This healthy home is nestled in Washington, MO, the corncob pipe capital of the world. When the homeowner set out to build a new home in this small town along the Missouri River, they prioritized a low energy profile and superior comfort for their family. The house was foamed and sealed to create a very tight thermal envelope. The home incorporates many beneficial accessories to fulfill the homeowner's energy-savings and comfort requirements, including steam humidifiers and energy recovery ventilators.
The lower level has in-floor, radiant heat with five circuits, and the forced air system is set up in four zones with a Honeywell system. Two Aprilaire steam humidifiers were added to provide lower energy costs, a healthier home environment, and increased comfort. Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) were added to each system to continually provide fresh air, reducing VOCs. This was all connected by four Aprilaire multi-stage touchscreen thermostats that integrated the steam humidifiers and ERVs into a one-device control center.
30% - 70% annual savings on heating and cooling costs