Comfort and Healthier Air With Mitsubishi Mini-Split

Young woman in purple yoga pants relaxing with her dogs in front of a Mitsubishi heating and cooling system.

Suppose you are looking for heating and cooling solutions that can create a comfortable indoor environment and improve indoor air quality. Then look no further than the Mitsubishi mini-split systems. These systems have advanced technologies that deliver precise comfort and healthier air in one room or your entire home. By choosing Mitsubishi mini-split systems, you can enjoy a cost-effective and energy-efficient solution to your HVAC needs. This blog post will explore the benefits of Mitsubishi mini-split systems and why they are an excellent option for New York, and Albany, homeowners.

Comfortable Indoor Environment

The Mitsubishi mini-split systems provide greater temperature control and flexibility, so you can customize your indoor environment to suit your needs. With the system’s advanced technology, you can set different temperatures in each room to meet your family’s individual comfort preferences. In addition, you’ll have remote access to the temperature controls through your smartphone or tablet, allowing you to adjust the settings from anywhere in your home.

Energy Efficiency 

In contrast to traditional heating and cooling systems that often use up excess energy, Mitsubishi mini-split systems feature advanced technology that allows them to operate more efficiently. With their efficient operation, these systems can save you up to 40% on your energy bills, making them a cost-effective option for homeowners who want to reduce their energy consumption and save money.

Get three estimates

We understand that there are many installers of mini-split systems, where we desire to be your first choice, we recommend you to call two or even three of our competitors. Consider this task to be an act that will save you thousands. Operating this way provides an evident awareness of what the market for this job is. As a result, you will be well informed, but it will also give you confidence in your decision. At a minimum, you should observe a quote describing the work involved and the parts associated with the job. Then bring those quotes to Rycor, where you will receive comprehensive advice from our experts on every piece of equipment used for the job. When you choose to use Rycor as your provider, we will also give you a hundred dollars off your installation for up to three competitive quotes.

Better Indoor Air Quality 

Another benefit of Mitsubishi mini-split systems is their ability to improve indoor air quality. They have advanced air filtration systems that remove common allergens, pollutants, and bacteria from indoor air, ensuring you and your family always breathe clean and healthy air. Additionally, Mitsubishi air handling units run quietly, so they won’t produce the noise and vibration that can contribute to indoor air pollution.

No Ductwork

The installation process of Mitsubishi mini-split systems is simple and non-invasive. Unlike traditional HVAC systems, you won’t have to deal with bulky ductwork or invasive installation procedures that can take up valuable space in your home; as mini-split systems are compact and require minimal modifications to your existing structure, the installation process is quick. With RYCOR HVAC installing your Mitsubishi air handling units, you will experience minimal disruption to your daily routine and can look forward to comfort by day’s end.

A Greener Planet

Finally, you’ll play a vital role in reducing your carbon footprint by choosing Mitsubishi mini-split systems. These highly efficient systems use less energy to heat and cool your home, producing fewer emissions. As a result, reducing your household’s energy consumption can contribute to a cleaner and greener planet.

Mitsubishi Electric mini-split systems provide homeowners with highly efficient heating and cooling solutions that offer more precise comfort, healthier air, and energy savings. With minimal installation requirements, ease of use, and better indoor air quality, mini-split systems are an excellent option for New York and Albany homeowners. By choosing Mitsubishi air handling units, you get a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and eco-friendly solution to your HVAC needs. If you want to experience more precise comfort and healthier air in your home, now is the time to consider Mitsubishi mini-split systems.

Homeowner Success Story

Brown house in the distance with blue skies and green grass.

Justin Wadsworth, along with his wife and two children, moved into their new home in New Paltz, New York in June 2022. A self-described “IT guy” with a passion for innovation, living in a home with sustainable, energy-efficient systems has long been his goal. After moving in, one of his first to-dos was decommissioning the home’s existing oil boiler and centralized ducted HVAC system and upgrading to an all-electric, variable capacity heat pump system from Mitsubishi Electric.

Installation of the ductless heat pump system, featuring seven wall-mounted indoor units paired 1:1 with outdoor units, was completed by RYCOR HVAC in September 2022. Immediately, Justin and his family began enjoying the benefits of superior comfort and reliable performance. After only a few months of use, Justin could easily see how well his heat pump system outperformed the conventional, centralized system. His average monthly electric usage and costs were both down 55 percent.

Even after going all-electric, the Wadsworth home can use less energy from the electric grid thanks in large part to the 29-panel SunPower Equinox® System solar array. Another contributing factor is the INVERTER-driven compressor technology used in the Mitsubishi Electric heat pump system, which only uses the precise amount of energy needed to reach and maintain a set point temperature. So far, the numbers speak for themselves – Justin’s pursuit of an innovative and energy-efficient system has paid off.

During the cold New York winters, the Wadsworths also benefit from Hyper-Heating INVERTER® (H2i®) compressor technology. This innovation allows their system to perform at 100 percent of rated capacity in outdoor temperatures as low as -5° F with guaranteed operation down to -13° F. The family enjoys reliable, year-round comfort, on top of their impressive energy savings.

