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Choose home comfort the planet will thank you for

Choose home comfort the planet will thank you for

A cooler coolant

A cooler coolant

All Pioneer air conditioners and heat pumps use M50 or M60 hydrocarbon refrigerant. (Refrigerant is the fluid that moves heat energy from one part of your system to another.) Hydrocarbons are naturally occurring organic compounds, made up entirely of hydrogen and carbon. Hydrocarbon refrigerants are environmentally friendly, non-toxic and don’t deplete the ozone layer – which makes them a great step up from traditional alternatives such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

An environmentally friendly refrigerant

To get technical for a moment, hydrocarbon refrigerants like those used in Pioneer air conditioners have an extremely low Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 3 (compared to a GWP of 675 for R32 refrigerants commonly used) and an ozone depletion potential (ODP) of zero¹.

A more efficient refrigerant

Heat pumps are already among the most energy-efficient ways to heat your home. Pioneer technology, especially the use of M50 or M60 hydrocarbon refrigerant, takes that to the next level.

Natural refrigerant Refrigerant effect KJ/KG Chemical refrigerant Refrigerant effect KJ/KG Typical savings*
Engas M50 439.4 R22 199.3 25%
Engas M60 435.0 R410A 217.6 35%

Engas refrigerants energy efficiency comparison January 2022
*Electricity/power consumption

 

1. Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating: "Natural Refrigerants case studies" https://www.airah.org.au/Content_Files/TechnicalPublications/natural-refrigerants-case-studies.pdf

Why Pioneer is a smart choice

Pioneer has been an innovator in home comfort across Australia for over 30 years and now, in partnership with EES, brings that innovation and experience to New Zealand. Here’s why a heating and air conditioning brand that’s trusted across the Tasman is a great choice for your home here in Aotearoa.

  • Heat pump and air conditioning specialists – it’s all we do.
  • Environmentally friendly choice through efficient design and hydrocarbon refrigerants.
  • Low Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 3 and an ozone depletion potential (ODP) of zero.
  • Massive 7-year warranty on everything we make. Unbeatable peace of mind!
  • Trusted EES installation and service teams.
  • Affordable options available to upgrade your existing system to Pioneer technology. Choice of single-room (Blade Series) or whole home system (Pro Series).

Pioneer Blade Series

Heat or cool one room affordably and efficiently
Pioneer Blade Series
Engineered for Kiwi conditions:

New Zealand winters are hard on heat pumps due to the outside ambient conditions being cold and damp (high humidity) so Pioneer has developed special heat exchangers for New Zealand with higher refrigerant fluid velocity, higher refrigerant turbulence, higher surface area and large temperature differential – all contributing to more efficient heat transfer and shorter defrost times.

Easy on the planet:

M50 refrigerant also means your Pioneer Blade Series heat pump has extremely low global warming potential (GWP) and an ozone depletion potential (ODP) of zero. That makes choosing Pioneer a great way to help take care of our planet!

M50 refrigerant:

Pioneer’s revolutionary M50 hydrocarbon refrigerant operates safely, with low environmental impact and an energy saving of at least 25% when compared to R22 refrigerant².

Wi-fi control:

Coming home to a room that’s welcoming and warm (or cool in summer) is easy – your Blade Series heat pump is wi-fi enabled so you can set the desired temperature from your Pioneer smartphone app.

2. Source Engas refrigerants energy efficiency comparison January 2022

Pioneer Pro Series

Ducted heat pump systems
Pioneer Pro Series
Engineered for Kiwi conditions:

Like the Blade Series, the Pioneer Pro Series has been developed with heat exchangers specially suited to New Zealand’s climate, delivering more efficient heat transfer and shorter defrost times.

Total control:

The touch control is a wall mounted controller that is centrally located for you to set your desired temperature and automatically set it to turn on and off at a time that’s convenient for you.

M60 refrigerant:

Pioneer’s revolutionary M60 hydrocarbon refrigerant operates safely, with low environmental impact and an energy saving of at least 35% when compared to R410A refrigerant³.

Easy on the planet:

M60 refrigerant also means your Pioneer Pro Series heat pump system has extremely low global warming potential (GWP) and an ozone depletion potential (ODP) of zero.

Safe for you and the environment:

Pioneer ducted air conditioning systems have a global patented hydrocarbon refrigerant gas safety detection system. Refrigerant gas detectors are located inside both the outdoor unit and the indoor unit (located in the roof cavity). If a leak is detected the system will immediately go into a safety pump down, pumping all the refrigerant into the outdoor unit and then shutting the whole system down.

3. Source Engas refrigerants energy efficiency comparison January 2022

Downloads

Pioneer brochure
Pioneer user guide