A quick and easy way to save on heating costs and conserve energy is by insulating your hot water pipes.
Did you know your hot water pipes radiate a lot of heat that can add unnecessary heating costs to your energy bills? A great solution is to insulate your pipes to reduce heat loss and raise the temperature of the water by two to four degrees Fahrenheit. That means you won’t have to wait as long for your water to get hot, and you’ll be conserving water and energy while saving money.
Follow this pipe insulation guide so you can learn how to insulate water pipes yourself to prepare your house for the winter.
Just as you have options in terms of the best insulation for boiler pipes, you also have a variety of ways to protect and provide insulation for outdoor water pipes, such as hose valves and faucets. You can either use foam pipe insulation or you can buy insulated drawstring bags that fit tightly around valves during the winter to prevent frozen pipes.
Now that your DIY insulation is complete, you should start seeing savings on your energy bills. But what if you notice issues with your plumbing, like leaking or rust and corrosion? That’s where American Home Shield® home warranty benefits come in. We offer coverage for your plumbing system, electrical system, and more—we even offer water heater coverage. When your home’s major systems and appliances are covered by a home warranty, your budget and peace of mind are protected.
To learn more winter tips for your home, check out how to insulate a garage door and how to prep a vacant home, like a vacation property, before the cold sets in.
DIY tips are for informational purposes only. Please be sure to take the appropriate safety precautions and ensure your project complies with any applicable federal, state, or local laws and regulations.
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