We love this house because it’s so comfortable.
Sandy and Mark, Unity homeowners in Guilford, VT
Why is it that for many Unity homeowners, “comfortable” is the first word they use to describe their home? It turns out that when a home is built to be energy efficient and durable, then comfort inevitably follows. With Unity, energy efficiency and comfort go hand-in-hand.
Comfort can be defined in different ways. There’s physical comfort, which tends to be strongly influenced by our surroundings. There’s also psychological/emotional comfort, the ingredients of which are usually more subtle.
When it comes to physical comfort, temperature and humidity are two of the most important factors. Building scientists have attempted to identify temperatures and levels of humidity that correlate with physical comfort, but because the experience of comfort is so subjective, these scientific definitions tend to end up as ranges that cover many but not all people.
Unity Homes provide unusually high levels of physical comfort because
Physical comfort in a home is also determined by the quality of the indoor air. It’s hard to feel comfortable in a home that is stuffy, or in which contaminants such as mold or VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) are present. Every Unity Home has a ventilation system that provides a continuous supply of fresh air into the
There’s a deeper sense of comfort that is harder to measure and account for, reflecting qualities such as natural light, sound attenuation
Regardless of how comfort is defined, we work hard to ensure that Unity homeowners experience it consistently. If you’d like to learn more about how Unity builds in comfort into each home, please visit the Events page of Unity’s website, or sign up here to be added to Unity’s mailing list.