08 May Keep Your Cool with Reclaimed Wood Floors
As if the beauty of reclaimed wood plank floors isn’t enough to win you over, reclaimed wood can also help reduce your energy costs.
Whether you plan on using reclaimed wood for an accent wall to give a room a distinctive look or are considering something to give your whole home distinctive style, like weathered oak flooring, reclaimed wood can help keep the temperatures in your home comfortable.
The Conductivity of Reclaimed Planks
If you want to choose flooring that will help you control your energy costs, it’s worth it to take a little time to understand the concept of heat conductivity or what scientists refer to as thermal conductivity.
It’s easy to get bogged down in the science, but you don’t need a degree in physics to understand that some materials conduct heat better than others. “Wood and other solid materials significantly reduce your home’s temperature fluctuation because they absorb and store heat while light carpet fibers simply become a barrier,” the folks at Vivint say.
“Having materials with high thermal mass in your home saves money on your utilities because your house doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain its cool during the heat of the day or keep its warmth late at night. The temperature stays more constant,” they go on to explain.
The Bottom Line
Don’t worry, there isn’t going to be a quiz on the science. All you need to know is that reclaimed wood is more than an extremely attractive option. Installing a barn wood accent wall or reclaimed wood paneling can help you control energy costs and maintain a comfortably cool temperature in your home.
And, if you live in South Florida, where A&S Reclaimed Wood is based, you know how important it is to keep your cool. If you would like to know more, please contact us.