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Analysis of the indoor thermal quality in low income Cypriot households during winter


This study examines the extent to which the economic crisis in the Republic of Cyprus has affected low income households socially and in terms of health, as a result of significantly decreased amounts of heating energy consumption during winters. The study uses empirical evidence and qualitative observations collected in the duration of 1 year, and concludes that poor households maintain lower average indoor temperatures but still live in acceptable conditions. Moreover, a strong correlation was identified between the average internal temperature of dwellings and the respective families' average income.