View Poll Results: Should the liquid line be insulated on a split system with a heat pump?

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  • Never (please state reason)

    2 9.09%
  • Yes, if the line is on a hot rooftop

    6 27.27%
  • Yes, if the line is in an unconditioned space

    6 27.27%
  • Not for performance, but it protects the line a little and looks better

    2 9.09%
  • It doesn't really matter

    7 31.82%
  • Yes, if you want to waste the money.

    4 18.18%
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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACFIXR View Post
    A high temperature is warmer than your liquidline................
    That seems reasonable. What is the typical temperature of a liquid line? I know it's probably different in cooling and heating modes.

  2. #15
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    In my area 'flashgas' (liquid refrigerant in LL evaporating into gas before the metering device) is not common... unless the lineset is run next to the rafters... I have seen the LL along the rafter purlin support... dumb idea IMO.

    If the LL is close to the attic floor... usually this is not an issue. If it is high in a HOT attic... then probably a good idea. If it is out in the sunshine... then IMO definitely a good idea.

    Regardless... I would not expect a big drop in elec used... just one of those little things which when paired with many other little things might show a noticeable drop in energy usage.

    I remember Houston TX... in those sweltering attics... I think I would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garya505 View Post
    That seems reasonable. What is the typical temperature of a liquid line? I know it's probably different in cooling and heating modes.

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  4. #17
    Unless it has a long run through a very hot attic, I would just do whatever the MFG recommends.

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