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PV Project Thermography - Control Home (4/28/98)

Carpet versus Tile

This pair of photographs shows the advantageous thermal properties of tile over carpet. The darker color of the tile shows that the tile surface is several degrees cooler than the carpet. This is due to the beneficial thermal storage of tile and the ground below as a heat sink.

The temperature range is from 71°F (darkest colors) to 84°F (lightest colors).

Figure 1.
Figure 1a.