Tired of waiting for hot water to come out of your faucets or showerheads? It’s time for you to consider a hot water recirculating system. These systems can shorten the wait. Plus, they can reduce wasted water. For proper installation, though, you need a professional to ensure that the system works as intended.
What Is a Hot Water Recirculating System?
A water recirculating system sends cold water in the pipes through to the water heater where it heats. This works in a similar way to when you turn on the hot water tap and let the water run until it turns hot. However, with the recirculating system, instead of wasting the cold water by sending it down the drain, it sends it to the water heater. Therefore, when you turn on the tap, hot water comes out immediately. By getting hot water at once, you reduce wasted water.
Who Needs a Water Recirculating System?
Anyone who is building a new home or remodeling should consider adding a hot water recirculating system. There are two options to choose from – demand and timer-based. The best choice for your home depends on your energy needs, distance to the water heater, and other factors. Your plumber can help you to choose the best hot water recirculating system for you.
What Are the Benefits of Owning a Water Recirculating Systems?
The benefits ofrecirculating system extend to both you and the community. Did you know that 10% of the water used for showering gets wasted while waiting for hot water to arrive? This percentage can be even larger in homes with showers far from the water heater. Across the country, this wasted water adds up to 280 million gallons, which is enough water to satisfy a day’s use of water for the residents of Philadelphia.
By choosing one of these water recirculating systems, you avoid wasting water with your showers and baths. Plus, you don’t need to wait for the water to heat at sinks for washing dishes or your hands.
The cost of operating a hot water recirculating system does not contribute significantly to your home’s energy use. Plus, the water savings will offset the energy used by this tool.
Get a Recirculating System from Plumbing Concepts
To have a hot water recirculating system installed in your home, contact us at Plumbing Concepts in Southern California. We can install your hot water recirculating system or make any other plumbing repairs or upgrades that you need. Since we specialize in new construction, our team also excels at helping homeowners with remodeling projects and upgrades. Find out more about how we can help you by contacting us today.