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February 12, 2016, 9:00 am

Mitsubishi Electric Earns Masters in Motivation Award

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INCENTIVE magazine’s Motivation Masters Awards recognize the most effective incentive programs throughout the year. We are proud to announce that our Ductless Rewards program was recognized with this year’s Channel Sales honor.

Running through the fall, our goal with Ductless Rewards was to motivate the sale of ductless systems, with the more deliberate intention of inspiring professionals who may not have used our products previously. Our South business unit marketing manager, Leah Montgomery, said, “We were trying to think of ways to motivate contractors to quote [our systems] on every job.”

Among those who have worked with us in the past, many had not taken part in our Diamond Contractor™ program. By partnering with another Georgia company – Incentive Solutions – we were able to bring awareness of these programs to our friends – new and old.

Check out some of the other Motivation Masters that inspired in 2015.

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March 24, 2015, 9:22 am

Earn Rewards for Installing Ductless!

As spring rolls around again, so does our popular Ductless Rewards promotion. For this year’s Step into Spring Rebate Program, we’re offering contractors credit on a reloadable Visa gift card for every eligible M-Series outdoor unit purchased from a distributor and installed between February 16, 2015 and April 13, 2015.

To help incentivize contractors to “step into spring,” we are offering a tiered rate plan:

 

TIER LEVEL

 

NO. UNITS PURCHASED & INSTALLED

 

REBATE PER UNIT

Tier 1 1 through 4 units $50
Tier 2 5 through 9 units $60
Tier 3 10 or more units $70

 

This is a great opportunity for contractors and their businesses. And to top it all off – signing up couldn’t be easier! Simply register at ductlessrewards.com, record your sales and reap the rewards.

The date to submit claims is April 20, 2015 so sign up today!

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September 16, 2014, 1:28 pm

LIMITED TIME OFFER: Sell Ductless, Earn Rewards!

Our inaugural Ductless on Every Job rebate program and campaign was such a success last year that we’ve brought it back for this fall season. We’re offering contractors a $50 Visa gift card for eligible residential M-Series outdoor units sold and installed between September 15, 2014 and November 14, 2014. Check out the entire list of eligible models by clicking on the “About” menu on the Ductless Rewards website. Not only is it a win-win opportunity for you and your business, but it’s as easy as it sounds, too. Just sign up online at www.ductlessrewards.com, record your sales and start reaping the rewards.

Download the Ductless Rewards flyer here. The program ends on October 23, so don’t wait until it’s too late – register today!

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March 20, 2014, 2:02 pm

Why Architects Should Care About Energy Efficiency Rebates and Incentives

March 20_Architects-Energy Efficiency Rebates Incentives ImageThe green building movement is no longer an emerging trend – it is here to stay. In fact, residential, commercial and institutional green construction is expected to double by 2016. Yet, architects still have difficulty convincing building owners and homeowners that going green doesn’t always have to come at a hefty price.

The article in the latest issue of our Architect newsletter makes the case as to how architects can take advantage of financial incentives to offset the initial costs of green building. Here are a few tips from the article:

  • Offsetting Costs with Financial Incentives. Architects should know about and be able to take advantage of available tax incentives, rebates, grants and loans in life-cycle analyses. This will allow architects to clearly demonstrate the money saving possibilities to clients and focus on long-term energy saving benefits – both of which can make a difference in the bottom line.
  • Knowing the Options. There are more than 1,450 incentive programs available for both residential and commercial construction. DSIRE (the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency) is a comprehensive database that will help identify the right option for each project.
  • Understanding the Incentive Landscape. Be aware of any financial incentives that are available through federal, state and local governments as well as local or regional utility companies. Knowing the details of each can help optimize the project’s energy efficiency improvements while keeping the upfront costs as low as possible.
  • Sharing the Wealth. Knowing your options is one thing, but sharing it with clients is a whole different ball game. As Kurt Haapala, AIA, principal of Mahlum Architects, Seattle, says “It’s not complex math. If you can paint a picture of environmental and financial benefits, you get over that first cost hump easier.”

To learn more about the fundamentals of energy rebates and incentives, read the full article in the Fall 2013 issue of our Architect newsletter. To subscribe to our newsletters, click here.

January 21, 2014, 9:53 am

Heat Pumps Are Gaining Ground in the Field

The perception of heat pumps used to be that they’d work really well in the summer but when winter came around and the temperatures dropped, there wasn’t any guarantee that the system would or could perform.

Over the past decade, however, we’ve seen innovative, breakthrough technology come onto the scene and revolutionize the heat pump to make it one of the leading building comfort solutions today.

