How a Hot Water Recirculation Pump Works
Hot water recirculation pumps work by generating a continuous flow of hot water in your home’s hot water supply line. Systems are available for existing homes and new homes. For an existing home, a retrofit system will work with your cold water line at three points – pipe, pump, and valve (installed at the furthest fixture)– using the cold water line to create a return line. For new construction homes, a dedicated return line is installed and a circulator pump where the return line meets the hot water heater.
Three Major Benefits to Hot Water Recirculation Pumps:
1. Saving Money. Sending rivers of clean water down your drain every year simply isn’t cost-effective. A hot water recirculation system cuts back on water usage, which means savings on your water bill.
2. Convenience. Waiting for hot water is a pain. Hot water recirculation is becoming the standard for new construction homes for a reason: it’s a more pleasant, more efficient system
3. Conserving Water. As you probably know from various water conservation awareness campaigns, fresh water is a precious resource. Hot water recirculation is a cost-effective means of controlling water waste.