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4 Aug 2017
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A House For The Baby Boomer


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Posted By Tyrone G.

There happens to be new home that seniors are buying, and not only do they really know what they want, but it is their last home. These types of homes that the baby boomers tend to be looking for don't have the high-tech 21st century gadgetry as you would expect.

This new style of house is all about energy efficiency, comfort and strength. It's going to endure such acts of God, as hurricanes and earthquakes, along with noise, fire, wind, snow, rain and sun. This kind of home will provide fresh air and comfort twenty-four hours a day. It handles the unusually cold temperatures of the Canadian North with ease as well as the extreme tropical weather of Florida. The floors are body temperature warmed up, and the walls possess three inches of styrofoam insulation on both sides of airtight, steel reinforced concrete cubes. There is a series of pipes that will be positioned five feet underground to pipe in fresh air. Considering that the air is going to be pre-cooled during the summer, and pre-warmed during the winter, there is not any reason to open the windows, which are high-efficiency, Low-E Argon filled.

24 / 7 fresh air will enter into the home, stringently controlled and filtered. The cost for this method of heating is approximately 11% less that conventional heating systems. Numerous houses today have lots of the technology that will be used in this luxury home of the future. It is likely to include tank-less water heater, radiant heating floors, as well as insulated concrete forms. The steel bolstered walls provide safety from fire and wind in addition to earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes. The walls usually are solid enough to offset sirens and traffic noise.

This kind of home will not have rattling windows, squeaking floors, or drafty air coming in. The insulated concrete forms offer energy cost savings in addition to comfort. You could possibly save anywhere between 35% to 60% on your energy monthly bill. The tank-less water heater will certainly provide hot water when needed. It is very convenient plus it is very cost-efficient. You could easily generate your very own energy from this home by incorporating a solar energy system as well.

The cost of this type of home is approximately 10% more than conventional wood framed homes but the long-term savings and comfort certainly outweighs the initial cost. In case you are looking to get a new home, think about getting this type of house and consider if it is worth your while.

Comments (3)

By Delores C. on AUG 7 2017 @ 8:20PM

We're thinking of joining the bandwagon and moving into a mobile home.

By Jorge B. on AUG 5 2017 @ 10:18AM

That's a good reminder to get fresh air. It's too easy to stay couped up, and let it get stale.

By Sterling G. on AUG 5 2017 @ 6:06AM

It's gotta be low-maintenance.

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