Save Some Pennies: Insulating Pipes in Your Home
Hot water heaters require quite the amount of power to heat your water and/or keep it hot for when you are ready for it. If you don’t think to take control of that situation your hot water bill can be a small fortune on a monthly basis – it adds up! So we thought we’d take the time to speak to all of you about insulating pipes in your home as well as some tips you can try to save yourself a few dollars and still have all the hot water you need!
Our Thoughts On Insulating Your Pipes/Hot Water Heater
First of all we want to discuss the idea of insulating your actual heater – it’s a waste of money folks and we don’t advise it. For one thing, as your hot water heater sits full of hot water it is giving off heat and therefore is aiding in the warming of your home. If you purchase one of those thermal blankets it will keep the heat in the tank but you will lose it in your home, which will cause you to adjust your heat and then your heating bill will be higher. It is best to let that heat emanate from your tank into your home.
Insulating Your Pipes, Yes!
Insulating your pipes however, is definitely something you that you should do and you don’t have to call us in to get it done either! You are more than able to DIY; the insulation required is inexpensive and very easy to use – you can obtain it at most home renovation and hardware stores. It’s like wrapping a warm sweater around each pipe; now that will save you a few bucks! As well we have listed the following points as well, do them all and you will see quite a savings in your hot water bills over time:
- Small drips and/or leaks add up to a lot of water – fix them as soon as you notice them!
- When doing something like washing a dish or shaving, turn the water off and on as you need!
- There are laundry soaps made to be used in cold water only – think about trying one!
- Consider purchasing energy efficient appliances, they save oodles of cash over time!
Call John THE Plumber
If you have further questions about insulating your hot water heater pipes or how to save some money with your water bill or have any other plumbing questions, give us a call at John THE Plumber Oakville. We’ll be happy to consult with you over the phone, in person and of course will be there right away to fix any plumbing issue that you may have – we can take care of it all!
Call John THE Plumber Oakville TODAY- You’ll Be Glad You Did!