Insulating Hot Water Pipes
Feb 07, 2023 / by ASkalmusky
Close up of hand insulating a hot water pipe

NEEF teamed up with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) to develop and distribute environmental education materials on residential energy efficiency, energy upgrades, and renewable energy.

Drafty, energy-inefficient homes can seem perfectly fine when conditions are moderate, and many homeowners don’t think much about doing a home energy upgrade despite the many health, comfort, and financial benefits. But improved home energy performance can jump to the top of the priority list during a heat wave or a cold snap, during a power outage, or when the prices of home heating fuels soar.

According to the US Department of Energy 

  • Sealing uncontrolled air leaks can save you 10-20% on annual heating bills, realizing an average annual savings of $83-$166.
  • Weatherstripping double-hung windows can save 5-10% annually on heating bills, an average savings of $42-$83.
  • Programmable thermostats can save an average of 10% per year on home heating costs.

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Close up of hand insulating a hot water pipe
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