Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US has introduce a new line of outdoor units for single-zone cooling, and the company says the products operate even when the temperature hits 115 degrees.
Developed for the residential and light commercial market, the highly efficient PUY-7 outdoor units, the manufacturer says, now offer the enhanced ability to provide 100 percent rated cooling capacity down to -40° F outside air temperature. In addition, the unit has side and rear wind baffles that give units the enhanced ability to provide 100 percent rated cooling capacity down to -40 degrees outside air temperature.
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“We’re incredibly proud of the product advancements we were able to achieve with our PUY-7 models,” says Heather Buchicchio, director of product marketing, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US. “This outdoor unit has improved operating range, now tested to deliver 100 percent of rated cooling capacity in cold weather climates all the way down to -40 degrees Fahrenheit. We’re pleased to fill this gap and offer an innovative system that directly meets the needs of our customers.”
PUY-7 models offer 24-hour continuous operation which make them ideal for critical cooling environments. Additionally, the units offer noise reduction features contributing to an operating sound level of 44 decibels. “With the Inverter-driven compressor and part-load operation, there’s no excess noise or energy wasted due to conventional start and stop cycles,” the brand says. “The compressor is isolated in an insulated compartment and on rubber feet for vibration dampening and sound reduction.”
The PUY-7 offers other features and benefits such as:
Support for twinning — two indoor units can be connected to one PUY-7 outdoor unit to condition a single, large zone
Integrated compatibility with METUS indoor units equipped with multi-part filtration systems to reduce airborne contaminants like allergens
Rated cooling capacity range in the lineup: 12,000 to 42,000 BTU/H
Compatibility with a wide range of thermostats using the Thermostat Interface
High-efficiency with SEER ratings ranging from 16.1 up to 27.0, depending on the outdoor model and the connected indoor unit
Availability in 1- to 3.5-ton size options
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The company says the PUY-7 outdoor units have a slim profile, small footprint, and require minimal maintenance. Front panels provide easy access to main components and built-in self-diagnostics allow technicians to easily monitor the system with Maintenance Tool. Also, the unit’s wind baffles are durable, low maintenance and easy to install, the company adds.
Formed in May 2018, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC is a provider of ductless, ducted and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heating and cooling systems. VRF uses a benign refrigerant to condition air from a single outdoor compressor to multiple indoor units. The technology is very attractive to green and high-performance building consultants because the technology because it reacts better to moisture and temperature loads. You can do more with variable systems, they say, such as modes that will remove moisture instead of cooling the air.