“Among the features of the De Youngs’ energy efficient homes is the use of solar and installling a heat pump water heater that uses electricity instead of gas to heat the water. The heat pump pulls heat from the surrounding air and transfers it to water that’s stored in a tank.
The homes also have roof tiles to reflect heat and sunlight, high-grade insulation in the walls and attic and a high-efficiency air conditioning and heating system.
Each home will come with a built-in energy monitoring system that will allow the homeowners to view their real-time and historical home energy consumption through a smartphone app.”
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