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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, January 17 - January 23, 1997 - 41 Delmarva Power promotes energy efficient homes Delmarva Power is partnering tern testing. Gede Insulation, create a comput- air infiltration controls, along with from a heating and cooling system with Gede Insulation of Dover, and Tawes Technology & Career Center in Westover, Md., to pro- mote the construction of energy- efficient homes that have "guaran- teed heating and cooling costs," "Home buyers realize that ener- gy-efficient homes can save them money for years to come," said Dan Oliver, manager of Delmarva Power's Westover, Md. office, "New technology is now available to builders that can increase the comfort of a home and lower the costs. Guaranteed heating and cooling costs are possible because of this new technology." The key to guaranteed heating and cooling costs is the Tecstar System which incorporates com- puter modeling, high-density cel- lulose insulation, air infiltration control, high-tech HVAC (Heat- ing, Ventilation and Air Condi- tioning) system design, and sys- "The Tecstar System uses a to- tal systems approach to energy conservation in the home," said Oliver. "By building and insulat- ing with energy efficiency in mind, the Tecstar System guaran- tees the homeowner will have a comfortable home with lower en- ergy costs. Compared to the monthly energy costs associated with a home built to conventional standards, you can expect to save between 40 and 60 percent." Gede Insulation is teaching the new construction methods to some Tawes Technology & Ca- reer Center students who are building an energy-efficient home that will be auctioned to the public at the end of the school year. The new homes will have "guaranteed heating and cooling costs" of $38.70 a month. How does the system work? Li- censed Tecstar dealers, such as REAL ESTATE SETTLEMENTS Delmarva Power is partnering with Gede Insulation of Dover and Tawes Technology and Career Center to promote the construction of energy-efficient homes that have "guaran- teed heating and cooling costs." Discussing details of the partnership are (l-r) Dr. Lloyd Tyler, supervisor of technology and career education at the Career Center;, Bill Gede, presi- dent of Gede Insulation; and Dan Oliver, manager of DeImar. va Power's Westover, Md. office. er model of the home and then conduct a computerized heating- cooling cost analysis to determine the annual energy consumption. Gede then establishes a monthly average heating-cooling cost fig- ure for the home, based on a two year period. Gede guaranteed that the actual energy costs will not exceed their figure or they will pay the difference. The Tecstar System begins with wall spray insulation. A combina- tion of woodbase cellulose fibers, fire-resistant chemicals, and a dry adhesive is sprayed into the wall cavities to completely fill them. With conventional fiberglass insu- lation, there are gaps between the insulation, causing drafts and in- creasing energy costs. Wall spray insulation creates an efficient thermal barrier of interlocking fibers by surrounding pipes, wires, and other obstructions and conforming to any odd-size cavi- ties. "Cellulose insulation can re- duce air infiltration by more than 30 percent to fiberglass and lower energy consumption by 25 to 30 percent," said Oliver. "The Tec- star System also virtually elimi- nates uncomfortable drafts in the home and drastically reduces noise transmission from outside the house." High-efficiency heat pup heating and cooling systems are also part of the system. Tle builder makes sure the unit is cor- rectly sized for the house. Testing for air leakage is conducted to en- sure that both the ducts and tle home are properly sealed. "An ia- adequately sealed duct system i d- lows a heat pump to draw air fro m the outside, reducing the efficie 9- cy and comfort that the system provides. Proper duct sealing ald The Pines 53 Oak Avenue 69 Oak Avenue 4 BR, 3 BA, screened porch with flagstone floor, 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA, deck with hot tub, screened porch, fireplace, patio, one car garage, newly painted and spacious living areas and an oversized lot. carpeted. Possible owner financing. $310,000. $495,000. YOUR HOST: DERRICK LINGO testing, protect the homeowner from these problems and make heat pumps the most efficient choice for heating and cooling the home," said Oliver. "The new technology is chang- ing what homeowners can expect both in terms of comfort and ener- gy efficiency," said Oliver. The Tecstar System is the next step in providing consumers with their ideal system." 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