Start Selling What Every Household Needs To Keep Utility Costs Down

You turn the hot water faucet on and wait. And wait some more. And then after a couple of minutes hot water finally emerges from the faucet. Meanwhile all that precious water was wasted running down the drain. This process is repeated for countless showers, baths, dishes, laundry and other daily tasks all across the country every day. The average household wastes around 46 gallons a day or almost 17,000 gallons of water a year! This waste also results in increased sewerage bills, which are usually based on water consumption.

If only there was a product on the market you could sell save hot water and provide plenty of instant hot water whenever your customer wanted it.

Well with new-patented technology there’s a way you can provide instant hot water out of all your customer’s faucets for under $200.00! By simply installing an eco-friendly Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve at the fixture near the end of the hot water plumbing run. This easy to install, economical device provides instant hot water for all your faucets and showers. This new technology uses your existing water pipes and the thermal convection generated by your water heater to circulate the water back to your water heater for reheating (not requiring a water pump or any electricity). This eco-friendly system also has a temperature-controlled valve that allows the consumer to easily adjust the temperature control knob to meet their particular needs. It also can prevent pipe freezing. There is no water waste, and it also reduces energy waste since it only re-circulates water when the hot water at your faucet cools below your desired temperature. Installation is a simple DIY 15-minute project (not requiring any pipe cutting, soldering, a water pump or electrical connections).

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Make Money Installing Water Saving and Energy Devices

New-patented technology makes it easy to install economical devices to provide instant hot water for all household faucets and showers. This new technology uses existing water pipes and the thermal convection generated by the water heater to circulate the water back to the water heater for reheating (not requiring a water pump or any electricity). These hot water recirculation systems have a temperature-controlled valve that allows the consumer to easily adjust the temperature control knob to meet their particular needs. There is no water waste, and it also minimizes energy waste since it only re-circulates water when the hot water cools below the adjustable temperature setting. Installation is a simple DIY 15-minute project (not requiring any pipe cutting, soldering, a water pump or electrical connections).

Installing just one of these eco-friendly units in the proper location can save thousands of gallons of water a year. Most homes and buildings are plumbed in series (pipes running from one fixture, to the next fixture, to the next room…). Installing the patented eco-friendly Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve on (or near) the last fixture in your home will provide faster hot water to all the fixtures along the plumbing run (known as a plumbing loop). In the event you home or building has more than one plumbing loop, it is likely that you will need to place an instant hot water valve at (or near) the end of each additional plumbing loop. Since the instant hot water valve uses your existing cold water lines as the return line, a separate (or dedicated) return line is not necessary, so installation has really been simplified.

Beyond saving money on water bills and helping to save the environment by not wasting as much water, these instant hot water valves have other benefits. If you live in an area where it drops well below freezing, the instant water valve circulates the tepid water, which prevent pipe freezing. The circulating tepid water also helps reduce condensation build up on pipes and toilet basins. It also reduces condensation on pipes and toilets, which can corrode them over time.

As new-technology evolves (simplifying installation) there is a strong demand for these instant hot water valves by everyone who not only wants to preserving our environment by saving water and saving energy, but also wants long term save savings on their utility costs. Which all translates to a unique opportunity to inexpensively start your new business selling and/or installing instant hot water valves.

Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing:

The best solution to preventing your pipes from freezing is to simply install innovative and patented technology known as a “temperature controlled hot water recirculating valve” (is a breeze-no pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections). It uses your existing water pipes and the thermal convection generated by your water heater to circulate the water back to your water heater for reheating (not requiring a pump or any electricity). These systems are temperature-controlled and are easily adjustable to meet your particular temperature needs. There is no water waste and it also reduces the energy required to heat your water while it provides instant hot water to your faucets and showers. A trickle of water circulating in your pipes will keep your pipes from freezing in most circumstances.

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Need a New Business That’s Easy to Start?

Long waits for hot water are more than just irritating – they cost money and waste water and energy. The average family can easily run 17,000 gallons or more down the drain every year. There’s a simple and inexpensive way to solve this problem in existing homes or avoid it in new homes: Selling and installing hot water recirculating valves!

Economical, easy-to-install hot water recirculation valves from the Hot Water Lobster instant Hot Water Valve incorporate new-patented technology into this conservation device — you’ll never wait for hot water again!

