When the weather turns cool here in Colorado, some things make your home just a little nicer. A fire in the fireplace. A cozy blanket to snuggle under. And a nice hot shower to warm up in the mornings.
Instead of wasting thousands of gallons of water each year letting the water run until warm, consider installing a hot water circulation system.
A hot water circulation system doesn’t mean installing a whole new water heater, or even running expensive pipes throughout your home. A hot water circulation system is an easy and affordable way to upgrade your home’s plumbing system, and save money and water down the road with a more energy efficient system.
With a hot water circulating system, a recirculating pump pulls hot water from the hot water heater while simultaneously sending cooled-off water from the hot water lines back into the hot water heater to be reheated. Instead of draining the hot water supply of the cooled-off water, the system sends the water back to be reheated, giving you an instant and constant supply of hot water readily available whenever you turn on the hot water. In addition to having the convenience of hot water on demand, you’ll also conserve water and energy over time.
The system can be set up within your existing home within a few hours. Your local plumber will evaluate the condition of your current hot water heater, and will attach the hot water circulating pump to your existing system. Generally one pump is sufficient to control the hot water flow to all fixtures throughout your home.