Benefits

  • All-electric heating and air conditioning reduces the home’s carbon footprint
  • Seven individually controlled comfort zones
  • Simplified maintenance
  • Advanced air filtration leads to improved indoor air quality
  • INVERTER-driven compressors minimize electrical usage
  • Hyper-Heating INVERTER® (H2i®) compressors enhance cold climate performance

Project Details:

  • Completed: September 2022
  • Climate: Cool/Humid; Zone 6A
  • Footprint:

    • Two-story, contemporary colonial-style home
    • 3,761 square feet
    • 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
    • 29-panel solar array

Project Partners:

  • Distributor: Meier Supply (Middletown, NY)
  • HVAC Contractor: RYCOR HVAC (New Paltz, NY)

Equipment Installed:

  • (7) MUZ-FS Outdoor Units
  • (7) MSZ-FS Wall-mounted Indoor Units

Advancements Of Heating and Cooling Technology

Old gas furnace units sitting on the grass lawn.

Old furnace system displayed next to the Mistubishi heating and cooling system.

Today’s all-electric heat pumps are light years ahead of furnaces, boilers, and baseboard heaters.

In the same way that listening to a record on a phonograph can make you more appreciative of today’s crystal-clear soundbars and surround-sound speaker systems, we occasionally like to look back and salute the heating and cooling systems of the past. So let’s take a trip down memory lane to see how far we’ve advanced in achieving the right temperature in our homes.

Boilers

Boilers are large-sized, closed containers designed to warm-up water to create steam or vapor for heating purposes. The boiler and a network of piping, a circulator pump, radiators, and a baseboard are all required to make this system work. Then components are installed in different spaces and rooms for proper heat distribution. Residential boilers can have many other parts, depending on how many rooms require heating in your home. Boilers are challenging to install, expensive, and only offer heat. And if your boiler happens to leak, severe water damage is inevitable.

Furnaces

A furnace often called “central forced-air” blows incoming air over a heated metal heat exchanger. Once heated, the air passes through HVAC ductwork for distribution. Downflow, up-flow, and horizontal are the three main types of furnaces. Powering a furnace is done by natural gas, oil, electricity, and propane.

Unfortunately, forced-air heat is known for being inconsistent. With a central furnace, hot and cold spots are common.

Older Heat Pumps

We love heat pumps at RYCOR HVAC, but not all heat pumps are created equal! This technology has become an increasingly popular option for residential heating and cooling since the 1970s, but the early models left a lot to be desired, particularly for cold-climate performance. Older, fixed-capacity heat pumps were known to lose heating capacity at around 40° F. These first-generation heat pumps were generally installed in mild, even climates. Modern Heat Pumps Heat pump innovation has dramatically increased the effectiveness and efficiency of these systems. The latest Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps are built for high performance and can solve comfort issues in any climate. The INVERTER-driven compressor in the outdoor units pinpoints the exact amount of energy needed to heat or cool an area. That means ultra-efficiency and the highest level of comfort possible.

Mitsubishi Ductless Mini-Splits have Hyper-Heating INVERTER® (H2i®) capability to provide continuous heating at temperatures as low as -13° F.

As cutting-edge technologies further integrate into heating and cooling equipment, we’re likely to see even more progress in terms of the quality and cost of heating and cooling your home in the future. Today’s all-electric high-performance models from Mitsubishi Electric deliver the best in heating and air conditioning for your comfort, your family’s savings, and the environment.

Ulster BOCES Alumni Return to Work With Current Students

Rycor Heating & Cooling technician demonstrates the installation of a heating system to a student.

Current Ulster BOCES Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) students recently got a glimpse of what their future careers could look like as three Ulster BOCES alumni, who are now HVAC clean heat technicians with the New Paltz-based company Rycor Heating & Cooling, demonstrated the installation of a heating system in the program’s lab.

Career & Technical Center 2021 HVAC graduate Jayden Brown and 2018 Automotive Technology graduate Logan Davis, both from the New Paltz Central School District, along with Kingston resident William Peppers, who completed the Adult Career Education Center’s Oil Heat Technician and Air Conditioning and Refrigeration programs, kicked off the project by talking about the heating unit, related equipment, and the execution of the installation.

Brown worked hands-on with the students, believing it would give them a better understanding of both their book work and their classroom lessons. “The three most important things I wanted them to see were flaring pipes, connecting pipes, and then connecting the condenser,” he explains. “I wanted to touch on multiple points about what they are learning in the classroom. I didn’t want them thinking, ‘Why are we learning this?’”

Brown credits his former teacher, Dave Brannen, with building his confidence by challenging him to try new things. “Mr. Brannen had faith in me,” recalls Brown. “If there was something technical, he would throw me into it.” Brown used the same technique with the HVAC students on the day of the install.

Brown has been with Rycor since he was hired in his junior year to work during his senior year in the Ulster BOCES Capstone work-study program. He says his education was seamless as he moved into the professional environment at Rycor. “I took my experience from what I learned at school and I put it together, so I learned fairly quickly,” he reflects. “I had a grasp on things that someone outside of the field wouldn’t have.”

