HOW CAN WE GET FASTER HOT WATER?

Gone are the days of running our faucets at “full blast”. Now flowing water is costing us serious money. Water has become much more valuable, and all kinds of devices are being implemented to conserve water and conserve energy. These days all fixtures have flow restrictors, showers reduced to 2 gallons per minute and the bathroom sinks to 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. A check valve located between the return line and the water heater inlet kept water from being drawn backwards through the return line when a fixture was in use. A pump located at the water heater would circulate the hot water through the piping, allowing hot water to always be ready at all the faucets. That way when ever a hot water tap was turned on there would be instant hot water. An additional 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.

Instant water is wonderful, but the cost of installing a dedicated return line is expensive. This type of dedicated return line also does not work well with tankless water heaters, which are becoming very popular. The problem is that tankless water heaters are turned on when water flows through them. Since the circulating system continuously circulates the hot water, the water heater would be on all of the time. That just wouldn’t work out very well. It’s unfortunate since tankless water heaters take a little longer than storage heaters to deliver your hot water.

Considering the high cost of plumbing a dedicated return line and the increasing costs of both energy and water these days, there are now recirculating systems that you can install yourself (without a dedicated return line-these systems use the cold water piping as the return line). To save hot water and save energy these hot water recirculating systems can have three types of controls: “Timer” controlled (which only provide hot water at certain times of the day and require electrical connections to operate the pump), “Demand” controlled (which require the user to push a button near the pump before hot water will be provided and require electrical connections to operate the pump) and “Temperature” controlled (which allow hot water to circulate only when the water temperature drops below the adjustable temperature setting, is all mechanical and requires no electrical connections).

Use of these systems can save a typical family of four up to about 17,000 gallons of water per year, and because the warm water is recirculating to your water heater (instead of cold ground temperature water), you also save heating energy.

By installing a recirculating hot water system you will not only have the convenience of faster hot water, but you will be saving a whole lot of water and energy-reducing your carbon footprint.

For more information about eco-friendly hot water recirculating systems, visit: www.hotwaterlobster.com

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Now Your Existing Water Heater Can Provide Instant Hot Water

Typically, when you turn the hot water faucet on you wait and wait. And then after a couple of minutes hot water finally emerges from your faucet. Meanwhile all that precious water is 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 40-50 gallons a day or about 16,000 gallons of water a year! This wasted water also results in increased sewerage bills (which are based on water consumption).

If only you had a “point of use” water heater at every faucet that would provide you with almost instant hot water whenever you wanted. But that’s not practical.

Well there’s a way to get one of the main benefits of a “point of use” water heater, almost instant hot water out of your faucets for less than $200.00. How? By using a temperature controlled hot water recirculating valve. This innovative little device allows faster hot water to be delivered to your faucet without having to wait for the water to run hot, while saving water and energy.

Reasons to install an eco-friendly Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve:

  • Saves thousands of gallons of water by not running it down the drain!
  • Get your hot water faster from your current water heater!
  • Save time, energy and money.
  • Eco-friendly…live a more “green” lifestyle.
  • Prevents pipe freezing.
  • Only $179.99! (Plus Shipping & Handling)
  • 30-day MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
  • 10-Year WARRANTY
  • Brass Valve with Stainless Steel Stem.
  • Easy installation! (no pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections required).
  • Shipped completely assembled with flexible water lines.
  • Works with or without a dedicated hot water return line.
  • When you turn on your faucet you’ve got instant hot water!
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What’s New In Hot Water Recirculation Systems?

Modern homes come equipped with a hot and cold water system. Most hot water heaters have a tank of water that they keep hot so that there will be hot water available for use. The problem is that when the hot water is left in the pipes, it cools. This is why your hot water faucet or shower has to run the cooled water out of the pipes before hot water arrives. This not only wastes water down the drain, it also wastes energy required to heat the cold (ground temperature) water that replaces the water hot water in your tank type water heater.

Hot water recirculation is designed to get around the problem of having to wait for hot water, which causes the average household to waste over 17,000 gallons of water every year as it runs down the drain. Water recirculation systems keep a constant supply of hot water in the pipes, circulating the water back to the water heater so that when the hot water faucet is turned on, it’s actual hot water that comes out. There are currently two methods for installing a recirculation system, and though one is more expensive than the other, both work equally well.

