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Energy Efficient Heating the Cool Way

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Everybody’s making energy efficient cooling systems. Mostly, because the government is making them, but whatever. My point is that I’m confident you’ve heard about it. What you might not have noticed is the recent revolution in energy efficient heating.

What am I talking about? Let’s dig in.

Energy Efficient Heating from Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are awesome. Seriously, who doesn’t love them? Ductless or conventional, we here at MrCool Industries are huge fans; they heat, cool, and dehumidify.

But there’s a problem right? You can build a heat pump for energy efficient cooling, but not for heating. When there is not very much heat in the ambient air on very cold days, heat pumps lose efficiency until they stop working altogether.

At least, that’s how it used to be.

Introducing the MrCool Oasis Hyper Heat Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump

We’ve got a brand new ductless mini-split heat pump system coming that we’re quite proud of. It’s called the Oasis Hyper Heat.

Awesome name, right?

As you probably already gathered, the Oasis Hyper Heat is a ductless heat pump system, so it’s ideal for homes without conventional ductwork or where space is an issue. What you probably don’t know is just how good the Hyper Heat technology is going to be.

The energy efficient heating components inside the Oasis allow it to heat at 100% efficiency at more than -10 degrees. Yes, you read that correctly. If it is, literally, 10 degrees below zero, the Oasis Hyper Heat will still deliver energy efficient heating. This is a huge step forward for ductless systems, and we can’t wait to get these units on the market.

So, When Will That Be?

Manufacturing and distribution is a complicated business, so I can’t give you an exact date. However, our logistics guys are confident we will have new MrCool Oasis Hyper Heat ductless mini-split heat pumps ready by early December.

Hey, just in time for Christmas!

19 thoughts on “Energy Efficient Heating the Cool Way”

    1. A heat pump, ductless or otherwise, heats a lot more efficiently than a simple electric heater does. It’s hard to give an exact cost, since so much of that would depend on local factors like weather, individual thermostat settings, living patterns, etc. I can tell you that an energy efficient heat pump will only cost you about half as much in heating expenses as an electric furnace.

  1. I’m not seeing these listed on your site yet? I’ve seen them a few other places on the web, but can’t seem to find any info on them here…

    1. That’s because our sales team works faster than our web team! Seriously though, the new page for the Hyper Heat is near to being finished and should be up very, very soon.

      1. Do you have the heating capacity percentages at 5 degrees and subzero? I saw a comment on the blog post about heating to -10 but couldn’t find literature about it.

        1. If you are using a 11.8k heating unit, you still get around 7.8k at 17 F according to AHRI measurements (which corroborate our internal numbers). Drop another 12 degrees Fahrenheit (to 5 or -15 degrees Celsius) and you’ll see a commensurate drop in BTU production. A low temperature cooling model will let you keep operating the air conditioner down to similar temperature (for those who need that functionality).

          1. I’m confused…what does the “hyper heat” model mean? The guy at Ingrams told me they used the same inverter as the Mitsubishi h2i??

          2. We call it the Hyper Heat, because it heats more efficiently at lower temperatures than our other units and many other ductless mini-split heat pumps. It uses a powerful condenser and an inverter-driven compressor. In terms of using the same inverter as the Mitsubishi H2i, I don’t know what inverter they have in their unit, but I can’t imagine they would be that dissimilar in similar units. If you ignore what Mitsubishi says about their H2i and look at what the AHRI says, their H2i has similar heating performance to our Oasis Hyper-Heat.

          3. According to AHRI, the 18,000 btu h2i is rated at 21,600 btu output at 5 degrees F. What is the Mr Cool AHRI rating for the 18,000 btu at 5 degrees? I’d really like to go with the Mr Cool, but I need it to heat at capacity at that temp.

          4. Could you share with me that AHRI Certified Reference number? As far as I am aware AHRI will only rate to 17 degrees Fahrenheit.

    1. AHRI only rates HVAC units at 47 degrees and 17 degrees Fahrenheit. We would really like it if they measured at 5 degrees, but unfortunately they haven’t moved in that direction yet.

  2. appreciate your prompt response
    MRCOOL must have done some testing themselves, i believe, to see how Oasis hyper heat behaves at 5F or below. I am asking for that data.
    Otherwise its seems illogcal for MRCOOL to claim that Hyper heat works at 5F.

    1. The absolute minimum is -22. They are only rated down to 17 degrees, and the exact BTU capacity of that would depend on the model in question.

        1. Our engineers did during testing. I’ve requested the information from the factory, and will put it in a new blog post as soon as it comes through.

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