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3 Greener Options For Heating Your New Home

estesfeetWhen you think about heating your home, do oil or radiators come to mind? Your home can easily be green or more “eco friendly”, saving you hundreds of dollars per year and saving the environment at the same time! Take a look at these three green options, which are easily becoming the most popular ways to heat your home.

Radiant Floor Heat
Radiant Floor Heat is an option that many people don’t know about. For those that do know, using radiant floor heat can be great if you want to keep your feet toasty all winter. Unlike oil, radiant floor heat is designed to bring the heat up. You’ll no longer have to worry about your feet being freezing, while your head is overheating, because radiant heat is designed to rise. All parts of you are warm at the same time. And unlike noisy radiators, you’ll be able to forget you have a heat source going because it’s quiet, allowing you to enjoy the peace and comfort of your home in silence. Although radiant heating can initially be expensive to install, especially if you don’t have pre-existing floor tubes, it pays for itself with a thirty percent decrease in energy costs. Continue reading “3 Greener Options For Heating Your New Home” »

Green Home Design

Site Orientation
This is where Green Home Design begins. You must work with your contract home builder to examine the geography of your parcel of land. High plateau property sites require vastly different considerations than low lying water aggregate sites. Think retaining walls versus drainage ditches or living on a hill versus living in a bowl.

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