The duct system of heat, ventilation, and air conditioning must be well insulated to prevent heat loss to the environment. It is especially the case for above ground HVAC piping. However, such HVAC piping systems require manual insulation, which is done after installation. Alternatively, you can opt for pre-insulated piping, which is constructed with an insulating layer. This article highlights the key benefits of pre-insulated HVAC pipes.
Achieves Tight Bend Radius
Bending HVAC piping during an installation process is normal. However, bending pipes insulated with foam is challenging because of reduced flexibility. Such pipes do not give you tight bends necessary when working in small spaces. On the other hand, pre-insulated HVAC pipes are highly flexible. It is attributed to the fact that an insulating layer is added during the manufacturing process. Consequently, the pipes retain their high flexibility making it easy to achieve the tightest bend radius. Additionally, the chances of damaging highly flexible pipes are low.
Saves Installation Time
Insulating HVAC piping is not a walk in the park, especially if you are dealing with an extensive system. You must ensure the pipes do not have cracks or holes that might render the insulation useless. Once you are sure the pipes are in good condition, you can go ahead and install the insulation. However, the task is time-consuming since you still have to examine the integrity of the insulation once you have completed an installation exercise.
Fortunately, you do not have to worry about such issues if you use pre-insulated HVAC pipes. All you have to do is dig up the ground and lay a piping system. This helps to save time, especially if it is a DIY project. Moreover, technicians don't need extra help when dealing with pre-insulated piping. The less time they spend working on your HVAC system, the less they will charge. Most importantly, the overall project becomes cost-effective.
When you buy standard HVAC pipes, you also need to invest in insulating material. Purchasing these materials separately increases the cost, mainly because they are sold per metre. However, you can save a lot if you opt for pre-insulated HVAC pipes over standard pipes. Since an insulating layer is applied during the manufacturing process and in bulk, the cost of production is kept relatively low. Therefore, no extra cost is passed to customers once the pipes reach suppliers. Additionally, you get quality insulation at an affordable price.