LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute has given Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA Inc.'s HVAC Advanced Products Division its third consecutive 100-percent success rate for its Mr. Slim product line.

Mitsubishi received the award as part of ARI's product-performance certification program for unitary small equipment. Mr. Slim was awarded in both the air-conditioning and heat-pump categories, falling within five percent of its stated Btuh and seasonal energy-efficiency ratio numbers during the 2000-2002 period.

"The goal of Mitsubishi Electric HVAC is to achieve 100 percent compliance with ARI's certification program," according to Craig Little, vice president of sales and marketing.