Pipe Insulation For Air Conditioner in Kasilof, AK

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Pipe insulation helps stop freezing pipes in the cold months and sweating pipes in the summer. Condensation on water pipes will eventually result in mold damages in your house. Frozen pipes can result in considerable flooding destruction and are going to bring on expensive repairs. Simply by insulating your pipes, you can save not only on troubles, but you can also reduce your fuel and water consumption.

Presently there are many kinds of pipe insulation for sale today. Among the most well-known types are foam, rubber, fiberglass, and a combo insulation comprised of foam and reflective foil.

pipe insulation for air conditioner photoFoam pipe insulation is made from closed cell polyethylene which provides maximum protection from temperature loss as well as condensation. It is generally regarded as the best choice for wrapping pipes because it has antimicrobial properties, is dust and fiber free and is offered in many tubular dimensions that are self-sealing. Its drawbacks involve the fact that it is rigid and does not expand and contract neither should it be applied touching heat cables or heat tape.

Rubber pipe insulation is a durable kind of insulation that does stand up to exposure to heat cables and tape and also expands and contracts. It is a durable and a more energy efficient alternative that is also available in self-seal and non-self-seal varieties.

Fiberglass pipe insulation is used for cold and hot water pipes and has a hot and cold temperature degree tolerance from between -20 F to 1000F making it well-suited for extremely high temperature water pipes even in industrial locations. This type has an integrated jacket that secures around the water pipes with a self-sealing lap. It is available in fiberglass thicknesses from 1/2″, 3/4", 2" to 3″.

Probably the easiest type of pipe insulation to install is foil and foam insulation. The one-step procedure involves wrapping the self-adhesive insulation all around the cold or hot water pipes. This type of pipe insulation is also ideal for minimizing water pipe vibration and dampening pipe sounds throughout the whole home or building. In contrast, other kinds of pipe insulation call for joining the butt ends of the sections of pipe insulation together with pipe insulation tape which adds in one more procedure to the insulating process.

In the end, the most effective type of pipe insulation is one that matches your project and the kinds of pipes that exist. You will need to compare the pliability of the pipe (copper, pvc, pex) to the overall flexibility of the insulation material. Similarly, you will want a more long lasting pipe insulation material, such as rubber or foam in outdoor situations such as for ac condensers.

Historically, contractors used asbestos pipe insulation because of its insulating and heat tolerating properties. It is recommended to contact an asbestos abatement expert to remove asbestos as the fibers present a very dangerous health hazard. Abatement professionals may recommend encapsulating asbestos wrapped pipes with fiberglass rewettable pipe lagging as a substitute to asbestos pipe insulation removal.