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User Experience

If this heating system in Drake Landing Solar Community is so innovative and so different, one might ask whether it is a good idea to live in one of these homes. Will the home be comfortable to live in? Will the heating system be too complex to operate? Will it cost too much to operate?

The simple answer is that the homeowners will barely notice the difference. The only task that the homeowners need to do is set the (standard) thermostat as they like, to provide the level of comfort they desire. The homeowner may notice that the interior air is never stale, due to the continuous ventilation common to all R-2000 homes, and they may notice that they are setting the thermostat slightly lower than they did in former homes, because the multiple speed blower tends to provide a more even, more comfortable heat throughout the home.


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