Writer Marc Rosenbaum highlights this significant industry transformation in a recent article on greenbuildingadvisor.com, where he points out how and why heat pumps are continuing to gain ground in the HVAC industry. Below are two of the many features that Rosenbaum says – and we agree – has brought heat pumps back to life:

  • Superior Performance – Whereas heat pumps before couldn’t operate at low temperatures, heat pumps now can perform effectively and efficiently in single-digit, even subzero, ambient conditions. For one, our Hyper-Heating heat pumps can provide 100 percent heating capacity in 5 degrees Fahrenheit conditions and operate at as low as minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit (Rosenbaum says he’s even seen our systems running at temperatures below minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit!)
  • Energy efficiency – The advanced technology in heat pumps works to capture heat that is otherwise wasted and repurposes it to supply heat within the building. The variable-speed technology allows the system to make real-time temperature adjustments to maintain the ideal temperature efficientially, instead of having to ramp up or down when the outdoor conditions inevitably change.

Click here to read Rosenbaum’s full article. For more about the benefits of heat pumps, visit www.mitsubishipro.com. Click here to learn about our new MSZ-FH single-zone heat pump, which now makes heat pumps a realistic option for any home, in any climate.

January 2, 2014, 10:43 am

Residential Energy Guarantee: Equipping Green Builders with Evidence

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Results from an independent study found that people are 70 percent more likely to purchase a home and 75 percent more likely to choose builder-suggested products if they had an energy guarantee. With that in mind, Bonded Builder Warranty Group launched a new Residential Energy Guarantee program that provides third-party verification of a home’s energy performance and savings – allowing builders to prove their construction’s energy efficiency without facing skepticism or doubt from their clients.

The Residential Energy Guarantee is based on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating report projections on the total energy use of the home. As a testament to the validity of the program, Bonded Builders Warranty Group will pay a home buyer for any additional annual natural gas and electric costs that are over the HERS project for qualifying energy-efficient homes.

As an added incentive, Bonded Builders Warranty Group is offering a special discounted pricing for builders who partake in the Home Innovation Research Labs National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Green Certification Program. For participating builders, Bonded Builders Warranty Group will offer the guarantee at the same price that is usually only available for builders purchasing more than 100 guarantees per year, making energy-efficient construction more appealing and affordable for even the lowest-volume home builder.

To learn more about how both builders and home buyers can benefit from the Residential Energy Guarantee, read the article from BUILDER magazine here, and visit www.mitsubishipro.com for energy-efficient HVAC products that’ll help secure the guarantee.

December 5, 2013, 10:56 am

Ductless on Every Job: Holiday Guests

December 3_Ductless on Every Job - Holiday Guests ImageIn the past two months, we’ve shared many situations where ductless is the perfect comfort solution, as part of our Ductless on Every Job campaign. We’re back with another unique way ductless can solve a common challenge for homeowners, especially during this time of the year: maintaining a comfortable indoor environment for guests without having to spend an excess of money on utilities.

The holidays are the few times in the year where the whole family – grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews – is together in the same place at the same time. It’s when family members are able to catch up on each other’s lives, share stories and create new memories. But to the HVAC world, what does the holiday time mean?

  • More people in the house for longer periods of time than usual means more body heat.
  • More of the everyday activities like cooking and showering naturally raising the indoor temperature.
  • Uneven temperatures created within the home as cold, outdoor air enters through the front door as company comes and goes.
  • Fires in the fireplaces will warm the room they’re located in and make for a cozy atmosphere, but they’ll also create cold drafts within the home as the conditioned air gets sucked into and escapes up the chimney.

Ductless technology prevents homeowners from having to add “Thermostat Watchdog” to their hosting responsibilities. Ductless systems use an intelligent INVERTER-driven compressor that ramps up to meet the homeowner’s desired temperature and then delivers only the amount of heating or cooling necessary to maintain that set temperature, providing constant comfort to homeowners and their guests, regardless of the number of people or what’s going on in the house.

Farewell to the family arguments over what the thermostat should be set to, too. The zoning feature of ductless technology provides the ability to have precise temperature control for each individual room. Depending on where they come from and the climate they’re used to, each guest can control their room’s temperature to meet their comfort needs, without having to play Rock-Papers-Scissors for control over the thermostat. Best of all, the energy-efficient design of a ductless system means homeowners can avoid the sticker shock of higher utility bills when the holiday is over and the company has left.

And for those who will be spending the holiday out of town, our meZO Controller app, compatible with iPhones and iPads, gives homeowners the ability to control their home’s comfort system from anywhere in the world. This means homeowners can shut off their ductless system using the Internet and turn it back on to come back to a warm and comfortable home.

Visit www.mitsubishipro.com to learn more on how ductless can provide constant comfort for homeowners and their guests this holiday season. For more information on selling ductless, go to www.ductlessrewards.com.

November 7, 2013, 11:02 am

Mitsubishi Electric Salutes International Distributors

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Last week, we hosted a four-day conference at the Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel in Miami to honor the hard work and success of our international distributors. The event, held October 28-31, saw 96 in attendance, including Mitsubishi Electric personnel and representatives from 28 of our 32 international distributors.

