Green Home Update
In a day and age where energy costs seem to keep going up... how would you like to live in a home where the power bill is about a dollar a day?
About five months ago, we showed you two energy- efficient homes that went went beyond the norm to keep the meter from running. WCJB'S Dan Breitwieser met the Gainesville couple who moved into one of the homes and reports they are thrilled with their purchase.
Bob and Susan Wright only have minor quibbles with their new home and they are all smiles about their utility bill.
The fridge light goes on, and the numbers go up... reflecting the extra usage of power.
Bob and Susan Wright moved into this green home less than four months ago.
Although at first, it wasn't all good excitement. the wrights were rationing their hot water that was supposed to be solar heated with panels on the roof.
But there have been few bumps in the road since.
The Wrights say they love that the only noises they hear inside are the ones they make... with sealed windows and a quiet a/c unit... and of course, the low utility bills.
So Far, The Wrights are the only people living in the Forest Creek subdivision off Northwest 17th Street and 34th Avenue and they are also some of the only people with 1770 square feet of home with power bills under 40 dollars.
The Wrights bought their home for 302- thousand dollars... though it comes with about 20 thousand dollars of rebates.
They say their only minor issues with the home, are missing the tree canopy that is impossible with solar panels on the roof, and that most of flooring in the home is tile, so it may not be the best for young children.
And as a final note, the energy monitor you saw retails for about 140 dollars on the Internet.
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