Saturday, April 2, 2011
We are in!!!!
All of our valued utilities (water, sanitary and electricity) have been completed and we are thrilled to announce that we can now enjoying our 'Eco Home'. The geothermal unit is running efficiently and we are enjoying the even temperatures, knowing we are no longer burning fossil fuels to heat the house. We are also using 'extra geo heat' to pre-heat the hot water as well as utilizing a drain water heat recovery system, decreasing the demand on the hot water tank. The insta-panels in the basement floor keep floor temperature toasty warm (we can even walk down there in socks and not be cold!!!), while the ICF walls keep the heat in and cold out and were warm to touch even on the coldest days. Our bamboo flooring looks amazing and given the entire house is hardwood, we rest easier knowing the trees that were harvested for our house will replenish in as little as 3-5 years.