Whether your home has a standard storage tank water heater or a tankless water heater, you will still run into a similar problem each time you turn on a hot water tap: the water that first flows out of the tap will be cold, and you’ll have to spend a few seconds (or longer in the case of a tankless system) before the water starts to warm up and reaches the desired temperature. The reason this occurs is that the water sitting in the pipes loses heat over time and cools down. The lag time before the water turns warm means not only time wasted, but plenty of water wasted.
Basnett Plumbing & Heating has a solution to this problem, giving you convenience and water savings in one package: a hot water recirculation system. Call us today and speak to our plumbing professionals to learn more about whether hot water recirculation systems in Weston, MA are something you should consider for your house.
Are these systems difficult to install?
What a hot water recirculation system does is use a water heater, such as a boiler, to keep hot water running in a continuous circle through a loop of pipes in a home. The water remains constantly hot, ready at a moment’s notice to rush to the water taps. No storage tank is required, making the system a variety of tankless water heater.
However, a hot water circulation system is best installed as part of new home construction: the installation work requires extensive new plumbing, and should be planned to work as part of a boiler system that will also operate as the heating system for the house. Because new homes must have a completely new plumbing system, it is fairly simple to install hot water recirculation as part of it.
This doesn’t mean that you cannot have your current home switched over to have one of these useful systems installed—but it does take more work. We recommend that you give hot water recirculation serious consideration if your home suffers from enormous heat loss from the pipes during cold weather. If you are planning to replace an aging storage tank water heater, you should also call specialists and ask if a hot water recirculation system makes sense for the house. In some cases, you may be better off installing a tankless water heater instead if you are replacing a storage water heater.
The best way to know for certain if you should invest in one of the hot water recirculation systems in Weston, MA is to talk to specialists at Basnett Plumbing & Heating.