What is Hot Water Recirculation?
In the simplest of terms, hot water recirculation means a continuous flow of hot water in the hot water supply line of your home. Without hot water recirculation systems in homes, unused water in the line cools and must be evacuated before hot water from a hot water heater can reach the desired faucet. As a result, gallons of water are wasted – and so is your time.
Why Do We Install Hot Water Recirculating Systems for People?
Hot water recirculation systems are usually installed for convenience and conservation. You know what it’s like to run the tap and wait for the shower to heat up before stepping in. Waiting for the hot water is inconvenient and it wastes time and money. With hot water recirculation systems in a home, the comfort of hot water is instant and the elimination of water waste is a turn of the knob away.
Hot water recirculation systems include a small, circulating pump attached to your water heater, a valve at the furthest faucet in your home and your existing water lines. The direction of flow moves from the water heater through the recirculation pump, through the hot water supply line, and then back to the water heater through the cold water return line.
Does Your House Pass the Recirculation System Test?
Next time you shower, try this little test. Turn on your hot water knob and feel the water. Cold, huh? Give it a few seconds and feel it again.
Still not ready? Chances are you have to wait close to a minute before your water is really hot. Meanwhile you’re literally pouring water and money down the drain. Put an end to the “wait” with a new instant hot water recirculating system. Call Leak Geeks Plumbing in Keller TX today at 817-330-6550 for a hot water recirculation system for your home.