Energy saving in buildings has become a question of crucial importance in many countries. At the same time, the requirements for satisfactory indoor climate with a low electricity consumption have increased which prompt the supply and demand for energy efficient homes.
The battle against GLOBAL WARMING shall start from home insulation to reduce green house gas emission. In developed countries, government has even allowed tax credit to house owners for costs incurred in carrying out home insulation works which meets the urgent need in the fight against GLOBAL WARMING.
The common answer from the public in general to make a house or office cool is probably by switching ON THE AIR CONDITIONERS. Almost every house owner living in tropical climate rely on air conditioners to cool their homes during a hot day and practically every office switch on the air conditioners once the office is in use.
Alternatively you can achieve your dream cool and comfort living / working environment despite in a very hot sunny day with the help of TCL CELLULOSE INSULATION and reduce your dependence on air conditioners to cool your home / office.
Thermal Insulation In General
The impact that roofs have on energy is often overlooked, the impact of which can be significant. In Malaysia, the roof of most houses are constructed using timber roof trusses and concrete roof tiles. The heat gained through the roof which convect through the ceiling has increased the indoor heat to a level that most house owners will not feel comfortable without the use of air conditioners.
However, the usage of air conditioners is not the answer to get rid of the stifling indoor heat unless the whole house is equipped with air conditioners and one is prepared to shoulder the high electricity cost and the maintenance cost of the cooling equipment.
In general if the weather is hot, one may switch on the air conditioner for a confined area such as a room or the living area only and stay in the air conditioned area to avoid the stifling indoor heat at other part of the house. If we were to walk out from the room, we may feel uncomfortable and the comfort zone is limited. The air conditioned area may get warm in a very short period if the air conditioner is switched off due to the constant transfer of heat from the roof and it may take a while to cool the area concerned. which incur higher energy cost.
Thus the long term solution is to provide proper and effective thermal insulation to your home.
The long exposure under air conditioners may be detrimental to our health due to low humidity and is bad especially to old folks.