Project Profile

Project Profile: Jacksonville Residence

When Brian – a homeowner and business owner in Jacksonville, North Carolina – bought a new 6,700-square-foot home, utility savings and energy efficiency were his top two priorities.

Fortunately, his HVAC provider of over 20 years, Floyd Nealey of All Weather Mechanical Inc., Jacksonville, North Carolina, knew just what to suggest: P-Series systems from Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating (Mitsubishi Electric).

Brian said, “We spoke on the phone and Floyd said to me, ‘I know you don’t want a normal a/c unit.’ I said, ‘No, I want something that’s going to save me money on my electric bill.’ He came over and showed me brochures [for the P-Series]. I was impressed. I really was. I was trying to build an energy-efficient home, and the unit is efficient – amazingly efficient.”

Nealey knew Zoned Comfort Solutions™ would let Brian live the way he wanted. “Brian wants to be a little more independent – to stand alone from the grid,” explained Nealey. “He’s putting a solar field in; keeping the energy load down [is] really important. Noise was also important. So Brian wanted the true INVERTER that Mitsubishi [Electric] offers.”

The P-Series was the perfect solution not only from an efficiency standpoint, but from an aesthetic one as well. Brian’s home was configured in a way that wouldn’t allow for wall-mounted units and P-Series offers the discreet look of a ducted system.

Since the project’s completion, Brian has been a Mitsubishi Electric convert. Nealey also likes to tell the story of an incredible apples-to-apples comparison: “Brian has the exact same home, meaning the same footprint, layout and everything. It’s in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, so not a big climate difference. They put in traditional cooling from Carrier in that one. All ducted. And everything else is identical, too – same tankless water heater, same appliances, same family occupies both of them. So it’s a solid comparison. The house in Myrtle Beach with a traditional system has bills of $700 to $800 a month. At the Jacksonville home with Mitsubishi [Electric], the most expensive bill he’s had is $190.”

Brian says it best: “They’ve got a customer for life now. I’ll always buy a Mitsubishi [Electric] unit.”

To read more about the Jacksonville Residence, check out the full case study here.