A hot water recirculation valve will supercharge your water heater! You get your hot water faster and you don’t run any 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 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 pump or any electricity). 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. 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.