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Pipe Insulation: What are the benefits?

Posted July 7, 2016

The Benefits of Pipe Insulation 

Insulating your pipes can seem a bit unnecessary. The old saying “if it’s not broke, why fix it?” is still popular. This is not true when it comes to pipe insulation. When you take the time to make sure that your pipes are properly insulated, you can save yourself a lot of money in the long run, enjoy hotter showers, and protect your family or employees from painful injuries.

How to prevent pipes from freezing

Pipes that are exposed to the elements or pipes that are located in areas of the home that are not heated, are at a higher risk for freezing, and bursting, than other pipes. The cold air has a much more difficult time reaching the pipe if it is protected by insulation. When the cost of pipe insulation is compared to the cost of any damage caused by a pipe bursting, it is well worth the initial expenditure to insulate your pipes.

Help hot water stay hot

As hot water travels through pipes to get to the tap, it loses some of the heat. While this may not seem significant, it can cost you hundreds of pounds per year in wasted energy. Insulated hot water pipes help to keep the heat in, helping to maintain the water temperatures. This results in you using less water, and you will be able to turn your hot water heater down, saving you money on utility bills and helping the environment.

Condensation Control

Condensation can form quickly on pipes, but it can take a while for it to disappear. As moisture sits on pipes, it can cause corrosion. The end result of that corrosion will be a pipe that will have to be replaced. So instead of hoping that you do not have to replace your pipes because of moisture, pick up some of our affordable pipe insulation and take the steps necessary to protect your pipes from corrosion. In the long run, it will save you both time and money, and will also give you peace of mind.


Factories and homes can both benefit from insulating pipes that reach extreme temperatures. Families run the risk of themselves or their children becoming injured when they come into contact with pipes. In factories, pipes are known to reach more dangerous temperatures than the pipes in houses, posing a larger threat to employees. All it takes is one slip, for a worker to fall and come in contact with a dangerously hot pipe, resulting in painful burns and a possible lawsuit. Companies can save themselves money and help prevent injuries by fitting the appropriate pipe insulation.

Pipe insulation is sometimes not considered a necessity, but the long term effects of properly insulating your pipes prove that it is well worth both the time and the money. The money that home owners save on energy bills in one year is often enough to cover the costs of purchasing pipe insulation. Contact us today to talk about our pipe insulation products and to find out which one is the best for your home. Delivery is available, and pick up is always quick and easy, here at SIS.

Specialist Insulation Supplies Ltd.
Specialist Insulation Supplies Ltd
Block B,
Woodgates Farm
Woodgates End
Dunmow, Essex
Tel: 01279 871159
Fax: 01279 871163
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