Rycor Heating & Cooling owner Scott Arnold also completed the Ulster BOCES Adult Career Education HVAC program and received his EPA Universal Certification. He started his business in 2003, and provided the equipment and manpower for the install to help today’s students get a glimpse of the opportunities offered by this particular career path. In addition to giving his workers time for the demonstration, Arnold donated a Mitsubishi Mini Split High Efficiency Heat Pump System. “I wanted them to see three individuals–not one but three–who came from the same environment,” he explains. “I thought that would be very compelling.”

With seven employees who have been educated at the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center and the Adult Career Education Center, Arnold says he wants to give young people entering the field the chance to experience the trade, and he finds it rewarding to watch them grow professionally.

Besides building on his technical knowledge and mechanical skills, Brown says that he enjoys the fact that Rycor’s professional culture focuses on teamwork and on providing a positive customer experience. “There is such structure there,” he says, explaining that the employees are mindful of the way they dress–and that he is even mindful of the kind of music he listens to outside of work. “If I am wearing company clothes, I am going to be professional in those clothes,” he explains. “Everyone there follows that example, because it all goes back to Scott [Arnold].”

The External Costs Of Comfort

A community of homes with smoking chimney during the winter months

Many of us have purchased oil or natural gas to heat our homes. The price we pay for delivery is known as the direct cost. The direct cost doesn’t reflect the actual costs we all pay.

The price of these fuels have hidden costs known as externalities. These hidden costs have severe consequences to our individual lives and people’s lives on a global scale. While we are burning these fossil fuels for comfort and pleasure, cases of asthma and cancer rise along with the sea level each year.

Carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide add to the pollution that is already plaguing the planet. In areas where we can change, we choose not to make the necessary changes to provide the many long-term benefits we all desire.

Many of the consequences of our actions are far removed from our daily experience and only immediately affect small populations. The stories of the coal miners who have lung cancer are just stories until someone we know is involved and is slowly suffering from the harsh reality that they are in a relentless fight for their life.

Do the costs of our actions outweigh the reward?

Like all other products we have become accustomed to, the Ductless Mini Split also has these external costs. These externalities come from the acquisition of raw materials, production, and the transportation of raw and finished goods. However, the return on investment to the individual, the population at large, and the environment ultimately outweighs the cost.

Consider the cycle of pollution when burning oil, wood, etc. and how it provides temporary comfort. That energy used for those fleeting moments remains in the environment. Enough of this energy overtime increases the global temperature.

This global temperature increase impacts the cold regions and destabilizes the polar vortex, which regulates weather patterns. These new patterns begin to shift warm and cold air currents randomly. Over time, glaciers melt and break off into the oceans. This melting creates rising sea levels, land erosion, and the release of other global warming gasses previously trapped in the ice.

The Ductless Mini Split recycles the heat energy that has been put into the environment to produce heat and cooling. Although this does not fix the damage done, it becomes a solution to drastically decreasing global pollution.

The sacrifice we could make and the reward we would gain

I often think of the fast-food industry when I consider internal and external pollution. If I eat enough fast food, I will become unhealthy, sick, and have many health-related issues later in life. By supporting these venues, I am directly contributing to the environmental waste as I will not reuse the paper/plastic products used in packaging

I am also factored into the production of these foods as I would naturally expect such fast delivery. When consumers don’t show up, these companies discard the overproduced food. Also wasted are the hidden costs of that food’s production.

When we apply the same logic to the heating and cooling of our homes, we find similar connections. When using fossil fuels to heat and cool our homes, we pollute the environment at a much greater rate. When we turn on our furnaces to heat our homes, we add heat energy into the atmosphere—the waste compounds when that energy heats empty rooms.

Don’t get me wrong, I use natural gas for cooking and for heating the water to take a warm shower; but when I heat or cool the house, hours of use go by rather than minutes here and there. When we consider this on a grander scale, we begin to see the picture. When we think of the Ductless Mini Split alternative, we discover a solution to waste. We also realize how the Ductless Mini Split minimizes our expense, carbon footprint and maximizes efficiency and comfort.

Our part in energy conservation and global pollution

Each of us contributes to the destruction of Earths’ natural resources. Through the way we choose to live, we can also give back more than what we consume. The effort is small, and the price is minimal compared to that which our health and comfort will eventually pay. Mini Split systems are energy-efficient solutions that are readily available.

With the addition of an ActivePure hood, it can further protect your home from viruses, bacterial contaminants, and other harmful germs.

Collectively we can reduce water pollution, noise pollution, acid rain, light pollution, and more. The best part is that our small effort enhances the quality of our life. Our combined efforts can change the health of the planet.

Mitsubishi Heat Pump

Mitsubishi ductless mini split comfort

The ‘Mitsubishi Heat Pump,’ with its advanced technology and functioning, is the perfect heating and cooling system. Its dual functionality in all seasons makes it an efficient and effective substitute for your traditional gas heating systems and fireplaces. This article will discuss all you need to know about the ‘Mitsubishi Heat Pump’ and its contribution to a better environment.

How Do Mitsubishi Heat Pumps Work?

