Lossnay ERVs are compatible with TG-2000 software, LMAP LonWorks® device and BACnet, further increasing the scope of total system management. Additionally, each Lossnay ERV unit comes standard with the M-NET adapter, so networking systems connected with CITY MULTI VRFZ systems has never been easier.

About Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division

For 25 years, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, headquartered in Suwanee, Ga., has been a leading marketer of intelligent air-conditioning and heating technology, manufactured by its parent corporation, Mitsubishi Electric. The Division's market distribution includes North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

Mitsubishi Electric HVAC continues to build brand loyalty, increase its market position and deliver exceptional customer service through the Diamond Alliance™ program, a strategic platform of training-based achievement programs designed to coordinate Mitsubishi Electric HVAC, distributors, contractors and design engineering firms. For more information on the Diamond Alliance, Mr. Slim® split-ductless systems, CITY MULTI® Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning (VRFZ) Systems, compressors, PlasmaPure™ room air purification systems, a full line of accessories for the Mr. Slim product line, including Line-Hide™ line-set covers and the Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, call 800/687-1966 or visit www.mehvac.com.


A 2004 survey by ACH&R news listed Mitsubishi Electric as contractors' most preferred ductless manufacturer and the number one brand in price/value, availability, reliability and performance specifications. In 2004, Mr. Slim received a Bronze Award in ACH&R news' Dealer Design Awards contest and CITY MULTI received a Bronze Award in the HVAC product category in 2005 for Consulting Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year contest. Additionally, in 2003 and 2004, the Air- Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute (ARI) recognized Mitsubishi Electric HVAC for achieving a 100 percent success rate for the Mr. Slim product for three consecutive years. In 2005, CITY MULTI was named as one of the top 100 smart products for buildings by Buildings Magazine.

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