Specializing in many eco-friendly and water saving practice, the expert Raleigh NC plumbers at Poole’s Plumbing can install many different products and systems to help you save both at the faucet and in your wallet. The installation of Hot Water Recirculation Systems can help you make big savings in both of these areas, all the while cutting down the wait time that you experience as you wait for your hot water to turn on.
To begin, many people may be uncertain as to exactly what Hot Water Recirculation Systems do. Explained by one of the major manufacturers of these type systems’ Grundfos’ business specialist, Tom Phillips, “The system operates because the pump creates a small pressure differential between the hot and cold water sides.” He added, “A thin wax filament inside the valve enclosure expands and contracts predictably, contracting when it’s cold to open the valve and closing as the wax expands with the heat from the water.”
The process of installing Hot Water Recirculation Systems such as the Grundfos brand model’s that are many times installed by the Raleigh professional plumbers at Poole’s Plumbing only takes about an hour or two total. Seeing that much of the heat is lost as the water travels through your pipes and that you have to wait for said water to initially heat up, installing Hot Water Recirculation Systems can save on both the energy used and water being wasted.
As explained at energstar.gov, the benefits you can see from installation of Hot Water Recirculation Systems are as follows:
- Recirculating pumps have the potential to solve the problem of a long wait for hot water at a distant fixture, while simultaneously saving energy, water and money.
- You no longer have to send cold water down the drain while waiting for warm water. Instead, recirculating pumps rapidly pull hot water from a water heater, while simultanously send cool water from the hot water lines back to the water heater to be reheated and reused. Demand systems can be controlled by the push of a button, a timer, or motion sensor.