Mechanical & Plumbing
Bosch Thermotechnology introduces ductless minisplit heat pump system
January 18, 2017 - Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. has announced a new line of high-efficiency Climate 5000 ductless minisplit heat pump systems, ideal for residential heating and cooling up to 48,000 Btuh and available for single-zone or multi-zone applications.
By Renée Francoeur
These inverter-driven systems function across an extended operating range from minus 13 to 122 degrees F, with indoor sound levels as low as 20 dBA in “silent mode,” which, according to Bosch, “is quieter than a whisper at a library”.
The indoor air handler regulates temperature levels in each room and can be programmed for automatic operation. The “Follow Me” feature uses a remote sensor to heat or cool toward a set temperature based on a user’s location. The unit’s “turbo” feature speeds up the unit when users desire faster, on-demand comfort.
The Climate 5000 single-zone systems are available in four capacities ranging from 9000 to 24,000 Btuh, in both 115/120V (up to 12,000 Btuh) and 208/230V power requirements. An electronic expansion valve works together with smart inverter technology (variable speed compressor) to achieve “the highest efficiency of a SEER 22 rating”.
The multi-zone systems enable one condensing section to be paired with two to five indoor air handlers. Multi-zone condensing sections are available in four capacities from 18,000 Btuh to 48,000 Btuh, in 208/230V.