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Rheem has announced the launch of its Rheem and Ruud branded ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump units. An outgrowth of Rheem's recent partnership with Fujitsu General Ltd. (announced September 2016), the line includes some of the most efficient and technologically advanced single-zone and multi-zone heat pumps currently available for residential applications.
Ductless HVAC products are among the fastest growing segments of the market and are predicted to represent 15 percent of the overall HVAC industry within the next several years, according to JP Morgan. The Rheem Mini-Split Heat Pump is powered by a variable speed motor, which is extremely quiet and provides high performance heating down to 5 degrees Fahrenheit. The Rheem and Ruud systems also include an energy-saving program that automatically adjusts the temperature of the unit when there’s no activity in the room.
The Rheem and Ruud single-zone Mini-Split Heat Pumps provide localized heating and cooling, and deliver capacities ranging from 9,000 to 36,000 BTU/h, with efficiencies up to 33 SEER/14.2 HSPF. The multi-zone Mini-Split systems can connect up to five units and deliver at capacities of 14,000 to 54,000 BTUs with efficiencies up to 19.7 SEER/10.3 HSPF. Indoor units vary in size and each creates its own localized zone of comfort for efficient heating or cooling of specific rooms, hallways and open spaces.
Key benefits of the Rheem and Ruud Ductless Mini-Split HVAC Systems include:
“These Mini-Split heat pumps are an important addition to our HVAC portfolio, one that gives builders and contractors tremendous flexibility,” said Farooq Mohammad, director, product management, Rheem Air Conditioning.“We will continue to expand this category as demand increases in both the residential and commercial markets. It’s energy-efficient innovation that has huge growth potential.”
The Rheem and Ruud Residential Mini-Split Heat Pumps come with a standard five-year warranty for parts and a seven-year compressor warranty. There is also a 10-year extended warranty for parts and the compressor (online registration is required).