Home owners and commercial premises owners are being encouraged to renew their insulation for a number of environmentally friendly reasons. While some may be more for economic reasons granted, there is no denying the impact on the environment that a number of insulation options can have. The importance of having good insulation especially in this era of environmental awareness is becoming a must for most businesses and private homeowners.
When it comes to lagging, lagging both your hot and your cold-water pipes and the tanks around your home is an important way of saving energy and in time money for your home. Lagging hot water pipes will keep your hot water much hotter, which in turn allows you to run your water heater at a lower temperature. Lagging your cold-water pipes will help to stop them from freezing up and also it lowers the risk of the pipes bursting during the colder weather.
Lagging is the more common name used for pipe insulation. It is generally used to help keep the heat in the pipes and to prevent condensation it can also reduce the noise that some pipes may make when in use. It's useful for saving energy as well as preventing pipes from freezing and bursting.
Pipe lagging is made in a variety of different materials each suiting a slightly different need. The type you use will be dependent on things like whether the pipe is outside or if it contains a hot or cold liquid for example.
Water pipes will begin to freeze once temperatures have reached 20 degrees or below but to freeze they will of needed to exposed to those temperatures for at least a total of six consecutive hours.
Insulating water supply pipes in the exposed areas of your home is highly important for a variety of reasons. As an example, in cold-winter climates, water supply pipes that are exposed to exterior walls or unheated spaces are prone to rupture, burst, and possibly flood your home.
Most homes in the UK have a complex network of water pipes. Insulating this pipework is called lagging and by sealing in heat, it saves energy and has a host of other benefits too.