In their latest 2023 review, leading consumer advocacy group Consumer has recommended a total of 20 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries heat pumps, including 8 split systems from our Avanti®, Avanti PLUS® and Bronte® Series of high-wall mounted heat pumps.
These latest recommendations make Mitsubishi Heavy Industries the most recommended heat pump brand of 2023!
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries heat pumps fared exceptionally well across all size categories with recommendations across small, medium and large capacities. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries were proud to have 5 products included in the top 10 for overall scores as well as having the top 6 top performing heat pumps for outdoor noise levels.
Consumer analysed performance data from 292 heat pumps this year before rating them based on their:
- Heating and cooling efficiency
- Indoor and outdoor noise levels
- Performance in low temperatures
Small capacities (under 4kW)
The 2.0kW, and 2.5kW models the Avanti PLUS® series were the true champions in 2023. Boasting industry leading heating and cooling energy ratings and a wide range of energy saving features, the 2.0kW Avanti PLUS® model was considered the most energy efficient heat pump in New Zealand.
These two Avanti PLUS models also did exceptionally well in regard to outdoor noise and performance in low temperatures. The 2.0kW and 2.5kW Avanti PLUS® models scored 92% and 91% respectively for outdoor noise and 82% for heating in low temperature performance making them #1 and #2 for both outdoor noise and performance in low temperatures.
Thanks to these ratings, 2.0kW Avanti PLUS® model was considered a top performer in this year’s review! Achieving an overall rating of 86% made it the highest rated split system heat pump of any size! Coming in at #2 was the 2.5kW Avanti PLUS® model which achieved an overall rating of 85%.
Learn more about the Avanti PLUS® and why its 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 3.5kW Avanti PLUS® was recommended by Consumer and achieved a commendable, overall rating of 74%. It also delivered exceptional performance with regard to indoor noise – achieving 81% rating making it the second highest rated medium size heat pump and third highest rated heat pump overall for indoor noise.
The 5.0kW Avanti PLUS® was the highest performing heat pump with regard to outdoor noise – achieving a score of 86% for outdoor noise levels. The model also achieved an overall score of 80% making it the third highest rated heat pump in the medium sized category.
large capacities (over 6kw)
Completing the trio of recommendations across small, media and large capacities was the 6.0kW Avanti PLUS® with its recommendation in the large capacity category. The 6.0kW Avanti PLUS® achieved an overall rating of 71% and was the quietest heat pump in the large category, achieving an industry leading 84% for indoor noise levels – the highest rating of any high-wall heat pump.
Recommended for medium to larger spaces, the Bronte® Series also fared well against tough competition in the large category. Consumer recommended the 6.3kW Bronte model heat pump which scored 83% for its heating efficiency, 78% for its low temp performance and 83% for its outdoor noise level for an overall rating of 81% – the highest rating among the large capacity high wall units.
The 7.1kW Bronte model was also recommended, scoring an overall rating of 76% as well as a high 82% for low temp performance in colder temperatures. It also received a 92% rating for its outdoor noise level – making it the highest rated, large capacity heat pump in that regard.
As well as the huge list of high-wall heat pumps mentioned above, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries also had a number of other product types recommended.
If you’re a Consumer member you can review the entire list of recommended products here
message from management
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ New Zealand Manager, John McMaster, notes that these recommendations further highlight MHI’s continued dedication to designing exceptional and award winning heat pumps to the New Zealand market. Once again, we’re incredibly proud to have Consumer recognise the efforts we put into delivering high quality and high-performance heating and cooling products that keep Kiwi’s comfy all year around. We’re also honoured to receive these highly regarded endorsements from Consumer” – John McMaster.