Water Heater Recirculation Pump
WOULD YOU LIKE TO..
• Save up to 12,000 gallons of water per year
• Get Hot water to your sinks and shower in an instant
There is an easy cost-effective way to do so by installing a Grundfos Hot Water Recirculation Pump at your water heater.
How Does A Water Heater Recirculation Pump Save Water?
Every morning before a household member steps into the shower, the cold water in the hot water pipes has to be expelled before the hot water can arrive to the fixture. If the bathroom is a good distance from the water heater, that represents a lot of wasted water. In fact, for the average four person dwelling, this can amount to 20,000 liters of water down the drain each year. The same applies to kitchen sink faucets. Considering the size of today’s homes, there is often a significant amount of cool water sitting in hot water pipes that run through ceilings and down wall cavities.
A water recirculation pump re-circulates the water from the hot water line to the cold water line and back to the hot water heater. This keeps the water hot and ready for immediate distribution to the fixture without water waste. Tankless water heaters work on a similar principle.
How Does It Provide Instantaneous Hot Water?
The pump is installed on the water heater and pulls recycled water back to the hot water heater to be reheated and re-circulated. A valve is placed under the sink farthest from the hot water heater to regulate the flow from the hot water line to the cold. Pumps can be set to re-circulate water continuously or every 15 minutes. The pump does required a standard electrical outlet to provide power however it uses less energy than a 25-watt light bulb.
How Do You Get One?
Simply call, text or email OneStop Plumbers for an installation appointment. On average, the unit plus installation will cost between $550-$700 for a quality unit. Check out OneStop Plumbers homepage for monthly specials.