From switching to energy-efficient LED lightbulbs to setting up composters in the back yard, many homeowners have taken steps in recent years to make their residences eco-friendlier. The most revolutionary step of all, though, is to go the whole hog and live in a passive house, one which maintains a steady temperature in every room and provides an unprecedented standard of insulation.
This infographic from EZ Living Interiors explains why passive housing has become so sought-after, and not just for its ability to cut huge amounts off your utility bills. In an age where many of us want to play our part in contributing towards a greener planet, passive housing enables us to do that in a big way.
If you were to analyze your home in detail for energy performance, you would probably find a few narrow gaps where heat is escaping – the gaps between doors and walls are magnets for heat loss. Passive houses eliminate these thermal bridges, with double- or even triple-glazed windows providing formidable insulation, as well as a heightened sense of security. Also, a passive house derives most of its heating from the sun’s solar power, so you won’t need to invest in a furnace or boiler, nor are you at the mercy of the service provision of energy companies.
In the infographic below, you’ll see that passive housing offers numerous benefits to homeowners for a variety of reasons. It’s worth taking a few minutes to read through it – you might be convinced that passive housing is definitely the way to go!
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