Director of the International BU Rey Benzor greeted everyone at the welcome reception on Monday to kick off the conference. It was followed by three days of engaging and informative presentations on everything from marketing and government relations to updates on EnergyPro modeling and the Diamond Dealer and Container programs.  Capping off the conference, an award reception was held to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of our international distributors. Those honored were:

  • Pro-Tec, Aruba – Distributor of the Year
  • Integ, Peru – Superior Sales
  • MPG & Asociados, Dominican Republic, and Pro-Tec, Aruba – Quota Buster
  • Seing, Ecuador – Innovation

Seing also received an award honoring its 25 years in business.

We owe our global presence and success to our international distributors, and value the solid relationships and bonds we have built with them. This conference simply gives us the opportunity to tip our hats to these distributors, and thank them for their continued dedication and support. Congratulations to you all!

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November 4, 2013, 4:07 pm

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late to Get Your 179D Tax Break

2013 isn’t the only thing that’s coming to an end on December 31 – the 179D Tax Deduction (179D) will be too, at least for now. In a recent article in Forbes,179D Tax Break for Energy Efficient Buildings – Update,” writer Dean Zerbe informs readers on the little-known, lucrative opportunity for building professionals that may be ending soon.

According to the Tax Analytics Group, only 10% of qualifying projects utilize 179D, also known as the Energy Policy Act (EPAct), which was enacted in 2006 by the Internal Revenue Service to provide incentives to make buildings more energy efficient. Currently, architects, engineers, contractors and building owners can receive tax deductions of up to $1.80 per square foot for the construction or improvement of energy efficient commercial buildings. Any commercial building from warehouses and parking garages to schools and university dormitories can be considered. Zerbe notes, however, that for the “economics to make sense, the building should be greater than 50,000-square-feet.”

Better yet, architects, engineers and contractors can receive partial or full deductions for constructions they’ve worked on within the last three years and building owners can go back in the past six. The tax deduction amount is determined by the following requirements:

  • Building must surpass 2001 ASHRAE Standards. Good news is that with today’s stricter building code requirements, most states already require this.
  • To achieve the maximum $1.80 tax deduction, the building’s energy and power costs must be reduced by at least 50 percent when compared to conventional like-buildings.
  • Partial tax deductions of $0.60 or $1.20 per square foot can be given for the building envelope, HVAC/hot water systems and interior lighting systems individually. To receive partial deductions, the building envelope must be 10 percent more efficient than standard constructions and both HVAC/hot water and lighting must reach a 20 percent improvement.

As Zerbe bluntly says, “179D is a commonsense, technologically neutral way of encouraging energy efficiency.” And, above all, it is an effective means for businesses and building professionals to receive thousands of dollars in savings. So, while the option is still on the table, submit your old energy efficient projects and speed up this year’s plans to create new ones.

Click here to read the full Forbes article. To find out if your energy efficient buildings qualify for the tax deduction, visit the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy website.

October 31, 2013, 4:16 pm

Ductless on Every Job: Sunrooms and Additions

Last month, we announced the launch of our Ductless on Every Job campaign, which encourages contractors to consider ductless as a solution on every call. On the blog, we’re running biweekly posts that focus on specific installations or situations where contractors can offer ductless as a home comfort solution. This week, we’re focusing on sunrooms and home additions.

October 31_Ductless on Every Job_Sunrooms and Additions_Image 2According to remodeling magazine’s 2013 Cost vs. Value Report, the national average cost of a sunroom addition is $72,179. A family room addition can set you back an average of $79,006. And how about a full master suite addition? The average cost is $101,873 for a midrange project and as high as $220,086 for an upscale master suite.

Even after the homeowner spends their money on a new addition, one area that might have been overlooked is the HVAC system. New rooms are often added on to the existing home without addressing the HVAC system, which means that the system must heat and cool more space than for what it was designed. When the load is too large for the HVAC system, there can be hot and cold spots throughout the home. Ductless systems are a great solution for homeowners facing this issue. They can cool and heat the addition while reducing the load on the existing HVAC system in the rest of the home. An added plus: ductless systems allow the new space to be heated and cooled to meet the residents’ needs.

October 31_Ductless on Every Job_Sunrooms and Additions_Image 1Additions like sunrooms that are detached from the home and have an abundance of natural light need to be cooled and heated differently from the rest of the house. Add-on bonus rooms and offices are often used less frequently than other areas of the home and likely won’t need to be conditioned as intensely. What’s more, a ductless system makes the remodeling process much easier because you won’t need to configure the existing HVAC system (and its ductwork) to fit the new space.

From the outside to the inside, only a 3-inch opening is required for two refrigerant lines and control/power wiring. It’s ideal from homes with plaster walls or brick facades that were constructed before air conditioning was common.

For more information on selling ductless, visit www.ductlessrewards.com.

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