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Protect the environment: Keep those pipes...
Protect the environment: Keep those pipes piping hot
By insulating some of the pipes in your hot water heating system, you can save money and protect the environment through the same do-it-yourself household improvement.
If you are a conscious home-owner or just plain environmentally conscious the benefits of insulating your hot water heater pipes are many.
Best of all this do-it-yourself home projects doesn't take much time or money, and gladly doesn't require a deep rooted knowledge in plumbing.
Some questions you may be asking at this point are:
What’s the money situation?
The startup cost is roughly $20-$30. This is just the cost of supplies and you can even shop around for the best deals at your local hardware stores.
On average many households have their investment fully returned in 2-3 years depending on usage. For a home owner this is no time at all!
On average insulating your pipes can save you $10 annually on your heating bill.
Ok this helps to protect the environment but how much CO2 can I save?
By insulating your pipes it is estimated you are able to save and average of 46kg of CO2 per year.
How much energy can I save?