Heat Pumps, Heating, Technology

Hitachi Yutaki M R32 Air-to-Water Heat Pump Combines Energy Efficiency with Sub-Zero Heating Capacities

February 08, 2023
  • All-in-one solution can deliver heating, cooling and even serve as a domestic water heater with an external tank
  • Engineered to deliver consistent, 140 F heating capacity even with sub-zero ambient temperatures

Johnson Controls-Hitachi continues to exceed demands for sustainable, energy-efficient heating and cooling products with the North American launch of the Yutaki M R32 monobloc air-to-water heat pump. This all-in-one solution can deliver heating, cooling and even serve as a domestic water heater with an external tank. The three-ton and four-ton systems are engineered to deliver a consistent, 140 F heating capacity even within sub-zero ambient temperatures and can generate up to four times more thermal energy than electrical energy used.

These exceptional capabilities are achieved through a newly designed, vapor injection twin-rotary compressor. This innovative design enables the economizer to control the discharge of temperature prior to it being injected into the compression chamber. The process enhances performance within cold climates, enabling the Yutaki M R32 heat pump to supply 131 F water even within -4 F ambient temperatures.

Visitors to the 2023 AHR Expo can stop by the Johnson Controls-Hitachi booth B1629 on Feb. 6-8 to learn more about the Yutaki M R32 heat pump and the company’s cooling and heating portfolio.

Utilizing a monobloc design, the self-contained Yutaki M R32 system features low-GWP (global warming potential) R32 refrigerant cycles that are integrated within the outdoor unit and then connected to the heat distribution system via hydraulic connections. Coupled with a compact footprint, the all-in-one heat pumps are ideal for a wide range of applications including residential and retrofit projects.

Key Features:

  • New enhanced vapor injection rotary compressor maintains heating capacity up to -13 F temperatures
  • High efficiency delivers 4.66 COP and 4.8 EER
  • Simplified installation with no refrigerant handling required and easy access to components

The performance and energy efficiency of the Yutaki M R32 is further enhanced when connected to the latest LCD controller. The advanced color controller can manage fan coil control, energy consumption and programmable settings to meet individual building demands. The Yutaki M R 32 is also compatible with the Hitachi range of thermostats, including the Cascade controller that provides a centralized point of operation for up to eight Yutaki systems.

Learn more about the Hitachi controller lineup at https://www.hitachiaircon.com/us/range/controllers.

About Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning is a global air conditioning manufacturer established in October 2015 as a joint venture between Johnson Controls and Hitachi Appliances, Inc. (now Hitachi Global Life Solutions, Inc.) Approximately 15,000 employees have offered high-quality residential and commercial products, services, and solutions to our customers. We have released the most diverse HVAC products in the global market including ductless solutions, chillers and residential air conditioning solutions that exceed customer expectations at all times.