10 Reasons Traditional Mud House is Better than Concrete on Heat Management

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1. Mud houses can be insulated better than concrete houses because air pockets are created in the mud which provide insulation from heat and cold.

 This is due to the way that mud dries after it is applied: when wet, it expands to fill any crevices or openings, creating a tight seal as it dries. By filling these gaps with air pockets, the insulation factor of a mud house increases substantially. Additionally, clay used in building mud walls has excellent thermal properties which helps minimize temperature fluctuations throughout the day and night—perfect for keeping your home at an even comfortable level no matter what time of year it is.

2. Mud brick walls can absorb as much as 60% of solar energy, while concrete walls only absorb 20%.

Mud brick walls absorb 60% of solar radiation whereas concrete walls absorb 20%.

Mud blocks can retain more solar heat, making them suitable for passive winter heating.

You can heat your house without gas or electricity by capturing sunlight during the day and reflecting it at night.

This makes mud houses more energy efficient than concrete block houses and saves money on utility costs over time!

3. Mud has a higher thermal mass than concrete, therefore it takes longer to transport heat into the home

This helps keep your home cool in summer by taking longer for the external temperature to be transferred inside – making it easier to maintain comfortable temperatures without resorting to air conditioning or other energy consuming methods. Additionally, due to its higher density this also means that a mud house can better retain warmth during winter months as well.

4. Mud walls reflect sunlight away from the home, cooling it during hot days and warming it at night.

Mud walls reflect sunlight and absorb less heat than concrete walls, minimizing the demand for air conditioning.

This property also maintains interior temperatures during the day and night, so your house will always be the same temperature.

5. Owing to its porous nature, mud brick helps regulate humidity inside the house by absorbing moisture when it’s too dry and releasing moisture when it’s too humid

Thus aiding in home comfort levels without resorting to additional climate control systems like air conditioning or heating units.

By regulating interior humidity levels, you can keep your living space at an ideal temperature all year round with minimal energy consumption. Additionally, due to its breathable nature, mud brick walls are also very effective at preventing condensation – helping maintain a healthy indoor environment free from mold growth and other allergens.

6. Adding lime plaster over clay bricks increases their temperature resistance even more

This creates an extra layer of insulation against extreme temperatures whether they’re cold or hot outside – again resulting in savings on energy bills since you don’t need air conditioning or heating appliances so often (or at all).

The added benefit of lime plaster is that it also acts as an additional barrier to moisture, preventing rain from entering the house and further insulating your home. This helps decrease any potential water damage to furniture and other belongings inside, making for a much safer living space overall.

7. Superior fire protection

When compared with traditionally heated homes such as those built with wood frames, building with clay-based materials like mud bricks offers superior fire protection due to its non-combustible material composition and significantly reducing chances of fires occurring within your home while cutting down on hazardous smoke emissions caused by burning wood indoors or outdoors (versus toxic fumes emitted by burning plastics).

8 .Mud bricks also have excellent soundproofing qualities

That makes them ideal for households located near busy roads where people may want some peace and quiet from traffic noise outside; this makes them especially attractive for homes located in urban areas subject to higher noise pollution levels versus rural locations generally considered “quieter” due their lesser population density/road usage rates which could potentially result less sound pressure levels infiltrating through windows etcetera onto property interiors having been built using traditional techniques including earth block construction methods like rammed earth ones featuring thick earthen walls..

9 . A healthy indoor environment free from mold growth 

Mud is naturally breathable allowing for a healthy indoor environment free from mold growth owing its capacity to dissipate residual water vapor preventing condensation forming between inner linings surfaces leading subsequent microbiological contamination related issues over time – this makes ideal choice persons suffering allergies asthmatic conditions where proper ventilation necessary maintain comfortable living space long term (without costly maintenance works associated with replacing fixtures fittings either frequently expensively)..

10 . Mud houses are resistant to harsh weather elements

It has long lasting durability structure made up mainly out soil based particles which is resistant to harsh weather elements. Its longevity and long life expectancy remain high, even when compared with more modern alternatives available today. Refurbishment costs are also relatively low compared to other options.




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