Consumer Reviews of Mitsubishi heat pumps
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Date created: 2013-12-21
Name: Juergen Ringlein
Location: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
"Zuba Central at -36 degrees Celsius"
I installed the Zuba Central in September this year. Today it is -36 degrees Celsius. The unit is working without the auxiliary heat but I did notice it on sporadically. When I adjust the thermostat up at this outdoor temperature the auxiliary heat comes on to help with the demand but turns off and let's the heat pump maintain the house temperature, fantastic. At -25 degrees Celsius the auxiliary heat never comes on. I am assuming that at extreme temperatures just maintaining room temperature is far more efficient than scheduled night and day fluctuations. When the outdoor temperature rises to around -10 degrees Celsius and the units efficiency rises I will go back to the energy efficient program built into the thermostat. I did a ton of research on heating systems because it would have cost me $33,000 to bring natural gas to my acreage. The Zuba Central is doing everything the manufacturer claimed it would do. I am writing this because there is little feedback from owners of these units and I want to help anyone make a good decision.
Date created: 2013-11-19
"Compressor Bad After Using One Winter"
Bought Mr. Slim in June of 2012. $6500 used winter of 12-13. Went to use it last week and it didn't work. Was told the compressor went out. It's under warranty but labor and shipping will cost us $900?? We don't feel we should be out anything for a bad compressor that's only a year and a half old and used just one winter. Plus, it's getting cold and we were told it can take up to 10 days to get here! Will not be buying another!
Date created: 2013-11-11
Name: Juergen Ringlein
Location: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
"Zuba Central is Boss"
I installed this unit in September of this year. It is now November and last night it dropped to -25 C. The unit worked like a charm and did everything it was supposed to do, "keep us warm". I live on an acreage that we put an RTM house on. Just bringing natural gas to the property would have cost $32,000 and geotherm $45,000. Having it work at -25 c, I have now doubt it will work as advertised which is -35 c and beyond. I am waiting till spring to see what my heating season costs will be but I can use a lot of electricity for the cost of the natural gas or geotherm. My house is 1600 sq ft with a heated 3 ft crawlspace and the Zuba Central has no problems. Give me an email in the spring to see if my opinion has changed.
Date created: 2013-01-23
Name: Jeff Innis
Location: Grants Pass, Oregon
I've had the Mitsu fe12na for two years now, and am fairly impressed with it. It replaces my old wall heaters quite well. I find it interesting reading some of the reviews complaining about lack of heat at low temps. Mine puts out good heat even down in the low teens. If these reviewers had bothered to read the literature, they would see that there is a significant drop off in efficiency when you drop below say 15 degrees ( and the hyper heat kicks in ). I've had no service issues to date, but I do have a couple of complaints. First, the unit tends to ice up the base drainage tray when the temps are below freezing (and humidity is high), for several days in a row. It doesn't appear to impact the units operation. There is an optional base heater kit that is supposed to eliminate this issue. The other complaint is the fan on the outdoor unit is rather loud at times. I would guess that both of these issues are common to heat pumps to at least some degree. All in all very satisfied.
Date created: 2012-09-26
Location: Vancouver island and area
"Best heat pumps in Canada"
I am a refrigeration mechanic too. We specialize in heat pumps and I can honestly say Mitsubishi is the most reliable of any high efficiency brand I have seen. We have been installing 200+ units year with negligible problems, and we have mitsi units we installed over 20 years ago still running fine. As for comments on heat pumps not heating in winter it is likely due to poor installation practices or undersized equipment.do yourself a favor if you are thinking of installing this product and make sure you have someone install it who does a proper heat loss calculation for you and uses licensed installers - most good company's will offer you some sort of money back guarantee on a new install. Mitsubishis hyper heat is rated to -25 and the zuba central -30 operation. The zuba has a cop of over 1 at -30 which means its still cheaper to run then an electric heater!!! I am biased in favor of Mitsubishi but it is due to research and having great success with this brand for a long time.
Date created: 2012-09-24
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
"Warranty does NOT include repair labor"
In October 2011 I had a Mitsubishi heat pump installed. In September 2012 it failed. The technician diagnosed a failed circuit board (one of three). The warranty covered only the part, not the labor. $380.10. That blows about 2 years of electrical savings.
Date created: 2012-07-06
I had a msz-fe18na installed last August. The compressor just failed in it. Less than a year old. I have waited now for 3 days to have a new compressor sent from enertrac. They cost a lot of money. To have such a critical part fail so early doesn't seem right to me..
Date created: 2011-10-26
Location: Terre Haute, IN
Years owned: 15
"This product is the best I have found"
Our company has been installing Mitsubishi for 15 years and we have been very satisfied with this product. As with any installed product it is just as or more important to pick a qualified professional contractor. In this case the only thing I can say is the lowest bidder just means that they have the lowest price, not the proper design or product for the application. I have talked with hundreds of people who wish they had paid more attention to the details rather than the price tag.
Date created: 2011-06-15
Location: Richmond, VA
"Heat Pump Very Satisfactory"
I have owned my heating pump for about a year now. I have yet to have any problems or dealt with any breakdowns. There have been no leaks or anything of that nature either. So far I love it and no complaints. Being that I have only had it for about a year, I have not had to repair it. I would definitely buy this brand again. Our last heat pump constantly had problems and my wife would always complain about it so I decided that I would try Mitsubishi because one of my friends recommended it and I can honestly say that I am more than satisfied. It did not make very much noise at all. Furthermore, it had wireless controllers. I would recommend to anyone interested. It required no ductwork and even ran better than some of the wall air-conditioners and that I've had in the past! Great buy!
Date created: 2011-05-11
Name: Kevin Mcf
Location: Nazareth Pa.
Years owned: 10
Had 2 rooms with poor heat an A/C added 2 9,000 BTU units and work great. just built a 700 sq ft sunroom used 2 12,000 btu hyper heat units even in the dead of winter still kept room warm. no noticeable increase in electric bills?
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