For starters, let us discuss the basic working of the ‘Mitsubishi Heat Pump’ to give you an overview of its efficiency and enhanced functionality.

The heat pump comprises two units: an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. The outdoor unit is the condenser, and it pulls in the heat energy present in your environment, regardless of how cold it is outside.

The indoor Ductless Mini-Split unit regulates that energy, keeping your house warm. The opposite process occurs in the summer; heat energy is being pushed outside of your home’s surrounding air, making your house cooler. All of the heat transfer occurs via the refrigerant process, commonly used in refrigerators. The gas/fluid moves in pipes and compresses and condenses/evaporates according to the temperature and pressure to give the overall desired effect.

The Benefits of a Mitsubishi Heat Pump:

In the world of home comfort and energy efficiency, Mitsubishi Electric has long been a trusted name, delivering cutting-edge solutions that redefine the way we experience warmth and cooling in our homes. One such innovation that has taken the HVAC industry by storm is the Mitsubishi Heat Pump. From revolutionizing the way we heat and cool our spaces to contributing to a greener planet, these systems offer an array of benefits that go beyond conventional heating and cooling methods.

Energy Efficient

As discussed in the heat pumps working, heat pumps only regulate heat; they don’t create heat. Heat pumps transfer the energy available outside your house to inside your house. This way, no extra heat is produced and released into the environment, contributing to the already growing problem of the Green House effect. This way, the adverse effects caused by heat in the background are prevented, and your environment is kept clean and safe.

Moreover, very little electrical energy is required to run the compressor in the outside unit. 1kW of electrical energy will output 4kW of heat energy compared to your ordinary heater, which gives you only 1kW of heat energy to 1kW of electrical energy. Meaning, 3kW of heat energy is recovered from the outside environment, added to the input energy, and outputs to you-leading to a more efficient system as there is no power loss. This way, you use less electrical energy, meaning you contribute less to burning more fossil fuels to produce that electrical energy.

Consequently, you save the environment from all the harmful byproducts of that process, including oxidants’ release, which causes acid rain and other dangerous effects. All of this happens with no compromise on your comfort and no compromise to your bank account.

Because of its high energy efficiency, the overall long-term costs of using the heat pump lowers. That means you get to save a lot more money than you would if you were to use a gas or a standard electrical heater.

Filters the Air and Keeps it Clean:

Another benefit of the ‘Mitsubishi Heat Pump’ is that it cleans your air. This filtration system is a fundamental quality in every ‘Mitsubishi’ product. Unlike heating systems like the gas heater, which lowers your air quality by absorbing the oxygen, heat pumps improve the air quality with their filtration system. In all seasons, your Mitsubishi system absorbs and filters the air. All the germs, allergens, bacteria, and deodorizing particles are filtered out and removed, leaving a better and fresh breath of air. This way, all heat given out and taken into and from the surroundings is clean and pollutant-free, making your home environment healthy.

Unlike all other traditional heaters, including wood burning, the heat pump doesn’t burn anything to keep you warm. That means there is no release of carbon emissions in the form of soot, smoke, and fumes, which can deteriorate the environment’s air.

Comfortable and Safe:

Compared to other heating systems, heat pumps use an intelligent Ductless Mini-Split to regulate heat around the room. As a result, the heat is distributed around your room evenly, whereas traditional heaters are spot heaters, and their range is proximal. 

The Ductless Mini-Split unit also warms your room up to the temperature you’ve set and then stops, preventing a suffocating warm room. An added benefit to the system is, the Mitsubishi ductless unit is programmable to start its heating later in the day. Suppose you go to work and don’t want to come home to a cold room. No worries, you can program the unit to work according to your schedule. In fact, with the recent developments, you can now use WIFI to control your mini-split from wherever you are. All you need is an internet connection!

Furthermore, the Ductless Mini-Split is quiet and does not disturb you or your family while they work to keep you warm and fresh. As the heat pumps have no fire or a hot surface, they are perfectly safe for installation outside your home.

How Do Mitsubishi Hat Pumps Compare to Other Brands?

When it comes to selecting the perfect heating and cooling solution for your home, the marketplace is flooded with options from various brands, each claiming to offer the best performance and energy efficiency. Amidst this sea of choices, Mitsubishi Heat Pumps stand out as true game-changers in the HVAC industry. But how do they compare to other brands on the market? 

One of the standout features of Mitsubishi Heat Pumps is their superior technology and innovation. Mitsubishi Electric has a long history of pioneering advancements in HVAC systems, and their heat pumps are no exception. Compared to many other brands, Mitsubishi Heat Pumps often incorporate cutting-edge components like inverter-driven compressors, precision controls, and advanced air filtration systems. These technologies not only provide more precise temperature control and greater energy efficiency but also contribute to a quieter and more comfortable living environment. In contrast, some other brands may rely on older, less efficient technology that results in more temperature fluctuations, increased energy consumption, and noisier operation, which can detract from your home’s comfort and energy savings.

