Mike Cappuccio talks about the most advanced hyper heat systems available which have full capacity to heat your home even at temperatures down to -13 degrees F.
My name is Mike Cappuccio, I’m the founder of N.E.T.R., and as you all know, I’ve been selling and providing Mitsubishi heat pump solutions in homes for the past 32 years. And I’ve watched, over the last 30 years, the evolution of heat pumps. When I look back 30 years ago, when we were installing heat pumps, they could heat a home, but they really could only heat the home at 30 degrees and above. We really couldn’t provide a lot of heating.
And as times advanced, we got more into the heating parts of the Mitsubishi heat pump systems that we were providing and we got to get it so it was about 17 degrees where we could provide full heating capacity out of a ductless mini split heat pump. And that was, if your unit was a 12,000 BTU unit, at 17 degrees it would give you 12,000 BTUs.
And then, I’m going to say probably about 10 years ago, we came out with the evolution of hyper heating systems where, at 5 degrees, the systems would put out full capacity. So what do I mean by that? If you had a 12,000 BTU unit, now at a 5 degree outdoor temperature for heating, you could heat the home and get the 12,000 BTUs out of that system.
Well, what’s happening now is there’s a new evolution that’s even going to lower temperatures. So now what we’re seeing with the new advanced equipment is -13 degrees. So at -13 degrees, a 12,000 BTU heat pump will give you 12,000 BTUs. So what that means is at 5 degrees, it’s actually giving you a little bit more heating capacity, it’s probably giving you 14-15,000 at 5 degrees.
So what’s happening now with the cold weather climate heat pumps is everyone is striving, the manufacturers in this marketplace, to be able to have these heat pumps heat at lower temperatures with full capacity, so they can heat your home in the wintertime as a full source of heat. This is an evolution that is just not going to stop. It is going to keep rolling and you are going to see in the next 20 years, that everyone is going to be using a heat pump to heat their homes.