Craighead Electric opens doors to energy efficient model home

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

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

The four-bedroom house is located on Craighead County Road425 in the Valley View school district.

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

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

Bunch was assisted during construction by the renownedenergy 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 everywherehave these utilities as a big part of their budget and people making lessmoney," he said, "it's a bigger part of that."

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

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