The Benefits of Thermal Mass in your home

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The Benefits of Thermal Mass in your home

Thermal mass can make your home more comfortable and energy efficient all year round.

So, what is thermal mass? It’s a term used to describe materials that can absorb, store, and slowly release heat. The thicker the material, the more effective the heat storage and release. Thermal mass materials also make your home more durable and resilient.

Materials with high thermal mass can increase comfort and decrease heating and cooling costs, as well as your carbon footprint in your home.

Thermal mass acts like a battery, absorbing heat during the day and releasing it at night. Providing a more consistent temperature throughout the day and night. Keeping your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

By using thermal mass in the right way, you can reduce your energy bills and create a more comfortable living environment.

The location of thermal mass within your home is important, and the thickness of window glazing, insulation, choice of materials and other factors need to be taken into consideration when designing a home to accommodate thermal mass.

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