With record warm temperatures being felt around the world, it's no surprise that people have their air condition cranking. However, the sweet relief from the heat could come at a costly price when the electricity bill comes in the mail. That could all be changing, researchers at the Universiti Putra Malaysia say they have invented a new technology that could minimize the use of air conditioning and heating systems.
The new system is known as Nanotechnology for Encapsulation of Phase Change Material, and is said to be capable of bringing down room temperature in buildings through thermal energy storage. The method utilizes a material that can absorb, store and release thermal heat when the surrounding temperature is above or below the melting temperature.