When you have built a log cabin, you need to decide what it is going to be used for. Some people have it as a holiday home that they spend long weekends in away from the stresses of work. Other people turn their log cabin into an office or a games room. You might even choose to convert the log cabin into a guesthouse that you can charge people money to stay in. This last option is useful if you are trying to boost your income.
You will want to make your cabin environmentally friendly for a few of reasons. Firstly, you can use this in your advertising if you have decided to convert the log cabin into a guesthouse. This is a great selling point and will appeal to guests who are particularly concerned about the effects of global warming.
Also, you will be ensuring that everything in the log cabin is working efficiently. How can you make the log cabin as eco-friendly as possible?
You Can Install Insulation In The Roof
The most heat will escape through the roof of the log cabins. This means that energy is being wasted unnecessarily and you will feel that the cabin is actually colder than it should be. You should install some insulation in the roof so that the heat is trapped inside and the log cabin will warm up properly. You will feel extremely cosy when you are sat in a log cabin that has been insulated correctly.
This is something that you should so as soon as the log cabin has been constructed. You will be limiting the amount of energy and money that you will waste in the long-term.
You Can Install Triple Glazed Windows
When you are trying to conserve energy, you need to make sure that the windows are not cracked or the glass is not slipping out of the frame. You should install brand new triple glazing to ensure that energy is not escaping through the windows.
Installing triple glazing also has another advantage: you will be cutting down the amount of noise that is heard from outside the log cabin. Then you can have a peaceful night’s sleep without being disturbed by traffic noise or the sound animals.
You Can Install Energy Efficient Bulbs
Lighting the log cabin is important because you will need to be able to move around without bumping into the furniture. Traditional bulbs can also use a lot of electricity, so you will be reducing the overall emissions of the log cabin. You can test out different energy-efficient bulbs and compare how much your electricity bill is reduced by.
You Can Install A Carpet
Wooden floors let heat escape through the gaps in the boards. You can lay a carpet down to make sure that heat is trapped inside the cabin.
You should inspect your cabin to see how eco-friendly it is before making changes.