Each month, thousands of gallons of wasted water go down the drain in American homes, and with them, thousands of dollars for homeowners, utility companies, and taxpayers.
A significant amount of this waste occurs when homeowners wait for their water to reach a comfortable temperature before they shower or wash their hands. Why do homeowners have to wait for hot water? In a traditional hot water plumbing systems, water runs from the water heater to each faucet in the home but ends at the farthest faucet, leaving some water in the pipes to cool. When a homeowner turns on a faucet, the cooled water sitting in the pipes circulates to the faucet first, so the homeowner has to wait for the water to run hot.
There’s a simple and inexpensive way to eliminate the wait for hot water that will delight your customers and help conserve water. By installing hot water recirculation systems for your customers, they can have instant hot water at the faucet. A hot water recirculation system sends cool water in the pipes back to the water heater through a return line (your cold water line can also be used as a return line), and circulating this water through the water heater as needed to keep it hot. This continuous loop of water through the water heater ensures that hot water is always available.
Good hot water circulation systems include these features:
An adjustable thermostat: to control the temperature in the return line by automatically opening and closing to keep the temperature of your water at your selected temperature.
An all brass valve for a long maintenance-free life.
No electrical connections for an eco friendly, easy, danger-free installation.
Install an eco-friendly, temperature controlled Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot water Valve, which provides instant hot water (so water is not wasted down the drain waiting for water to run hot at your faucet or shower). This simple eco friendly DIY installation can save an average household up to 17,000 gallons per year. It also saves energy costs and can prevent pipe freezing with faster hot water.