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Most Californians place a high focus on conserving water, particularly in the City of Sacramento. Here in this wonderful city, droughts are common, and people have always tried to conserve water in a variety of ways, such as by harvesting the water from their showers in 5-gallon buckets while they wait for the water to heat up or by using a hose gun to immediately stop the flow of water and stop the excess water from leaking out before it should. There are a variety of strategies to avoid water waste in general, but in this post, we’ll focus on the recirculation pump.
A device called a recirculation pump (also known as a circulation pump) is a device that attaches to your existing plumbing and circulates the cooled water in your pipes so that it can be heated again at the water heater. Typically, that water would have been squandered by draining straight away.
There are two ways that circulation pumps can run: The first is on a timer, and the second is on-demand. If your pump has a timer, all you have to do is set the timer for when you typically take showers, and the pump will start to circulate the water back to the water heater so that you can have almost instant hot water.
When a water heater operates on-demand, it means that once the hot water in the pipes cools down and drops below a certain temperature, the pump will then turn on. Once the pump turns on, it will then take all of the cold water back to the water heater to get re-heated. This ensures that the water is not wasted by literally going down the drain.
Now with the development of smartphones, customers no longer have to choose between these options. This is because some manufacturers of circulation pumps now include an app with newer pumps. What this app allows you to do is set the timer or activate your circulation pump without having to make the trip to your water heater.
If you have any questions or concerns about whether or not a circulation pump is right for you and your home, give us a call! Our knowledgeable staff is available 24/7 to answer all of your water heater-related questions
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