Insulate water pipes to run a more energy efficient home. One way this can be achieved is by insulating hot and cold water pipes inside the home. Insulated hot water pipes greatly reduce heat loss to save you money on your electric bills. Follow these steps to complete your project.
Determine which type of insulation you will be using. Tubular sleeve insulating can be cut to fit your pipe length. If you need to use two pieces to fit the length of your water pipe, be sure to seal the seams with acrylic or duct tape.
Cleanse the pipes thoroughly making sure to dislodge all debris and oils that may have settled on the pipes. The pipes will need to dry completely prior to beginning your insulating. Fix any leaks.
Measure the distance across the water pipe if selecting tubular sleeve insulation. To achieve the best results you will want a very tight fit. Wrap the ends with acrylic or duct tape.
Secure the fiberglass insulation around the water pipe ends and joints with acrylic or duct tape. Be sure to wrap the water pipe in layers for better insulation.