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Craighead Electric opens doors to energy efficient model home

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – People learned this weekend that making their homes energy efficient will hardly break the bank.

The Craighead Electric Cooperative hosted an open house at its newest energy efficient home.

The four-bedroom house is located on Craighead County Road 425 in the Valley View school district.

It was built using a variety of energy-saving features, and the builder, Toby Bunch, says these will significantly lower the home's utility costs.

"This house, it's 1,800 square feet basically," said Bunch, who own Signatures Home & Development. "The heating and cooling costs are going to be around $63 a month."

Bunch was assisted during construction by the renowned energy expert, Doug Rye.

"Higher utilities have actually helped this a great deal," Rye said about an increasing interest in energy efficiency.

"People now start saying, man, and churches and everywhere have these utilities as a big part of their budget and people making less money," he said, "it's a bigger part of that."

To find out more information about the home, visit the Craighead Electric Web site here.

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