Rakkestad Church
Rakkestad Church
Church Warden in Rakkestad: Gunnar Gudim
Church Warden in Rakkestad: Gunnar Gudim
Bjørn Harald Andersen, Rakkestad Energy
Bjørn Harald Andersen, Rakkestad Energy

Save 70,000 kWh with power control

The medieval church in Rakkestad stays warm with a new control system for lighting and heating from xComfort. It has saved the church 70,000 kilowatt hours in one year.

All the electrical appliances in Rakkestad church are controlled by the xComfort system and the Church Warden, Gunnar Gudim, could not have been more pleased with the solution.

“We have renovated the entire church by replacing insulation, electrical wiring and heating units then installed a control system that makes it possible to control all electrical appliances from your mobile or PC,” says Gudim.
Simple and reliable
He says church staff are very satisfied with the new system.

“It is easy to use and very reliable. It enables us to control the heating so we do not waste electricity when the church is empty and thus reduce costs. This was one of the reasons we wanted a control system,” says Gudim.

After Rakkestad church had installed xComfort, power consumption was reduced by 70,000 kilowatt hours over one year.

“We manage everything electrical either with an iPod or remotely via the Internet. Many controls are available and we find being able to adjust lighting and temperature in different zones particularly useful,” says Gudim.
Church of the future
Rakkestad Energy has been responsible for upgrading electrical appliances and installing xComfort in Rakkestad church.

“It is very nice that Rakkestad church is so happy with the work we have done. We received praise from everyone. I guess that in 20 years all churches will have some form of control system installed, and many will probably choose xComfort,” says Bjørn Harald Andersen, electrician at Rakkestad Energy.

He says that it was important for the church that the system was intuitive and that it would be effective to use.

”This is the first time we have installed this power control system in a church, but it will not be the last time. We have already produced costings for another church in the area,” says Andersen.

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