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. Then, 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 or chewed up by rodents hiding in the walls, or sometimes it simply wasn't installed at all because someone wanted to save money in building a home.
In fact, it would be necessary for 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.
Well, there are many factors to consider, if your home's heating system uses steam and using insulation to keep the heat in. One thing everyone can relate to is that why 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 or 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.