Archive for May 2022

Self-Seal Pipe Insulation

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that residential and commercial buildings in the United States account for 39% of total energy consumption (2019). Building mechanical systems, such as Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration and plumbing systems are designed to deliver thermal comfort, healthy ventilation (indoor air quality – IAQ), and water to…

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Explainer: Installing HVAC, Refrigeration & Line Set Insulation Outdoors

What is a Line Set? A line set is essentially a set of semi-flexible copper or aluminum tubes running from an air conditioner, heat pump or ductless mini-split unit located outdoors to the air handler in an attic. It consists of liquid (smaller) and suction (larger) tubes, wiring, and insulation. Do Line Sets Need to…

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Best AC Piping Insulation

Overview of AC Pipe Insulation Air Conditioning (AC) pipe insulation plays a pivotal role in the efficiency and effectiveness of HVAC systems. Whether in residential or commercial settings, proper insulation of AC pipes is crucial for maintaining optimal temperatures, reducing energy costs, and ensuring a comfortable environment. In varying climates, from the intense heat of…

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