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Insulating Heating and Hot Water Pipes

We're all feeling the pinch at present with energy bills rising, so it is worth taking some time to look at insulating your heating and hot water pipes, which if left bare are not only letting out heat, but your money too. Insulating your pipes shouldn't cost a great deal and will save you money for years to come. Insulating hot water pipes is not a complicated job, most people who are experienced at DIY will be able to install it without much difficulty. In this blog we will assume that the pipes are running at 60ºC with an ambient temperature of 15ºC. These are the parameters set out in the TIMSA HVAC Compliance Guide, a copy of which can be found here:  TIMSA HVAC Compliance Guide .The guide is written to help comply with Part L of the Building Regulations, we will be concentrating here on domestic dwellings. The first questions we ought to address is what kind of material out to be used?  Climaflex  would certainly be one of the simplest and most cost effective opti