handyman insulation resized 600Save yourself some energy and ask your handyman to insulate your air conditioner lines. It’s probably been at least since last summer since you looked at your a/c insulation, but I’ll bet it needs attention.

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You have several lines coming from the wall leading to the a/c unit on the ground. The large diameter line needs to be insulated. It is the cold line as the unit is running. The insulation around it needs to be free from damage and properly secured. The foam insulation needs to be the correct size with the entire length contacting the pipe. You don’t want any gaps between the pipe and the insulation. Measure the diameter of the pipe for a good fit and get the correct size.

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Slide the insulation over the pipe. Peel off the self-sticking tape on either side of the cut along the insulation’s edges (the slit allows you to slide the insulation over the pipe. Cut the insulation to length and start at one end and push the sticky surfaces together to close the insulation. You may need to add some tape along this area if you think it may come apart.

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Finally, it is a good idea to use some spray foam in the metal shrouds that lead into the wall. This will add another level of insulation, as well as seal out any air leaks that would rise into the wall cavity.

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