Mitsubishi Zuba-Central

 Mitsubishi Mr. Slim Heat Pumps

Made exclusively for Canada, Zuba-Central easily poises itself as the new and better way to provide year-round heating and cooling comfort, by combining the benefits of heat pump technology with centralized ductwork


From energy-saving features like VCSI technology to powerhouse performance features like our Hyper-Heat Inverter (H2i) technology, Zuba-Central is packed with so many advancements that we have no reservations in calling it the true solution in whole-home, year-round comfort.



Powerful Savings

The savings are easy to see and even easier to realize with Zuba-Central. A heating and cooling system's performance can be simply represented by its Coefficient of Performance (COP). COP is a standardized measurement of how much energy you get from every unit of fuel input. The following chart shows a comparison of COP between gas furnaces, electric resistance heaters, and Zuba-Central:


How Much Am I Really Saving?

Here's an example comparison of annual heating costs for a typical 2,500 sq.ft. house in major cities across Canada.

Estimated Annual Heating Costs (Savings) for a typical 2,500 sq. ft. house. In Vancouver, a 2,500 sq. ft. house with a gas furnace and a COP of 0.85 would spend approximately $1,378 in heating bills in one year. If this same house were equipped with a standard electric heater, one year of heating could cost you an enormous $2,967. Zuba-Central, on the other hand, would only cost about $904. Even though Zuba-Central also uses electricity, it is staggering how much more efficient it actually is. This means you would save $474, or 34%, a year on energy costs over a gas furnace, and $2,063, or 70%, over electric heaters. That's a potential savings of almost $20,000 in your pocket over 10 years



The three most common heating systems used across Canada are gas, oil, and electric.

Gas furnaces are one of the most common heating systems used in Canada, while oil furnaces are still used in many parts of the country. However, any system that operates with a COP lower than 1 is costing you more than it’s worth in lost energy. Having a number less than 1 simply means you are not getting as much energy out of your furnace as you are putting into it.

There are generally 3 types of gas furnaces: low-, mid- or high-efficiency. Older low-efficiency gas furnaces, which are no longer available for sale in Canada, have a COP of less than 0.75. Mid-efficiency gas furnaces have a COP ranging from 0.78 to 0.82. Even the most efficient high-efficiency gas furnaces can only achieve a COP range of 0.89 to 0.95. However, oil furnaces are generally much less efficient, with a COP ranging from 0.60 to 0.80.

In comparison, electric resistance furnaces or baseboard heaters are actually more efficient than traditional gas and oil furnaces, as they have a COP equal to 1. This means that 100% of the energy going into the system in the form of electricity is being converted into heat.

Now with Zuba-Central, you get what you pay for and more, with a COP ranging from 1.4 to 3.19. Zuba-Central is able to achieve these amazing COP ratings because it not only converts 100% of all electrical energy into heat, but it also absorbs outdoor heat energy – energy that is essentially free. Zuba-Central is a heat pump with two key components: the compressor and the refrigerant. The system absorbs heat energy from outside and transfers that energy indoors via refrigerant which is moved throughout the system by the high efficiency compressor. And the higher the outdoor temperatures rise,

efficient way to heat and cool your home all year round.

Space Saving

The Zuba-Central outdoor unit measures only 13" (33 cm) thick – which sits perfectly alongside your exterior wall and takes up a lot less real estate than a traditional A/C system. It is so compact that you can have it installed anywhere around your premises, without taking up your valuable patio space.

The indoor Air Handling Unit is smaller than a gas furnace, and fits right onto your existing ductwork. Everything is efficiently housed in a single unit.


Super-Quiet Technology

You may not even realize your Zuba-Central system is hard at work keeping temperatures steady and bringing you home comfort. Our advanced technology ensures super-quiet units that work vibration-free.



Efficiently Green

Now you can keep more money in your pocket while reducing your carbon footprint. The Zuba-Central system uses ozone-friendly R-410A refrigerant which produces no CFCs or HCFCs, and has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP). This is not only beneficial to the environment but also translates into better overall performance and energy efficiency than traditional R-22 based systems.

Through the use of our VSCI Technology (Variable Compressor Speed Inverter) the Zuba-Central system is able to dynamically adjust heating and cooling capacities to match actual requirements of your home, which means you pay only for the required energy when you need it.

Zuba-Central is an Energy Star® qualified heat pump with a SEER1 of 15.0 and EER2 of 12.0 in cooling mode, and an HSPF3 of 9.4 in heating mode. Together with a high-efficiency ECM motor, you can be sure that you’re always getting the most from your utility bill and giving the most back to the environment.

1. SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) 2. EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) 3. HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor)