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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:

  • The ultimate in convenience is having hot water instantly available at sinks, appliances and bathroom faucets. The elimination of time spent waiting is especially convenient in areas where the installation of low flow showerheads and faucets are required by law.
  • Hot water recirculation improves the efficiency and effectiveness of household appliances including washing machines and dishwashers by having hot water available instantly.
  • Users can save energy by setting the 24 hour programmable timer to make hot water available during peak demand times, such as early morning and in the evening.
  • The recirculation pump can be installed by a certified contractor in two hours. For the average home, hot water recirculation systems generally cost a few hundred dollars, including parts and installation.
  • A wet rotor design for whisper-quiet and maintenance-free operation.
  • Stainless steel rotor cladding and canister construction, an exclusive UP 15 series feature, ensures corrosion-resistance and extended product durability.
  • A low-watt, two-pole motor combined with low-flow performance ensures minimum water heater operating costs, pipe and water heater wear and energy consumption.
  • Significant water (and sewer) disposal savings, retaining the 12,000 to 38,000 gallons of water a typical U.S. home wastes annually waiting for hot water. Some fast-growing counties are making the installation of hot water recirculation pumps mandatory for all new construction projects.

~ Quick and easy installation – Whisper quiet operation – Built-in timer, line-cord and aquastat ~

Hot Water Recirculation

Hot Water Recirculation System