Case Study - The Hathorn Home

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Mr. Hathorn and I met at the 1998 Home Show where we discussed his upcoming home in Niceville, Florida. The Hathorns wanted to build a home with 12' ceilings coupled with 4100+ square foot of living space and still have affordable power bills. The home was built with comfort and efficiency in mind. Like the Newby's home, this home is almost sound proof and hurricane proof. This home has a theater, home gym, billiard room, and hot tub area. This 4100+ square feet home has a total utility bill averaging about $92* per month including the hot tub that consumes about $11 per month of electricity.

There are several pictures in the Arxx Building Products page. Most of the cellulose, radiant barriers, and geothermal are almost identical to the Newby's home so I did not duplicate the photo's that didn't have some real significance.

As you can see, energy efficient homes don't have to be ugly or expensive. The Hathorn home looks like many other homes on the outside with about 30-40% the power bill. An energy efficient home can be built for 10-15% more than an inefficient home. Take the time to research your builder and opinions before building your home.

The Hathorn Home in Niceville, Florida. The front doors are approximately 7' x 7' to give some idea of the size of this home.

Hathorn's Page on Geothermal heating and cooling The Final Energy Efficiency Touches Hathorn's Inside Tour

*$91.87 was last report. That includes the $12 monthly user fee which is $5 more than the user fee for the Newby or Remy homes.

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