A hot water pump is a device installed within a water circulating system that helps propel the water through it. The water circulating system of a house typically has a pump, check valve, a water heater and the fixtures, connected in such a way that water moves in a cycle. Traditional water heaters did not have water pumps. Whenever hot water fixtures were closed for an extended period, the water temperature would go down. This is what caused the slight delay in receiving hot water experienced by traditional water circulating system users.
Within the plumbing cycle of a circulation system, water pumps are installed between the fixtures and the tankless water heater. When the pump is on, it circulates the hot water between the heater and the fixtures, maintaining the high temperature of the water at all times. This eliminates the ‘wait’ period between the time hot water is turned on and the time a user can feel the true temperature of the water as it is in the tank. In fact, most sellers of water pumps describe them as ‘instant hot water pumps’.
Letting water to run for 30 seconds or so can be a significant waste of the natural resource. Most people never feel the need to conserve water because it is a pretty cheap commodity. However, wastage of water has worse repercussions than just a wet sink. For the water to get to your home, a lot of energy and money is spent to pump, treat and store it. All these costs are, in most cases, covered by the taxpayer – the same people that waste the water. Hot water pumps go a long way to solve this wastage of water. By having instant hot water every time a tap is opened, an individual saves approximately 10% of it water per year.
Installing a hot water pump is no longer a matter of choice but a matter of necessity. Having one installed in a water circulation system is vital in making sure they save one a lot of energy and secondary expenses. It also goes a long way to making earth a greener planet.