Pipe insulation is something you might not think about when insulating your home, but it is an important step to reduce energy bills and in the upkeep of your home. If a pipe with water in it gets cold, it can corrode or freeze the pipe. This can cause the pipe to burst or leak, which will cause water damage to your home.
Insulating your pipes will reduce the risks of broken pipes, and it will also help keep your water heated. Without insulation, heat will escape out of the pipe, making your water heater work harder and resulting in cooler water. Insulation will help the water stay warmer longer.
Wasting Energy With Uninsulated Pipes
Chances are that your water tank is insulated. But what happens to the water after that? The water travels through cool pipes and the hot water is cooled down. By the time it reaches its destination, it has cooled down considerably, and it takes time for the running water to be hot.
Insulation will help the water get there warmer faster. This will benefit both your water bill and your energy bill. Once you have insulation in place, you won’t have to have it looked at again. Though it does take some time to prepare the pipes and the area around the pipes for insulation, the payoff is definitely worth it.