These ingenious little devices provide:

  • the convenience of nearly instant hot water throughout the house
  • eco-friendly: substantial water and energy savings year over year
  • easy installation to existing plumbing systems (not requiring a water pump)
  • silent, maintenance-free operation, and
  • prevent pipe freezing

The problem of course is that water heated by your water heater sits in the line between the heater and the tap(s) where it cools off. Let’s call this “previously hot” water. When you turn on the tap you need to flush out this previously hot water to get to the fresh hot water. With low-flow faucets and long plumbing runs, this can take a long time – and waste a lot of water. And it can cause problems for your appliances too – forcing washers and dishwashers to use more time and energy heating their own water (or worse, run with water not hot enough to clean). An instant hot water system – or hot water recirculation system – circulates the previously hot water back into the hot water tank (rather than you running it down the drain) so you have freshly heated water waiting for you when you turn on the faucet – instant hot water. All other instant hot water systems use the similar approach – except, they require a special pump and timer.

Differences between hot water recirculation systems are the methods used to circulate the hot water (pumps or thermal convection) and the method of activation (pushbuttons, timers or temperature control). The Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve uses your existing water pipes and the thermal convection generated by your water heater to circulate the water back to your water heater for reheating (not requiring a pump or any electricity). These systems have a temperature-controlled valve that allows the consumer to easily adjust the temperature control knob to meet their particular needs. There is no water waste with this type of system, and it also minimizes energy waste since it only re-circulates water when the hot water at your faucet cools below your desired temperature. Installation is a simple DIY 15-minute project (not requiring a water pump, any pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections).

Once installed, the eco-friendly Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve operates silently, and is dependable and maintenance-free with a 10-year parts and labor warranty.

Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing:

The best solution to preventing your pipes from freezing is to simply install innovative and patented technology known as a “temperature controlled hot water recirculating valve” (is a breeze-no pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections). It uses your existing water pipes and the thermal convection generated by your water heater to circulate the water back to your water heater for reheating (not requiring a pump or any electricity). These systems are temperature-controlled and are easily adjustable to meet your particular temperature needs. There is no water waste and it also reduces the energy required to heat your water while it provides instant hot water to your faucets and showers. A trickle of water circulating in your pipes will keep your pipes from freezing in most circumstances.

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How Can I Make a Living by Selling Faster Hot Water?

Consider that gradually over the years a lot of things have changed. For instance, gone are the days when running your faucets wide-open produced flows of 10-gallons per minute. Over time water has become much more valuable, and measures have been put in place to conserve water. These days most faucets fixtures have flow restrictors to reduce water consumption. Showers now provide a maximum output of only about 1.5 gallons per minute and the bathroom sinks only about ¾ gallon per minute.

Years ago it was common in expensive homes to find hot water circulating systems that provided the home owner with instant hot water at any fixture in the house. The plumber would run the hot water piping in a loop from the water heater outlet to a fixture and from that fixture to the next and so on until he reached the last fixture. From the last fixture he would run a pipe back to the inlet of the water heater where a pump and check valve were located.

The pipe from the last fixture back to the water heater is known as a dedicated return line. There would be a pump located either at the water heater outlet or at the return line at the water heater inlet, that would circulate the hot water through the hot piping, keeping hot water in the piping all of the time. That way when ever a hot water tap was turned on there would be instant hot water.

Instant hot water is wonderful, but now days this type of system would be expensive. With the full time circulating system you not only pay for the heat energy being lost from the plumbing, but also you pay for the energy to run the pump all the time.

A nice side benefit of instant hot water is the conservation of water. You don’t run thousands of gallons per year of water down the drain waiting for hot water to arrive at your faucet.

Considering the rising costs of both energy and water these days, new technology has came to the rescue. This innovative eco-friendly and patented technology is known as the Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve. It uses your existing water pipes and the thermal convection generated by your water heater to circulate the water back to your water heater for reheating (not requiring a water pump or any electricity). This hot water recirculation system has a temperature-controlled valve that allows the consumer to easily adjust the temperature control knob to meet their particular needs. There is no water waste with this type of system, and it also minimizes energy waste since it only re-circulates water when the hot water at your faucet cools below your desired temperature. As an added benefit, it can prevent pipe freezing. Installation is a simple DIY, 15-minute project (not requiring any pipe cutting, soldering, a water pump or electrical connections).

Selling and/or installing hot water recirculating valves can be financially rewarding as well as ethically rewarding…knowing that your are helping your customers save our natural resources. It’s easy to get started. Simply contact any of the hot water recirculating valve manufacturers for more information and wholesale pricing.

Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing:

The best solution to preventing your pipes from freezing is to simply install innovative and patented technology known as a “temperature controlled hot water recirculating valve” (is a breeze-no pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections). It uses your existing water pipes and the thermal convection generated by your water heater to circulate the water back to your water heater for reheating (not requiring a pump or any electricity). These systems are temperature-controlled and are easily adjustable to meet your particular temperature needs. There is no water waste and it also reduces the energy required to heat your water while it provides instant hot water to your faucets and showers. A trickle of water circulating in your pipes will keep your pipes from freezing in most circumstances.

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Supercharge Your Water Heater With a Hot Water Recirculating Valve!

Environmental Blog | Water Saving and Energy Saving Tips A hot water recirculating valve will supercharge your water heater! You get your hot water faster and you don’t waste water down the drain!

Have you ever had to stand shivering in the cold morning air waiting for hot water with your arm outstretched, fingers extended into the cold stream of water. It seems to take forever for the water to get hot. Speed up your hot water with a hot water recirculation system.

Traditionally, if you had a hot water recirculation system, it meant that you had a pump to circulate water through your hot water pipe (a plumbing loop from the outlet of the water heater to each fixture and then back to the inlet of the water heater. By continuously pumping water through the loop you have instant hot water at every fixture.

This is very convenient. Many hotels and motels have hot water circulating systems; otherwise it could take hours to get hot water with such long pipes as they have. However, this “old” technology of instant hot water can be very expensive to install and operate. Not only do you have to pay for the energy to run the pump, but you also have to pay for the heat energy being radiated into the environment from that big loop of hot water piping.

There are a number of manufacturers producing a newer version of hot water recirculation systems that utilize your existing cold water line as the hot water return line back to your water heater. Most of these systems use still use pumps to circulate the water through your plumbing system. The pumps are controlled by a timer or by a button and make installation difficult. The problem is you only get instant hot water when the pump is running.

The eco-friendly Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve uses an innovative and patented method. It uses your existing water pipes and the thermal convection generated by your water heater to circulate the water back to your water heater for reheating (not requiring a water pump or any electricity). This eco-friendly system has a temperature-controlled valve that allows the consumer to easily adjust the temperature control knob to meet their particular needs. There is no water waste with this type of system, and it also minimizes energy waste since it only re-circulates water when the hot water at your faucet cools below your desired temperature. As an added benefit, it can prevent pipe freezing. Installation is a simple D.I.Y., 15-minute project (not requiring any pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections). The Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve also has a 10-year warranty.

Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing:

The best solution to preventing your pipes from freezing is to simply install innovative and patented technology known as a “temperature controlled hot water recirculating valve” (is a breeze-no pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections). It uses your existing water pipes and the thermal convection generated by your water heater to circulate the water back to your water heater for reheating (not requiring a pump or any electricity). These systems are temperature-controlled and are easily adjustable to meet your particular temperature needs. There is no water waste and it also reduces the energy required to heat your water while it provides instant hot water to your faucets and showers. A trickle of water circulating in your pipes will keep your pipes from freezing in most circumstances.

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How to Install a Hot Water Recirculation System

There’s nothing worse than getting into a cold shower in the morning and waiting for it to warm up. The delay in the arrival of the hot water is due to the distance it must travel from the hot water heater. To minimize this delay, we can use a hot water recirculation system. By installing one of these systems, your family can enjoy instant hot water in the shower, the bathtub, and from any sinks along the plumbing run. In addition, these systems are known to prevent pipe freezing, save water and save energy because of the way they minimize waste of water, and the energy used to heat it. Installing a hot water recirculating system to your existing plumbing is surprisingly easy, and can be completed by the average homeowner in less than an hour.

We found the easiest Hot Water Recirculation System to be the Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve because it does not require a water pump, electrical hook ups, pipe cutting, or pipe soldering and is also eco-friendly.

Things You’ll Need: an Adjustable Wrench, a Screw Driver, a Towel and a hot water recirculating valve kit.

1. Locate the plumbing fixture that is farthest from your hot water heater. Installing the valve at this fixture will minimize energy waste while maximizing hot water to all the fixture along the plumbing circuit .

2. Turn off both the water supply valves to the fixture (hot and cold water valves at the fixture you have selected for installation).

3. Remove the existing water lines that connect the hot and cold shut-off valves to your faucet.

4. Install the hot water recirculation valve by: connecting one end of the flexible cold water line (supplied with your kit) to your cold water shut-off valve and the other end to the cold water side of your faucet; and by connecting one end of the flexible hot water line (supplied with your kit) to your hot water shut-off valve and the other end to the hot water side of your faucet. These connections are screw together-type connections and self sealing (not requiring soldering or pipe compound).

