Mitsubishi Electric unveils its groundbreaking Ecodan heat pump, a revolutionary home heating solution employing propane refrigerant for superior efficiency. The Ecodan R290 (PUZ-WZ), showcased at the ISH exhibition, is proudly produced at the Mitsubishi Electric factory in Livingston, Scotland, marking a significant stride towards sustainable residential heating.
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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has launched the Ecodan propane heat pump, a new generation of heat pumps that uses propane as its refrigerant. Propane is a natural refrigerant with a very low global warming potential (GWP), making it a much more environmentally friendly choice than traditional refrigerants such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
The Ecodan propane heat pump is also very efficient, with a seasonal coefficient of performance (SCOP) of up to 5.05. This means that it can produce up to 5 kW of heat for every 1 kW of electricity it consumes. This makes it one of the most efficient heat pumps on the market.
In addition to its efficiency and environmental benefits, the Ecodan propane heat pump is also very reliable and quiet. It is backed by a 5-year warranty, and it has a noise level of just 39 dB(A), making it one of the quietest heat pumps available.
The Ecodan propane heat pump is available in a range of sizes to suit different homes and businesses. It can be used to provide both heating and cooling, and it can also be used to produce hot water.
Benefits of the Ecodan Propane Heat Pump
- Environmentally friendly: Propane has a very low GWP, which means that it has a minimal impact on the environment.
- Highly efficient: The Ecodan propane heat pump has a SCOP of up to 5.05, making it one of the most efficient heat pumps on the market.
- Reliable: The Ecodan propane heat pump is backed by a 5-year warranty.
- Quiet: The Ecodan propane heat pump has a noise level of just 39 dB(A), making it one of the quietest heat pumps available.
Applications for the Ecodan Propane Heat Pump
The Ecodan propane heat pump can be used in a wide range of applications, including:
- Residential heating and cooling: The Ecodan propane heat pump can be used to provide both heating and cooling for homes of all sizes.
- Commercial heating and cooling: The Ecodan propane heat pump can be used to heat and cool a variety of commercial buildings, such as offices, shops, and restaurants.
- Hot water production: The Ecodan propane heat pump can also be used to produce hot water for domestic and commercial use.
- Propane Refrigerant:
- Utilizes propane as a natural refrigerant with an exceptionally low global warming potential (GWP), enhancing environmental sustainability.
- High Heating Capacities:
- Available in 5, 6, and 8kW heating capacities, delivering on-demand flow temperatures up to 75°C, even in ambient temperatures as low as -15°C.
- Extreme Ambient Operation:
- Maintains efficiency in challenging conditions, with an application range extending down to -25°C.
- Superior Coefficient of Performance (COP):
- Achieves COPs exceeding four in heating mode, ensuring optimal energy efficiency.
- Impressive SCOP Values:
- Seasonal coefficient of performance (SCOP) for heating water to 35ºC ranges between 4.49 and 4.62, while SCOP at 55ºC varies from 3.53 to 3.56.
- Low Sound Levels:
- Operates quietly with sound pressure levels at 1m measuring just 40dBA, minimizing disturbance.
Environmental and Efficiency Advantages:
The Mitsubishi Ecodan emerges as a sought-after choice, driven by its eco-friendly refrigerant, efficiency, and reliability. Homeowners benefit from its:
- Low GWP Refrigerant:
- Propane’s minimal GWP makes it an environmentally conscious alternative, contributing to a reduced carbon footprint.
- High Efficiency:
- Boasting a seasonal coefficient of performance (SCOP) of up to 5.05, the Ecodan generates 5 kW of heat for every 1 kW of electricity consumed, ensuring cost-effective operation.
- Reliability and Quiet Operation:
- Backed by a 5-year warranty, the Ecodan guarantees reliability, accompanied by a noise level of just 39 dB(A), enhancing user comfort.
The Mitsubishi Ecodan has gained popularity in European and Japanese markets, extending its allure to homeowners seeking sustainable, efficient, and reliable heating solutions. Its exceptional performance positions it as a preferred choice, aligning with the growing demand for eco-conscious and technologically advanced home heating alternatives.
The Mitsubishi Ecodan propane heat pump is a new generation of heat pumps that offers a number of advantages over traditional heat pumps. It is more environmentally friendly, more efficient, more reliable, and more quiet. The Ecodan propane heat pump is a great choice for homeowners and businesses who are looking for a sustainable and efficient way to heat and cool their buildings.