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Sawtooth

This custom single-level home includes a variety of high-performance features easily overlooked at first glance. The exterior walls of this new home include an additional layer of foam applied to the exterior to slow thermal transmission and improve air infiltration into the home. A vent space is provided behind the siding to assist with drainage and ensure the longevity of the exterior paint finish. A heat pump hot water heater helps to reduce energy usage and is vented to the crawlspace to assist in keeping humidity levels in check. The home also includes a heat recovery ventilator providing fresh air to the occupants and an air-source heat pump for economical heating and cooling.