Why You Should Invest in a Mitsubishi Heat Pump

As you can see, the ‘Mitsubishi Heat Pump’ is the perfect heating and cooling device that meets and exceeds all your heating and cooling needs. With its advanced technology, it keeps you safe and comfortable. Because it uses less energy and does not produce any new heat makes it the best product for your environment. Furthermore, the Ductless Mini-Split has an advanced filtration system, making the surrounding air clean and fresh by filtering out pollutants. Adding an ActivePure Hood will also sanitize the room under three minutes. Sanitization is a mandatory defense in hospitals and other critical areas where contaminants may cause you harm; it makes sense to defend you and your loved ones in the same manner. Finally, the WIFI feature and presetting feature help you control your homes heating and cooling according to your daily schedule. All in all, the Mitsubishi Heat Pump and Ductless Mini-Split units are the systems you need to install if you want an efficient home, a lower carbon footprint, and a healthier environment.

The Hudson Valley Green Team

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January 4th, 2021 New Paltz, NY: Four longtime local businesses today announced a new partnership and have created The Hudson Valley Green Team. This partnership will be a “one stop shop” for homeowners interested in increasing the energy efficiency of their homes and reducing their carbon footprint.

Foamco is excited to be part of the Hudson Valley Green Team, says Jay “The Foam King” Storti. Our Partnership is designed to help create Healthier, Quieter, More Energy Efficient environments that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“Being part of the HVGT is such a good feeling because I know we are helping to bring the Hudson Valley the top contractors in their fields.” says Anthony Sicari Owner of Sunpower by New York State Solar Farm. “Our homes are our biggest investment and I know that all the professionals in this group will treat your home as it was their own.”

“I’m proud to be part of the Hudson Valley Green Team.” says Scott Arnold, owner of RYCOR HVAC. “We are a small but highly effective group striving to raise awareness in green energy solutions and energy conservation.”

“The recent formation of HVGT is a true blessing for all involved in the community. To be able to serve Hudson Valley Homeownership alongside other successful local home improvement companies is a dream come true. There is a great need out there to EDUCATE, EQUIP, and EMPOWER the homeowner to make smart decisions for their family in the realm of green solutions. This will make a positive lasting impact on our environment. -Stephen R. Orefice, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

The benefits of this new partnership team include:

      • Saving Money and reducing costs for Hudson Valley Homeowners through energy efficiency

      • Introducing new and existing homeowners in the Hudson Valley to highly reputable, local contractors, focused on quality, value and green solutions

      • Increasing your homes comfort and value while reducing your carbon footprint

    About the Hudson Valley Green Team: The Hudson Valley Green Team (HVGT) consists of:

    Sunpower by New York State Solar Farm a commercial and residential solar panel and battery storage installer located in Ulster County, Modena, NY (www.buysolarlocal.com). Founded in 2008, Sunpower by NYSSF has installed solar panels on over 2800 homes, farms and businesses. They are family owned and operated and have been designated a “Quality Solar Installer” by NYSERDA every year since the program’s creation in 2019, they were also voted the “Best Solar Installer” by Hudson Valley Magazine in 2019 and 2020. Sunpower Corporation has recognized them as a Master Dealer since 2018.

    RYCOR HVAC is a heating and air conditioning contractor specializing in heat pumps located in Ulster County, New Paltz, NY (www.rycorhvac.com). Heat pumps are the most efficient and cost-effective way to heat and cool any residential or commercial building. Heat pumps heat, cool, dehumidify and purify the air in any building. Current government incentives pay for approximately 50% of the cost to convert from fossil fuels to clean electric heat pumps.

    FOAMCO INC is the Hudson Valley’s leading spray foam insulation company headquartered in Orange County, Bullville, NY (www.foamcoinc.com). With over 20 years of experience in the home improvement industry, they focus on providing homeowners, builders, remodelers, and architects, a cost-effective insulation solution that provides superior performance, energy savings, and comfort.

    New Beginnings Window and Door is a Full-Service Premium Window and Door Distributor serving the Hudson Valley since 2008 (nbwindow.com). Family-Owned and Operated they are located in Dutchess County, Wappingers Falls, NY where they have a 2,000 sq ft Showroom & Conference Center with 15+ Manufacturers to choose from for both Residential and Commercial Projects. THE NB WAY: Faith, Family, Honesty, Integrity, Loyalty. Don’t forget to “Begin Each Day with a Beautiful View.”

    Mission Statement

    Environmentally minded businesses dedicated to helping homeowners and communities by providing equipment, services and education that saves money through the use of energy efficient solutions.

    The Perfect Combo For Surviving COVID-19

    A woman holding her mask away from her nose and mouth, taking a deep breath of clean air.

    With the increasing spread of the novel Coronavirus in many countries, Rycor is back once again with a solution to keep you and your house safe. We are talking about the brand new Activepure add-on that Rycor is introducing. These add-on units are carrying the same technology used in the International Space Station. Rycor sells it in two forms: pre-attached to the ductless mini-split unit or a separate part you can connect to your already installed unit. This article will tell you all you need to know about Activepure and why you need to connect it to your mini-split.

    What is Activepure technology:

    Activepure technology was developed with NASA, specifically, so the International Space Station can use it. It was created to eradicate contaminants from the air and the surface. Furthermore, it is considered safe for all living things because it does not leave any byproducts.