5. Set the control knob to your desired temperature and turn on your hot and cold supply lines. That’s it…you now have instant hot water at your fixtures.

Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing:

The best solution to preventing your pipes from freezing is to simply install innovative and patented technology known as a “temperature controlled hot water recirculating valve” (is a breeze-no pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections). It uses your existing water pipes and the thermal convection generated by your water heater to circulate the water back to your water heater for reheating (not requiring a pump or any electricity). These systems are temperature-controlled and are easily adjustable to meet your particular temperature needs. There is no water waste and it also reduces the energy required to heat your water while it provides instant hot water to your faucets and showers. A trickle of water circulating in your pipes will keep your pipes from freezing in most circumstances.

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What to Look for in Hot Water Recirculation Systems

Environmental Blog | Water Saving and Energy Saving Tips Hot Water Circulation products include circulators, pumps and accessories typically used for the circulation of water for heat transfer in a wide range of residential and light commercial applications. Water circulation products are available in a variety of materials including bronze, brass, cast iron and stainless steel.

Some preferred features to look for in purchasing your hot water recirculation system:

  • All brass and stainless steel construction for a long life.
  • A long warranty of at least 6-years.
  • Adjustable thermostatic control to reduce unnecessary energy usage.
  • Easy installation (not requiring a water pump, pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections).

What Are Hot Water Recirculating Systems?

Recirculation Systems are often used to circulate domestic hot water so that a faucet will provide hot water instantly upon demand. In regions where water conservation issues are rising in importance with rapidly expanding and urbanizing populations local water authorities offer rebates to homeowners and builders that install a hot water recirculation system to save water. In typical one-way plumbing without a recirculation system, water is simply piped from the water heater through the pipes to the tap. Once the tap is shut off, the water remaining in the pipes cools producing the familiar wait for hot water the next time the tap is opened. By adding a recirculation system and constantly circulating a small amount of hot water through the pipes from the heater to the furthest fixture and back to the heater, the water in the pipes is always hot, and no water is wasted during the wait. While the majority of these systems require a pump and have no adjustable temperature capabilities, a significant reduction in energy can be achieved by utilizing a temperature adjustable thermostatically controlled recirculation valve mounted at the last fixture on the loop. Thermostatically controlled valves allow owners to choose the desired temperature of hot water to be maintained within the hot water pipes since most homes. Thermostatically controlled recirculation valves cycle on and off to maintain a user’s chosen temperature and consume less energy than a continuously operating pump. By installing a thermostatically controlled valve just at the farthest fixture on the loop, convection circulated hot water reaches the entire loop. Installing a circulation pump on a hot water circulation loop can be difficult due to limited available space, cosmetics, noise restrictions or lack of available power. Recent advancements in hot water circulation technology used by the Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve allow for benefiting from temperature controlled hot water circulation without the need to install a pump. This advanced eco-friendly hot water circulation system utilizes a temperature controlled valve strategically installed at the last fixture on the loop. Thermal insulation applied to the pipes helps mitigate this second loss and minimize the amount of water that must be circulated to keep hot water constantly available.

The traditional hot water recirculation system uses a dedicated return line from the point of use located farthest from the hot water tank back to the hot water tank. In homes where this return line was not installed the cold water line is used as a return line. Reduced energy waste and discomfort is possible by preventing occurrences of hot water line siphoning in open-loop hot water circulation systems which utilize the cold water line to return water back to the water heater. Hot Water Line Siphoning occurs when water from within the hot water line siphons or is forced into the cold water line due to differences in water pressure between the hot and cold water lines. Utilizing a temperature controlled hot water recirculating valve significantly reduces energy consumption by preventing siphoning of hot water out of hot water lines during cold water use. A temperature controlled hot water recirculating valve can also prevent pipe freeze.

Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing:

The best solution to preventing your pipes from freezing is to simply install innovative and patented technology known as a “temperature controlled hot water recirculating valve” (is a breeze-no pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections). It uses your existing water pipes and the thermal convection generated by your water heater to circulate the water back to your water heater for reheating (not requiring a pump or any electricity). These systems are temperature-controlled and are easily adjustable to meet your particular temperature needs. There is no water waste and it also reduces the energy required to heat your water while it provides instant hot water to your faucets and showers. A trickle of water circulating in your pipes will keep your pipes from freezing in most circumstances.

