Well we’ve ushered in 2015 and the Mountain King is prepared for finishing. Insulation by Energy Smart Insulations systems was installed this past month. Both open cell and closed cell were used to compliment the thermal properties of the Eastern White Pine logs.
Despite the cold weather, outdoor work continues with rough gas and water plumbing completed, 1000 gallon propane tank installed, our well and pump installation operational with our septic design closely behind.
Inside we now have tongue and groove wall installation , kitchen and bath cabinetry completed with countertop templating and glass shower enclosure design surveys this week.
The radiant heat system is the most comfortable, highest efficiency heat one can install into new homes today. 10 different zones offer the ultimate in control to heat the Mountain King. Below is some of the handiwork of Pete Tevendale from Windward Solar LLC.
Although intricate installation is the the key . These radiant systems are quite simple;operating solely on the tankless hot water heater as the heart of the heat. Both domestic hot water and the space heating is provided by the 140K BTU tankless wonder.
Air Conditioning and backup heat is provided by Monk HVAC Systems Inc. We used split duct heating and air conditioning for greater efficiency. The Trane products provided a 13 SEER rating and work well with the in floor radiant heat system. Just another plus on the green technology used in the construction of the Mountain King.
It may be snowing but we have A/C!
Walkout daylight basement is ready for the pouring hopefully this week, weather permitting.
Finishing features such as fireplace install and stone work with wide plank hardwood flooring are next on the schedule.