Insulation matters

The effects of mechanical insulation on energy efficiency, utility spending, the health of workers, and the environment are staggering. Inadequate and poorly installed insulation around heating and cooling systems are the leading causes of wasted energy, lost money, and the growth of mold — a significant growing public health risk. In addition to generating massive amounts of carbon dioxide each year, poorly insulated systems are costing companies in the U.S. billions of dollars in wasted energy.



Here’s what implementing a comprehensive mechanical insulation maintenance and upgrade program in the commercial and industrial markets could lead to:



$4.8 billion in energy savings each year.



43 million metric tons of CO2 emissions prevented each year.



89,000 jobs generated by mechanical insulation.

where Local 18 comes in.

The highly trained energy efficiency experts of Local 18 are capable of providing all types of mechanical insulation, as well as fire-stopping solutions, helping customers improve the lives of their workers, dramatically decrease unnecessary spending, and contribute to a better, greener world.  Check out our energy calculator below to get an idea on just how big of a difference properly installed mechanical insulation can make on your system and for your facility! (Installed costs may vary on actual projects due to logistics and region.  These calculations do not serve as an actual bid)

Energy Calculator

Input Variables
Length of Piping Run, ft.
Select Pipe Size, NPS
Operating Temperature, °F
Ambient Temperature, °F
Wind Speed, mph
Installed Cost Multiplier
Emittance of Surface
Expected Useful Life of Insulation System, yrs
Operating Hours per Year
Efficiency of Fuel Conversion, %
Cost of Fuel, $/Mcf

Energy Audit

Commercial and industrial developers are constantly seeking more robust solutions to improve their building’s functionality, durability, and efficiency. The professional men and women of Local 18 are here to provide just that.

To find out what mechanical insulation could do for you, schedule a 30 minute energy audit with our team. Our energy efficiency experts will plan a visit to your facility to conduct an examination of a predetermined area that could benefit from insulation, as well as provide a presentation about the benefits of our work. After the audit, our team will contact you with the results and determine appropriate next steps.

Schedule an Energy Audit

To schedule an energy audit, complete the form below, or give us a call at 317.786.3216

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