I have an Oil Furnace Hot Water Radiation with Baseboard Radiater heaters.
Would it be benificial to me to insulate the hot water copper lines in the
basement that are still visible with that Grey Foam Insulation stuff?
Depends on what you mean by beneficial. It would be very unlikely to
lower your heat bill, since the heat that is lost goes into heating
conditioned space anyway. However, if you have a room that is too
cool, it could help to insulate the line going to that room.
Depends. There is some heat loss from the pipes, but most of that heat in
the basement rises anyway. You do need at least minimal heat there to
prevent freezups and/or comfort. Net gain would be very minimal.
But I mean by the time the hot water travels up to the third floor (second
floor in a 2 storey house) wouldn't there be loss of heat so it would take
longer to heat those rooms? I would rather have that heat go to those rooms
then to Minimally heat the basement, which is being heated my it's own zone
All I'm asking is, is it worth putting the money into pipe insulation, will
it provide more heat to the upper levels??
Since you're heating the basement, then unless the basement is already
too warm, I don't see that there is any gain from an energy cost
standpoint. If the upper rooms are too cold, then keeping the water
hotter on it's way there will provide more heat to that area and is
probably worth doing. The insulation is cheap.
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