Marshall Fire

Marshall Fire

Built: 1992

Marshall Fire

Big Savings

Marshall Fire

Sq Ft: 3,008

Starting Over with Healthier Home

Whether you are considering building a new house, remodeling your existing home, or building back after a tragedy like the Marshall Fire, you have the opportunity to build a more comfortable, healthier, and environmentally friendly home that is less costly to run.

Helio can holistically design the heating, cooling, ventilation, and solar system for your new home. We work with you and your general contractor to complete the necessary calculations to properly size equipment that will make your home comfortable in any season. We will also ensure you pass inspection and support you through any rebates you qualify for. Rebates are often valued between $10k - $17k, and can help you save money.

Below is an example of a house that burned down in the Marshall Fire. We compared the old house to a new gas house and a new all electric house with a solar system.

The Results

Before

CO2 Production (yearly)

TONS

Natural Gas Usage (yearly)

THERMS

Total energy use (yearly)

MMBtu

Energy Use Intensity Score

Average
US Home

1

75

After

CO2 Production (yearly)

0.0

TONS

Natural Gas Usage (yearly)

0

THERMS

Total energy use (yearly)

64

MMBtu

Energy Use Intensity Score

Average
US Home

21

1

75

50

%

Energy Efficiency Improvement

The Results

Before

CO2 Production (yearly)

TONS

Natural Gas Usage (yearly)

THERMS

Total energy use (yearly)

MMBtu

Energy Use Intensity Score

Average
US Home

1

75

After

CO2 Production (yearly)

0.0

TONS

Natural Gas Usage (yearly)

0

THERMS

Total energy use (yearly)

64

MMBtu

Energy Use Intensity Score

Average
US Home

21

1

75

50

%

Energy Efficiency Improvement

The Results

Old House

CO2 Production (yearly)

12

TONS

Natural Gas Usage (yearly)

1256

THERMS

Total energy use (yearly)

181

MMBtu

Energy Use Intensity Score

Average
US Home

60

1

75

New House with Gas

CO2 Production (yearly)

10

TONS

Natural Gas Usage (yearly)

839

THERMS

Total energy use (yearly)

135

MMBtu

Energy Use Intensity Score

Average
US Home

41

1

75

New House with Electric

CO2 Production (yearly)

0.0

TONS

Natural Gas Usage (yearly)

0

THERMS

Total energy use (yearly)

64

MMBtu

Energy Use Intensity Score

Average
US Home

21

1

75

The Results

Old House

CO2 Production (yearly)

12

TONS

Natural Gas Usage (yearly)

1256

THERMS

Total energy use (yearly)

181

MMBtu

Energy Use Intensity Score

Average
US Home

60

1

75

New House with Gas

CO2 Production (yearly)

10

TONS

Natural Gas Usage (yearly)

839

THERMS

Total energy use (yearly)

135

MMBtu

Energy Use Intensity Score

Average
US Home

60

1

75

New House with Electric

CO2 Production (yearly)

0.0

TONS

Natural Gas Usage (yearly)

0

THERMS

Total energy use (yearly)

64

MMBtu

Energy Use Intensity Score

Average
US Home

21

1

75

The project in pictures

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Costs

As you can see above, the all electric home is 50% more efficient than a home rebuilt with gas. All-electric equipment is generally more expensive, but without having to purchase an AC unit and without the additional cost to pipe gas through the house, the building costs between the two are basically the same.

The operating cost of an electric home is around $19k less over a 20 year period. If you decide to add solar, you will see a payback on that investment in around 9 years. From then on, you will save an additional $972 per year.

50

%

Energy Efficiency Improvement