Written by April Reinhardt (last updated July 31, 2019)
Did you know that the simple act of insulating your plumbing can use less energy and, thus, save you money? Not only can you save money, you can also help the world become more eco-friendly by insulating your plumbing since you may use less electricity and gas to heat your water.
Most people think of insulating their pipes in anticipation of cold weather so that the pipes won't freeze and burst. But if you check your inside pipes, and if they are warm to the touch, then your pipes are a good candidate for insulation. You can take it a step further and also insulate your water heater. Follow these easy guidelines for insulating your plumbing, and you will save energy and money:
With a little imagination, elbow grease, and ingenuity, you can insulate all of your plumbing inside and outside of your home. When insulating your water heater, purchase a specially designed insulated sleeve blanket. Make sure that you buy the sleeve that fits your type of water heater, and make sure that your type of water heater can be insulated. Some manufacturers prohibit the use of insulation. Always check with manufacturers of gas water heaters before insulating, as insulation can pose a fire threat with gas heaters.
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