Q's Daily DIY Green Tips: Hot Water Pipe Insulation
Do your hot water pipes travel through a finished (living) or unfinished space? Are they insulated? If not, insulating your hot water pipes may be a good task for your to do lists. Hot water pipes operate under the same general principal as baseboard hot water heat. Hot water passes through; pipe gets hot; space gets hot. During the summer this can be counterproductive to cooling your home and will likely cause your cooling equipment to work harder to maintain a comfortable space. Insulate your hot water pipes and save some energy.