September 2017

New Generation Air-to-Water Heat Pump

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA) has recently implemented the next stage of the global launch of Q-ton by introducing this air to water CO₂ heat pump to the Australian and New Zealand market. The recently WaterMark[1] certified product provides  sanitary hot water outlet temperatures from 60°C to 90°C for commercial applications. Q-ton is the next generation hot water solution.

Text Box: Image 1: MHI Q-ton Logo“Q-ton represents the next generation of hot water production. The Q-ton utilises CO₂, a safe, natural and environmentally responsible refrigerant. The combination of CO₂s highly efficient, natural accruing properties, enable the Q-ton to be far superior compared to conventional refrigerant heat pumps.” says Trent Miller, Air to Water (A2W) Manager, MHIAA.


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems design team in Japan launched this innovative and unique air source heat pump to allow for maximum efficiency with a minimal carbon footprint. As an ideal system for serving hot water requirements in commercial buildings, Q-ton can be utilised in varying applications, such as; hotels, apartment blocks, restaurants, fitness centres, universities, hospitals, care homes and commercial laundries.

With high efficiency rates and low carbon emission, Q-ton recovers heat energy from the air and can perform in extremely cold temperatures right down to -25°C[2].

“Q-ton delivers outstanding performance as a solution based product. Q-ton supplies hot water from 60°C to 90°C at 100% capacity at an outdoor temperature down to -7°C and will continue to produce hot water down to -25°C”- Trent Miller

Text Box: Image 2: MHIAA Q-ton Heat PumpEngineered to meet a range of demands including the need for medium to large sanitary hot water generation, low electricity consumption and high environmental responsibility, Q-ton represents the efficient solution to the old boiler type systems found in most commercial settings.

A 30kW Q-ton produces in excess of 600 L per hour.  The overall L/hr quantity of hot water production varies, as is dependent on the feed water temperature, the outdoor temperature condition and the water outlet setting temperature. By utilising the modular configuration availability, 16 x heat pumps can be connected to provide 480kW capacity and approximately 100,000 litres of hot water. This capacity can be maintained even in low ambient temperatures and therefore requires no external heating source. Used as a direct replacement for the old boiler type systems, Q-ton for example, can produce hot water during the off-peak tariff electricity times for cost effectiveness whereby this water is then stored in a tank or tanks to control the water supply for the commercial space at the required timings.

Globally, Q-ton is already making its mark on commercial spaces.  Located in London’s popular Lancaster Gate and Bayswater, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air Conditioning Europe (MHIAE) recently connected two Q-ton units to Lancaster Hall Hotel. This system now produces 12,000 litres of water to cater up to 250 people on site. Lancaster Hall Hotel has now reduced their running costs by 40% compared to their existing boiler system and have seen a 45% saving on carbon emissions*[3]

With the launch of Q-ton now being extended to include both Australia and New Zealand, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is now offering the market a hot water solution to meet the increasing demands of commercial spaces. The Q-ton solution is here.


[1] WaterMark Certificate of Conformity- Level 1 Evaluated to

 AS 3498-2009 - Authorization requirements for plumbing products - Water heaters and hot-water storage tanks

[2] At -25°C Q-ton can continue to supply water at temperatures between 60°C and 90°C

[3] Information sourced from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, LTD Case Examples Europe & East Asia, Japan 2016


August 2017

MHIAA brings style and innovation into the home with Avanti™ Air Conditioners

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA) launched the new Avanti™ range bringing an award winning Italian design to Australian and New Zealand consumers.

Based on MHIAA’s world class air conditioning technology, the Avanti™ air conditioning range beautifully complements any household interiors, Designed in Italy, a global indicator of quality and perfection in design.

“Air conditioning units are moving away from that standard shape we have known. The Avanti™ range has been designed and developed for the modern home. It is the perfect accessory for all new homes and those wishing to bring elegance and luxury to their living spaces” says interior design expert and MHIAA ambassador, Tara Dennis.

