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The Thermohouse system has been detailed to be cheaper than traditional systems when the objective is to surpass the regulations. Also, in comparing the cost of the Thermohouse system against other systems you will need to factor in its effect on reducing the associated cost of the other elements of the build. The main areas of reference here are the labour savings in the speed of construction, the ease to complete electrical & plumping work, and the overall hardware requirements for heating & hot water.
In addition to these you will enjoy the ongoing savings from the sustainable low energy running environment and a low maintenance building over the 60 year certified life span of the building.
The Thermohouse design will capture & retain all heat energy generated through solar gain, activated electrical appliances, lighting, cooking and human activity. This heat will then be purified, managed and circulated by a mechanical heat recovery & air ventilation system. Analysis of completed dwellings have demonstrated that only where the level is required to be above a norm of approx. 18 degree Celsius will any additional heat source be required. The main areas referred to here are hallways and bathrooms. These very low output requirements can be met utilising many varying systems.