What’s the Best Heat Pump for Reading-Allentown-Harrisburg-Area Homes?

What Is Hyper Heat?

Hyper Heat is a combination heating and air conditioning home comfort solution that offers tremendous heating performance and year-round comfort in a single system.

Hyper Heat doesn’t rely on ductwork, making it an ideal option for older and historic homes that may rely on oil or radiator heat during the winter, and perhaps window air conditioners during the summer months. But it can be equally effective in brownstones and other home styles with basements, room additions, and other spaces that never seem to cool or heat as well as the rest of the house, and where you may be using electric baseboard or propane for additional heating. It can be deployed as a standalone system or in coordination with an existing heating duct system to boost efficiency.

Families have used Hyper Heat to convert enclosed patios and three-season rooms for year-round enjoyment. These ductless systems are also widely used to transform other drafty, underutilized spaces into comfortable living quarters, helping families to establish in-laws suites for elderly parents, who may require additional warmth to combat cold-sensitivity.

Hyper Heat is a heat pump system—but not the kind your father or grandfather may have known. Mitsubishi Electric has redefined the heat pump, creating a whole new category of home comfort solutions. Hyper Heat’s exclusive INVERTER-driven heat pumps with advanced Hyper-Heating INVERTER (H2i®) technology deliver breakthrough efficiencies, maintaining toasty warmth and comfort even when temperatures drop all the way down to -13 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes them a perfect solution for homes right here in Pennsylvania!

By contrast, a traditional heat pump starts to lose efficiency when outdoor temperatures drop to just 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and continues to loose efficiency the colder it gets. Then the traditional heat pump’s back-up system then has to kick in to generate heat. Anyone who’s lived through a few Pennsylvania winters can understand how that can add up in utility bills.

For comparison, let’s take a look at last winter to see how a Hyper Heat system might have performed against a traditional heat pump.

Allentown’s Winter Of 2015

Between January 1 and March 31 of 2015, Allentown, PA had an average temperature of 28 degrees with lows to 21 degrees for 37 days. Customers in Harrisburg, PA, Reading, PA, Lancaster, PA and the surrounding areas saw very similar weather. That’s quite a long time to be chilly and uncomfortable in your home, not to mention the extra heating costs you’d need to pay—a drain on any budget.

Temperature graph for Allentown PA's 2015 winter

During this same period, there were 20 days where the temperature never rose above 17 degrees and dropped as low as 0 degrees. But remember, Hyper Heat’s INVERTER technology delivers and maintains optimal heating performance down to -13 degrees. Hyper Heat system owners would have incurred zero additional fuel costs despite the extreme temperatures—a benefit for every wallet! (1)

Understanding How Heat Pumps Work

Heat pumps work by pulling heat from the outside air or ground and then transferring it inside to warm your home or office. The process is basically reversed during warmer weather, where heat pumps cool the house by pushing the warm air from the inside the home back to the outside, where the heat belongs. (2)

While traditional heat pumps seem to work well in moderate climates, the extreme weather fluctuations that we experienced in Pennsylvania cause traditional systems to work overtime, making ductless a more efficient option.

Perfect Comfort To Minus-13 Degrees!

Mitsubishi Hyper Heat INVERTER technology utilizes a special phase-changing liquid, which boosts performance and enables the system to withdraw and continue to capture heat from the surrounding environment until temperatures dip below -10 degrees.

This allows the Hyper Heat system to extract heat from the outside air and continue to warm your home, even when temperatures drop well below the range where most heat pumps would simply give up.

A rush of hyper-heat kicks in when the compressor motor signals that a burst of heat is required. The motor revs up to maximum speed and the system harnesses the additional heat that’s thrown off the compressor magnets, redirecting it back into your blower and super-charging your heat output in rapid response to dropping outdoor air temperatures.

Heat Pumps Provide Central Air Too? Will They Save Me Money?

As noted, Hyper Heat systems cool your home in the summer by reversing the heating process, removing heat and humidity from your indoor environment and piping it outside. This means that homeowners like you can enjoy the comfort and convenience of one single system for heating and cooling.

Don’t worry about retrofitting ugly ductwork into your home. It’s time to say goodbye to bulky window air conditioning units. Time to take your windows back!

In terms of cost savings, the system’s cooling efficiencies are generally more efficient than conventional central air conditioning systems and cost about the same or less to operate. (3)

Ok, What’s The Next Step?

Want to know more? Maybe you have a traditional heat pump providing sub-par heating efficiency. Maybe you want to preserve the aesthetic appeal of your older home, which doesn’t have room for ductwork. Or maybe you’d like to get better use of those hard-to-heat rooms and spaces that remain cold at the highest thermostat settings. Give us a call today to learn what options are available and to learn what the Mitsubishi Hyper Heat ductless mini-split system can do for you.


  1. WeatherUnderground: Jan. 1, 2015- March 31, 2015:
  2. Angie’s List
  3. Home.com