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Energy efficient home constructed with Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs), high efficiency lighting and a 3 ton geothermal system. Update to come when solar is installed summer of 2014.

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Vertical well that was through the same hole as water well. ClimateMaster geothermal takes heat from the ground to help make house heating more efficient and in summer months takes relatively cold temps from the ground to make cooling more efficient. It then uses pumps to bring the temperature of the air to the right level to heat or cool our home. Very nice moisture level as well compared to burning fossil fuels. The SIP construction is put together like legos compared to the typical stick construction. The walls are wicked thick and the material is a combination of concrete and insulated foam for a very high r-value.

Other Benefits:

Don't have to burn oil to heat the home in the winter. Combined with solar, we will be able to be a net-zero home.

Maintenance Requirements:

Limited. Similar service to traditional heating/cooling systems.

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

High efficiency light bulbs, recycling, rain water collectors for gardening, square foot garden for vegetables, radiant floor heating because its efficient and comfortable on the feet, low e windows, hybrid car, conscious efforts to be good citizens of the planet in all that we do.

My Motivation:

Burning oil just doesn't sit well. Trying to be better on the planet. Also good economic decision for our family.


Do it!

Open House Info:

We may participate in NESEA GBOH, we'll see.

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