In the heating must be avoided at all costs loss heat. The pipes that carry water to the radiators are one of the points where you can lose. To avoid this we can use insulating half couplings, which are a “case” that go on all piping and isolate perfectly. If the installation is outside, it is more evident the need to implement them, but also suitable to be placed in indoor facilities as false ceilings, floors, walls, etc.
If we defend ourselves with plumbing, one of the tasks you can perform is to install insulating couplings in the pipes if we still don’t have them.
Couplings for pipes
Choose the appropriate couplings for the diameter of the tube. If we are doing the installation at this time, we can insert tube into it; but if the installation is already made, usually the couplings may open longitudinally to “embrace” the tube without dismantling.
It is important to maintain closed couplings, there are special adhesives to close them or there are models that already include an adhesive strip on the longitudinal opening.
Couplings of different materials
There are different types of couplings of different materials: rock-wool couplings, with excellent performance in fire prevention; insulating couplings to be great allies against heat and noise; and fiberglass couplings, very suitable for industrial facilities. Within this type are the flexible couplings, that would be suitable for domestic heating and are made of elastomeric foam based flexible synthetic rubber, closed cell structure and a high factor of resistance to diffusion of water vapor.
As we see, there are a variety of models on the market, so we should not directly choose cheap couplings, but those that best suit our needs.