Paying attention to your pipes can save you money. How is that? Well, there are major expenses that you have to deal with from time to time, and there are smaller ones that add up over time. Sometimes, those small expenses can add up to more than a major expense on its own.
One example is your hot water pipe. Depending on how long the distance is from your water heater to your sink, you could lose as much as 20% of the heat on the way. This, however, is if your pipe isn’t insulated. The heat loss is especially noticeable when pipes run through areas of your home that aren’t temperature controlled. Insulating the visible pipes in your home is very easy and can be done with very little training. It is possible to get sleeves that will snap on to your pipe that you can cut into appropriate sections.