How long do you wait for your hot water?
What is Hot Water Recirculation?
Hot water recirculation means a continuous flow of hot water in the hot water supply line of your home. Without a “recirc” system, unused hot water in the line cools and must be released before hot water from your water heater can reach the desired faucet. As a result, thousands of gallons of water are wasted – and so is your time.
What are you waiting for?
You know what it’s like to run the tap and wait for the shower to heat up before stepping in. Waiting for hot water is inconvenient and it wastes time and money. With a hot water recirculation system, the comfort of hot water in an instant and the elimination of water waste are a turn of the knob away. Convenience and conservation are available now.
How Hot Water Recirculation Works
Retrofit – Comfort System®
This system uses the cold water supply line as the “return-line” to the water heater. A circulator pump is used to create a pressure differential that allows the cold and cool water in the hot water supply line to by-pass (at low volume) into the cold supply line through a patented thermostatically controlled valve that is mounted under the sink furthest from the water heater.
New Construction – UP(S) with Return Line
During construction of a new home, a dedicated return line is installed between the end of the hot water supply line and the water heater. A circulator pump is installed at the point where the return line connects to the hot water tank. The circulator pushes heated water from the tank through the supply line and back through the return line.
1 – Pump:
The Comfort System® is installed on your water heater to help pull “recycled” water back to the water heater to be reheated and recirculated.
2 – Pipes:
Hot water is always at hand because it continuously circulates from the hot water line to the cold water line and back to the water heater.
3 – Valve:
Placed under the sink farthest from the water heater, the valve helps regulate the flow from the hot water line to the cold water line.
Save water, money and time with Grundfos Hot Water Recirculation.
The average home wastes over 31 gallons a day and over 11,000 + gallons a year waiting for hot water. That’s not just wasted water, that’s wasted money and wasted time.