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How to get Hot Water Without Wasting Any.
It’s known that an average family of four wastes 11,000 gallons of precious water a year because of the unnecessary wait for hot water to reach showers and faucets. In larger homes, with more faucets and showers, and longer water lines between the water heater and distant bathrooms, the amount of water that’s wasted can be much higher than that. In most cases, homeowners not only pay for the water that goes down the drain, but to get rid of it as well. And, heating costs increase because of it.
New, inexpensive technology prevents the wait, and the waste. Today, several manufacturers offer hot water recirculation (HWR) technology. Some systems provide hot water by activating a button at each sink; though these require an electric outlet under the sink. If it’s not there, an electrician is required, and ultimately, you still wait for the hot water to arrive. Other systems circulate water continuously, though these systems waste energy by circulating hot water 24 hours a day.
Two of the most innovative systems available today were developed by one company. Comfort Series technology from Grundfos is the latest in HWR solutions. The ready-for-retrofit Comfort System is a one-pump, one-valve combo that’s typically installed in an existing home by a professional, usually within a couple hours – without the need to install a return line to the water heater. The Comfort System provides greater convenience and comfort, delivering hot water instantly from any water source the home.
– Hot Water Recirculation – Special Features:
~ Quick and easy installation – Whisper quiet operation – Built-in timer, line-cord and aquastat ~