Monthly Archives: December 2015

Building a House to Save on Energy Costs

When we bought a piece of property the hope was to build our dream home on it. Some folks probably imagine a big house with giant rooms and lots of expensive amenities. We just wanted a smaller house that was highly energy efficient. When you add up the money you spend to keep the utilities on in a house, the number is astronomical over the two or three decades you will be paying a mortgage. We have a water well, solar power and intelligent cooling and heating helpers using things such as custom orange county shutters to control light and heat.

Our water well provides good water. We have it tested regularly. The solar power system provides us the electricity we need even during the winter months.