Hot Water Recirculation System
Do the sounds of having instant hot water for your shower or at your kitchen sink while also conserving energy and saving money appeal to you? If so, then a hot water recirculating system is an innovative product that you must have. Every year, millions of Americans are watching wasted water go down the drain. Not only is this a waste of a precious natural resource, but results in wasted dollars for homeowners and utility companies.
Why do many of us have to wait for the water to become warm when we turn on the faucet or shower? In a typical hot water system, water flows from the water heater unit to each faucet in the house, but stops at the farthest faucet. This leaves some water in the pipes to become cooled. The result: When you turn on the faucet for a shower or to wash your hands, the cooled water left sitting in the pipes flows to that faucet first, which causes you to wait till the water warms up.
How it Works
The hot water recirculation system provides a constant availability of hot water -- without wasting water or time. The pump works by sending hot water through your water line instantaneously, using a built-in timer at the bypass valves and water heater. The result: a constant flow of hot water through your pipes. This cutting edge recirculation hot water system ensures maintenance-free operation, which is also whisper quiet. If the water temperature gets too cold, the comfort valve opens to recirculate water through the water line. Multiple comfort valves provide instant hot water at every water source.
The recirculating hot water system is installed on your existing hot water heater. A comfort valve is installed on the faucet farthest away from your water heater, such as your bathroom or kitchen sink. An electrical outlet should be available nearby to plug the hot water recirculation pump into. Installation is simple, especially if you're handy. Besides being a simple do-it-yourself installation, you can install the entire system in under 30 minutes. Or if you prefer, a licensed professional would be able to help you with your hot water recirculation system installation.
Benefits of a Hot Water Recirculation System
- Instant hot water wherever and whenever you need it. No waiting for hot water for your shower or at your kitchen or bathroom faucet.
- Environmentally-conscious - saves water. Savings of up to 16,000 gallons of water each year.
- Reduction in water bill.
- Energy efficient. Uses less energy than a typical 25-watt light bulb.
- No return line needs to be installed.
- Maintenance free operation.
The hot water recirculation system is an effective, simple, and inexpensive solution to have immediate hot water, energy conservation, and financial savings -- all in one.