Waiting for Hot Water is a common problem: turn on the faucet or shower for hot water, then wait for it to arrive. With the patented Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve in place, there’s no more wait. Instant hot water!
Waiting for hot water sends millions of gallons of cooled water down the drain each year. In fact, an average family wastes up to 17,000 gallons of water each year waiting for hot water.*
Installing this innovative new technology provides hot water recirculation that saves water, saves energy, 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 a temperature controlled thermal convection powered hot water recirculation valve installed under the plumbing fixture farthest from the water heater. The system contains a sensor, which opens the valve only when the water temperature drops below the adjustable temperature setting providing faster hot water when you need it.
*Source: Dept. of Energy study.