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How To Insulate Water Pipes

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Insulating your water pipes is a relatively inexpensive way to making your heating system more energy efficient. The resulting heat retention will directly impact your energy costs.
What you'll need: 
Pipe insulation sleeves
Tape measure
Cloth and general-purpose cleaner
Duct tape
Utility knife
1: 
Wipe down the pipes with a cloth and a solution of warm water and general-purpose cleaner. Dry the pipes thoroughly.
2: 
Using the tape measure, ascertain the circumference of the pipes to be insulated. Purchase the appropriate neoprene foam pipe sleeves.
3: 
Using the tape measure, determine the required length of the insulating sleeves. Carefully cut the sleeve with the utility knife.
4: 
Place the insulating sleeves around the sections of pipe with the opening facing downwards. Duct tape the sleeve closed every 15-20cm.
5: 
Ensure that any corners in the pipe are also fully covered with foam. Do this by cutting the sleeve where necessary and attach firmly with duct tape.
Conclusion: 
By taking the time to insulate your pipes you can save a considerable amount of money while minimising the chance of your pipes freezing; a potentially costly experience.

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