Timber Block Insulated Log Homes are energy efficient. It’s one of the most beneficial aspect of building a Timber Block. Each and every home we build is equipped with R-30 wall insulation. This – together with a tight thermal envelope – ensures a highly energy efficient home – something that is hard to do when building a “traditional” log home. Energy efficiency is either at the top of the list – or close to – for most of our home owners. Here are 2 customers speaking on just how energy efficient their homes are.
From Sean and Gabrielle Williamson:
“From an energy efficiency standpoint; we have installed a Wifi enable smart thermostat so I can monitor our chalet (with southern exposure) from our permanent home. While we are away we have the thermostat set to 12.0C as an ‘away’ temp. The overnight temperature was approximately -10C. The coolest the home got was 17.0C. When I woke up this morning the home was at 17.5C, as the sun has been rising the home has climbed to 20.0C. Kudo’s Timber Block! We are more than confident that we will see a lower utilities bill than the previous home we owned in the same location.”
Here is a chart provided by the Williamsons that explains further:
Now, how about during the summer, when temperatures heat up? This, from Timber Block home owner and dealer, Michael Boomgarden:
“While the past month was cooler than normal, we definitely moved into air conditioning season.
We receive an energy consumption report from our Nest thermostats each month, and this month the contrast between our brick home near Chicago and our Timber Block home in southwest Wisconsin was pretty amazing. First, the two homes: Our Illinois home was built in 2004 and is a full brick stud-framed (4? and 6? exterior walls) with Pella thermopane windows. The heated and air conditioned space of our Timber Block home is slightly greater than our conventionally built home.
We experienced a few hot days, but overall the month of May was on the cool side. Nonetheless, our conventionally built home used 89 hours of air conditioning during that time period. During the same time frame, our Timber Block used just four hours of air conditioning, roughly 4.5% of the amount of A/C cooling hours! And, those were pretty much “for the heck of it” cooling periods, when I remotely activated the A/C while en route there to eliminate any humidity. Throughout the period–even without the air conditioning running, the interior temperature stayed pretty constant, generally 74 to 76 degrees (fahrenheit).”
Michael Boomgarden’s home is in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. To learn more about Timber Block Wisconsin, or to talk to Michael directly, head to www.timberblockwisconsin.com.
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