Thermal insulation dates to prehistoric times when people used gathered materials to insulate their clothes and shelters. However, it was not until the industrial revolution of the 20th century that artificial insulation materials were developed. When something is insulated, it means to prevent the passage of heat, electricity, or sound by encasing the area in question with non-conductive material. So, what does this have to do with your pipes?
The goal of this blog is to stress the importance of insulating your pipes and the benefit it has on the health of your home's plumbing system.
What is The Purpose of Pipe Insulation?
- Saves energy
- Improved performance
- Condensation control
- Reduced emissions
- Maximized return on investment
- Personal protection
When the temperature outside is a little chillier than the temperature of water you desire, your water heater will work harder to heat to your intended temperature. To help combat this, installing insulation will help keep the pipes warm and inevitably save you money on your water and energy bills.
The extra layer of protective material will prevent condensation from forming. Condensation increases the threat of rust and mold from growing on and around your pipes. When the condensation drips, it will begin to make the surrounding areas wet. The wet spots will start forming mold without proper ventilation, which can harm your health.
Maximized Return on Investment
The insulation outside the pipes provides an extra layer of protection. Since it becomes harder for rust to form on the standard copper pipes, you can guarantee the optimal longevity of your plumbing system. Additionally, the cost you save from the decreased energy needed to regulate the water temperature, you will also save a certain monthly amount that will add over time. According to Greenhouse Management, the average homeowner with insulated pipes saves approximately $3.74 per linear foot of pipe annually. So, if you have 100 feet of pipe insulated, you will save about $374 per year.
Orlando Plumbing Experts
If you are thinking about investing in the insulation of your pipes, make sure you have professional plumbers who can get the job done right! At Brownie's Septic and Plumbing, LLC, our team of experts can help with any plumbing installation or repair you may need. Give us a call! (407) 890-0116