Mitsubishi reveals heat pump that uses anti-vibration technology to reduce noise

Mitsubishi claims it operates even in temperatures as low as -25C
Mitsubishi claims it operates even in temperatures as low as -25C (Image credit: Mitsubishi)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems (MHI Thermal Systems) has unveiled a monobloc heat pump that uses anti-vibration technology.

The technology allows the heat pump to produce less noise than conventional heat pumps, potentially providing a solution to one of heat pumps biggest problems.

Mitsubishi claims the new heat pump will replace conventional boilers and can provide thermal solutions to help achieve carbon neutrality in Europe and across the world.

Heat pump is far quieter than other models

The Mitsubishi Hydrolution EZY provides a quieter heat pump to those currently on the market by using anti-vibration technology, the company claims.

It effectively reduces sound power levels, including noise, to 60dB (A) in the 10kW class model, even when running at full capacity. 

This provides a solution to a major concern with heat pumps with their currently being a DEFRA review into heat pump noise pollution caused by heat pumps.

What are the benefits of the Hydrolution EZY series?

Other benefits of the heat pump include the ability to work in a range of temperatures.

The Hydrolution EZY series works effectively in a wide range of outside temperatures, from -25℃ to 43℃, and can deliver 60℃ hot water even when the outside temperature is -25℃, the manufacturers claim.

Meanwhile, the integrated water heat exchanger in the outdoor unit simplifies installation compared to the existing split-type systems, which require both refrigerant piping and water piping.

Aims to replace boilers in UK houses

MHI Thermal Systems aims to offer consumers oil boiler alternatives to help them reach net zero targets.

A Mitsubishi spokesperson said: “In the environmentally conscious European market, the Hydrolution EZY series is expected to accelerate the shift from fossil fuel-burning combustion-type boilers to electric ATWs, thereby reducing the substantial CO2 emissions associated with the latter.

“These systems represent a significant step towards achieving carbon neutrality across Europe.”

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