    As a result of its oxidizers being 99.98% efficient, the Certified Space Technology seal was awarded to it by the Space Foundation. You will begin seeing this technology in houses, schools, offices, hospitals, etc.

    Activepure Technology and COVID-19:

    Activepure technology has also been tested to see its effect on the novel coronavirus. This testing was done by the University of Texas Medical Branch, one of the top biosafety testing labs. The live virus was used in the testing instead of a dead strain.

    Notably, in the testing, the products with this technology installed had a kill rate of over 99.98%. Moreover, the time of killing the airborne virus was three minutes.

    Activepure filters remove germs, dust particles, bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants and are safe to use in closed spaces. As a result, installing it onto your ductless system in your houses during lockdown would be highly advantageous. It also works quietly, meaning there is no background noise to disturb you.

    The Working of Activepure Technology:

    The ductless mini-split system already removes the majority of contaminants present in the air. With the add on of Activepure, the working and function become much more efficient, giving you more protection from COVID-19.

    The principle working uses a catalytic process. The Activepure technology has a honeycomb-shaped array in it. This array pulls oxygen and water molecules from the air. These are used to create powerful and odorless oxidizers, called Activepure Molecules. As a result, all this is done without you having the slightest clue or disturbance.

    Then, these oxidizers are released into the air. They destroy the viruses and other contaminants present in the air and on different surfaces. They do this by piercing through the virus’s shell and killing it from the inside. As a result, the virus is unable to cause any harm or reproduce. These viruses can include coronavirus, swine flu, hepatitis A, and so on.

    The law of diffusion states that particles tend to move from a region of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration. Activepure technology uses this phenomenon to drive its oxidizers to go into every corner. It takes an ‘active’ approach, unlike other technologies. You can say that by having the Activepure hood add on installed to your ductless mini-split, you are surrounded by an air-filled with anti-viruses 24/7.

    Joe Urso, the CEO of Activepure Technologies, LLC., labeled it as a ‘Personal Protective Equipment.’ The system’s enhanced function makes it a must-have for everyone in a difficult time of the COVID-19.

    Benefits of Activepure Technology:

    Now that you are familiar with what Activepure is and how it works let us look at the benefits of installing this hood on your ductless mini-split system.

    • It opts for an ‘active’ approach and not a passive one. The molecules released by the unit destroy contaminants wherever they encounter them, unlike other technologies that capture the bacteria and bring it back to be destroyed. This approach makes your room safer in a shorter period.
    • As discussed above, the technology’s efficiency rate reducing the contaminants from air and surface is 99.98%, which is almost ideal. This high rate gives you the perfect protection.
    • The working rate is unbelievably fast. It takes only three minutes to destroy the pollutants. So you don’t have to worry about any virus, let alone the coronavirus staying in your surrounding for much longer.
    • The oxidizers travel to every nook and cranny -on the surface and in the air, leaving no place unprotected and contaminated.
    • The system works continuously, so there is no worry about being at risk at any second of the day.
    • The add-on is reasonably priced and hence, a painless buy. It is also easily installable.
    • The unit also works quietly and hence, doesn’t disturb you as you do your work.
    • There are no chemicals used by the system or present in the air it cleans. The oxidizers are made from oxygen and water molecules present in the surroundings, which are natural and safe. This makes the unit easy to use in closed spaces.
    • The working of the Activepure also protects your mini-splits filters from dust buildup. The system gets rid of all the dust before it can come near your ductless unit.
    • Health hazards like asthma, allergies, etc., are significantly reduced as all dust particles, viruses, bacteria, and volatile organic compounds are removed from the surrounding air.

    Conclusion

    As you can see, Activepure Technology is leading the chart when you talk about contamination filters. It has been developed with NASA and used in the International Space Station. It has also been tested in leading laboratories. All of this leaves no doubt that it is the best form of protection from COVID-19. Furthermore, it is usable in every place. The functioning of it is simple, and its benefits are countless. Therefore, we urge you to get yourself the add on of Activepure Technology for your Mitsubishi ductless mini-split as fast as you can. The combined action of these will eradicate all traces of the coronavirus from your homes, schools, and offices, i.e., they are the perfect combo you need for surviving COVID-19.

    The COVID-19 Survival Unit

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    With the Covid-19 outbreak in January 2020 and the declaration of Covid-19 as a pandemic, the whole world was placed under lockdown. Now the virus has mutated in Europe, and medical professionals face another challenge while still managing the first. The norm worldwide is isolation, and being trapped in your home all day also has mental and physical health implications.

    That is why we at Rycor have been searching for ways to not only increase your comfort but further fight the spread of illness from airborne and surface contaminants. Many have now heard and or experienced the Mitsubishi Ductless Mini-Split Wall-mounted heating and cooling unit. Yet, there is still more to these units as Rycor is adding ActivePure® Technologies ductless hoods. In addition to the ductless mini-split, these units kill viruses and bacteria through hyper oxide molecules. This is the perfect complement to the ductless mini-split. This is real-time protection that kills viruses within minutes. The Ductless Mini Split unit will keep you safe and comfortable as you spend your day in your home.

