If you want to save water, save energy, and have the convenience of getting hot water as soon as you turn the faucet on, water heater recirculation pumps are best mechanism to install in your plumbing system. Whether you are building a new home, or are seeking more efficiency in your current house, you can install a water heater recirculation pump to bring you the energy savings and instant hot water to fit your household’s needs.
Water heater recirculation pumps are designed to avoid water waste, while providing you with more accessible heated water to your fixtures. There is a whole lot of water that can be wasted when you turn on your faucet or shower while you wait for the hot water to run through the water line and get to you. This water simply goes down the drain. Recirculation pumps actually process that water in a way that doesn’t waste the water, but re-uses it for your convenience.
Water heater recirculation pumps work by maintaining your water’s heated temperature and recirculating unused water back through the water heater itself. There are various options for installation, but mainly two primarily stand out.
Most water heater recirculation pumps have a timer or sensor system (or both) to decrease spending energy and increase conservation at times when you are not going to need hot water. These times are usually when you are in bed or during the day when you may be at work or school. You can usually set these timers as well for hot showers in the morning, or doing dishes at night. If your recirculation pump has a sensor on it, it will automatically recognize when you normally use hot water and adjust itself accordingly.