If you’re like us, most of the bills coming to your home have to do with running the house. Normally, the biggest one of all is the power bill. How would you love it if you never had to have a power bill, or gas bill again? We’re talking totally off the grid.Well, for one Freeville, New York couple, that is exactly what they did.
On this episode, Joe takes us to upstate New York to meet Chad and Courtney DeVoe. Chad and Courtney live in an Earthship; a completely sustainable home made of earth filled tires and recycled bottles. After watching a documentary on Earthships, and taking a trip to Taos, New Mexico to spend the night in one, both Chad and Courtney knew they wanted to build one of their own. Just three years later, they are living their dream.
For the rest of the world, the largest use of energy in a conventional home is the heating and air system. The GGW crew heads to Joe’s house to show us one way he is trying to reduce his consumption by replacing his 20 year old heating and air system with one that will be more energy and cost efficient.*
Finally, Chef Nathan cooks up a cost efficient meal that not only is inexpensive to make, but also takes little time.
*Viewers wanted to know: “Just what exactly did Joe put into his house to make this new system so efficient?” Well, you asked, so we got the details from the source. Carrier is the manufacturer of this system and here is the particular system they installed at Joe’s home:
The Carrier® Infinity® system includes the Infinity 98 gas furnace with Greenspeed™ intelligence, with heating efficiency up to 98.5 percent AFUE, and the Infinity 20 heat pump with Greenspeed intelligence, with cooling efficiency up to 20.5 SEER and heating efficiency up to 13 HSPF. When coupled with the Infinity Touch Control, the gas furnace and heat pump combine to create the Infinity Hybrid Heat® system with Greenspeed intelligence, which is the most efficient ducted, air source dual fuel system available.
Sounds like Joe did his homework!!
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