On May 6, 2020, our Afton Passive House was added as a PHIUS (Passive House Institute US) certified home.
Our 2 certifications are: PHIUS+ 2015 and PHIUS+ Source Zero Project.
To see how we built our home from the ground up, click on the Afton Passive House Blog Slide Show in green below. (Note: It takes awhile to load as it has many slides)
March 24, 2018
We have been living in our passive home since January 2018 and are very pleased with the comfort level it sustains. It is a lot more comfortable than our previous home built in 1974. Even with temperature changes outside (20 below zero to 50 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter), our home’s temperature stays fairly even. On days above 30 degrees Fahrenheit outside, we have been able to turn off the Chiltrix heating units throughout the house especially on sunny days when we benefit from our window solar gain. If we have a group of people over, we turn up the Zehnder Air Exchange System to allow more fresh air into the house. Due to the dryness of the air coming in through the Zehnder System, we turn on our humidifier occasionally to maintain between 30 and 40% humidity.