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Mitsubishi Electric Trane heating and air conditioning products have enriched the lives of thousands of customers across North America. Explore the collection of their stories.
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The New American Home® (TNAH) 2019
This year marks the 36th edition of The New American Home® (TNAH). Sponsored by the Leading Suppliers Council (LSC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), every TNAH showcases the best in residential design and construction practices, while promoting the latest technological advances and efficiencies the housing industry has to offer.
Hicks and Nesbitt Residence
Joel Hicks and Megan Nesbitt recently bought an 1895 4,000-square-foot brick house in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. After a few months in the home, cold weather moved in and their outdated boiler system couldn’t keep up. Within five weeks, the boiler had burned through $650 worth of fuel oil, causing Hicks and Nesbitt to search for a new system. After much research and consideration, the couple selected Zoned Comfort Solutions® from Mitsubishi Electric.
Dowdell House
Cpl. Jonathan Dowdell served in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years. After being severely injured by an explosion while on deployment in Afghanistan, he returned home, receiving a Purple Heart for his courage in combat. “It’s been several years now, and I’ve recouped well. I’m very active. Our new house has been instrumental in that; it was designed so everything is very accessible.” That house is an 1,800-square-foot, single-story home in League City, Texas. Operation FINALLY HOME (OFH), a national nonprofit organization that assists wounded veterans and their families, built the house mortgage free for Jon and Rebecca Dowdell, their daughter and their two dogs. Mitsubishi Electric has an ongoing partnership with OFH, and was honored to donate Zoned Comfort Solutions® to the Dowdells’ home.
Jacksonville Residence
For over 20 years, Brian—a homeowner and business owner—has brought his heating and cooling needs to Floyd Nealey, owner and operator, All Weather Mechanical Inc., Jacksonville, North Carolina. About 10 years ago, the two installed Zoned Comfort Solutions® from Mitsubishi Electric in Brian’s old home. When they recently set out to condition Brian’s new, 6,700-square-foot house in Jacksonville, Mitsubishi Electric’s P-Series systems were the obvious solution. They would provide extreme efficiency and the discreet look of a ducted system.
Lumpkin Residence
In 2008, Amy and Rodney Lumpkin moved their family into a 3,000-square-foot home in Limerick, Pennsylvania. As the years passed, the home began to feel cramped for the couple and their five children. The Lumpkins decided to complete a 1,000 square foot addition; this would create two new bedrooms, a bathroom and a variety of other functional spaces. It would also necessitate getting a new HVAC system, since the old system didn’t have enough capacity to cover the new spaces. During the planning phase, the couple realized the project could be an opportunity to address a handful of comfort issues in the home’s original spaces. What system could offer everything they wanted? Only Zoned Comfort Solutions® from Mitsubishi Electric.
Loomis House
Brad and Marian Loomis have live in their 726-square-foot beach cottage in Morro Bay, California, for over 30 years. In 2013, they decided to revamp the cottage and double its size. By August 2015, they’d added an additional 724 square feet to transform their tiny cottage into a comfortable and roomy 1,450-square-foot home. During the renovation, the Loomises realized they needed an efficient way to cool their house during the summer and gain more personalized comfort year-round. To achieve these goals for their home, they selected Zoned Comfort Solutions® from Mitsubishi Electric.
Margate Residence
In 2013, when Kirsten and Joseph decided to build a new 2,600-squarefoot, resilient home in the coastal town of Margate, New Jersey, for their family, they wanted to ensure that every feature in the house was energy-efficient. Therefore, when it came time to select the home’s cooling and heating system, the couple needed to find a system that would save energy while also providing comfort and blending in aesthetically. The solution: Zoned Comfort Solutions® from Mitsubishi Electric.
New York LEED Home
Hurricane Sandy made landfall in October 2012, damaging or destroying hundreds of thousands. of homes. One of those homes was a 1940s cottage that belonged to Kim Erle, LEED® AP, founder and president, Sunset Green Home, LLC, New York. When it came time to rebuild, Erle didn’t just set out to build a new home, she set out to build the coastal home of the future—a highly efficient, resilient house that would stand up to future storms and serve as a model for responsible building practices. In practical terms, that meant high-performance subfloors to weather-resistant aluminum roofing and a multi-zone Hyper-Heating INVERTER® (H2i®) system from Mitsubishi Electric. The result: a place to call home for years to come. The goal now: to have LEED certification in hand.
NextGen Homes
green|spaces is a nonprofit that works to advance the sustainability of living, working and building in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the surrounding region. In 2014, green|spaces hosted a competition challenging participants to design a zero-energy, market-rate home. The winning design was adapted and built, and is now a 1,700-square-foot home – one of four planned. All four will feature Hyper-Heating INVERTER® (H2i®) technology from Mitsubishi Electric Zoned Comfort Solutions®.
Stash Residence
Jenny and Aaron Stash wanted to buy a home in Northbrook, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. When they didn’t find a home that matched their needs, they decided to build one. “Once we decided to build a house, we wanted to do it right,” said Jenny. Doing it right meant three things: sustainability, indoor air quality and energy efficiency. A three-floor, 3,500-square-foot house was carefully designed from the ground up, inside and out: bamboo flooring, indigenous plantings, fiber-cement siding, LED lighting and one extremely energy-efficient HVAC system from Mitsubishi Electric. The result: a happy family and LEED® Platinum certification.

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