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Thermal Massing

Thermal massing is a strategy that absorbs the radiant heat of the sun during the day to release it slowly during the night. Imagine your own life experiance when getting into a black leather car on a sunny day as opposed to a white leather car. The black one is hot. We know this. Thermal massing works the same way. For a house, you could imagine a dark tile floor absorbing the heat from the setting sun. When the sun goes down, you will feel the warmth in the tiles radiating back to the room. If used properly, this strategy works well to satisfy the expectation of human comfort.