Save money and water with a hot water recirculating pump! Get hot water on demand with smart wireless controls
There are a number of ways San Diego home and business owners can get hot water on demand. For whole home and business applications, tankless hot water heaters have taken over a big part of the market for hot water heating. But many people are not aware that many tankless water heaters installed over the last 10 years do not really provide “instant” hot water, without a tankless water heater recirculating pump. This kind of pump allows your system to provide you with instant hot water when you turn on your faucet. In homes without a hot water recirculation system, waiting for hot water to arrive at the faucet increases utility costs and wastes water.
This smart plumbing technology also allows users to sync their water usage to a custom timer or push button control so they only use water during peak hours of the day. And there are also a variety of wireless controls that allow users to program or activate the pumps through a wireless remote or motion sensors.
The life expectancy of recirculating pump is around 15 years, and is designed to cut energy costs, saving up to 10,000 gallons of water per year.
How can on demand water be installed in your home?
There are several different types of systems that can provide on demand hot water from one single location to a whole house system.
Whole House Recirculation Pump – This is the most ideal system as it provides on demand hot water to every fixture in the home. This system utilizes a recirculation pump at the water heater and relies on a return line ran from the farthest hot fixture back to the water heater, which enables the pump to efficiently circulate hot water. Carini plumbers can install a timer on your pump which only enables the pump to turn on when there is a greater demand for hot water. A push button can also be installed near a specific fixture, allowing the homeowner to turn the pump on as needed. Some smart tankless water heaters have built in recirculation pumps that turn on during hours when there is a greater demand for hot water.
Under the sink Pumps – We are huge fans of under the sink recirculation pumps. The under the sink recirculation pump is a small, silent pump that you attach to the hot cold water lines in the cabinet under the furthest kitchen or bath faucet in the home. When the pump is activated, the cool water you normally let run down the drain is recirculated back to the water heater through the cold water line.
Point of Use Water Heaters – These small electric tankless and tank type water heaters can be installed under a sink of your choice to deliver instant hot water without the use of a pump. They serve only the fixture under which they are installed.
Smart Recirculating Pumps Automatically Learn Your Water Usage
Some of the industry’s highest tech smart recirculating pumps can be programmed to learn your water usage – recording your usage over a week’s time and then automatically adjusting the system for maximum energy savings and a continued supply of instant, on-demand hot water. Some smart recirculating pumps feature an automatic vacation mode that turns on after the system has been shown to have no hot water activity for 36 hours.
Convert Standard Recirculating Pump to a Smart Recirculating Pump
Older recirculating pumps serve their purpose very well, making sure hot water is always available on demand. But older units lack the smarts that newer models have, and the Carini plumbing team can help modernize your tankless hot water systems, helping you save more money and use water more efficiently.