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The logs In a log home wall acts as insulation. Wood’s thermal resistance or resistance to heat flow is measured by its R-value. The higher the R-value, the more thermal resistance.
Logs function like “thermal batteries” and can store heat during the day and gradually release it at night. This generally increases the apparent R-value of a log by 0.1 per inch of thickness in mild, sunny climates that have a substantial temperature swing from day to night.
For designing an energy-efficient log home, you should consider using the whole-house systems approach. You might also want to incorporate some passive solar design features.