    This article will inform you about every essential thing you need to know about the Mitsubishi ductless mini-split unit and why you should use it during this pandemic.

    Key Features

    The Mitsubishi wall-mounted heating and cooling unit have been designed by installing special features in it. These said features improve the performance and make your home environment comfortable as you spend your day at home during the spread of Covid-19. With ActivePure® Technology, the ductless mini-split becomes a unit that offers the required protections in hospitals, restaurants, and other susceptible facilities. This article will list some of the features below:

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    Comfort

    For comfort purposes, Mitsubishi has opted for ‘precise comfort control’ technology. Return air sensors have been installed on the unit. These sensors will continuously monitor the room conditions and adjust the temperature accordingly. Moreover, 3D-i-see sensors have also been installed on the ductless mini-split unit.

    These 3d-i-sensors scan the room using infra-red technology and adjust the temperature according to human heat signatures. So, you don’t have to worry about regulating the heat or cool manually. Just set the temperature to what you want; the unit will operate according to it automatically. Combine with ActivePure® Technology, the air and surfaces are also sanitized. Voila! You can do all that Netflix and chill without feeling too hot, too cold, and know that every contaminant has been destroyed.

    Filtration

    For their ductless mini-split unit, Mitsubishi has chosen the ‘multilayer allergen filtration’ system. It has a continuous fan operation that eradicates contaminants from the air and provides better air circulation. The allergen filtration system captures odors, dust, bacteria, and various other pollutants, therefore, protecting you from Covid-19 as a whole.

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    Remote control

    Mitsubishi introduces to you specially designed remote controllers and smartphone apps for your unit, giving you absolute and full control over the ductless mini-split settings. Just set it once to what you desire, and you are all free to be lazy in your bed in the lockdown. Furthermore, you can be seated anywhere, and you don’t need to get out of bed to change the unit’s temperature. You can do it using your smartphone as you do your thing.

    Styles

    The ductless mini-split unit is available commercially in three colors: glossy black, matte silver, and glossy white. However, since you are stuck at your house because of Covid-19, you must explore various activities, including room decorating. For that particular reason, these units can be painted or wrapped according to your choice to compliment your room. This feature has not been seen in large home appliances previously and makes the ductless mini-split unique and attractive.

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    Installation

    We have a team of master installers that only specialize in the ductless mini-split units. Also, Rycor will finish your install the same day. To ensure your mini-split system operates at optimal levels, we only use hardware specified by the manufacturer. This provides the ductless unit to work as it was designed to.

     

    The following are a few benefits of the Mitsubishi Ductless Mini Split:

     

    Air Quality

    As discussed above, the multilayer allergen filtration system in the ductless mini-split unit filters out dust and removes bacteria from the air, hence protecting you from the disease Covid-19. The filters installed are also washable. So, you don’t have to worry about spending money to change the filters during the pandemic. You can wash them and save yourself additional costs.

    Efficiency

    The ductless mini-split units have zone by zone control technology. This enables you to control and maintain each area in your home separately and turn off zones that are not in use; less energy is used this way, and the bill is also reduced; as a result, thereby saving your money.

    Hyper-heating

    The wall-mounted heating and cooling unit keep you comfortable every season by using instant hot –start and H2I technologies. Since the lockdown has spread over two different seasons since it began, this type of technology becomes a must as you won’t need a separate heater and air conditioner: one unit can do both. Consequently, the bill is reduced, and energy is saved. Therefore, your money is once again saved.

    Recommended Product

    The product with the best reviews at the time of this publication is the Mitsubishi Electric, MSZ-FH12NA, wall-mounted heating, and cooling unit. It has a 12000 Cool BTU/H and a 14400 Heat BTU/H. Moreover, it has Energy Star technology and has all the controls discussed above available in it. It is nearly silent, and it has a fan speed of five units.

    In Summary

    The Mitsubishi ductless mini-split wall-mounted heating and cooling unit is a reasonable option suited to all your needs as you live through the lockdown and protect yourself from Covid-19. This unit will filter out the bacteria, protecting you, and its various other vital features will keep you comfortable during your efforts to limit the spread of Covid. Combined with ActivePure® technology, you have a device that will also sanitize the environment you are in. Finally, as a bonus, styling options will keep you engaged as you are stuck at home.

    The most crucial part is that the ductless mini-split unit comes with features that do not require additional maintenance costs like the washable filters discussed above. In fact, the mini-split saves you money, which is an essential factor to consider as many people have suffered the loss of jobs or a decrease in salaries with the spread of Covid-19 and cannot afford to ‘waste’ money in this situation. Therefore, the ductless mini-split is the survival unit for you, your friends, and your family.

    The Mitsubishi Ductless Mini Split

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    The Ductless Mini-Split is a very efficient and scalable way to heat your entire home. Known as ductless mini-split air conditioners and heaters (due to the lack of ductwork), they consist of a wall-mounted indoor unit attached to an outdoor compressor. They are more efficient than window units and the central HVAC system. If you are only looking to reduce your bill by heating your favorite space, they can operate as a supplement to your existing heating and cooling equipment. The ductless mini-split is fully capable of serving the demands of your home.

