At Pringle Creek Community, we have many options available make your home more energy efficient. Renewable energy is an integral part in making your home more sustainable. Why renewable energy? First, what’s the opposite of renewable? It’s finite. That means, once the energy resource is gone, it’s gone bye-bye for probably millions of years. That’s a long time in dog years. Renewable energy doesn’t run out because it’s powered by the sun, and the sun has a long way to go before it turns into a Red Giant (say, billions of years).
Geothermal and solar are two types of energy systems we have at Pringle Creek Community. Although, since we sell lots for your home custom build, in theory you could also add even more renewable and efficient systems. Typically, adding geothermal to your individual home could be expensive, but we have a geothermal loop that’s connected to almost half the lots, and this makes having the ability to add geothermal to your home much more affordable. Not only that, but solar is another fantastic way to make sure your home is utilizing energy to the upmost. Some people say, “My goodness, you’ve got a lot of rain and clouds there, how will the sun even get to those solar panels?” Yes, we do have clouds, but we have examined each lot for it’s solar potential so you can get the most out of your renewable energy investment. Not only that, solar energy credits may slash your payment to 1/3 of the cost. With the milder climate of the Pacific Northwest, solar panels may actually last longer than in more severe weather conditions in hotter climates.
We hope this has unpacked some questions about sustainable energy systems and it’s benefits. If you’re curious and want to learn more about these systems and more, please contact us.