Radiant in Residential

California 'dream' residence features green technology, expansive views

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:38

The inclusion of green technology in a home is becoming increasingly popular in California, where residents are looking to cut costs and save the environment. One house in the state has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification because of the products that were installed in it, and its owners are more than pleased with the results.
According to Earth Techling, the Burnett residence in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, is cherished by its owners, but not just because of the expansive ocean views offered by its location.
The home was built in the 1960s, but a number of renovations and additions have helped the couple lower their long-term operating costs while also reducing the impact that the residence has on the environment.
An array of smart systems help the Burnetts limit their energy use, while the energy efficient products that they had installed do most of the work for them. Due to the location of the home in California, the family felt it would be dumb to not have solar panels installed.
The solar panels were then linked to the home's energy source, according to the news outlet. This included the radiant heating system that was installed, providing the Burnetts with heat for a fraction of the energy cost and expenditure that other products require.
Radiant heating systems allow a family to reduce the financial and environmental impact of their heating system, helping them save money and attain peace of mind while also experiencing a high level of comfort.
While radiant heating systems help to cut costs and consumption, they also give a homeowner an unprecedented level of comfort. Floors are heated and the warmth spreads out evenly, eliminating cold pockets and ensuring efficiency.