Convenience and Conservation
Convenience and conservation are here now. You know what it’s like to run the tap and wait for the shower to heat up before stepping in. Waiting for hot water is inconvenient and it wastes time and money. With a hot water recirculation system, the comfort of hot water in an instant and the elimination of water waste are a turn of the knob away.
What is Hot Water Recirculation?
Hot water recirculation means a continuous flow of hot water in the hot water supply line of your home. Without a “recirc” system, unused hot water in the line cools and must be evacuated before hot water from your hot water heater can reach the desired faucet. As a result, gallons of water are wasted – and so is your time. The average home wastes over 31 gallons a day and over 11,000 gallons a year waiting for hot water.
Heritage Offers These Solutions
Grundfos Comfort System
Thanks to the innovative Grundfos Comfort System, Heritage Plumbing can now retrofit a recirculating pump in your home easily and affordably. There is no return line and no electricity required under sink. A Heritage plumber just installs a pump, a valve and a few accessories. The whole system uses less energy than a 25 watt light bulb. So, what are YOU waiting for, call Heritage today: 770-735-3855.
Features & Benefits
- No return line required
- Installs in less than one hour
- No electricity needed under the sink
- Built-in timer and line cord
- Use less energy than a 25-watt light bulb
- Can save up to 16,000 gallons of water per year, per household
Metlund® Hot Water D’MAND® System
At the push of a button, the Metlund® Hot Water D’MAND® System circulates the ambient temperature water in the hot water pipes (water that is normally lost down the drain) back to the water heater. This occurs up to 80% faster than just letting the water run down the drain—the usual scenario. Depending on the plumbing layout, the route and time can vary.
The Metlund D’MAND System moves the water so rapidly, that hot water arrives at the fixtures before the heat is lost through the pipe. As the ambient temperature water in the cold water line travels towards the hot water heater, the D’MAND System fills the hot water line with hot water. When the hot water reaches the D’MAND System, a thermal sensor (thermistor) senses a temperature rise and quickly closes the zone valve while it shuts the pump off. The sophisticated electronic circuitry that does this is attached to the high-performance pump housing. This results in getting hot water to the fixtures four to five times quicker (on average), greater convenience in not having to wait, a savings in water and energy, and a reduction in sewage costs. As a by-product of these savings, a cumulative result is the improvement of air quality.
The Metlund D’MAND System can utilize the cold water line as a return line or use a dedicated return line. By using the existing cold water line, it is easy to retrofit existing homes or businesses. Special plumbing is not needed, and since the System will not allow for hot water to cross over to the cold water line, all the cold water fixtures still have cold water. Heritage Plumbing can also offer a hard piped thermostat for your hot water. Combined with a timer, this is also an effective way to manage your water temperature.