BLUE BELL, Pa. — Peirce-Phelps, an HVAC distributor in the U.S. supporting both commercial and residential customers, announced a partnership with Habitat for Humanity® Philadelphia. Peirce-Phelps is providing cooling and heating systems from Mitsubishi Electric US Inc. Cooling & Heating Division, which will be installed in 12 new single-family homes in the Diamond Park area of North Philadelphia.
Builders broke ground for the new homes in April 2016, and expect to finalize all 12 residences by October 2017. The first group of families who have qualified for occupancy will move into their new homes this summer. Over the last 30 years, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia has built more than 80 homes in North Philadelphia.
“Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia is building these homes with the underprivileged homeowner in mind, prioritizing use of the latest in home building technology from Mitsubishi Electric to maximize savings and energy efficiency,” said David Lamb, product manager, Peirce-Phelps.
With the installation of Mitsubishi Electric’s MXZ Hyper-Heating INVERTER outdoor unit and the SLZ and SEZ indoor units, homeowners will benefit from equity built into the home. The indoor units offer multiple airflow options and unobtrusive location within the home. This combination of indoor and outdoor units will also provide occupants with what Mitsubishi Electric describes as a Zoned Comfort Solution on all floors of the home.
“Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia relies on donations from manufacturers like Mitsubishi Electric and the technical expertise of partners like Peirce-Phelps to provide sustainable, affordable housing to low-income families,” said Carrie Rathmann, director of strategic partnerships, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. 
Peirce-Phelps saw another advantage in recommending Mitsubishi Electric to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia — ease of installation and operation for contractors.

As part of the partnership, Peirce-Phelps is providing technical training for the Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia staff, who are installing the Mitsubishi Electric products in the Diamond Park Development. For more information about Peirce-Phelps, visit