Red Dot recognises Ultra Quiet heat pump with prestigious design award

Mitsubishi Electric’s Ultra Quiet Ecodan PUHZ-AA air source heat pump range has been presented the prestigious international Red Dot Award for Product Design. 

The Ecodan units are designed to provide homes with reliable, trouble free renewable heating and hot water. The design of the new Ultra Quiet unit is highly compact, and the colour combination of white and anthracite exudes a simple yet elegant appeal, with the dark colour of the fan section underlining its unobtrusive design. 

The Red Dot Award is judged by an international jury of nearly 40 experts, who said that, “the design of this air-to-water outdoor unit has been thought out to the last detail. Its unobtrusive appearance easily blends into different types of buildings.” 

Every element of the unit is carefully manufactured to increase energy efficiency and decrease noise. 

The units are available in 8.5kW and 11.2kW sizes with sound levels that are three times quieter than previous models. 

Mitsubishi Electric is pleased that these awards highlight the essence of Mitsubishi Electric's product development process, where design and functionality go hand in hand with the excellent product quality. 

The judging criteria for the Red Dot Award includes: product functionality, degree of innovation, formal quality, ergonomics, durability and ecological compatibility.