Passive Heat Absorption

Published: | Updated: September 2, 2018

Definition - What does Passive Heat Absorption mean?

Passive hat absorption is associated with the type of method used to absorb heat and distribute it within a heating or cooling system. It is a heat management method that relies on the qualities in the local climate and the materials used to build the area or structure that is to be heated.

Safeopedia explains Passive Heat Absorption

Passive heat absorption is contrasted with active heat absorption, which relies on electrical components and stores heat in a liquid to be distributed at will at a later time. Passive does not store heat in a liquid or storage area and does not use electrical components, but, rather, it is achieved by using certain materials in the building of a structure, which have high thermal mass and can distribute heat more evenly.

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