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Energy Efficiency

The energy efficient log home requires careful design to minimize air infiltration, control moisture and incorporate passive solar features. Here, we share tips and expert information for designing a log home that lives and performs well.

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Energy Savings Employed by an On-Site Builder
What your builder should be checking for at every stage of construction to make sure that it is meeting or exceeding the code requirements.
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Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing
For some people, a metal roof is a must to complete that classic log home style. As you're researching roof options, you'll no ...
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Blower Door Test for Your Log Home
Conducting a blower door test can help find out just how energy efficient log homes are.
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Importance of HERS Score for Your Log Home
Understanding the HERS Index is important for your home to achieve top energy efficiency.
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Energy Savings Employed by a Log Home Supplier
Key methods for your log home's energy efficient requirements.
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Sealing the Air Penetration Places Throughout Your Log Home
What you should know about sealing the air penetration places of your log home.
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Moisture Content and Settling of Your Log Home
Many things can affect the quality and energy efficiency of your log home, moisture content is one of these things.
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Hiring an Energy Rater For Your Log Home
There are a LOT of options when it comes to increasing energy efficiency of a log home. But how do you know which options will ...
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“Smart Home” Technology For Your Log Home
Home innovations that can monitor your energy usage to help you regulate your home’s heating, cooling and energy usage.
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Land Positioning for Energy Efficiency
Properly siting your home to take advantage of passive solar gain is one of the easiest and smartest ways to accomplish energy ...
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Elements to Increase Efficiency In Your Log Home
There are two basic ways to give a log home’s energy performance a boost: through design and through materials.
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Geothermal System For Your Log Home
Geothermal (harnessing the natural warmth of subterranean soil) is one of the most intriguing renewable energy options availabl...
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Design Aspects For Energy Savings
Energy saving solutions for your log home.
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Air Sealing Your Log Home
Why air sealing your log home against air infiltration is as important as insulating your home.
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Solar Panels For Your Log Home
If your planned log home location is in a highly remote area where bringing electricity in could be expensive or if you just wa...
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Radiant Heat For Your Log Home
Radiant heat for your log home is a great option for a several reasons. Efficiency, creating a better indoor environment and sa...
Interior Lighting: The Importance of Light Temperature in a Log Home
Interior Lighting: The Importance of Light Temperature in a Log Home
Light temperature in your log home is an important factor to consider during the construction process because of the color of t...
Why You Should Switch to LED Lighting
Why You Should Switch to LED Lighting
According to electronics manufacturer GE, there are a number of reasons to ditch incandescent, halogen and even CFLs in favor o...
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The 10 Best Essential Energy-Efficient Construction Tips
Want long-term satisfaction with your log home? It starts with energy-efficient construction. Here are our 10 essentials to lov...
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6 Quick Steps to Becoming More Green + Eco-Friendly
Many people are finding the prospect of a renewable resource—logs—for the main building material attractive and then looking be...