Let's set the scene. You're living amongst an astounding 100,000 species of mould. From the air you breathe to the clothes you wear, mould spores loom inside and out. Avoiding them is nigh impossible, but controlling their growth? That's achievable. Let's understand why it's imperative.
Here we look at pipe insulation and discover how this unsung hero can shield your home from the cold, saving your comfort and your wallet.
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.
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.
Insulate Britain is an environmental activist group founded in July 2021. The group's mission is to see all social housing in the UK adequately insulated to lower gas emissions and improve fuel poverty by 2025, and the remaining housing stock properly insulated by 2030.
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.
It's a scenario we're all too familiar with in the UK. You're sitting at home, wrapped up in a blanket, with a cup of tea in hand, yet you can still feel a chill. Could pipe insulation be the missing piece of your cosy winter puzzle? Perhaps it's time to consider a solution, which often gets sidelined, but could actually be a game-changer.