Water lines in a basement, insulate or not?

yup..i"m on a kick to lower utility bills....all of the duct work is now properly taped up, time for next intervention. should i insulate the water lines, or let them be? the kitchen is at one end of the house, the bath is in the middle. the water heater is under the kitchen.

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  • Shoshana Shoshana on Dec 18, 2017
    It's definitely a project but a smart investment. Insulating your hot water pipes reduces heat loss and can raise water temperature 2°F–4°F hotter than uninsulated pipes can deliver, allowing you to lower your water temperature setting.

  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Dec 18, 2017
    yea. Wrap them up. There is insulation for that at your local home depot

  • William William on Dec 18, 2017
    Definitely insulate the pipes. Both hot and cold. There is foam pipe insulation that snaps over the pipe and adhesive to stick the seams.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Dec 18, 2017
    Hot water lines should all be wrapped with the foam pipe wrap which comes in varied lengths and your water heater could have its own blanket.

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Dec 18, 2017
    Are the water lines in a heated space.? If so, I wouldn’t bother insulating, if a nun unheated space you might save some money by insulating

  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 18, 2017
    my basement runs 60 F...that's the temp in most of this areas caves..the ancient water heater is still working....its got a blanket around it and insulation on top...its electric.

  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 21, 2017
    its a kinda sorta heated space- 55-60 degree f range. that's the temp of the caves in this area.