Tired of waiting for hot water
If you are like most homeowners, you have two concerns when it comes to
First, you hate waiting around for your shower to get hot and second, it's
no fun when you are halfway through your shower and you run out of hot
water. Most homeowners here in Arizona deal with one or both of these
issues daily. If you are of those homeowners, good news, there is a simple
solution available. You can eliminate the waiting around for your shower
to get hot by installing an economically running circulating pump on your
Many homes here in Arizona are designed in such a way that the water heater,
usually in the garage, is on the other side of the home from the bathrooms.
During the night or if not used throughout the day, the water in the pipes
cools off. In the morning, you turn on your shower and have to send all
that water in the lines down the drain waiting until hot water from the
heater arrives at your shower. This not only wastes your time, but you
can waste thousands of gallons of water a year while waiting for that
hot water to arrive.
You can eliminate the waiting around for your shower to get hot by installing
an economically running circulating pump on your water heater. This little
device is designed to periodically pump hot water through your pipes.
This way when you go to turn that shower on, the pipes are already filled
with hot water. No more waiting around watching all that water go down
your drains. Save yourself some money and time by looking into a hot water
recirculation system today.
In the Arizona desert, water is a limited resource, one that we do not
want to needlessly waste. Knowing that, most local municipalities and
utility companies encourage their customer's to install hot water
recirculation systems. An average American household wastes more than
3,650 gallons of hot water each year while waiting for water to get to
the fixture (Klein, Gary. 2004. Plumbing Systems & Design. Hot-Water
Distribution Systems Part 1. Mar/Apr 2004.) The utility companies understand
how much water this is when you add up all the homes in a city. Tens of
millions of gallons of water each year are sent down the drain while people
wait around for the hot water to arrive. This has many of those municipalities
and utilities even providing rebates and incentives to customers who install
hot water recirculating systems. For example: the City of Scottsdale is
currently offering a rebate up to $200 for installing a system in your
home. Certain restrictions apply; see their website for details on how
to obtain this rebate.
Do yourself a favor and find out how a new hot water recirculating system
could save you time and money. Help out our environment by taking advantage
of this and other water saving devices. For more information, call your
plumber and find out what it would take to have a new hot water recirculating
system installed in your home. The ToFixIt plumbingexperts are excited
to meet with you, to discuss your recirculating pump needs and other plumbing needs.
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