About Insulating Your Water Pipes
No one wants water damage to their home. It can cost a tremendous amount of money to fix the pipes after they have burst, plus possessions may be lost. That's why it's a good idea to take measures before you have a problem. Water Pipe Insulation is a fantastic idea. When the pipes are insulated you won't have to worry when the temperatures dip below freezing, the pipes will be protected. You'll also have the added benefit of saving on the cost of heating your water. The water will remain hot longer on the way to the faucet, saving you money.
When thinking about insulating your water pipes, you'll want to know about R value. Simply put, R value is a way to measure thermal resistance. The higher the number for the R value, the more effective the insulation is. If you live in an area that's prone to very cold temperatures, you're going to want a higher R value. If you live somewhere that's not as cold, say in the Southern UK, the R value can be lower. Just remember that you don't want to scrimp when it comes to Water Pipe Insulation.
The best type of pipe insulation will differ depending on the home or building. There are many different types of Water Pipe Insulation available. You might want to look into calcium silicate, which is a great insulation for high temperatures. Another possibility is polyethylene foam. Polyethylene insulation is available as a spray. You're going to want to choose carefully what type of insulation you want to use for the pipes around the boiler and another high temp areas. Some projects can be do it yourself, others you might want to hire a professional for.
There are many reputable names that you might want to look for when purchasing Water Pipe Insulation. Rubatex, Owens Corning, and Armacell are three names that you know that you can trust. Again, you can purchase the products and do the work yourself, or you can have a professional come into your home or building and do it for you. You'll be very happy that you did, especially when the next hard freeze hits.
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