The Avanti™ range of air conditioners boast elegant smooth curves and rounded corners to suit any home. As one of the quietest models on the market, it is altogether less intrusive and the perfect addition to any home.


Image 2: Avanti™ Indoor Unit

“Home owners are continually looking for ways to bring style and comfort to their homes. They want high end products that are built to last. With the Avanti™ range, MHIAA is once again pushing the boundaries to bring quality designed products to consumers, a feat now recognised internationally” -Tara Dennis.

MHIAA continues to invest in extensive research and development and this has ensured that the Avanti™ range guarantees high values of energy efficiency and low consumptions. Using the R32 refrigerant, Avanti™ requires less energy to achieve the desired temperature and less refrigerant volume to operate.

As a reverse cycle unit, the Avanti™ range provides heating and cooling and comes with both a dry and fan mode. The Avanti™ range will continue to provide powerful cooling even when the outside temperature is as high as 46 degrees.

MHIAA’s 130 year history of engineering innovation is seen with the Avanti™ range using the same blade technology as jet engines. This enables a large volume of air to be blown with the minimum amount of energy generating an airflow that is uniform and quiet.

“With warmer months just around the corner, now is the time for every home owner to take advantage of this technology,” says Tara Dennis.

Further to this, the Avanti™ range utilises both the allergen clear and photocatalytic filter to neutralise and purify the air flow. Through these filters any bacteria, mould, pollen or lice that has built up in the unit is quickly eliminated and deodorised to provide consumers with a cleaner air flow.

The Avanti™ range also features a silent night function with a dimmable light providing the perfect temperature and ambiance, night and day. This means that even as the evening approaches the unit can remain on for those warmer nights without a bright light in the corner of the room. Users have the option, through this feature, to dim the LED light or turn the light off without having to switch the air conditioner off.

MHIAA understands what consumers want and this has influenced the features of the Avanti™ range.  By harnessing Wi-Fi technology, the Avanti™ range allows users to set up and program the air conditioner through their smartphone or tablet outside a normal daily schedule. This option allows consumers to set the desired temperature of the unit before returning home and allows them to check if the unit has been left running should they not be home.

MHIAA is bringing consumers a holistic and stylish range that has been internationally recognised for its quality design. The Avanti™ air conditioners are available from August in leading retailers, and air conditioning dealers, and come with a five-year parts and labour warranty.

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July 2017

MHIAA introduces Tara Dennis as Brand Ambassador


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA) is proud to announce that home improvement expert and presenter Tara Dennis has been appointed as the brand’s first ambassador in Australia and New Zealand.

“I’m very pleased and excited to be joining a brand with such a rich history and passion for innovation and comfort within the home,’’ says Tara.

“As someone who has a passion for styling and renovating homes you want to push the boundaries and create a space that people love being in. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia is the perfect extension of this and a brand that I am proud to be supporting,” continues Tara.

For MHIAA, Tara Dennis is an undeniable choice as she represents all that the brand stands for. She brings with her a level of trust and an influential voice in the minds of consumers. Together MHIAA and Tara have the opportunity to generate and extend the brand’s image to reach consumers in Australia and New Zealand.  

“Tara represents the home renovator who wants to improve their home. It is great to have her on the team at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia. Her extensive experience in home decorating and design has ensured she is a credible face of home improvement, design and decoration in Australia,” says Jenny Perello, Marketing Executive, MHIAA.

Further to this, Tara similarly represents a shift in brand ambassadors within the air conditioning space.

“Currently, major air conditioning brands generally use males as their brand ambassadors. Bringing in Tara means MHIAA creates a point of difference for our brand and expands the field to include females who often represent the key decision makers in the family home,” says Jenny.

MHIAA and Tara are leading the charge in both innovation and branding as they step outside the current thinking and move towards an environment all about the consumer, male or female.

With a key focus on innovation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia offers a complete range of premium air conditioners to create the ideal temperature conditions and air flow at home or in the office.

“Tara complements MHIAA’s brand values and we look forward to working with her,” concludes Jenny.