One type of hot water recirculation uses a dedicated line. This means that there is a pipe in the plumbing systems whose express purpose is to take water from the regular pipes back to the water heater so that the water can be reheated. This type of system is usually expensive, especially if the house is already built and has to be retrofit.

The other type of hot water recirculation uses your existing cold water line as a return line to take water back to the water heater so that the water can be reheated. This type of system is much less expensive and is a great “Do It Yourself” project.

Installing a new innovative eco-friendly 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). To save hot water and save energy, these hot water recirculating systems have a temperature-controlled valve that allows the consumer to easily adjust the temperature to meet their particular needs. There is no water waste as it reduces the energy required to heat your water while it provides faster hot water to all your faucets and showers for better water conservation.

Reasons to install a Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve:

  • Saves thousands of gallons of water by not running it down the drain!
  • Get your hot water faster from your current water heater!
  • Save time, energy and money while living a more “green” lifestyle.
  • Eco-Friendly.
  • Aids in preventing pipe freeze.
  • Only $179.99! (Plus Shipping & Handling).
  • 30-day MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
  • 10-Year WARRANTY
  • Brass Valve with Stainless Steel Stem.
  • Easy installation! (no pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections required).
  • Shipped completely assembled with flexible water lines.
  • Works with or without a dedicated hot water return line.
  • When you turn on your faucet you’ve got instant hot water!
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The Wait Is Over – Instant Hot Water Will Wait For You!

Every homeowner gets frustrated waiting for hot water…but how many people stop to think what happens to the 2-3 gallons of water that runs down the drain while waiting for hot water to arrive at the faucet or shower?

Those precious gallons of water are wasted down the drain. An average household can save up to 17,000 gallons of fresh water by simply recirculating it back to the water heater for reheating instead of letting it run down the drain. Think of the water wasted in a 300-home subdivision, a community, a city…millions and millions of gallons of fresh water wasted each year.

In a region where water conservation issues are rising in importance with a rapidly expanding population, and a record economic expansion that has consumers looking for comfort, Hot Water Recirculation systems are a good solution to this problem.

In typical plumbing, water is supplied from the water heater through the pipes to the tap. Once the tap is shut off, the water remaining in the pipes cools. The next time hot water is required; the cooled water must be replaced by fresh hot water in your hot water pipe.

Innovative new technology brings a hot water recirculation system for instant hot water that saves water, saves energy, prevents pipe freezing, is convenient to use and easy to install (not requiring pipe cutting or electrical wiring). This system is typically used on retrofits but may also be installed on new construction. It consists of an eco-friendly temperature controlled thermal convection powered hot water recirculation valve installed under the plumbing fixture farthest from the water heater. The Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve contains a sensor, which opens the valve only when the water temperature drops below the adjustable temperature setting.

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Save Water In Your Bathroom and Shower The Easy Way!

■Install water efficient showerheads to save up to 6,000 gallons of water per person each year.

■Use a bucket to collect water while waiting for the shower to get hot or Install innovative eco-friendly and patented technology known as the Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot water Valve Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve (simple installation: 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). To save hot water and save energy, these Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot water Valve hot water recirculating 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 faster hot water to your faucets and showers for better water conservation. The average family can waste over 17,000 gallons of fresh water each year while it runs down the drain as you wait for hot water to arrive (according to G.A.M.A. statistics).

■Take shorter showers. Limit time spent in the shower to soap up, wash down, and rinse off. Shorter showers save on energy costs associated with heating water

■Use a shower timer. Choose from a manual 4-minute egg timer or a more sophisticated electronic timer that either attaches to the shower wall or showerhead, or is wired into the wall during construction.

■Use a bucket to collect water while waiting for the shower to get hot

■Shave your legs before taking a shower. Use running shower water to rinse off.

■Insulate hot water pipes. This avoids wasting water while waiting for hot water to flow through and saves energy.

■Consider an instantaneous water heater if your existing water heater is located some distance to the bathroom. Talk to a plumber first to make sure it will work adequately with your 3-star showerhead.

■Make sure your hot water system thermostat is not set too high. Adding cold water to reduce the temperature of very hot water is wasteful.

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Saving Water = Saving the Future!

Water efficiency is the long-term ethic of saving water resources through the employment of water-saving technologies and activities. Using water efficiently will help ensure supplies for future generations.

