The heat of summer arrived early this year. With temperatures soaring to the 90’s, we’re seeing days as hot as we’d expect in August. But it seems timber frames with insulated panels are a good place to be when the weather doesn’t cooperate.
We haven’t had to turn on the air conditioning yet at our house. The nights are cool, so we open the windows and sleep in the cool night air. Then, in the morning we close the windows before it gets hot and we head off to work. The house holds the cool, so when we come home late in the afternoon, with the temperatures hovering around 90, inside is fresh and cool. We turn on the fans and are comfortable until it’s time to open the windows again.
Timber frames are energy efficient. That’s a fact. Most people who build them insulate them well and are concerned about sustainability. Structural insulated panels (ours are R-24 wall and R-40 roof polyurethane panels) make saving energy easy.
So it’s summer time and the living is easy…in our timber frame.