We chose the Miele brand clothes washer and drier, mainly because we wanted the best heat pump clothes drier we could afford. This heat pump clothes drier doesn't take or remove air from the house- that was the ticket for us! Learn a little more about these products from our friends in high-performance homes: Grace … Continue reading High Performance Laundry
Bill standing on the Analemmatic Sundial, Oct. 2, 2021, and it works! We hosted some visitors over the weekend for the American Solar Energy Society (www.ASES.org) 2021 National Solar Tour. The photo shows one of the neat landscaping features we have designed in to the solar theme: SunnyField (our site name), solar powered, the logo … Continue reading 2021 ASES National Solar Tour
Sensi Thermostat app - Ultimate control of your indoor climate (NOTE: My company TruTechTools is a re-seller of the Sensi Thermostat and the Sensi-Predict products.) We chose the Sensi Thermostat to control the 4 zones inside our home. Even though it's a well-designed, energy efficient home, physics (eg. stack effect) and nature (eg. wind, solar … Continue reading Indoor comfort control
LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERERESTalk EP73: Bill Spohn’s High-Performance Home Journey (hosted by Laurel Elam) “The first step in clearly defining what it is you’re after because without knowing that, you’ll never get it.”- Halle BerryHow does a person deeply engaged in the world of home performance handle matters when it comes to building their own home?When … Continue reading Podcast host turned guest.
My good Buddy, Bryan Orr, does a great job interviewing me about the SpohnHome on the HVAC School podcast. Look for the HVACRSCHOOL podcast episode released in 12/31/20. Or click this link PODCAST
We were excited to hear that our video tour was accepted by the National Solar Tour event sponsored by ASES, SUN and Generation180! See what we've got going on!
The motivating title of the article comes from the tagline for 475 Supply; one of the suppliers of speciality materials used in the construction of SpohnHome. Without a supplier like 475, a high performance house would be more costly and more difficult to build. 475 lives their mission to transform North American construction towards durable high-performance, … Continue reading Build like the future depends on it.
When I describe the modular construction of our home, many people say: "Oh, it went together like Lego blocks!" Hence, the image above.However, there is much more to it and if people have heard of modular construction, many misconceptions abound.Luckily, I came across this great article about the common myths of modular construction: LINK The … Continue reading Modular Myths