Plumbing pipe insulation is something that most homeowners don’t think of or forget while installing their home plumbing system. This is because they don’t realize the importance of pipe insulation. The most that they do to save money on utility bills is insulate their hot water tanks. But that’s not enough. Insulated pipes have a number of advantages. Let’s look at some advantages.
Insulating Preserves Pipes
In winters, the water inside the pipes freezes and expand. Insulating pipes helps maintain the temperature of water and eliminate the chances of pipe bursting due to the expansion of cold water or frozen pipes. Not only this, the continuous impact of summers can affect the efficiency of vinyl and PEX pipes. Insulating safeguards your plumbing pipes during extreme weather conditions. Insulating also protects your pipes from dirt, dust, pests, and other elements which mean your pipes don’t develop problems like external corrosion and cracks.
Insulated Pipes Save Money
Even if you have an efficient water heater in your home, you could still be losing money. Most plumbing pipes are made of copper, vinyl, or PEX. These materials can result in a lot of heat loss even while the hot water is flowing through them. By insulating your hot water pipes, you are helping your heating system. Insulating plumbing pipes can considerably reduce heat loss. Insulated pipes deliver water 2°-4°C hotter than the uninsulated pipes. You can lower your water temperature setting when you receive adequate hot water. For every 10°F reduction in your water heater's temperature setting, you can reduce the cost of utility bills by 3%-5%.
Insulated Pipes Conserve Water
With insulated pipes, you won’t have to wait for a long time to obtain hot water from your faucets and showerheads. You can instantly expect hot water from the faucets and into your appliances like washing machine and dishwasher. This means you conserve a considerable amount of water every time you turn on your hot water faucet.
Insulating Prevents Water Damages
Uninsulated pipes can freeze and further result in pipe bursts. Facing the consequences of bursting pipes and replacing your plumbing pipes can cost you thousands and thousands of dollars. Insulating your pipes is a great way to keep your water lines safe and warm. Insulated pipes don’t freeze during the winters. Insulating also eliminates the chances of pipe leaks and water wastage.
Pipe insulation is inexpensive, and the project is one that any homeowner could finish. If your home’s pipes are not insulated, you must insulate them at your earliest. If you don’t know the correct way to insulate your plumbing pipes or are not sure which is the best material for insulating the pipes, you can contact our Edmonton professional plumbers. They can complete the pipe insulation process for you in the least time possible.
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