NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Hyper-Heating R2-Series by Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric has introduced the Hyper- Heating R2-Series of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) zoning systems, which can operate at 100% heating capacity at temperatures down to 0°F. Representing the highest performance heating capacity at the lowest temperature in its field, the H2i R2-Series joins the company’s Hyper-Heating INVERTER (H2i®) family of cold climate heating product flash

A patented flash injection technology allows the new H2i R2-Series to simultaneously cool and heat down to minus 4°F. This offering is distinct in its ability to achieve this level of heating capacity at low ambient conditions from a single source product—–available up to 16 tons. In addition to heating at 100% at 0°F, the system can operate at 85% heating capacity down to -13°F.

The company notes that the simultaneous cooling and heating capability is distinctly suited to service buildings in climates where winter temperatures can average below 10°F. Building types that especially benefit in these locales are those requiring varied heating and cooling points, such as multifamily housing, educational and institutional, offices, data centers, and healthcare HVAC

The system’s two-pipe configuration allows for more efficient design, while the compact system components (as with all Mitsubishi Electric VRF zoning systems) allow for convenient application to both historic retrofit and new building construction. One outdoor unit can connect to up to 24 indoor units, and the heat pump is compatible with all CITY MULTI indoor unit styles, including ducted ceiling-concealed and vertical-concealed types, and ductless ceiling-recessed cassette, ceiling-suspended, floor-standing, and wall-mounted types. The H2i R2-Series features up to 150% connected capacity.

This enhanced Hyper-Heating INVERTER technology eliminates the need for supplemental heat such as boilers, saving installation time and improving energy efficiency.

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Cosgrove has been writing about facility management since 1996 when she began working at Today's Facility Manager (TFM) as the magazine's Editorial Assistant. From 2000 to 2005, she continued to work in publishing in another subject field until rejoining TFM's editorial team as Managing Editor in February 2005. In September 2012, she was promoted to Editor in Chief of TFM (now Facility Executive), where she continues to seek out solutions and trends for the magazine's facility management audience. Cosgrove can be reached at

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