One of the biggest factors in your energy usage has to do with how comfortable you feel. This applies to both residential properties and heating and air conditioning in the building sector. In fact, heating and industrial air conditioning, as well as insulation technologies, account for 63 per cent of the energy savings possible in a commercial setting.
What The Experts Have Said
Experts say that the demand for heating will grow as much as 1 per cent in the next 10 years. The demand for it is partly reliant on the climate as well as access to a heating system. Ventilation and the age of the building also play a role.
Commercial air conditioning is also affected by climate change and economic development. As the world continues to get warmer and more people are populating the middle class, the demand for air con grows, both at home and at work. It’s important to consider the growth of office air conditioning and home air conditioning because, together, the energy demand continues to get larger, which can affect life at home and at work.
Some estimates show that the demand for air conditioning will grow to be 40 times higher than it was 20 years ago, but that the air conditioning supply will dwindle in response. Even in developing regions, experts are predicting that air conditioning units and installation will be in high demand. The demand for air conditioning repair, air conditioning maintenance and air con design will also grow.
How Will Climate Change Effect Us
According to various experts in a recent statement produced by The Climate Group, including renowned environmental lawyer Durwood Zaelke and the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, if nothing is done to prepare for this scenario, the continued demand for more heating and cooling could lead to an increase in global emissions. Some say these emissions could rise from 0.8GtC in the year 2000 to as much as 2.2GtC by the beginning of the next century. Air conditioning emissions could reach dangerous levels by the year 2050 – as much as 500 million tons of CO2. Not only can this increase in energy usage lead to air conditioning breakdown, but the emissions could cause unhealthy and dangerous consequences for citizens all over the world.
What Can We Do
The responsibility falls on everyone to help counteract these potential problems, while also being able to access adequate heating and cooling, both at home and in the business sector. As technology changes, the advances in heating and cooling are both exciting and innovative.
By overhauling how properties regulate their temperatures, there’s a lot to look forward to in terms of economic savings and safe energy consumption. Homes and businesses will need to be linked and need to work together to create a strategy to mitigate climate change by creating systems that protect the community they’re used in while also giving people the warm or cool building they desire.