Homeowners Traci and Mark love their 177-year-old historic home in Duxbury, MA, but the New England climate made it difficult to be comfortable and use all the rooms in the house. The couple knew they needed to find a unique indoor comfort solution for their historic home and barn. New England’s rapid temperature changes and the various area weather patterns, including rain, snow, humidity and heat, meant that keeping their house and attached barn comfortable presented a significant challenge.
Massachusetts homeowners Traci and Mark enjoyed living in their historic house, but the varied New England climate meant it was often uncomfortably warm during the summer and cold during the winter. They also owned an attached barn with no air conditioning system. Although they did have window units, they were not very effective, so Traci and Mark needed to find a better heating and air conditioning solution for year-round comfort - without breaking their budget.
After researching central air conditioning systems, the couple decided to install Panasonic’s state-of-the-art Advanced Ductless Heating and Cooling System because it offered complete control over their home’s temperature on a room-to-room basis with more energy-efficient HVAC technology. Equipped with Panasonic’s industry-exclusive sensor technology, the unit detects human activity and adjusts energy usage accordingly, keeping the whole house comfortable while saving energy and reducing operating costs.
The Panasonic ductless system cost half as much as the central air system quoted to install, providing comfort within the homeowners' budget. Traci and Mark can now easily control room temperatures depending on which one they’re currently using, and their monthly energy bill reflects the fact that energy is only used where needed. And for Mark, who uses the barn as his workshop, the Panasonic unit can heat or cool the whole space in less than five minutes, ensuring he can work in there year-round.
The couple researched options including window units and central air conditioning. Mark knew that installing and removing heavy, cumbersome window units every season was tiresome, but the quote that they received for installing central air was costly and inconvenient. The couple needed a solution that mitigated installation drawbacks, was powerful enough to keep their entire home and barn comfortable, and provided considerable cost savings.
“The Panasonic ductless system cost half as much to install, and unlike central air, is almost completely silent, adjusts room temperature much faster and eliminates unbalanced cold and hot spots,” said Mark.
By selecting Panasonic’s state-of-the-art Advanced Heating and Cooling System, Traci and Mark now enjoy complete control over their home’s temperature on a room-to-room basis. The unit is equipped with ECONAVI, Panasonic’s industry-exclusive intelligent sensor technology. ECONAVI’s precision sensor technology and temperature control enables efficient, automatic heating and cooling operation to match room conditions and occupancy levels. By detecting human activity and adjusting energy usage accordingly, the sensor technology keeps everyone comfortable while saving energy and reducing operating costs. With individual units in each room, Traci and Mark can easily customize room temperatures depending on which one they’re currently using.
“The Panasonic system offers a combination of efficiency and performance that made choosing it an easy decision,” said Traci. “Because it offers both heating and cooling from the same unit, we’re able to rapidly adjust our home’s temperature to keep up with our varied local climate. And for Mark, who uses the barn as his workshop, the Panasonic unit can heat or cool the whole space in less than five minutes, ensuring he can work in the barn year-round.”
Panasonic is known for its commitment to quality, and its heating and air conditioning systems undergo rigorous durability tests to ensure performance and longevity, especially in harsh environments. This combination of laboratory and real-world environmental testing ensures that Traci and Mark have a system that can withstand New England’s cold winters and hot summers for years to come.