This stunning log house just outside Falls City, Washington is tucked in the woods on almost two acres of property. This modern log house has it all. There is an open living space with a garage door with overhead fiber optic stars that spill out to a large deck. There’s an updated kitchen with high-end appliances to include a Viking Range and new soapstone kitchen counters. The main floor of the cabin building has two large bedrooms and a beautiful master suite and family room downstairs. This log house has 2,536 square feet of space and is loaded with features to include central air conditioning, a fenced yard with shed, dog run, generator, garage with heat. It is also a Smart home. The log house is private and remote, but just ten minutes to groceries and restaurants in Sammamish or Issaquah. This beautiful log house is priced at $929,000.
Besides being aesthetically pleasing, a log cabin can be a good choice for the environment too. A cabin building is a step in the right direction when it comes to eco-building. Wood is a renewable building material that when sustainably managed will be available for future generations. There are many ways that you can make your cabin building and log house design more energy efficient. Insulation, heating and cooling are just some of the ways you can make your cabin building more comfortable and energy efficient. You'll want to properly plan your log house design to benefit from energy efficient construction so you can save money in the future on heating and cooling bills and ensure that your home will benefit you for years to come.
Insulation. There are a variety of ways to insulate your log house design. Your choice of insulation can have a significant impact on both your heating and cooling bills. Most people are familiar with the fluffy fiberglass or mineral wool batt insulation that are used to insulate both framed walls and attics. This type of insulation is probably the most popular and least expensive insulation that is used. Batt or blanket insulation can be very effective if the insulation is installed correctly.
Heating and Cooling. The heating and cooling costs for a cabin building can account for about 56 percent of the energy costs for operating your log house, proving that your choice of the heating and cooling system in your wood cabin can have a large effect on your monthly heating and cooling bills. Start by choosing appliances that are EnergyStar rated which carry the highest efficiency ratings. You want to look for boilers or furnaces that carry a 90 percent or more Annual Fuel Use Efficiency rating. You also want to look for cooling equipment that has a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating or SEER of 13 or greater. From a cost standpoint, heat pumps will also provide the most efficient systems in most climates. Heat pumps can help to provide both heating and cooling. This is because they rely on the principles of heat exchange, with the heat pumps becoming less efficient as the temperature differences between the outside and inside.
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