As winter is approaching, most homeowners are concerned about how high their heating bills will be for the winter. While there are many different things that you can do to save money on your heating bill, there is one change that you can make that will affect your energy bill year round, and that is to add insulation to your water pipes. Why is this important? Well, over the distance from your water heater to your faucet, you might lose 20% of the heat of the hot water. This is something that will happen year round and preventing it can save you quite a bit of money.

So how do stop the heat loss? You need to install insulation around your pipes. Pipe insulation can be bought in tube form, and all you will need to do is cut it to length. Whenever there is a bend, you should cut the ends at 45 degrees to get the best coverage possible, and then tape the insulation closed to further add to its efficiency.