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One of the marks against heat pumps in the past was the loss of efficiency at lower temperatures.

But that's changing with new mini split heat pumps that can deliver performance at sub-zero temperatures for most climates.

At the 2016 AHR Expo, Ken Nelson, Northwest regional sales manager at Panasonic, reviewed the company's Exterios series with the ENERGY STAR certified Exterios XE Low Ambient series. The new model is an all-in-one ductless heat pump and air conditioner, offering energy efficiency and space savings in one seamless package, Nelson said.

With models ranging from cooling 9,000 – 15,000 Btu/h, the ductless XE Low Ambient Series features Panasonic’s inverter compressors reduce electricity consumption in all climate conditions down to -13ºF.

Nelson noted the built-in ECONAVI  sensors locate when and where a particular room is occupied, automatically adjusting the thermostats and directing airflow louvers to the active areas, guaranteeing optimal comfort without sacrificing performance.In addition, the Exterios XE Low Ambient Series requires no duct work, making it attractive for projects ranging from new construction, additions, and retrofit alike.

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Topics: Energy Star, Healthy Homes, Heating & Cooling, Indoor Air Quality, Trade Show

Companies: Panasonic High Performance Ventilation Solutions


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