Midea introduces the EVOX G3 heat pump systems to upgrade efficiency


Midea has introduced the EVOX G3 heat pump system, a new electric, inverter-driven technology for North American home heating and cooling upgrades. This 3-ton unit offers energy savings of up to 72.7 percent and cooling efficiency of up to 19 SEER2.

Midea, the world’s largest major appliance manufacturer and HVAC industry innovation, has announced the release of its EVOX G3 heat pump system. This latest generation of the EVOX series, which includes the EVOX G3 Heat Pump and EVOX G3 Air Handling Unit (AHU), represents the future of electric, inverter-driven heat pump technology as a solution for home heating and cooling upgrades in North America, with unparalleled heating/cooling comfort, performance, and ease of installation.

Heat pump sales in the United States have surged by more than 50 percent in the last five years, surpassing sales of gas furnaces in 2022. According to new tax standards in the Inflation Reduction Act, those who install qualifying heat pumps, like the EVOX G3 heat pump system, are entitled for tax credits of up to $2,000. When combined with existing and upcoming laws from cities and states that have prohibited natural gas from being used in new buildings, the desire for advanced, environmentally sensitive systems motivates consumers to convert to highly efficient heat pumps.

Midea’s EVOX G3 Heat Pump is an outdoor unit designed to withstand harsh winter temperatures, providing up to 100 percent 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. The entire EVOX G3 product line boasts ultra-high energy efficiency that exceeds CEE Advanced Tier and ENERGY STAR Most Efficient specifications, ensuring eligibility for nearly all available Federal rebates in the United States and Canada.

Ranging from 1.5-ton to 5-ton units, Midea EVOX G3 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. The 3-ton EVOX G3 unit can achieve energy savings of up to 72.7 percent compared to traditional electric heaters, offering more eco-friendly heating than a gas furnace without compromising heating output or user comfort.

The EVOX G3 heat pump also has users covered in the summer, with a cooling efficiency of up to 19 SEER2, providing energy savings of up to 32.5 percent compared to conventional 14.3 SEER systems currently popular on the market. Midea’s EVI technology bolsters the heat pump’s heating output, making it a reliable choice during cold weather. The two-wire communication system between the indoor and outdoor units, and indoor unit to wall control, improves system reliability and efficiency while ensuring quiet operation and increasing comfort in residential settings.

Sub-1GHz communication technology enables wireless communication between the EVOX G3 heat pump, the G3 AHU, and the Midea wall control, simplifying the installation process. The EVOX G3 heat pump boasts a 27 percent reduction in height from previous models, making it not only space-saving but also a discreet addition to any home. The industry-exclusive LowBoy application allows for unparalleled flexibility in fitting within existing HVAC spaces, and its narrow width of 14.5” to 21” allows the EVOX G3 to fit into spaces that others cannot.

EVOX G3 AHU Overview

The EVOX G3 AHU can easily replace older, more inefficient models and dramatically reduce installation costs and time. Its modular design, 120-volt or 230-volt auto-adaptability, A2L refrigerant, and 30 percent smaller footprint than current ENERGY STAR units make electrification easier. With an easy-to-install design that meets the standards of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), the EVOX G3 system promotes electrification and the adoption of clean heating technology by reducing the costs of innovative, energy-efficient HVAC upgrades for both contractors and homeowners.

The integrated advanced filtration system can 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 and provides coil protection.

The EVOX G3 system is a versatile heating solution designed to meet the diverse needs of North American homes. Engineered with dual-fuel capability, it allows homeowners to partially upgrade their existing heating systems by integrating seamlessly with existing gas furnaces as a backup. The EVOX G3 AHU is compatible with existing 24V systems, enhancing its adaptability for upgrades and replacements. The system supports Demand Response and CTA 2045 functionality, which aids in reducing or diverting electricity consumption during prime hours.

Utilizing the eco-friendly, low Global Warming Potential EPA SNAP-approved A2L refrigerant (R454B), the EVOX G3 system significantly reduces carbon emissions without compromising performance. By using electricity more efficiently, Midea is helping to reduce overall energy consumption, providing an environmentally friendly and economically sensible heating and cooling solution.

Midea surveyed with Atomik Research to gauge homeowners’ and contractors’ awareness of heat pump technology and incentives for adoption. Results showed that 80% of homeowners claim to know what a heat pump is, despite over half being unsure or unknowledgeable about its full capabilities. 87 percent of contractors and 82 percent of millennial homeowners said they would be more likely to consider switching to a heat pump after learning more about the performance and cost-saving benefits of modern heat pumps.

The EVOX G3 Series is available through Midea’s extensive distributor network across North America. As a manufacturing partner of the Department of Energy’s Cold Climate Heat Pump Technology Challenge, Midea recently completed lab testing with its forthcoming cold-climate heat pump system. The system achieved tremendous efficiency at -15 degrees F with a Coefficient of Performance (COP) of 1.92, surpassing the Energy Star cold climate benchmark of 1.7 COP at 5 degrees F. Production units are expected to be available in the summer of 2024.

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