The intelli-HEAT™ Dual Fuel System from Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC (METUS) is helping homeowners bridge to a more electrified, sustainably built environment by integrating heat-pump and gas furnace systems and reducing fossil fuel usage. This new Mitsubishi Electric solution is compatible with any thermostatically controlled furnace and works with both single-zone and multi-zone systems. intelli-HEAT empowers homeowners who own gas furnaces to improve their homes' comfort and sustainability by instead using an energy-efficient, all-electric heat pump as their primary heating source. The furnace remains available to the homeowner as a heating source for extreme cold conditions.
With intelli-HEAT intelligently managing system function and comfort, the variable-capacity heat pump provides air conditioning and gas-free heat year-round while using the furnace blower for air distribution.
Because an intelli-HEAT system burns no gas, and generally requires less energy to heat a home than a typical gas furnace, homeowners with gas furnaces can reduce their fossil fuel dependency and enjoy the benefits of all-electric, high-performance heat pumps.
Integrating cold-climate Hyper-Heating INVERTER® (H2i®) heat pump technology with existing furnaces, this dual fuel system provides all-electric heating down to -11° F, with 100% heating capacity down to 5° F. The intelligent switchover function uses a selectable, preset balance point to switch between the heat pump and the furnace as needed based on economic or energy saving goals.
Homeowners can manage intelli-HEAT systems with Mitsubishi Electric's versatile control options, including kumo cloud®, kumo touch™ and select wired controllers. intelli-HEAT also supports third-party thermostats.
intelli-HEAT works with both single-zone and multi-zone systems. It is offered in multiple capacities at 18, 24, 30, 36 and 42 KBTU/H and can be installed in vertical, downflow and horizontal configurations.
Optimizing variable-speed technology and smart controls, homeowners can experience lowered utility bills, a quieter outdoor environment and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The next generation of sustainable, healthy and energy-efficient homes will require solutions for integrating multiple heat sources. In expanding the adoption of all-electric variable-capacity heat pumps, the intelli-HEAT™ Dual Fuel System's seamless integration with most home gas furnaces provides an easy solution for partial electrification. Even with partial electrification, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are significantly reduced resulting in a more sustainable society. Additionally, during "shoulder season" or times when temperatures can vary between about 40 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit, intelli-HEAT also has a higher coefficient of performance (COP) compared to conventional systems – this means more energy-efficient heating and cooling all year long.
intelli-HEAT is offered in multiple capacities at 18, 24, 30, 36, and 42 KBTU/H and can be installed in vertical, downflow, and horizontal configurations. Optimizing variable-speed technology and smart controls, homeowners can experience lowered utility bills, a quieter outdoor environment, and reduced GHG emissions. The intelli-HEAT system also provides efficiencies greater than 300% compared to conventional systems.
This dual-fuel solution also has the potential to significantly reduce fossil-fuel reliance in cold-climate areas. With METUS' Hyper-Heating INVERTER (H2i) technology, intelli-HEAT provides 100% heating capacity down to 5° F and guaranteed operation down to -11° F. If frigid weather strikes, intelli-HEAT can switch over to the furnace for supplemental heat to maintain comfort. This blend of technologies offers a reliable heating and air-conditioning solution in any climate while stewarding energy sources efficiently.
Homeowners can manage intelli-HEAT systems with either third-party thermostats or Mitsubishi Electric's versatile control options, including kumo cloud®, kumo touch™ and select wired controllers.
Many dual-fuel systems are only compatible with furnaces from the same brand. Because METUS wants improved efficiencies and GHG reduction more universally available, intelli-HEAT works with most gas furnaces, giving homeowners an easy solution for reliable comfort and sustainable operation.
Additionally, most furnaces have long lifespans, longer than many air conditioning units. When the time comes to replace an air conditioner, or there's a desire to upgrade to an efficient heat pump system, and the furnace is still in good condition, the homeowner can simply add intelli-HEAT to their furnace. Instead of installing a conventional air conditioner plus a new compatible furnace, this solution saves on product and installation costs.
intelli-HEAT is built with high-quality materials meant to last. Oxygen-free copper coils provide improved longevity compared to standard copper coils, and smaller tube diameters with grooved design technology to offer higher heat transfer efficiency. The system features industry-leading condensation management for product integrity and effective operation.
The addition of intelli-HEAT to METUS' product offering allows homeowners across the United States to use METUS' products to transition to clean, energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions.