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I'm Test-Driving A Cool New House - Day 1, part 2
by Sheryl Stewart,posted Mar 25 2010 10:17PM
We are all settled into bed. It's cozy and quiet....incredibly quiet. I'm sure that's because of all of the extra insulation this house is blanketed with. They actually designed this house with extra spaces for insulation and let me tell you, you can DEFINITELY notice it. I was wearing a sleeveless dress tonight and when I took my coat off, I noticed that I wasn't cold at all (normally, at home, I shiver until I turn the heat up). In fact, we were actually quite warm, so Patrick checked the thermostat.....69 degrees.....that's several degrees cooler than what we are used to at home! We turned down the heat....a couple of times. We're still nice and cozy, yet saving energy!! I don't even have to wear my coat inside, like I often do at home this time of year....love that! This Cali girl HATES being cold. ;-)
When I took a tour of this house with Vern, from Legend Homes, he showed me how all that insulation allows them to do something incredibly energy-saving (that you simply can't do with most other homes). Check out the video below:
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