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Lets Evaluate Hot Water Recirculation Systems

Metlund’s product, uses your existing water pipes and requires the pump and valve to operate together under the sink (which creates a secondary requirement for electricity under the sink where there is not usually an outlet) and is difficult to install. In addition, it requires the user to activate it to call for water – in residential applications this will typically be a pushbutton. Unfortunately, the consumer must first push the start button to cycle the water (which is often not near the fixture desiring hot water…dishwasher, washing machine, 2nd bathroom and etc.). The pump life is estimated at only 2-years.

Laing’s product uses a similar concept – creating a recirculation loop using existing hot and cold water pipes and a pump. Laing’s pump turns on automatically whenever the hot water cools below a pre-set, non-adjustable temperature. The pump is also located under the sink (which creates the requirement for electricity under the sink where there is not usually an outlet) and is difficult to install. When operating, the pump completely fills the cold water lines with hot water, limiting the ability for the consumer to prevent scalding by adjusting the final water temperatures (mixing cold water to the hot water). The pump life is also estimated at only 2-years.

Grundfos’ product also uses a similar concept, using your existing water lines, a bypass valve and pump (located at your water heater) with a timer to control water flow. The bypass valve has a pre-set, non-adjustable temperature setting (which also doesn’t allow the consumer to adjust the temperature to meet specific needs). Grundfos’ product will not provide instant hot water other than when the pump is running and is difficult to install (requiring electrical connections and pipe cutting and soldering at your water heater). When operating, the pump completely fills the cold water lines with hot water, limiting the ability for the consumer to prevent scalding by adjusting the final water temperatures (mixing cold water to the hot water). The pump life is also estimated at only 2-years.

The Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve uses an eco-friendly innovative and patented method of hot water recirculation. It uses your existing water pipes and the thermal convection generated by your water heater to circulate the water back to your water heater for reheating (not requiring a water pump or any electricity). This automatic recirculation can also prevent pipe freezing. This system has a temperature-controlled valve that allows the consumer to easily adjust the temperature control knob to meet their particular needs. There is no water waste with this type of system, and it also minimizes energy waste since it only re-circulates water when the hot water at your faucet cools below your desired temperature. Installation is a simple D.I.Y., 15-minute project (not requiring a water pump, any pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections). The Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve also has a 10-year warranty.

Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing:

The best solution to preventing your pipes from freezing is to simply install innovative and patented technology known as a “temperature controlled hot water recirculating valve” (is a breeze-no pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections). It uses your existing water pipes and the thermal convection generated by your water heater to circulate the water back to your water heater for reheating (not requiring a pump or any electricity). These systems are temperature-controlled and are easily adjustable to meet your particular temperature needs. There is no water waste and it also reduces the energy required to heat your water while it provides instant hot water to your faucets and showers. A trickle of water circulating in your pipes will keep your pipes from freezing in most circumstances.

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How to Avoid Frozen Pipes This Winter with Hot Water Recirculation

If you live in a cold climate, there’s a chance your home’s pipes could freeze. And frozen pipes may burst, causing serious water damage to the home. Frozen pipes can be inconvenient and a frozen water pipe is prone to bursting, which can cause costly water damage inside the home. Therefore, it’s important to prevent pipes from freezing with a bit of seasonal home maintenance.

Tending to the home’s water pipes should be on every resident’s home winterizing checklist. Consider the following ways to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting during the cold winter months.

Identify Which Pipes that are Likely to Freeze. Certain pipes and certain sections of piping are more likely to freeze than others. Pipes that run along exterior walls of the house are more apt to freeze, particularly in an older home, where the walls may not be insulated.

Pipes that run through attic crawlspaces, garages and the basement are also prone to freezing. Homeowners should also pay attention to the area where the main water supply pipe enters the home, as this area is especially prone to freezing.

It’s also important to remember that hot water pipes can freeze; it’s not just cold water pipes that must be winterized. And the air around the pipe does not need to be 32 degrees or colder; the cold travels up the pipe, allowing the water inside to freeze, causing an ice blockage and a potential pipe burst.

Insulate Water Pipes, Especially Pipes That Are Likely to Freeze. Purchase and install pipe insulation – foam tubes that can be fitted around each pipe inside the home. Pipe insulators will help to keep pipes warm, making it less likely that the pipes will freeze.

In areas that are especially prone to freezing pipes, wrap the pipes with electric heating tape, available at most home supply stores and hardware stores.