Across the country, our growing population is putting stress on available water supplies. Between 1950 and 2000, the U.S. population nearly doubled while the public demand for water more than tripled! Americans now use an average of 100 gallons of water each day—enough to fill 1,600 drinking glasses! This increased demand has put additional stress on water supplies and distribution systems, threatening both human health and the environment.

There’s a reason that water has become a national priority. A recent government survey showed at least 36 states are anticipating local, regional, or statewide water shortages by 2013. But by using water more efficiently, we can help preserve water supplies for future generations, save money, and protect the environment.

One way to help save the average family over 17,000 gallons of fresh water each year is to use a hot water recirculating system to send cooled water (from your hot water pipe) back to your water heater for reheating instead of running it down the drain (whil waiting for hot water to arrive at your faucet or shower).

Simply install innovative eco-friendly and patented technology known as the Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot water Valve (is a breeze to install-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). To save hot water and save energy, these eco-friendly hot water recirculating 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 faster hot water to your faucets and showers for better water

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Hot Water Recirculation Is Water Conservation!

Waiting for hot water is a common problem: turn on the faucet or shower for hot water, then wait for the water to slowly run from cool to hot. With a Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve in place, there’s no more waiting for hot water!

The average family can waste over 17,000 gallons of fresh water each year while it runs down the drain as you wait for hot water to arrive (according to G.A.M.A. statistics).

Without a recirculation system, every time you wait for hot water to arrive: That 2-3 gallons of water from your water heater (that runs down the drain) is replaced by COLD (ground temperature) water, requiring your water heater to use additional energy to heat the cold water.

Simply install innovative eco-friendly 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). To save hot water and save energy 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 faster hot water to your faucets and showers for better water conservation.

Reasons to install a Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve:

  • Saves thousands of gallons of water by not running it down the drain!
  • Get your hot water faster from your current water heater!
  • Save time, energy and money while living a more “green” lifestyle.
  • Eco-friendly.
  • Aids in preventing pipe freeze.
  • Only $179.99! (Plus Shipping & Handling)
  • 30-day MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
  • 10-Year WARRANTY
  • Brass Valve with Stainless Steel Stem.
  • Easy installation! (no pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections required).
  • Shipped completely assembled with flexible water lines.
  • Works with or without a dedicated hot water return line.
  • When you turn on your faucet you’ve got instant hot water!
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Tips For Water Conservation In Your Home

Every day, there are many simple little things we can do around the house to save water, money and help the environment. Take a look through the tips below for some clever shortcuts to savings.

  • Checking for leaks in taps, pipes and dishwasher hoses is an easy way to reduce water wastage. Remember, one leaking tap can waste more than 2,000 liters a month.
  • The most water efficient methods for cooking vegetables are microwaving, steaming or using a pressure cooker. You can also cut down on water loss by using tight lids on pots and simmering instead of boiling rapidly.
  • Installing water efficient taps or tap aerators is a great, inexpensive way to cut your water usage without you even noticing.
  • Install innovative eco-friendly and patented technology known as the Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve (a breeze to install-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). To save hot water and save energy these hot water recirculating 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 faster hot water to your faucets and showers for better water conservation.
  • Thaw frozen foods before you need them or use the microwave instead of placing them under running water.
  • Prevent taps from leaking by turning taps off lightly and replace washers as soon as they begin to leak.
  • Automatic dishwashers can use up to 40 liters of water per load. By using a dishwasher with at least a 3 star/AAA rating, you can get this figure down to 18 liters per load and still get the kind of sparkling clean dishes you’re used to.
  • It’s best to wait until you have a full load in your dishwasher before using it. This saves water and energy, and reduces the amount of detergent entering the wastewater system.
  • Keep a container of water in the fridge so that you won’t need to run the water down the sink until it’s cool enough to drink.
  • Washing fruit and veggies in a half-filled sink instead of under running water is a great way to cut back on water wastage.
  • Rinsing your dishes in a plugged sink rather than under a running tap saves water and is just as easy and effective.
  • Use a sink strainer.
  • Try to use phosphate-free, eco-friendly detergents and cleaning products – there’s a great range to choose from these days and they’re much better for our environment.
  • Remember to regularly clean the lint filter on your washing machine.
  • Most washing machines have a load adjustment button or dial, so try to set this to match the amount of washing you’re doing. If your machine doesn’t have a load adjustment function, try to wait until you have enough washing for a full load.
  • Installing one of the latest 3 star/AAA rating showerheads 1 can give you a great shower and save you around 10 liters of water a minute. They also save you energy costs, as you’ll use less hot water.
  • To rinse your razor, run a little water into a plugged sink. Rinsing your razor under a running tap wastes lots of water.
  • There’s no need to leave the tap running while you brush your teeth. Simply wet your toothbrush before you begin and use a glass of water to rinse your mouth.
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How To Prevent Pipe Freezing!

