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Do You Need a Hot Water Recirculation System?

July 29, 2020 | Blog


Ensuring That You Get Hot Water on time

Does this happen at your house? You turn on the shower or the bathroom sink, and the water is frigid, even though you opened the hot water spigot. A half a minute later, you’re still waiting for hot water. It’s not that uncommon, especially in an old house with an old plumbing system. However, there’s a way to combat that—with a hot water recirculation system.

What Is a Hot Water Recirculation System?

There are two types of hot water recirculation systems: traditional and instantaneous. The classic style uses a dedicated return line that runs from the furthest fixture back to the water heater. There’s a re-circulating pump that draws that water back into the water heater, essentially creating a loop. The loop keeps water continually moving through the house so that there’s always hot water at any tap.

The instant hot water recirculation system comes in a variety of models. The over-the-water-heater style has a pump above the water heater and a check valve under the fixture that’s farthest away. The pump creates pressure, which pushes hot water into the cold water system, thereby creating a loop. There’s also an “under-the-sink” version, which is installed at the fixture furthest from the water heater. With this type, you’ll need access to power under the sink to run the pump.

Contact Public Service Plumbers

To learn how we can help you, call (214) 753-4633 or contact us by e-mail and we’ll schedule an appointment.

At Public Service Plumbers, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can send our service personnel to your home or business anytime, day or night. All of our plumbers are factory-trained and factory-certified.

We offer plumbing installation and repair services to individuals and businesses throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Coppell, Garland, Mesquite, Addison, Kessler Park, Farmers Branch, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound, and Lewisville.

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