Mr. Slim M-Series Exceeds 13 SEER Requirements

Monday, May 01, 2006

Suwanee, Ga. - Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, Suwanee, Ga., recently unveiled its new Mr Slim® M-Series line of INVERTER-driven cooling-only and heat pump products, which range from 13 to 17 SEER, use R410A refrigerant and provide a variety of outstanding features, all with no price increase to distributors, according to Chuck Applebee, product manager.

"We're proud to offer one of the best family of products available to our customers," says Applebee. "Not only does the M-Series provide end users with lower energy cost operation and improve the air quality inside homes, but the M-Series' low sound ratings and powerful performance are unparalleled in the industry."

With sounds ratings as low as 22 decibels (dB(A)), lower than a whisper, the quiet operation of the M-Series is the result of a reduction in refrigerant noise and new unit design. The M-Series also offers a variety of control settings, giving each individual end user the flexibility to meet their desired temperature conditioning in all climate types. One degree Fahrenheit step temperature setting allows for more precise temperature control and improved comfort, while Powerful mode provides 15 minutes of extra high-powered cooling or heating to quickly bring rooms to the desired temperature.

The Econo Cool mode technology allows temperatures to be set two degrees higher without sacrificing comfort, resulting in a 20 percent decrease in energy costs. The DC Inverter-driven condenser fan motor offers 60 percent greater efficiency than an equivalent AC motor, providing more efficient operation and lowering energy usage.

"Over the years, our customers have told us specific product features they'd like to see in our Mr. Slim product line, for instance low ambient cooling down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (outdoor temperatures), greater performance in a more compact unit and a sleek indoor unit design. We incorporated these features and more into our new product line-up. Each unit is packed with user-friendly features that both contractors and end users will appreciate," says Applebee.

The MS/MSY cooling-only and MSZ heat pump systems help improve indoor air quality through the use of two distinct features. An anti-allergy enzyme filter, using artificial blue enzyme catalyst on the filter filaments, captures harmful microbes, and reduces the harmful allergens, germs and bacteria. Environmentally sound and hybrid catechin pre-filters with fibers deeply infused with a bioflavonoid found in green tea have antiviral and antioxidant properties, helping to reduce odors and bacteria.

The new M-Series features optional control interfaces that allow the system to tie into the Mitsubishi Electric CITY MULTI® Controls Network (CMCN), providing a centrally controlled building comfort solution. A separate adaptor also connects the M-Series to the Mr.Slim P-Series type hardwired, wall-mounted controller. For more information on the M-Series, or additional products from Mitsubishi Electric HVAC, visit www.mehvac.com.

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, distributors, contractors and design engineering firms. For more information on the Diamond Alliance, Mr. Slim® split-ductless cooling and heating 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.

Accomplishments

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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