    Ductless, mini-split air-conditioners have numerous potential applications in residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. The most common applications are in single and multifamily homes or as add-ons to “non-ducted” houses with heating systems, such as hydronic (hot water heat), radiant panels, and space heaters (wood, kerosene, propane). They can also be the right choice for room additions and townhomes. Extending or installing ductwork to incorporate into an existing central air-conditioner or heating systems is usually not feasible in these scenarios.

    Advantages of the Mitsubishi Ductless Mini Split

    Advantages of mini-splits are their size and flexibility for zoning or heating and individually cooling rooms. With every zone having a thermostat, you only need to condition the space occupied, saving energy and money.

    Since mini-splits have no ducts, they avoid the energy losses associated with ductwork. Duct losses account for more than 30% of energy consumption for space conditioning, especially when the ducts are in the attic, where temperatures and conditions drastically change. Another benefit to the ductless mini-split system is safety. A small hole in the wall makes it an impossible entry point for an intruder, unlike through-the-wall and window-mounted room air-conditioners.

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    Where Mitsubishi Mini Splits Work Well

    Mini-splits can work as the primary system for the entire home and external locations such as a workshop garage. Many have discovered, ductless units can keep up with the heating and cooling demands for the whole year while increasing air quality and operating silently.

    Mini-splits also make sense in rooms that are offset by the rest of the home’s heating system. Solariums, which can be “pretty much glass stoves,” heat and cool considerably faster than the rest of the house. “The thermostat in the hall 9.1m away has no idea it’s 85 degrees from the veranda.” A mini-split will allow you to declare this veranda individually from the rest of the house.

    Rycor serves the Hudson Valley as its ductless mini-split specialist. Rycor only deals with Mitsubishi verified components. During the past few years, Mistubishi has always been top-rated as the most popular ductless mini-split provider. Not only has the company created energy-efficient home heating and cooling savings, but they also play a role in environmental conservation as they transfer heat instead of generating heat. Rycor ductless mini-split systems use 60% less energy than standard home electric resistance-based heating systems by cutting the cooling costs by 30% compared to conventional room air conditioners.

    Disadvantages of the Mitsubishi Ductless Mini Split

    While Mitsubishi ductless mini-split systems offer a plethora of benefits, it’s essential to consider their disadvantages before making a decision for your heating and cooling needs. Firstly, the upfront cost of purchasing and installing a ductless mini-split can be higher than traditional central HVAC systems or window units, which might deter budget-conscious homeowners. Secondly, while these systems are highly efficient, their efficiency can decrease in extremely cold climates, making them less suitable for regions with harsh winters. Additionally, the installation process may require professional expertise, which can add to the overall expense. Lastly, some homeowners may find the aesthetics of the indoor air handling units less appealing, as they are visible in the living space and can impact interior design choices. Despite these disadvantages, for many, the numerous advantages of Mitsubishi ductless mini-splits, such as energy efficiency, zoned cooling and heating, and improved indoor air quality, far outweigh the drawbacks.

    Are Mitsubishi Mini Splits Worth the Cost?

    Investing in a Mitsubishi mini-split system is a decision that ultimately depends on your specific needs and priorities. While they may come with a higher initial price tag compared to some traditional HVAC options, Mitsubishi mini-splits offer numerous advantages that often make them well worth the cost. These systems are renowned for their exceptional energy efficiency, which can lead to significant long-term savings on utility bills. Moreover, their zoned cooling and heating capabilities provide precise temperature control, improving comfort while minimizing energy wastage. Mitsubishi mini-splits are also known for their whisper-quiet operation and advanced air filtration, contributing to a healthier and more comfortable living environment. When you factor in these benefits, along with the potential for rebates and incentives for energy-efficient systems, Mitsubishi mini-splits can be a wise investment that not only enhances your home’s comfort but also pays off in the form of lower energy bills and increased property value.

    Get Three Estimates

    We understand that there are many installers of mini-split systems, where we desire to be your first choice, we recommend you to call two or even three of our competitors. Consider this task to be an act that will save you thousands. Operating this way provides an evident awareness of what the market for this job is. As a result, you will be well informed, but it will also give you confidence in your decision. At a minimum, you should observe a quote describing the work involved and the parts associated with the job. Then bring those quotes to Rycor, where you will receive comprehensive advice from our experts on every piece of equipment used for the job. When you choose to use Rycor as your provider, we will also give you a hundred dollars off your installation for up to three competitive quotes.

    Choose Rycor for Your Mitsubishi Ductless Mini Split

    Rycor specializes in the ductless mini-split. We are a company that works to deliver the most efficient and cost-saving home solution. These systems are in our homes and protect our families. Through the harsh winters, the ductless mini-split operates well below freezing temperatures. During the summers, the same units keep the temperatures cool and eliminate the humidity that can cause damaging effects due to the excess moisture and dampness in hot spaces.

    When you’re ready to upgrade the comfort of your home, we look forward to consulting with you. This consultation will serve you by being the beginning of a new comfort level and a healthier environment to live, work, eat, and experience pure comfort.