August 21, 2014

It works!

When we designed the house, we tried our best to eliminate the need of AC. We pulled all the stops:
- roof are built with double-decking (see prior post);
- exterior walls are built with the same idea;
- thermomass to average out the temperatures at night and during the day;
- closed-cell spray foam;
- relying on the shade of the old trees;
- etc.

Then, we wait and hope that this house will be cool enough in the summer.  Well, based on the many visits we had so far, the design works. Even when it is very warm outside, you can immediately feel the "coolth" upon entering into the house. We used to know the design will help, but now we are glad to know how well it works.