There is no denying that our convenient access to reliable hot water in our homes, thanks to our residential plumbing and water heater systems, makes our lives far more convenient and comfortable than they’d otherwise be.
However, we strongly believe in optimizing the systems that we use each and every day, and the fact of the matter is that many homeowners are not experiencing an optimal performance when it comes to using hot water in their homes. Not only is it annoying to have to wait for your water to really heat up before jumping in the shower in the morning, but you are also wasting a lot of water in doing so.
All of that waste can really add up, of course, as you are still paying for the hot water that you are just pouring down the drain. That is why we strongly recommend that you consider the use of a Grundfos recirculation pump in Fresno, CA.
What Is a Recirculation Pump, And How can Using One Benefit Me?
A water recirculation system, including the recirculation pump, is designed in order to minimize or eliminate water waste in one’s home. Basically, the pump and the system simply keeps hot water circulating throughout the plumbing system at all times. The pump—and we want to stress that we strongly recommend the use of Grundfos products—is attached to the water heater. A valve is attached to the appliance using hot water located furthest from the water heater. A line runs back through the home to the water heater. With the pump engaged, hot water is slowly circulated through the plumbing and through the connecting line back to the water heater, in a continuous loop.
By keeping the hot water running through the system in this manner, you won’t have to wait for the water coming from your sinks or your shower/bathtub to heat up before using it. That means that you won’t be wasting that cool water every time you’re waiting for it to warm up, which in turn means that you are cutting down on your water bills. The average person wastes around 20 gallons of water a year in doing this. When you use a Grundfos recirculation pump in your home, you and your family won’t have to engage in this wasteful practice any more.
Let Lee’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Building Performance install your recirculation system so that you can start saving water and money in your home!