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  • Dec 26, 2012
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Staying Warm in a Loft

Often, clients wonder about staying warm in a loft.  They express concern over the high ceilings, concrete floors and large windows.  Most people automatically assume this means high heating bills during the winter months.  In fact, the opposite is actually true.

When old buildings were converted to residential and even commercial spaces a primary concern for developers, designers and contractors was staying warm in a loft during t he winter and cool in the summer.  In most cases the materials used during construction are commercial grade with tight seals, thermo insulated barriers, double paned glass and caulking throughout.  For these reasons many lofts have low heating bills during the winter.

Speaking from experience we have been living in our 1300 square foot loft for nearly  years now.  Over that period of time our average monthly electric bill is $61.00.  We have had months as low as $44.00 and a high of $124.00.  And this all with an air handler that my wife loves running as much as possible to keep the air circulating!

When taking clients on property showings they are amazed the cost of staying warm in a loft or condo.  I often am told of their monthly heating bills during the winter months approaching $300-400 or more.  This may include gas heating which does run higher and cannot be compared to electric heating as most lofts/condos are downtown.  But either way averaging $61.00 per month versus $150 or more is a significant difference.  One that cannot be denied.

Today’s construction is built to last and be energy efficient.  Staying warm in a loft is addressed with quality materials and design.  Just one more concern that residents who live downtown can attest.  Living downtown in a loft/condo is affordable.  Check out our listings now.

Author: Gregg

To know and understand downtown, I believe you must live downtown. As a resident of our great city for the past 8 years, I take my role as an ambassador very seriously. Downtown and the surrounding areas have much to offer those who want to live and experience the urban lifestyle. Whether you are looking for a traditional, rustic, industrial style loft or a modern urban chic condominium, St. Louis has the loft or condo to meet your every need. Let my experiences living and working the loft and condo market be your guide to your next home.