If you want to live in comfort, then there’s no question that you need a water heater in your home! You’ve learned how to care for one and when you need to replace yours. Now, do you need to add a recirculation pump?
What Is a Recirculation Pump?
A hot water recirculation pump is an inexpensive addition to your water heater. The recirculating system ensures consistent hot water by pumping the hot water through the pipes and back to the heater. This is done either through a dedicated line or through the cold water line.
Manufacturers suggest that 10,000+ gallons of water per year can be saved when a recirculating system is installed. That’s because the hot water is always ready, and you’re not wasting gallons of water as you wait 5–10 minutes for your shower or sink to heat up.
There are various types of systems that can be installed in your house. Call Forrest Anderson to go over your best options.
Why a Recirculation Pump Is a Smart Idea
Most homes only have one water heater, which could be located far across the house away from the master bathroom. That means it’s going to take a little bit of time for that water to get hot and travel through the pipes to your morning shower.
A recirculation pump can make the hot water for your shower travel faster as it is already in your pipe system when you need. While adding a recirculating system means an additional energy output for the electricity to run the pump, when partnered with a timer set for a specific time, that expense is minimal.
Evaluate Your Options
Certainly, a water heater recirculation pump isn’t the best choice for everyone. If you are tired of waiting for the water to heat up before washing dishes, hopping in the shower, or washing your face, then it could be something to consider.
The team at Forrest Anderson can suggest which system is best for you and if you should choose one that is installed at the water heater or under your sink. We can also install the system for you and pair it with a timer!
Contact us to learn more and to get all of your water recirculation system questions answered.