How an energy efficient Quonset Hut™ home can save you money

Exterior view of Quonset Hut home with windows at front of house.

Outside of Eva Phillips’ Quonset Hut home during dusk. (Photo: Eva Phillips)

Many people across the globe have been blasting their air conditioners this summer as a heat wave spreads across the U.S. and other countries.

Nearly 80 million people in the United States remained under a heat advisory or warning at the beginning of July. Some places on the east coast felt as hot as 110 degrees. Across the pond, Britain has had a record summer heat wave, the longest since 1976.

Luckily for SteelMaster customers, our steel panels are covered in a special coating called Galvalume Plus, which helps protect the steel and makes it more energy efficient. The steel coating does not require painting or maintenance and repels light, keeping inside temperatures 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the outside air.

“Every year, much of the energy the U.S. consumes is wasted through transmission, heat loss and inefficient technology — costing American families and businesses money, and leading to increased carbon pollution,” the U.S. Department of Energy said. “Energy efficiency is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to combat climate change, clean the air we breathe, improve the competitiveness of our businesses and reduce energy costs for consumers.” 

SteelMaster customer Eva Phillips and her husband realized just how energy efficient their Quonset Hut was during a recent heat wave in the Northeast.

“It’s 100 degrees outside, but our inside temp is 72 without the [air conditioner] on,” Eva said. “This proves it’s critical to properly insulate our structures. We already have the benefit of the silver of the building reflecting heat away. If done right, these buildings can be so energy efficient.”

Inside of a Quonset Hut home with wooden ceiling and floors.

An interior shot of Debbie Ott Sisco’s home in Oklahoma.

Another customer, Debbie Ott Sisco, doesn’t even need to turn on the air conditioner in her Quonset Hut home during the summer.

“People that would walk in would say, ‘Where is your air?  It’s so nice in here,’ “Debbie said.

Debbie says her highest power bill for her 40X40X16 Quonset Hut home was in June for $108. The Oklahoma resident says she has seen 100 degree temperatures this summer, but the temperature inside her home is around 72 to 74 degrees.

SteelMaster buildings also have an Energy Star rating, which is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency.

According to the program’s website, new Energy Star rated homes “are at least 15% more efficient than those built to code and include additional energy-saving features to deliver a performance advantage of up to 30% compared to typical new homes.”

If you want a home that will keep you cool and save you money during the summer, a SteelMaster Quonset Hut home is the way to go.

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