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ACTIS: With 2024 Poised to Break Heat Records, Keeping Homes Cool is Vital

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With climate scientists predicting that this year could be even hotter than recordbreaking 2023, ensuring our homes stay cool is essential for our health and comfort, says insulation specialist ACTIS.

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The Met Office has named 2022 as the hottest year in the UK since records began, with 2023 the warmest globally, according to the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service. The Met Office and experts from US science organisation, Berkeley Earth, believe 2024 could be even hotter.

The latest reports follow one from Oxford University stating that the UK is ‘dangerously unprepared’ for the impact of rising temperatures and calls for sustainable adaptations to the built environment.

Actis UK and Ireland Sales Director, Mark Cooper, said:

The main purpose for insulation has, until recently, purely been to keep homes warm. But staying cool to reduce the uncomfortable and even dangerous effects of heat on the human body while indoors is increasingly important.

“Energy-guzzling air conditioning systems are not the answer. That lies in addressing the building fabric. While some insulation products can make homes unbearably hot in the summer, reflective alternatives also act as coolants.”

Part O of the building regulations obliges architects to limit unwanted solar gains and provide a way to remove heat from residential dwellings.

Mark added,

Using Actis insulation and membranes can make a dramatic impact. Our two-in-one Eolis HC, a reflective insulation with an integrated vapour barrier, reflects 95% of infrared radiation and the Hybrid range has an important role to play in helping buildings stay cool.”

Actis’ Hybrid range and its Eolis HC can help keep homes cool, as climate scientists predict 2024 could be even hotter than last year’s record-breaking worldwide temperatures.

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