New P-Series Offers Unique Features and Benefits

Monday, May 08, 2006

Suwanee, Ga. - Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, Suwanee, Ga., has unveiled its new Mr. Slim® P-Series line of cooling-only and heat pump systems for the commercial and large residential markets, with a range of 6,000 to 45,000 Btu/h, the units are 13+ SEER and use R410A refrigerant, according to Chuck Applebee, product manager.

"Mitsubishi Electric's industry-leading, variable-speed technology in the P-Series inverter-driven compressor creates a consistent indoor climate, and its slow running speed allows energy to be used more effectively," says Applebee. "As a result, end users will be able to shave dollars off their utility bills without having to sacrifice comfort."

The P-Series inverter-driven compressor provides several cost-saving benefits. Due to accelerated cooling and heating performance, the temperature set-point can be reached quicker. Because of the inverter's variable-speed performance, a comfortable indoor climate can be maintained through smooth, modulated frequency. Finally, thanks to a ramping start-up, in rush and power spikes are eliminated and with a long, slow running speed, energy is used more effectively.

There are a variety of indoor units to meet the consumer's needs and the same indoor units are used with different outdoor units for heat pump and air-conditioning systems for easier planning and system configuration.

The design of the P-Series provides reduced outdoor unit sound level by four to eight dB(A). The units are smaller thanks to R410A and inverter technology, and use smaller refrigerant line diameters. Additionally, a new anti-corrosion model is available for coastal applications, providing protection in seacoast environments and a longer life span of the unit. The P-Series also offers faster and easier service with the PAR-21MAA remote controller. The controller displays fault codes for both indoor and outdoor units, and if programmed, the phone number of the service contractor and critical unit operating data for the service technician also is displayed.

"The new P-Series incorporates many of the suggestions that our customers have made to us over the years," says Applebee. "Each unit is designed to be installed and operated as easily as possible, with features that benefit both contractors and end users."

The low-ambient operation of the P-Series also meets requirements for year-round cooling in applications such as telecomm rooms and computer centers and allows inverter models to perform well in cooling mode even when the outdoor temperature is as low as zero degrees Fahrenheit.

The new P-Series features optional control interfaces that allow the system to tie into the Mitsubishi Electric CITY MULTI Controls Network (CMCN), providing a centralized control building comfort solution. It also interfaces with the Lossnay PZ-41SLB-E controller for increased ventilation control. For more information on the P-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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