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One of Kansas City’s most energy-efficient homes hits the market

Posted at 11:50 AM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 12:50:33-04

OLATHE, Kan. — From windows that block sun rays, to geothermal cooling and recycled countertops, one house in Olathe, Kansas, aims to be energy efficient in every way possible.

Now the house at 27349 W. 108th Street is for sale for $1.675 million.

ReeceNichols realtor Kristin Malfer said the owners spent more than three years designing and building the home. After moving in, a dream job became available and the family moved out of state for the opportunity.

The owner of the new home will pay a big price up front, but will notice cost savings in electric, heating and cooling bills. Blinds are scheduled to automatically come down at certain points to the day to block the sun. The windows also have a special tinting which blocks solar energy and insulates the home.

Builders drilled 12 wells to support a geothermal heating and cooling system instead of using the standard HVAC method. Fluid constantly circulates 350 feet below the earth in the wells to maintain a temperature of 53 degrees, making it more efficient to cool a house.

LED lightbulbs throughout the house save energy and the garage is equipped for electric vehicle chargers.

“Any time you custom build a house, one feature for some may not be a feature for others. For me, I'm thinking you save on electricity. There is just so much to love about this home,” Malfer explained.

For more information on the listing, visit the website.