Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new line-up of wall-mounted air conditioning units with a sophisticated, streamlined design and a comprehensive range of features to make stylish, energy efficient air conditioning available for countless small businesses.

The M Series MSZ-LN range is the first product in the company’s UK line up to utilise R32 refrigerant – which has a low global warming potential (GWP). Mitsubishi Electric will also launch further R32 air conditioning solutions throughout the coming year.

“This is a major product evolution which will show the market exactly how air conditioning using R32 can perform,” explains Donald Daw, commercial director for the company. “Our engineers have put their heart and soul into developing a superb range of indoor units that offers better efficiencies and more features.”

In March 2014, the European Parliament passed the 2014 EU F-Gas Regulation legislation with the key objective of reducing F-Gas emissions by 79% between 2015 and 2030. The overall intention is to cut the availability of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) with a high GWP. 

The F-Gas Regulations will have a major impact on the air conditioning sector and any option for the next generation of refrigerant gas must be able to meet the demands of this stringent legislation in reducing the environmental impact of HFCs. 

“R32 units have been available in Japan for over two years now and we have taken that knowledge and experience and refined it into this stylish and efficient offering, including our first ever red unit” adds Daw. 

The MSZ-LN range offers a choice of four sizes from 2.5kW to 6.1kW, with four distinct indoor wall units which are available in Ruby Red, Onyx Black, Pearl White and Natural White colours. A matching, colour co-ordinated room controller is also available.

A built-in Wi-Fi interface enables full control and monitoring via the company’s MELCloud App, and a sophisticated i-see Sensor in the unit automatically monitors room occupancy, position and body temperatures to deliver customised comfort.

Double vanes on the indoor unit operate independently to distribute airflow evenly throughout the room and the MSZ-LN offers a whisper-quiet operation as low as 19 dB(A). A Plasma Quad Plus filter also uses powerful plasma technology to filter out even microscopic particles, whilst the dual-barrier coating on the heat exchanger, fan and air duct prevents dust and grease accumulation.

The line-up also includes Mitsubishi Electric’s Replace technology which can utilise existing pipework, making it ideal for office and retail refurbishments. 

“We see this model as ideal for high-end, stylish situations and have already had a lot of interest from our customers,” adds Daw.  “R32 is expected to quickly become the standard for split type air conditioning systems and we have more products lined up for the UK market in the coming months.