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 cause.
Pipes require different performance levels to keep water hot or cold:
- Warm water – insulation prevents heat loss, when water travels between a boiler or heating system to central heating units.
- Cold water – insulation keeps the temperature low, ensuring it is delivered at its required temperature.
- Rain/waste water – cold water piping insulation avoids water heating up.
In any case, 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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