• Midea's EVOX G heat pump system.
    Midea's EVOX G heat pump system.

Midea has launched the new EVOX G heat pump system and EVOX G Air Handling Unit (AHU).

This latest generation of the EVOX series represents the future of electric, inverter-driven heat pump technology for home heating and cooling upgrades in North America.

Heat pump sales in the United States have increased by more than 50 per cent in the past five years and overtook sales of gas furnaces in 2022.

Under new tax guidelines in the Inflation Reduction Act, those installing qualifying heat pumps, including the EVOX G heat pump system, are eligible for tax credits up to $2,000.

Midea's new EVOX G Heat Pump is the outdoor unit engineered to defy harsh winter temperatures, reliably providing up to 100 per cent heating output at down to -13°F (-25°C) and operating effectively down to -22°F (-30°C), all with a Coefficient of Performance (COP) of up to 1.8.

Tailored for optimal performance in virtually all climates, the entire EVOX G³ product line boasts ultra-high energy efficiency that exceeds CEE Advanced Tier and ENERGY STAR Most Efficient specifications.

Ranging from 1.5-tonne to 5-tonne units, Midea EVOX G heat pumps feature Enhanced Vapor Injection (EVI) technology and a multi-layer heat exchanger, ensuring consistent warmth without reliance on auxiliary heat, even in the most severe weather conditions.

When combined with auxiliary heat, the EVOX G heat pump delivers stable and optimal heating in extremely cold environments.

The 3-tonne EVOX G unit can achieve energy savings of up to 72.7 per cent compared to traditional electric heaters.

The EVOX G heat pump offers more eco-friendly heating than a gas furnace without compromising the heating output or user comfort.

In summer the EVOX G has a cooling efficiency of up to 19 SEER2 that can provide energy savings of up to 32.5 per cent compared to the conventional 14.3 SEER systems currently popular on the market.

Midea's EVI technology is the driving force behind the EVOX G system's revolutionary cold climate heating performance. This technology hinges on a two-stage refrigerant compression process, with an intermediary injection of additional refrigerant vapour.

This bolsters the heat pump's heating output, making it a reliable choice during cold weather, and ramps up its efficiency/COP score.

The injection of vapor refrigerant facilitates higher output temperatures while simultaneously expanding the operational range of the heat pump, thereby ensuring outstanding functionality even in sub-zero conditions.

Midea's side-discharge design allows for an impressive heating output and COP score compared to many top-discharge models, particularly in colder climates.

Requiring only eight inches of rear clearance, these space-saving units offer flexible installation options such as under decks, hanging on walls, or tucked away in a corner.

Ideal for snowy areas, the G horizontal discharge design deters snow and ice from entering the cabinet. The use of flair-fittings enhances safety by eliminating the need for open flames during installation, simplifying the process.

Additionally, the two-wire communication system between the indoor and outdoor units, and indoor unit to wall control improves system reliability and efficiency, while their design ensures quiet operation, increasing comfort in residential settings.

The EVOX G AHU has an innovative latching modular design that simplifies transportation, installation and maintenance.

Capable of being separated into three manageable pieces thanks to the "Block N Lock" design, this AHU is optimized for single installers, especially when maneuvering into challenging spaces like attics, basements or crawlspaces.

Its multi-position installation configuration means contractors can stock one SKU and install it in six configurations.

The industry-exclusive LowBoy application allows for unparalleled flexibility in fitting within existing HVAC spaces, and the multi-voltage compatibility in a single unit eliminates the need for voltage adjustments, ideal for replacing gas furnaces. Its narrow width of 14.5" to 21" allows the EVOX G3 to fit into spaces that others cannot.

Midea's EVOX G air handling unit (AHU).
Midea's EVOX G air handling unit (AHU).

With three widths and various BTUs, the EVOX G AHU can easily replace older, more inefficient models and dramatically reduce installation costs and time.

The AHU's modular design, 120-volt or 230-volt auto-adaptability, A2L refrigerant and 30 per cent smaller footprint than current ENERGY STAR units make electrification easier.

The AHU's integrated advanced filtration system can simply be adjusted by the installer to accommodate an easily obtainable 1, 2 or 4-inch filter at the consumer's discretion.

The filtration system also yields high-level indoor air quality by effectively removing contaminants from the air. It also provides coil protection and can be used for up to 90 days without the need to replace filters (with a 4-inch filter).

Engineered with dual-fuel capability, the EVOX G3 system allows homeowners to partially upgrade their existing heating systems by integrating seamlessly with existing gas furnaces as a backup.

Additionally, the optional electric heat kit can be combined with the heat pump for rapid heating in extremely cold conditions. The EVOX G AHU is also compatible with existing 24V systems, enhancing its adaptability for upgrades and replacements.

The accompanying A-coil enhances versatility, being fully compatible with gas furnaces and designed for easy installation with a range of size options and a flexible, multi-position design.

Utilizing the eco-friendly, low Global Warming Potential EPA SNAP-approved A2L refrigerant (R454B), the EVOX G system significantly reduces carbon emissions without compromising performance.