J. B. Plumbing & Rooter is concerned with our environment and everyone’s need to conserve our precious water resources.
Did you know that one average consumer wastes over 16,000 gallons of water a year just waiting for water to get hot? Multiply that by the other houses in your neighborhood. A 100-lot subdivision could potentially save 1.6 million gallons a year by simply installing a hot water circulating pump.
There are basically two hot water applications that are pertinent to a finished home:
- Under Sink Application – The Laing system simply circulates the water from the hot side into the cold side until the temperature reaches 95 degrees, giving you instant hot water to every faucet in the supply line between the water heater and the faucet where the pump is installed.
- Water Heater Application – The Grundfos system is a valve and pump combination that delivers hot water to any faucet or bath in the home. This comfort systems uses a pump at the water heater along with a patented under-sink valve located at whatever sink is farthest away from the water heater, providing even circulation of hot water throughout the home.
Another effective method for water conservation can be practiced by installing a Low Flow Shower Head. Delta and Alsons offer shower heads that can produce a water savings of 26% to 36% over the traditional 2.5 gallon head. Both H2Okinetic and Fluidics technology mix air with water to control the spray and velocity, so your shower still feels great.