Mechanical & Plumbing
Hitachi mini-splits available now in North America
By Anthony Capkun
July 26, 2021 – Now available in North America, Hitachi’s mini-split systems feature vector DC inverters to achieve high energy efficiency, says the company.
These inverters cool with maximum capacity at start-up, then automatically slow down and operate at minimum capacity to maintain room temperature at a comfortable level. This reduces energy consumption by up to 62% compared to non-inverter levels, says the company.
A microchip that is pre-loaded with the compressor’s data will constantly monitor its operation while running. This helps the unit to adjust the amount of energy needed by sending instructions to the compressor to achieve the optimal rotation speed and avoid unnecessary power waste.
Single-zone systems are available in 115V or 208/230V with capacities ranging from 3/4 ton to 3 ton. Multi-zone systems can accommodate up to five zones with 208/230V, and capacities ranging from 1.5 ton to 3.5 ton.