For pipes that run along exterior walls, it’s also prudent to place fiberglass insulation between the pipe and the exterior wall for added protection from cold. Extra insulation should be placed around the section of piping at the point where the water supply enters the home, as these pipes tend to freeze at a much faster rate since the cold will travel from the outdoors and along the interior pipes.

On extremely cold days, homeowners should take extra precautions to prevent pipes from freezing. One way to prevent pipes from freezing is to keep the water moving through the pipes. To keep water flowing through pipes to avoid freezing, leave several faucets turned on, with a flow that’s just slightly more than a heavy drip. It’s important to leave several different faucets running, as sections of piping can freeze, cutting off the water supply to entire sections of the home (i.e. the entire second floor). Leaving several faucets running will also pull in more water though the main pipe running into the home – the pipe that is most likely to freeze in many homes.

There is also new innovative eco-friendly technology on the market that is easy to install (not requiring a water pump, pipe cutting or electrical wiring) and a great pipe freezing prevention aid. A temperature controlled thermal convection powered hot water recirculating valve installed at the plumbing fixture at the end of the “at risk plumbing run” (pipes most likely to freeze), will allow water to flow from your water heater-through the existing hot water pipe in the “at risk plumbing run”-to the recirculation valve. From the hot water recirculating valve the water will continue back to the water heater (for reheating)-through the cold water pipe in the “at risk plumbing run”. The eco-friendly Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot water Valve system contains a sensor, which opens the valve only when the water temperature drops below the adjustable temperature setting. This open loop of water circulation keeps temped water circulating through the “at risk plumbing run” without wasting water. An additional benefit to this recirculation valve is faster hot water.

In addition, if a home loses heat for any reason (or in the case of a seasonal home), it’s important to drain the water pipes in the home to prevent pipe freezing and bursting. Pipes will burst as a result of the expansion that occurs when water freezes into ice.

Draining the water from a home’s pipes is simple: turn off the home’s water supply using the main valve, usually located at the point where the water supply enters the home. Then, run all of the home’s faucets and showers until the water stops flowing.

Homeowners can also prevent pipes from freezing and bursting by draining the pipes that feed exterior water spigots. Similarly, turn off the valve that supplies water to the outdoor water spigots and open the spigot and let all of the water flow out of the pipes. This should be done in fall, during the home winterizing process.

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Reducing Your Home’s Carbon Footprint

Environmental Blog | Water Saving and Energy Saving Tips You can reduce the carbon footprint of you home with these simple tips:

Programmable thermostat – Costs about $50 or less and will save you that much or more in the first year.

Weather stripping and Caulking – Costs almost nothing while reducing your energy use, reducing drafts and improving comfort.

Lighting – Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) have that cool curly shape and save more than 2/3rds of the energy of a regular incandescent. Each bulb can save $40 or more over its lifetime. Read the box or instructions for safe disposal.

Heating and Cooling – Keep your heating and cooling system(s) tuned.

Insulation – Weather stripping, caulking and insulation work together to save you energy, improve the comfort of your home, make it quieter and help you save money.

Water-Conserving Showerheads & Toilets – Install a hot water recirculation valve. The eco-friendly Hot Water Lobster instant Hot Water Valve is powered by thermal convection (no water pump required), has a temperature controlled by-pass valve and requires no electricity to operate (eco-friendly). There is no water waste with this type of system, and it also minimizes energy waste since it only re-circulates when the hot water at your faucet cools below your desired temperature and can also prevent pipe freezing. To save even more water and energy, turn the faucet off when brushing or shaving. These simple changes and steps can save many thousands of gallons of water annually.

Appliances – Always pay attention to the total lifetime cost, including energy—not just the price tag. Bigger isn’t always better – Just get the size you need; do you really need that extra refrigerator in the basement?

Electronics – Turn things off. If you’re going away or not using an item for a while, unplug it to prevent “vampire” energy loss from electricity usage on standby.

Windows – When it’s time to replace them, make sure to use energy saving designs.

Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing:

The best solution to preventing your pipes from freezing is to simply install innovative and patented technology known as a “temperature controlled hot water recirculating valve” (is a breeze-no pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections). It uses your existing water pipes and the thermal convection generated by your water heater to circulate the water back to your water heater for reheating (not requiring a pump or any electricity). These systems are temperature-controlled and are easily adjustable to meet your particular temperature needs. There is no water waste and it also reduces the energy required to heat your water while it provides instant hot water to your faucets and showers. A trickle of water circulating in your pipes will keep your pipes from freezing in most circumstances.

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