Crowds at Florida Home Show Attracted by Energy Conserving Ideas
April 30, 2012 | By Mike Gonet | Filed under: Articles, Education, General, Green News, Metal Roofing
The economy may be on the upswing, but it was clear at Saturday’s North Central Florida Home Show in Gainesville that whatever additional cash people may have in their pockets, they don’t want to spend it on heating and cooling their homes.
Vendors selling energy-saving materials from reflective insulation to solar panels were popular stops at the show.
“Energy saving is No. 1. Our house is 2,600 square feet with two different A/C units. We want to reduce the electric bills, which are $600 a month in the summer,” said Gainesville’s Mark Menjivar. “I’ve always been hip to new things that come out. I’ve done the math — if I get a loan for solar panels, I’m replacing the high cost of energy with what I’ll be spending on the loan, but after two or three years paying off that loan, I’m paying zero for energy.”
You can read about the home show here.
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