Most Americans love their hot showers – residents in Atlanta are no different. The appeal of insulated pipes is that they are cost effective for any budget and are beneficial for energy savings in the long run. If you have considered insulating your water pipes, take a look at these benefits you will gain once your pipes are insulated. Insulating your pipes not only protects the pipes but it also can protect you and your loved ones from direct contact with hot or cold pipes.
Heat Gain and Heat Loss
When pipes aren’t insulated two different things happen. Hot water loses heat and cold water gains heat. With insulation installed in your pipes, you will increase the efficiency of your water heater. You’ll achieve lower monthly energy bills plus the added benefit of having water retain heat throughout your kitchen and bathrooms.
Insulation can also help control the condensation that occurs on plumbing pipes. Condensation happens on the surface of pipes when they are cooler than the air that surrounds them. Condensation can corrode the pipe fittings and the pipes over time. Corrosion in your pipes can lead to massive failure if it goes unchecked.
Insulation can also prevent future problems with your pipes freezing. Cold water pipes can become frozen pipes if they are located in attics or basements that haven’t been properly weatherized. Frozen pipes can lead to a major disaster in your home, which can be time-consuming and expensive to repair.
Insulated pipes are not only budget friendly to install, but are also beneficial for saving you money in the future. Estes Services has been providing plumbing needs for Atlanta residents and the surrounding areas for over 70 years. Call us today and see how easy it is to insulate the hot and cold water pipes in your home!