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The Orchards Group Completes First Eco-Comfort Home

The Orchards GroupEco-Comfort Home is pleased to announce that it has completed its first Eco-Comfort Home at its popular active adult community, The Orchards of Brannon Oak Farm, in Cumming, Ga.

“All Orchards Group homes are already built with energy efficient products, but due to an ever increasing concern about personal household budgets, we’ve received an increasing number of requests for even better energy saving upgrades that will enable our homeowners to save even more on their energy bills”, said Mitchell Block, Sales & Marketing Director for The Orchards Group.

The Eco-Comfort Home package includes:

• A natural gas “tankless” hot water system that delivers endless amounts of hot water that is heated using super-efficient technology.
• A continuous hot water re-circulating pump with adjustable timer that provides instant hot water at all hot water taps in the house. Less wasted water provides lower utility bills, not to mention the convenience of having “instant” hot water.
• A “variable speed” gas furnace that operates at a significantly greater efficiency than normal, providing lower operating costs whether it be summer or winter.
• A 16 SEER air conditioning system that delivers cool air at a far lower cost of operation.
• A healthy climate HVAC filter system that improves air quality in the home.
• A radiant barrier sheathing between the roof shingles and the attic which keeps the attic 20% cooler in the summer and 20% warmer in the winter. This more temperate attic condition helps to keep the entire HVAC system working more efficiently.
• Thicker wall and attic insulation provides greater heat and cool protection.
• Water saving dual flush commodes that can cut water consumption by as much as 50%.The Winston Eco-Comfort Home

The home features The Winston plan with two bedrooms and two baths plus a flex room that can be a parlor or a third bedroom. The home has a living room and dining room open to the kitchen, a sunroom, a screened porch, a large master bedroom with walk-in closet and true walk-up attic storage.

Residents will enjoy amenities such as a swimming pool, clubhouse with a fitness center, game rooms, gourmet kitchen, reading den, grand room with a flat screen TV, an arbor, a fire pit, a barbecue grill and a lawn area with a bocce ball green.

For more information, call 678-513-8879 or visit www.orchardsgroup.com or www.Facebook.com/theorchardsgroup.

The Orchards Group Goes Green To Save Some Green

eco comfort homeThe Orchards Group is going a little greener to help residents save on their energy bills. Though the builder already offers energy-efficient homes for active adults, the group has been receiving numerous requests from residents to help them save more money on energy bills.

“We worked with our suppliers to identify affordable energy-efficient products that will provide a good return on investment over the life of the home,” said Mitch Block, marketing director for The Orchards Group.

Thus the Eco-Comfort home was born! Ground has been broken on this home at its popular Forsyth County community The Orchards of Brannon Oak Farm.

Usually a $10,900 upgrade on the Winston, the smart buyer who purchases this demonstration home at Brannon Oak Farm will pay only $7,900.  Specific upgraded features are available individually or as a package.

The Eco-Comfort Home package includes:

  • A tankless hot water system with a re-circulating pump providing instant hot water.
  • the orchards group, winston model, eco-comfort homeA high-efficiency heating and air conditioning system.
  • A radiant barrier between the roof shingles and the attic which keeps the attic (and house) 20% cooler.
  • Increased insulation for greater hot and cold protection.
  • Water saving Dual flush commodes.

The home features the Winston plan. This floor plan features two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a room that can be a parlor or a third bedroom.  The model has a living and dining room open to the kitchen, a sunroom, a screened porch, a large master bedroom with walk-in closet and true walk-up attic storage. Eco-Comfort features, availability and pricing may vary in other floor plans.

For more information on the Eco-Comfort home, visit The Orchards Group‘s website.