Insulate Water Pipes
Prevent costly heat loss from hot water pipes by insulating them. Measure the outside diameters of your pipes—usually found in the basement, located overhead within an arm’s reach—then visit your local home improvement store and purchase pipe sleeves with inside diameters that match this measurement. Wipe your pipes clean with a rag and cleanser and let dry completely. Then cut the sleeves to length and encase the pipes. Wrap seams where sleeves meet with duct tape.