Are you looking for a way to save money on your utility bills but don’t
have a ton of money to invest in your home? Insulating your pipes is easy,
inexpensive, and can be done easily at nearly any time. Materials cost
less than a dollar per foot, but this investment is returned quickly,
many times over in savings over the life of the insulation.
Hot Water Pipes
The most obvious way insulation helps you save money is in your hot water
pipes. By insulating your pipes, you can heat from escaping your water,
which means you use less hot water to maintain the temperature you desire
in your faucet, shower, or bathtub. Using less hot water means your water
heater runs less frequently since it doesn’t have to refill nearly
as often. This can save you a bundle, even hundreds of dollars over several years.
This also can add a few degrees to your household water by preventing it
from cooling off on the way to your faucet. If you prefer hotter water,
this lets you set your heater at a lower temperature, which also helps
you save money. Warmer water for less money… what’s not to love?
Cold Water Pipes
If you’re already wrapping your hot water pipes, it’s usually
worth it to invest the few extra dollars to do your cold ones as well.
Cold water pipes don’t need to be insulated against heat loss, but
there are still benefits to wrapping them in insulating material. If your
pipes run through areas that are not climate-controlled, such as your
attic, or an unfinished basement, your pipes could freeze risk freezing
during the cold temperatures of winter. Frozen pipes can lead to some
serious issues, including clogged drains, backed up pressure, bursting,
and much more.
During the summer months, pipes that are exposed can actually pull heat
from these areas into your home. Water in the pipes in these areas can
absorb the heat, and then carry it throughout your home, heating the air
around them and forcing you to have to run your HVAC system more often.
It also can require you to run your tap for several seconds in order to
flush out the hot water and get the desired cool temperature. Insulation
can help reduce this effect and save you money on your water bill.
While installing insulation on your pipes is not a difficult process, the
skilled plumbers at
Smith’s Plumbing Services can provide you with high-quality workmanship at affordable prices. Our
highly-trained and certified Bartlett plumbers can provide you with installation
and repair services that will make you completely satisfied at prices
you can afford. We have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau,
thanks to our exceptional dedication to customer service and upfront and
Call Smith’s Plumbing Services today at 901-290-1110 to
schedule a service or speak with a member of our team!