Mitsubishi Electric launches heat pump-driven air curtains
AC manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric has collaborated with Thermoscreens
to produce a heat pump-driven air curtain which can cut running costs and C02 emissions by 67%.
Developed with the Nuneaton-based air curtain manufacturers, the PHX DX product range comprises of eight models which can link to a Mr Slim R410A outdoor heat pump compressor unit that uses advanced inverter technology.
Air curtains positioned over doorways act to prevent heat escaping from open doors and stop dust entering by warming and cleaning the air for businesses, particularly retailers, keen on an open door policy to entice passing trade.
Heat pumps capture and convert outdoor air to a higher temperature while requiring less than a third of the power of a direct electric heated air curtain. This makes it cheaper to run.
Thermoscreen and Mitsubishi Electric hope their range of heat pump-driven air curtains will tap into an estimated £20m air curtain market. The new range was developed as one of many solutions put forward to meet Mitsubishi's Green Gateway initiative aimed at reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions.