Renewable construction on a green island
In 2011-12, the Settlers’ House underwent a thorough renovation, with the objectives of The Municipal of Ærø, concerning energy efficiency and green solutions, at the heart of it.
36 m2 (387.50ft2) of solar panels
On the southern side of the house the roof is covered by 36m2 of solar panels, which generate electricity that is utilised for the running of the geothermal heating system of the house, as well as all other electrical installations
The geothermal heating system
The house has insulated flooring and roof, which is heated by a geothermal heating system regulated by thermostats in each individual room. The ground floor has tiled flooring and benefits from under-floor heating throughout. The first floor has wooden flooring with wall-mounted radiators.
Insulation and low energy windows safeguard the property from heat loss, making the usage of heating moderate. Common sense and thoughtful usage will inevitably keep the costs of running the house, to a minimum.