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Should You Insulate Your Water Pipes?
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Should You Insulate Your Water Pipes?

Views:4     Author:Site Editor     Publish Time: 2019-05-26      Origin:Site

In cold winter, if the water pipe is exposed to the outside, it may freeze and crack. In the hot summer, if the water pipe is not insulated, the water pipe will be damaged, so we should Insulate our water pipes.

 

The insulating water pipe can also save energy by preventing the hot water pipe from dissipating heat to the surrounding air. For example, the hot water pipe is discharged from the water heater, and the heat loss can be reduced and the cost of heating water can be reduced. Finally, the insulated cold water pipe can prevent the pipe from sweating due to the condensation of moisture, which can reduce the humidity level in the summer house.

 

Benefits of insulated water pipes

 

The heat insulation pipe reduces heat loss and lowers the water temperature by 2 °F-4 °F higher than the temperature provided by the uninsulated pipe. When you turn on a faucet or shower, you donundefinedt have to wait for hot water, which helps save water. It may not make economic sense. However, during the construction of a new house, it is worthwhile to ensure insulation when doing other work on the water heater or pipe, or when insulating the pipe yourself. In exceptional cases, such as when the fuel used for hot water is very expensive, the pipes travel long distances and are exposed to very cold air (in which case they should be insulated to prevent freezing). If households use a large amount of water, they can achieve higher energy efficiency. In these cases, cost savings may offset the cost of someone doing your job for you.Another advantage of insulating cold pipes is to avoid condensation. In a high humidity environment, cold water filled metal pipes will be cooled over. When these droplets gather, they fall on anything below. If you store priceless souvenirs under an uninsulated pipe in the basement, this moisture can produce destructive results.

 

Where to insulate the pipes?

 

Which pipes you isolate will depend on why you do so. If the goal is to prevent freezing pipes, the key insulated pipes are those that pass through unheated spaces, such as exterior walls, unheated garages, floor cavities above unheated crawling spaces, unheated attics, and so on. In general, there is no need to isolate pipes passing through the interior wall or heating the basement. When the target prevents freezing, both hot and cold pipes should be insulated. If the goal is to reduce the cost of water heating, it would be wise to insulate hot pipes anywhere they can be reached. This helps prevent heat from dissipating from hot water pipes and may lower the temperature setting of the water heater. If the goal of pipe insulation is to eliminate pipe sweating and humidity, the most important thing to keep warm is the cold water pipe. When exposed cold pipes come into contact with warm, moist air, condensate may form on the pipes. This condensation may drop and deposit on the floor, or may result in overall high humidity, especially in the basement. Insulated cooling pipes can prevent such condensation.

 

Therefore, insulation pipe can not only save energy but also prevent condensation, it is very good. We recommend that you go to Eagle Technology Co., Ltd. to purchase pipes and insulation operations, if you have any questions, please contact us.

 

 


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