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WHAT IS THE INTELLI-HEAT COIL?
The Intelli-HEAT coil is a revolutionary new technology from Mitsubishi Electric that is set to transform home Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems. It represents a clever integration of heat pump technology with traditional gas or propane furnaces to create a dual-fuel hybrid heating solution. At the heart of Intelli-HEAT is an exterior heat pump that takes the place of your existing outdoor AC unit. These heat pump systems are paired with an interior heating coil that gets installed within your current gas or propane furnace.
Together, these components create a system that can intelligently select between electric and gas heating to maximize efficiency. The heat pump handles heating needs on milder winter days with temperatures above approximately 30°F. Its variable speed inverter compressor provides very effective electric heat pump function even in cold weather. But on frigid winter days below the 30°F range, the system will automatically switch over to the gas furnace for heating. This dual-fuel approach takes advantage of the strengths of both technologies. The end result is a system that provides superior comfort, savings, and energy efficiency versus traditional HVAC setups.
HOW THE INTELLI-HEAT COIL WORKS IN YOUR HOME
The Intelli-HEAT system leverages a collaboration between Mitsubishi Electric and Trane to bring together the latest in heat pump technology and gas heating. It starts with an exterior heat pump unit replacing your outdoor AC condenser. This hyper-efficient Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat pump can extract heat from the external air even in very cold conditions thanks to its inverter-driven compressor. It routes refrigerant to the integrated interior coil installed atop your existing gas furnace.
This interior coil circulates refrigerant to absorb heat from the gas burner inside the furnace. A sophisticated control board governs the entire system and determines whether to use the heat pump or gas furnace for heating based on outdoor conditions. This allows the system to optimize efficiency. The heat pump handles warmer winter days, using electricity to gently warm your home. When temps drop below 30°F, the gas furnace kicks in to deliver heating the efficient way it always has. This hybrid heating approach keeps your home cozy all winter while maximizing savings.
HOW TO INSTALL THE INTELLI-HEAT SYSTEM
The launch of Mitsubishi Electric’s revolutionary Intelli-HEAT system will provide homeowners with an exciting new option for upgrading their HVAC systems. Taking full advantage of this technology requires proper installation by qualified professionals.
The process begins by replacing your outdoor AC condenser with a state-of-the-art Mitsubishi Electric hyper-heating heat pump. Specially trained technicians will size and install the new variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pump optimized for your home’s specifications. Refrigerant lines are then routed into the house and connected to the proprietary Intelli-HEAT coil positioned atop your existing gas furnace.
This indoor coil is designed for quick and easy integration with your furnace without the need for extensive modifications. Technicians simply mount the coil, connect refrigerant lines, and make any minor adjustments to ensure seamless communication between the furnace, coil, and outdoor heat pump. Control boards are configured to enable hybrid electric and gas heating capabilities.
Once installed, the Intelli-HEAT system affords superior efficiency, comfort and savings versus traditional HVAC setups. Upgrading to this technology is a big step toward enhancing your home’s energy performance. Our team at Logan Services stays up to date on the latest advancements from Mitsubishi Electric as we look forward to bringing the benefits of Intelli-HEAT to homeowners. Contact us today to learn more and get started with an estimate for installation.