Insulated boiler pipes work best

Your boiler will do a better job of heating your home if its pipes are insulated.

“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,” says the Department of Energy. “You also won't have to wait as long for hot water when you turn on a faucet or showerhead, which helps conserve water.”

Uninsulated pipes can burst during frigid New York winters, causing major problems. Uninsulated pipes are especially vulnerable if they are in or near exterior walls and the outdoor temperature is freezing.

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