High-quality pipe insulation in HVAC systems maintains the optimum temperature of fluids or gasses transported around a building or facility.
As hot or cold water has quite a long way to travel throughout a building, it is crucial it maintains its required temperature as much as possible. During this process, it passes many spaces where additional heating or cooling is unavailable, meaning non-insulated pipes can heat up or cool down – with all the negative consequences that can occur as a result of poorly insulated or un-insulated services.
Pipes require different performance levels to keep water hot or cold:
- Warm water – insulation prevents heat loss, saving energy when water travels between a boiler or heating system to central heating units.
- Cold water – insulation keeps the temperature low and can protect against condensation, ensuring it is delivered at its required temperature.
- Rain/waste water – cold water pipe insulation prevents the formation of condensation which can cause corrosion or damage to the surrounding structure and can also reduce unwanted noise.
Effective insulation means HVAC systems don’t have to work as hard to maintain the operating temperature of the unit, thereby reducing energy consumption.
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