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Green living on Cape Cod could entice potential homebuyers

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 12:06

The beautiful scenery located on Massachusetts Bay features sweeping views of Cape Cod and the beaches and forests that make up the coast. A home in Falmouth is drawing attention to itself because of the numerous green features it contains and the economical living spaces included in its design. Patch reported that the house sits on a 0.44 acre lot and is 2,261 square feet in size. 
The 11-year-old home includes numerous energy-efficient technologies to boost sustainability. Placed atop a hill in the middle of a wooded area, the house includes an atrium that is filled with large windows to provide excellent views. The inclusion of such large windows not only makes the home appear larger than it is, but also allows natural sunlight to stream into the structure and decreases the need for illumination by electricity. 
According to the news source, a radiant floor heating system has also been included in the design of the structure. The utility option is located underneath the fossil limestone tiles in the master suite bathroom and office alcove. A radiant floor heating system creates a warming effect beneath the stone that is stored and radiated out through the power of conduction. This process of dispelling warmth improves the comfort a homeowner or guests will feel in the space. Never again will someone have to suffer cold toes because of a chilled floor in the morning as they get ready for the day. The radiant floor heating system provides a consistent presence of warmth in a space for maximum comfort. 
Despite the improved comfort a radiant floor heating system can provide, it also improves the energy efficiency of a structure. Unlike more traditional utilities that use forced hot air from a vent or radiator to warm a space, radiant floor heating applies the warmth directly - minimizing heat loss. 

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