Wood as natural air conditioning

Temperature fluctuations, cold, uncomfortable wall surfaces and unsteady levels of humidity are foreign concepts to the wooden house. As an inhabitant of a Wood100 house, you experience thermal comfort, which previously seemed to be unfeasible in this configuration.

Compared to other building materials, wood boasts excellent heat storage properties and therefore only loses heat very slowly. Not only does a wooden house keep you warm in winter, it also stays nice and cool in the summer. The summer heat is as slow to penetrate from the outside to the inside, as the heating from the outside to the inside.

Incredible heat transfer figures are not the only thing that the Thoma Wood100 wall has to offer: For example, as a solid, monolithic, but above all natural material, it has a superior heat storage capacity, which is twice as high as that of conventional, mineral wall building materials. This results in particularly good cooling times, since the heat transfer values of the Wood100 wall and an exceptional heat storage capacity combine in a unique way.

A comparison of cooling times:
Wooden frame construction: approx. 8–10 hours
Brick construction: approx. 60–80 hours
Wood100 30cm+8cm insulation: approx. 280 hours
Wood100 36cm wall: approx. 280 hours

Cooling durations compared

The graph shows how the temperature of the inner wall drops after the heating has been switched off, where the overall effect of the building with windows and doors is measured. The Wood100 house cools considerably slower than comparable building materials.

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