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Pipe Lagging

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Increasing energy efficiency with Pipe Lagging

As hot water passes through a building, it naturally looses heat as the water cools. With a constant drive to increase energy efficiency and to lower heating costs, pipe lagging is a great way to reduce water heat loss as the hot water from the boiler passes through the pipes of the building.

It may not be the most glamourous of heating solutions but pipe lagging insulates the pipes running from the central heating system boiler to the hot taps and radiators across a building.  This improvement in energy efficiency can, over the course of a single year add up, allowing you to save monthly energy costs.  And the bigger the building, the bigger the savings!

It is recommended to have pipe lagging fitted on new central heating installations so that hot water pipes can retain energy efficiency in the buildings central heating system. Pipe lagging can also help to prevent pipes from freezing in sub zero temperatures.

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Pipe lagging also means that your boiler does not need to run for as longer which also cuts down on energy usage and general wear and excess use. All helping to reduce costs and lower the buildings monthly energy usage while cutting down on greenhouse gases.

Other types of lagging

Lagging is not used exclusively for pipe insulation.  Lagging is the insulating material used to wrap around boilers, ventilation systems, water tanks and even on the inside of roofing to prevent heat from escaping.

While we do not provide roofing services, we do provide ventilation and air conditioning HVAC services and duct lagging is something that we offer for acoustic noise reduction.  Duct lagging is a flexible sound reduction wrap that can be used to reduce pipeline noise in HVAC duct work and other industrial purposes.

ventilation pipe lagging

Noise from piping and ductwork can be a serious problem in both domestic and commercial buildings.  As water and other liquids travel through a pipe, it can cause turbulent noises.  Equally, air flow passing through a ventilation system can cause duct noise to radiate through a building.  Fitting lagging can help to reduce this noise impact while increasing the thermal efficiency of the system.

It may not be sexy and it may not be made from space age materials but lagging is an incredibly effective way of cutting down on heat loss and reducing unwanted noise.  From historic buildings looking at ways to increase their energy efficiency to new buildings that require ventilation systems, we can install lagging to bring real benefits to your building.

Mechanical Services

Our Mechanical Division provides a full range of plumbing, heating, ventilation, HVAC and refrigeration services nationwide. Delivering high quality solutions regardless of contract value or size, our business is based on our customers’ needs: that means professionalism, honesty and reliability, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

From initial enquiry through to project completion, we appoint a manager who oversees the entire project and ensures every client need is met, every step of the way. In a world where customer service increasingly means call centres and multiple management, we believe ours is a refreshingly different approach.

If you would like to know more about our Mechanical Services, examples of the work we have done in this sector or if you have any questions about bespoke services that you are looking for, please call our head office in Glasgow on 0800 783 9480 or email info@hf-group.co.uk.  We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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