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 Friday, January 19th, 2018
PIPE DREAM

PIPE DREAM

In addition to installing high R-value windows, you can reduce energy loss in your home by making sure your water pipes are properly insulated. In cold climates, insulation also helps decrease the chance of pipes freezing, which can be disastrous. In warm weather, insulation cuts down on sweating by cold water pipes, which can encourage mold growth. Check to see if your pipes are warm to the touch, is so they are good candidates for insulation. You can get pre-slit pipe foam from most hardware and do-it-yourself stores. Cut it to size and fasten it in place with duct tape. Make sure pipes are clean before covering and don’t compress the insulating material too much, as that decreases it effectiveness.




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