Steam Pipe Insulation is Vital to Saving Money in Your Home
These days saving money is not only a choice, it’s a necessity. When we think about ways to save more money we should start in the most obvious place- the home! Although the first thing that comes up is recycling, cutting back on snacks and other things of that nature, there are things that may be bleeding your income in places you thought you had no other choice but to turn them off. Have you ever thought about your steam pipe insulation?
Although as a general rule steam pipe insulation is applied, the fact is that over the years your insulation may be deteriorated, chewed up by rodents hiding in the walls/cubby areas or simply wasn’t installed at all because someone wanted to save money in building a home- skipping the insulation all together.
It would behoove you to go take a look, and if your not sure what your looking at or where to look in the first place, you can consult a steam pipe insulation expert. Many companies will come out and take a look for you, give you an estimate, and tell you if you should replace or update your current insulation if applicable. It does help to know about steam pipe insulation basics to some degree so you can inspect their results for yourself (to make sure you’re getting an honest estimate of what’s needed).
If your home’s heating system uses steam then using insulation to keep the heat in, there are many factors to consider. One thing everyone can relate to is how some rooms seem to always be cold in the winter or hot in the summer (hotter than any other room in the home) while other seem to be just the right temperature. The rooms that don’t tend to get heat or cold air at the desired temperature are often victims of heat/cold air dissipation in the pipes.
If you think about it heat has to travel, to some areas of the home, a long way. For that heat to travel to the farthest reaching rooms it must not escape or transfer out of the water before reaching its destination. Steam pipe insulation is designed to do just that. Sometimes it’s just a matter of one area’s insulation wearing off, coming off, or maybe that one area never got covered! Most people don’t think about their pipe insulation until something goes wrong and they have to call out a repair technician, but this could come at a high price, especially if the insulation is not present and a pipe breaks causing injury or damage to the home. Insulation can also protect the pipes when something breaks.