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.

P Quentin Unsworth