1.) Reduces Energy Costs: A properly designed and installed insulation system immediately reduces the need for energy and results in significant savings. An unbelievable amount of energy is lost through uninsulated valves, bare pipes, or defective insulation.
2.) Control Condensation: Insulation with a good vapor retarder controls condensation and limits corrosion on cold piping, ducts, chillers, and roof drains. Sufficient thickness is needed to keep the surface temperature above the dew point temperature of the ambient air.
3.) Great Return On Investment: A properly designed and installed insulation system provides an excellent return on investment and quick payback through cost savings. Insulation is a low-risk investment because the savings and the payback can be forecasted with a high degree of accuracy.
4.) Reduces Pollutant Emissions: Insulation reduces energy consumption, which means that less fossil fuel is burned to produce that energy. This, in turn, decreases the amount of polluting gases such as carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide emitted into the atmosphere.
5.) Noise Control: This is one benefit that’s tough to put a price on, but we all know it happens. Noise can seriously impact a worker’s health and productivity—so much so that OSHA does in fact have noise standards in place.