A plastic based textile material that in hot environments keeps the body cool, has been developed by Stanford University researchers, according to research published in the journal Science. To be more specific, infrared light properties are utilized by this material to cool the body by 4 degrees. However, even though in the cooling and heating industry this innovative material will probably have some impact, traditional air conditioning systems dependent largely upon energy are not likely to be replaced. Take a look below at three reasons air conditioning systems will in fact stay:
Air Quality Is Better
In addition to their cooling prowess, indoor air quality is greatly improved by air conditioners as they help eliminate compounds and contaminants which can cause humans harm. And in the UK every year, pollution is responsible for about 40,000 deaths according to a Royal College of Physicians report. Volatile organic compounds or VOCs, nitrogen dioxide and second-hand smoke are air pollutants that are associated with these deaths. Harmful pollutants from the air cannot be removed by the Stanford University developed body-cooling textile.
Environment Is Comfortable
In indoor environments, air conditioning systems enhance all-round comfort and are easy to control. As an example, at optimal levels they will keep indoor humidity all the time. This is so important because in increasingly hot summers, the humidity level can rise very high. In the UK, weather forecasters have predicted that the hottest month in 100 years will be September 2016. They say the cause of this will be a plume of hot air across the entire country blowing. In addition, productivity issues can result from working in a hot environment because a humidity increase in an area can and will make it feel even hotter than it actually is in fact!
Traditional air conditioning systems are going to remain around for some time to come, even though great strides in developing textiles are being made by researchers. This is because they maintain a comfortable environment indoors, while enhancing the quality of the indoor air. For all your air conditioning requirements, get in touch with Complete Cooling Systems Limited today!