Are you tired of waiting for hot water to reach your shower every day? Do you shake your head as wasted cold water flows down the drain? SupplyHouse may have the solution: a hot water recirculation pump. These pumps allow you to get instant hot water at the turn of the faucet and can result in big savings on your water bill. When you turn off a shower or faucet, the water sitting in the pipes gradually loses its warmth through a process referred to as standby loss. This is the first water released for the next usage. Recirculation pumpscycle this water back to the water heater to ensure that you get hot water right away.
Circulator pumps with low flow-rate capabilities typically work for this type of application. But if you’re looking for a product designed specifically for the job, we recommend a Grundfos Comfort Series Hot Water Recirculation Pump. This pump includes a timer that signals the pump to force water back to the heater through the cold water line at set times. It is easy to install, uses less energy than a 25-watt light bulb, and can save up to 16,000 gallons of water per year.