How Do Exposed Pipes Waste Energy?

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Exposed pipes waste energy in a variety of ways, including during the reheating process. Find out about how exposed pipes waste energy with help from an experienced home repair professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Steve Clark of RFC of San Francisco. Today, I'm gonna speak about "how do exposed pipes waste energy?" Today, in modern buildings, most of the water supply lines are either made out of copper, PVC, or PEX. These materials are not insulators, therefore, they allow heat to pass through them. When you have hot water, and these materials, and they're not insulated, eventually that heat will leave and the water within the lines will get cold. Therefore, you waste a lot of energy reheating the water in those pipes. Think about it: when you turn on the shower, the water usually isn't the temperature you want it. So, you let the water flow for a while and then the shower heats up. Well, that wastes energy, therefore, you should always insulate your pipes. Today, we talked about exposed pipes and how they waste energy. I'm Steve Clark, a licensed general contractor, a licensed plumber of RFC of San Francisco. Thanks for watching!


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