Mr. Slim® Heat Pumps Quality for Tax Credit

Monday, April 13, 2009

SUWANEE, Ga., April 13, 2009 - As stipulated in the new American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (also known as the Stimulus Bill) set forth by President Barack Obama in February 2009, eligible homeowners can now claim up to a maximum of $1,500 in tax credits for qualifying energy-efficient home improvements. Included are two Mr. Slim split-ductless heat pumps from Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, the ENERGY STAR® and CEE (Consortium for Energy Efficiency (ceel.org)) Tier 2-qualified Mr. Slim MSZ/MUZ-FD09NA and the MSZ/MUZ-FD12NA. This credit means that 30 percent of the cost of the heat pump installation up to a maximum of $1,500, including equipment, materials and labor will be credited back to the consumer on his or her federal income tax return, adding to the benefits of Mr. Slim systems.

In order to qualify for this credit, the Mr. Slim system must be installed after February 17, 2009, through the end of 2010. The split-system heat pumps chosen for installation must achieve the highest CEE Tier Level of energy efficiency with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 15 or higher, an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 12.5 or higher and a Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) of 8.5 or higher. Both the MSZ/MUZ-FD09 and FD12 models fit into this category with the MSZ-FD09NA having a SEER of 25, and EER of 13.8 and an HSPF of 10 and the MSZ-FD12NA having a SEER of 22, and EER of 12.5 and an HSPF of 10.55.

In addition, the systems feature superior cooling and heating performance. The MSZ-FD09NA systems have a rated cooling capacity of 9,000 Btu/h and a rated heating capacity of 10,900 Btu/h, while the MSZ-FD12NA models have a rated cooling capacity of 12,000 Btu/h and a rated heating capacity of 13,600 Btu/h. Mitsubishi Electric HVAC's "i-see" sensor is standard on the MSZ-FD indoor units. The "i‑see" sensor enables the units to achieve superior cooling and heating performance by eliminating the disparity between the temperature close to the ceiling and the temperature near the floor. The sensor rotates 360 degrees, measures the infrared radiation generated from the surrounding wall and floor surfaces, computes radiant energy and then converts it into a temperature value which is introduced into the control system. This process creates a more comfortable environment near the floor, around occupants.

In addition to the standard antioxidant catechin filter, the MSZ-FD/MUZ-FD systems include two new filters: a blue-enzyme filter that reduces the concentration of allergens and germs in the air; and a platinum catalyst deodorizing filter that uses nanotechnology to absorb microscopic odor particles, providing improved comfort in any space. The system also is extremely quiet, as low as 22 db(A) indoors. It includes a "powerful mode" function, which permits the system to temporarily run at either a cooler or warmer temperature (depending on need) with an increased fan speed to quickly bring any room to the optimum comfort level. The system includes a wireless remote controller for simple, precise comfort control.

Mitsubishi Electric HVAC is committed to providing energy-efficient, eco-friendly HVAC solutions to homeowners and building owners alike. They are continually developing products that include the latest in advanced comfort technology, innovative features and energy efficiency.

For more information about Mitsubishi Electric HVAC products and technology, please visit www.mehvac.com. For more information about the Mr. Slim Heat Pump System Tax Credit relief, please visit http://www.mrslim.com/taxcredit/.

About Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division
For more than 29 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, an Official Sponsor of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, continues to build brand loyalty, increase its market position and deliver exceptional customer service through the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance™ program. This program is a strategic platform of training-based achievement programs designed to synergize the efforts of Mitsubishi Electric HVAC distributors, contractors and design engineering firms. For more information on the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance, Mr. Slim® split-ductless cooling and heating systems, CITY MULTI® Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning (VRFZ) technology, 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
In 2009, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC's Mr. Slim® P-Series Hyper-Heat INVERTER systems received a Readers' Choice Award from Building Products magazine. In 2008, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC not only received a Top Products Award from Building Operating Management for its P-series four-way cassette, but its Mr. Slim MSZ-FD09/12NA was voted #1 in the Contracting Business HVAC Comfortech Product Showcase Awards, in the Forced Air Heating category. CITY MULTI® installations received Honorable Mention and Runner Up awards in the New Construction category of the 2007 Design/Build Awards Competition sponsored by Contracting Business. Additionally, a 2007 Contracting Business survey named Mitsubishi Electric HVAC as contractors' top preferred brand. A 2006 survey by ACH&R news listed Mitsubishi Electric HVAC as contractors' most preferred ductless manufacturer and the number one brand in price/value, availability, reliability and performance specifications.