DOE Tour of Zero: Edies Lane House by Caldwell and Johnson
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This 2,046-square-foot home in Exeter, Rhode Island, by Caldwell and Johnson is a certified U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home that will save its homeowners almost $3,000 a year in energy costs compared to a minimum-code home.
The ultra-efficient attic insulation uses R-46 of spray foam applied to the underside of the roof deck. The comfort system uses two high-efficiency heat pumps.
High-efficiency ENERGY-STAR appliances and advanced solid-state lighting technology contribute to energy savings throughout the home.
A professionally installed balanced fresh air system continually introduces fresh air into the home to help ensure a healthier indoor environment. The system includes advanced heat and moisture exchange technology for improved efficiency and moisture control along with high-capture filtration.
“We came from a 3,000-square-foot colonial that was costing us over $4,000 a year just in oil, plus an electric bill that was about what we pay now for everything.”
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"The number one thing we like best about our home is the utility savings. We came from a 3,000-square-foot colonial that was costing us over $4,000 a year just in oil, plus an electric bill that was about what we pay now for everything. We haven’t had to set the thermostat above 68, even on the coldest days. With our former home we would have had the thermostats at 72 just to get the temperature to 67."
– Caldwell and Johnson homeowner