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SANYO Announces Superior New Efficiency Ratings which qualified by DOE for Flexi-Multi and Mini ECO-I Systems

SANYO HVAC announces outstanding efficiency values and superior compliance with Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Register requirements for Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Multi-Split systems (Flexi-Multi and Mini ECO-I).

April 29, 2008
Wood Dale, IL, April 29, 2008--SANYO Commercial Solutions , a division of SANYO North America Corporation announces outstanding efficiency values and superior compliance with Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Register requirements for Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Multi-Split systems (Flexi-Multi and Mini ECO-I).

Effective April 21, 2008, the Department of Energy mandated new testing procedures and ratings to measure the energy efficiency for Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Multi-Split residential air conditioners and heat pumps. To date, only 2 companies including SANYO have met these strict standards. Manufacturers that have not complied with the terms of the Federal Register are not permitted to sell their products in the United States.

SANYO's ability to meet the DOE's deadline, as well as demonstrating performance values exceeding that of our competitors should assure our customers that Sanyo's Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Multi-Split systems (Flexi-Multi and Mini ECO-i) are as stated, and are very efficient systems. The performances of these products are now certified by the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

Ratings for SANYO Heat Pumps are as follows:

System Model number Unit Type SEER HSPF
Flexi-Multi CMH1972 Non-ducted indoor 16.40 8.80
Flexi-Multi CMH2472 Non-ducted indoor 16.50 8.40
Flexi-Multi CMH3172 Non-ducted indoor 17.20 9.30
Mini ECO-i CHX03652 Non-ducted indoor 16.40 9.60
Mini ECO-i CHX03652 Mixed ducted and non-ducted indoor 15.30 8.90
Mini ECO-i CHX03652 Ducted indoor 14.20 8.20
Mini ECO-i CHX06052 Ducted indoor 14.60 7.70
Mini ECO-i CHX06052 Mixed ducted and non ducted indoor 16.00 8.60
Mini ECO-i CHX06052 Non-ducted indoor 17.30 9.50


Ratings for SANYO Air Conditioners are as follows:

System Model number Unit Type SEER
Flexi-Multi CM1972 Non-ducted indoor 16.50
Flexi-Multi CLM1972 Non-ducted indoor 16.50
Flexi-Multi CM2472 Non-ducted indoor 16.20
Flexi-Multi CLM2472 Non-ducted indoor 16.20
Flexi-Multi CM3172 Non-ducted indoor 17.60
Flexi-Multi CLM3172 Non-ducted indoor 17.60

Definitions:
* SEER - Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (overall efficiency throughout a cooling season)
* HSPF - Heating Season Performance Factor (overall efficiency throughout a heating season)
* Flexi-Multi - Multi Split - Multi Zone heat pump and air conditioning systems up to 31,000 BTU's per hour.
* Mini ECO-i - Multi Split - Multi Zone heat pump and air conditioning systems 36,000 to 60,000 BTU's per hour.

Anyone may access and download these certificates and regulations at the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute's (AHRI) website:

· HRI Website: http://www.ahridirectory.org/ahridirectory/pages/ariDirectoryMain.aspx
· Click "I accept"
· Click "Variable-Speed Mini-Split and Multi-Split Air Conditioners" or "Variable-Speed Mini-Split and Multi-Split Heat Pumps"
· Click "The Directory of Certified Variable-Speed Mini- and Multi-Split air conditioners or heat pumps"

About SANYO:

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. Is a multi billion dollar global leader in providing solutions for the environment, energy and for lifestyle applications based on its brand vision, `Think GAIA." SANYO Commercial Solutions (a division of SANYO North America Corporation, subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.), based in Wood Dale, IL, is recognized as a leader in air conditioning technology. Proudly celebrating 25 years of experience in the U.S., we are consistently building new ideas to help build your business. Our focus on efficiency and reliability demonstrates our commitment to our customers and our planet. By delivering more multi-zone options, space-saving designs and environmental friendship, our solutions become human solutions. When you think about a building as a living space, everyone involved lives better. From design to installation to operation, we build life for the living inside.

More details are available online at http://www.sanyohvac.com/ecoivrf.php or contact SANYO Commercial Solutions for more information.

For Press Inquiries:
Lauren Monitz
Marketing Communications Coordinator,
Public Relations, Branding, Web
SANYO Commercial Solutions
1300 Michael Drive
Suite A
Wood Dale, IL 60191
Phone: 630-694-8238
Email: lmonitz@sss.sanyo.com



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