With the recent “developments” in our electricity supply, or should I say lack of development, South Africans are looking for ways to become less dependent on Eskom. One way to do this is by installing Thermguard Insulation in your home. Thermguard is a phenomenal thermal and sound insulator that will allow your property to maintain a comfortable temperature for longer without the need for additional heating or cooling. This directly reduces the load on Eskom as well as the carbon footprint of your home.
South Africa was recently ranked 114th out of 115 economies by the World Economic Forum’s Energy Transition Index in measuring progress in the transition towards a more sustainable and secure global energy system. Approximately 65% of South Africa’s population is without reliable access to electricity and Eskom’s inability to meet the demands of households and industries is increasingly affecting everyone.
South African businesses and individuals have the responsibility to reduce their energy consumption for the benefit of the rest of the country and future generations.
Thermguard Insulation might be the solution you’re looking for. Cellulose fibre insulation is the most environmentally friendly type of insulation available to South Africans, primarily due to the fact that it is made from over 80% recycled newspaper and contains no harmful or toxic additives.
Our insulation requires the least amount of energy for production when compared to fibreglass and polyester insulation. This is due to the fact that the production of fibreglass and polyester insulation requires the raw materials to be melted at extremely high temperatures by electric and gas furnaces before they can be formed into insulation. No heat is required in the manufacturing of Thermguard insulation, which reduces the demand on Eskom.
By recycling waste newspaper, Thermguard is both slowing down the rate at which our landfills are filling up as well as the production of greenhouse gas emissions from the decomposition of waste products. The company further reduces its carbon footprint by using a low energy process to manufacture the insulation.
Various studies have been conducted on the embodied energy (energy used throughout the life-cycle of a product, from production to destruction) of various forms of ceiling insulation. A study by Home Energy Magazine found that the embodied energy of fibreglass insulation is almost 10 times as much as cellulose fibre insulation.
For more information about installing Thermguard roof insulation in your home or business, get in touch with the team today!