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How bricks increase your home’s energy efficiency and comfort.

Bricks play a big part in controlling internal temperatures and reducing energy consumption.

An energy efficient home is one that provides a high level of thermal comfort without an over reliance on artificial heating and cooling. Best of all, bricks create a more stable internal air temperature so you can enjoy a comfortable, controlled environment.

How do bricks help save energy?

Bricks help reduce the amount of artificial heating and cooling required to maintain comfortable temperatures through their thermal mass. Thermal mass is the ability of a material to absorb and retain solar heat energy. The high thermal mass of brick helps to significantly reduce heating and cooling bills in a way lightweight materials simply can’t compete against.

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