When it comes to ductless mini-split air conditioners, Mitsubishi Electric is at the top of the heap. Since 1982 when Mitsubishi Electric introduced Mr. Slim® systems to the U.S., Mitsubishi Electric's brand has been known for its quality. Mitsubishi continually innovates new products, and they continually improve their mini-splits. They have the largest and strongest network of contractors in the U.S. with their Diamond Contractor program. You can reach out to us to help you find a Diamond Dealer in your area, or use Mitsubishi's Diamond Dealer locator.
Mitsubishi mini-splits are designed to fit the unique needs of your home. Mitsubishi split systems can cater to the situation at hand because they’re focused on heating/cooling specific living spaces instead of being a one-size-fits-all solution for your whole home. They’re extremely customizable, energy-efficient, and easy to install. Whether you’re looking for a wall-mounted, ceiling-recessed, or ducted solution, Mitsubishi split systems can fit your unique situation.
Mitsubishi mini-split air conditioners aren’t always a perfect fit, but they do have their place in almost all applications. They’re great for hot & cold spots, renovations, new construction, replacement systems, and light commercial spaces.
Mitsubishi’s split systems can come in air conditioning units or heat pumps. All the Mitsubishi multi-zoned systems are heat pumps.
In the ductless/mini-split market, Mitsubishi is a global leader. They’re one of the biggest manufacturers of mini-split systems and are known globally for their dedication to quality, innovativeness, and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems.
Backed by Mitsubishi’s industry-leading parts and compressor warranty, their heat pump systems’ popularity continues to rise worldwide. That’s the reason Mitsubishi’s “Mr. Slim” brand is synonymous with mini-split systems and has even spawned copycat-named systems.
How To Find The Right Mitsubishi Mini Split
Mitsubishi has multiple product lines that could heat or cool your home. Most likely, you'll stick to Mitsubishi's M-Series. One M-Series condensing unit (outdoor unit) can cool and heat 2400 square feet and connect up to eight indoor units. The M-Series is a full line-up of:
- Wall-Mounted Units
- Floor-Mounted Units
- Ceiling Cassette Units
- Horizontal Ducted Units
- Multi-Position Air Handlers
When using any of Mitsubishi's multi-zone outdoor units, you can use almost any combination of indoor units. If you'd like help finding the correct combination for your project, reach out to us.
Most of Mitsubishi's inverter-driven systems are certified by Energy Star. They're also up to 40% more energy efficient when you're comparing them to central HVAC systems. M-Series multi-zoned systems are ideal for supplementing a current system, new additions, or replacing a current system.
Mitsubishi's M-Series was designed for homeowners and small businesses.
How To Pick The Right Mitsubishi Condenser/Outdoor Unit
We routinely consult on ductless systems, and there are three main questions we ask when helping pick the right outdoor unit:
- What's the overall size of the system?
- Is it going to be the primary source of heat for your home?
- What is the average winter/cold season temperature for your area?
Sizing Your System
You can find our calculator for sizing a room/home here. When you're sizing your mini-split system, make sure you add together the capacity of each indoor unit that's going to be connected to it.
Using Mitsubishi Mini-Splits As Your Primary Source Of Heat
It's important to make sure the outdoor unit is sized based on your needs. If mini splits are going to be your primary source of heat, it's prudent for you to oversize key individual units. Oversizing a unit doesn't work well for most traditional HVAC systems because they don't adjust their output based on the rooms/houses' needs. But since Mitsubishi mini splits use inverter-driven compressors, they constantly modulate their output based on the requirements of the room.
Slightly sizing up key indoor units in master bedrooms or living rooms could mean the difference between those areas not having enough heat/air conditioning on intemperate days.
Using Mitsubishi Mini-Splits In Extreme Temperature Climates
Mitsubishi innovated on the heat pump and pioneered Hyper-Heating technology (or H2i®). H2i® low-ambient heating technology is designed for cold climates that routinely dip below 20 degrees. Currently, Hyper-Heating units can produce 100% of their heating capacity down to -5°F - making them a viable heating source in low-temperature climates.