In the video above, Mike from N.E.T.R., Inc. and Cindy from The First Baptist Church of Sudbury discuss why they needed to update the church’s inefficient heating and cooling system and how Mitsubishi ductless will cost them less money while keeping them more comfortable year-round.
Below is their discussion:
Cindy: We had these terribly inefficient, quite dangerous heat panels in our ceiling. But, when you’ve got heat coming from the ceiling and you’re trying to keep your pipes from freezing in the winter you have to run the heat really, really high, so we have this inefficient expensive heat.
Mike: You had electric bills of five thousand dollars.
Cindy: Yeah, last January.
So, we started investigating what would be appropriate and one of the challenges of this building is – we have no basement we have no attics. So, we can’t run ducts, we can’t run piping; so, it looked like mini-splits would be the technology.
I just started looking for mini splits appropriate for cold weather and other things, and I came across N.E.T.R., Inc.’s website, where it did talk about the fact that there are units that can handle lower temperatures. So, I just did the, you know, please contact me and then Mike contacted me and, then he came out and he just has been really easy to work with.
When I contacted you, you were like, “Look, you need architectural drawings and we need a heating engineer.”
Mike: To go to Mass CEC to do what we needed to do to get their $19,500 in rebates we needed to take out the existing electric heat, but to do that we needed to create a set of detailed engineering and electrical drawings.
Cindy: As a steward of other people’s money, I wouldn’t be comfortable spending the amount of money she would be spending on this project without a plan, kind of hoping she was doing the right thing.
The church and its facilities do not operate quite like a traditional office building. They don’t have people coming in and out all day. They either have a lot of people or nobody and that’s what they needed to heat and cool for and, really felt like a problem that we need to work together as a team to fix.
The amount of money we were spending on heat and cooling, it was stupid.
Now with our new ductless mini-split HVAC system, we can actually keep our building warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer and spend less money
If you have a complicated commercial situation like this and you’d like to know if ductless minis-splits from Mitsubishi Electric might be a good solution for your needs, please give us a call at 781-933-6387 or, visit us on the web at www.netrinc.com.