One of the most frustrating things in any house or office is waiting for the hot water to get to the faucet or shower. It can seem like an eternity and is also one of the biggest wastes of water.
The following article based on NAHB Research shows a solution to this problem. However, read the part about how the solution can, if you aren’t careful, waste energy.
Innovative and temperature controlled hot water re-circulation valves use eco-friendly thermal convection to circulate the hot water (no water pump or electricity required) to your faucets and showers.
To save hot water, a re-circulation system provides a means to get hot water from a water heater to your faucet or shower, while simultaneously sending cooled water (from the hot water lines) back to the water heater to be reheated. In addition to having the convenience of instant hot water at your faucets and showers. Systems like the Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve conserve water, actually save energy and save the average household 17,000 gallons of fresh water a year…plus the convenience of faster hot water.
Hot water re-circulation systems are commercially available nationwide through the manufacturer, distributor, plumbing wholesale supply warehouse or at selected retail home stores. No special approval or requirements are needed to install this system into your home or office. Some jurisdictions are offering a rebate on the purchase and installation of hot water re-circulation systems. Warranties range from 1 to 10 years depending on manufacturer and model.
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 “Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water 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.