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Thermal Performance

Thermal Performance refers to how well a structure responds to changes in external temperature during the daily and seasonal cycles.

Basically you want a property to maintain a steady comfortable temperature inside whilst incurring as little energy costs as possible; this is often best achieved by first improving the thermal performance of the property by providing high levels of insulation (high R-Value, low U-Value) on all surfaces and adopting passive solar techniques.

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