Mark your calendars for an all-electric home open house!
705 Juniper Dr. SW, Independence
2/22: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
2/23: 12:00 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Mark Torgerson and East-Central Iowa REC would like to invite you to a Model Home Open House. This all-electric home exhibits state-of-the-art technology in the areas of environment, indoor air quality, and energy efficiency. Mark’s home is a wonderful example of the quality of life and benefits all-electric living has to offer. This is an excellent opportunity for members to experience an energy-efficient living space, especially if you are wondering how to integrate these products into your own home. The contractor, C&A Builders of Independence, will be on hand to help explain the advantages of the home.
This home features a three-ton Bosch water-to-air geothermal heat pump, which uses the solar energy stored in the earth to heat the home and domestic water and eliminates greenhouse gasses that would be generated by a fossil-fueled heating system. This highly efficient heat pump qualifies for the Federal Energy Tax Credit.
The potable hot water for the home is generated by a GE Hybrid heat pump water heater. The indoor air quality is controlled by an air-to-heat exchanger. It introduces fresh air while exhausting stale contaminated indoor air and uses heat from exhaust air to warm fresh, incoming air. The home also has a radon abatement system and sealed sump.
The exterior walls are foam-filled 2x6 construction, the attic insulation is cellulose R50, and the windows are gas-filled, double-paned, low-emissivity (low e) and reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. All major appliances, including the refrigerator, dishwasher, clothes washer, and dehumidifier are ENERGY STAR qualified.
The home features a whole-house fire alarm and multi-speed ceiling fans to limit stratification. The lighting in the home features ENERGY STAR CFLs, LEDs, and T8 fluorescent fixtures.
This two-day Open House is scheduled for Saturday, February 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, February 23, from noon to 4 p.m. The home is located at 705 Juniper Dr. SW, Independence.
Watch for signs, and we hope to see you there!