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Piping

Increase the size of distribution piping, or add parallel pipes

The wider a pipe's diameter the less energy is required to move water or air through it. During renovation or expansion, consider increasing the size of distribution piping, or add parallel pipes to double the cross sectional area of the flow path.

Insulate pipes

Insulate exposed, hot-water, steam and chilled-water distribution piping where feasible.

Select piping insulation based on both minimum and maximum temperatures

Select piping insulation based on both minimum and maximum temperatures. Insulation designed only for high temperature piping (high R-value material) contains no vapor barrier, making it unsuitable for piping that also carries chilled water. Moisture building up in insulation destroys its insulating properties and can damage pipes.