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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Life in a Solargon

"At the end of the first year, we have experienced our awesome 700 sq ft Solargon in all four seasons. It has equaled and/or surpassed our expectations for comfort and function! We are so pleased!

In winter, we use a small gas log fireplace for heat, and in summer, a small European mini-split for cool air. We also have two ceiling fans we can use in any season depending on the need.
Our utility bills have remained minimal, which we expected and hoped for!

Even with extended sub-zero days we experienced this past winter, the gas log heater cycled very infrequently, maintaining the constant 70 degrees we set. In fact, with our stone flooring, the passive solar heat during the daytime increased our indoor temperature 2 degrees, and the heater was rarely needed at all! Very nice!

Our windows are screened, so we enjoyed the cooler spring and fall days with windows wide open and a fresh breeze blowing through!

An added bonus we hadn’t considered was how quiet our little space is! We hear very little of any of the goings-on outside when windows and doors are closed. This makes for peaceful days and quiet evenings.

All considered, we are unable to think of any downsides at all to life in a Solargon!! We are forever grateful to Sherri & Doug and all who made this lifestyle possible for us!"