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of having a water pipe freeze and burst, you know first hand about what a devastating impact it can have on your home. The broken pipe itself is actually relatively minor, but the damage caused by the leaking water running through your walls and ceiling can mean a major reconstruction project, requiring replacing drywall, ceilings and maybe even furniture and appliances. Here are some ways to make sure you never have to go through that hassle.

1. Plan ahead and figure out which pipes could potentially freeze. Water pipes running through unheated crawl spaces and pipes running through walls to the outside are prime candidates for freezing.

2. Turn off the water supply lines running to your outside taps before the cold weather arrives. There is usually a shut off valve in the water supply line close to where it goes through the outside wall. Once the water is shut off inside, go outside and open the outside taps as well. This will drain any water remaining in the pipe or in the tap, so there’s nothing to freeze.

3. Check any pipes that run close to outside walls. Put some insulation between the pipe and the wall to help keep the cold away from the pipe.

4. Insulate any pipes that run through unheated crawl spaces. Wrap them with insulation and tape or put preformed pipe sleeve insulation along the pipes, then tape the sleeves in place.

5. Install electrical heating tape (available at home stores) on any pipes that run through areas that get really cold, like garages.

6. Letting a faucet drip during extreme cold weather can prevent a pipe from bursting. A small flow of water helps prevent pipe freezing. Opening a faucet will provide relief from the excessive pressure that builds between the faucet and the ice blockage when freezing occurs. If there is no excessive water pressure, there is no burst pipe, even if the water inside the pipe were to freeze. However, a dripping faucet wastes water and wastes energy.

7. OR, the best solution to prevent your pipes from freezing is to simply install innovative eco-friendly 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). To save hot water and save energy these hot water recirculation 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 faster hot water to your faucets and showers.

Reasons to install a Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve:

  • Saves thousands of gallons of water by not running it down the drain!
  • Get your hot water faster from your current water heater!
  • Save time, save energy and save money
  • Eco-friendly – live a more “green” lifestyle.
  • Prevents pipe freezing.
  • Only $179.99! (Plus Shipping & Handling)
  • 30-day MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
  • 10-Year WARRANTY
  • Brass Valve with Stainless Steel Stem.
  • Easy installation! (no pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections required).
  • Shipped completely assembled with flexible water lines.
  • Works with or without a dedicated hot water return line.
  • Keeps water moving at lower temperatures to help prevent pipe freeze.
  • When you turn on your faucet you’ve got instant hot water!
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Hot Water Recirculation For Faster Hot Water

Hot water recirculation for domestic water systems have created a lot of buzz these days, spurred primarily by consumer demand for hot water instantly at the tap. Houses are getting bigger, featuring master baths with giant tubs located farther from the hot water source and it’s wasteful to let all that water go down the drain, even if it is the drain of a shower with six heads.

G.A.M.A. statistics show that the average home can waste over 17,000 Gallons of fresh water each year waiting for hot water to arrive at their faucets and showers.

Comfort and convenience are the goals when homeowners spend $900-$1600 for tank-less water heaters. However, they still end up wasting water while waiting 2-3 minutes for the water to run hot.

Simply install innovative eco-friendly 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). To save hot water and save energy, these hot water recirculating 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 faster hot water to your faucets and showers for better water conservation.

Reasons to install a Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve:

  • Saves thousands of gallons of water by not running it down the drain!
  • Get your hot water faster from your current water heater!
  • Save time, energy and money while living a more “green” lifestyle.
  • Eco-friendly!
  • Aids in preventing pipe freeze.
  • Only $179.99! (Plus Shipping & Handling)
  • 30-day MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
  • 10-Year WARRANTY
  • Brass Valve with Stainless Steel Stem.
  • Easy installation! (no pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections required).
  • Shipped completely assembled with flexible water lines.
  • Works with or without a dedicated hot water return line.
  • When you turn on your faucet you’ve got instant hot water!
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