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Consumer Recommends Multiple Products in 2020 Heat Pump Review

consumer recommended heat pumps - avanti plus and bronte modelsIn their latest June 2020 review, leading consumer advocacy group Consumer has again recommended multiple Mitsubishi Heavy Industries heat pumps.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries heat pumps fared exceptionally well across all size categories with recommendations across small, medium and large capacity heat pumps. Consumer analysed performance data from 228 heat pumps before rating them based on their:

  • Heating and cooling efficiency
  • Indoor and outdoor noise levels
  • Performance in low temperatures

Small capacities (under 4kW)

In the small and medium categories the Avanti PLUS® units were the true champions with the 2.0kW, 2.5kW, 3.5kW models being recommended.

Boasting a 7 star heating and cooling energy rating – the highest of any heat pump in New Zealand and a wide range of energy saving features, the 2.0kW Avanti PLUS® model (SRK20ZSXA-W) was the best performer, achieving an overall rating of 84% – the highest rating of any heat pump in the small sized category! 

Both the 2.0kW and 2.5kW Avanti PLUS® models did exceptionally well in regards to outdoor noise, with them scoring 91% and 90% respectively. This earned them 2nd and 3rd place out of all heat pumps, making them some of the quietest units on the market! Learn more about the Avanti PLUS® and why it’s a considered one of the best heat pumps on the market in our product in focus.

medium capacities (4kw – 6kw)

In the medium capacity category, the 5.0kW Avanti PLUS® (SRK50ZSXA-W) rated highly for its low indoor and outdoor noise levels and achieved an overall score of 81% to be recommended in the medium size category.

large capacities (over 6kw)

Completing the trio of recommendations across small, media and large capacities was the 6.0kW Avanti PLUS® with it’s recommendation in the large capacity category. The 6.0kW Avanti PLUS® achieved an overall rating of 78%. It was the quietest heat pump in the large category, achieving an industry leading 85% for indoor noise levels – the 2nd highest of any heat pump.

The Bronte® Series also fared well against tough competition in the large category. Designed specifically for medium to large spaces, Consumer recommended the 6.3kW Bronte model (SRK63ZRA-W) heat pump which scored 83% for its heating efficiency, 83% for it’s low temp performance and 83% for it’s outdoor noise level for an overall rating of 82% – the highest rating among the large capacity units.

The 7.1kW Bronte model (SRK71ZRA-W) was also recommended, scoring an overall rating of 78% with a whopping 87% for low temp performance making it the best performing heat pump in colder temperatures It also received a 92% rating for it’s outdoor noise level – the highest rating of any heat pump!

Spokesperson for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and New Zealand’s Manager, Annemarie Schaal, notes that these recommendations further highlight MHI’s brand philosophy of innovation and creative products that are designed to improve the lives of those who use them.

“At Mitsubishi Heavy Industries we are always looking at ways that we can improve every aspect of our products. As we head into winter and with the majority of the country spending much more time at home, our customers are our number one priority and we are focused on ensuring their comfort during the colder winter months, as well as all year round. Once again, we’re honoured to have received these highly regarded endorsements from Consumer” – Annemarie Schaal.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries offers a complete range of premium heat pumps for residential and commercial spaces. Innovation is central to the organisation and underpins every aspect of MHI’s product range. Fostering Japan’s technological leadership and in combination with the organisation’s rich heritage in engineering, aviation and spacecraft leadership, the company continues to achieve unrivalled success in New Zealand.