Save Water with Instant Hot Water Systems

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If you’re tired of waiting a few minutes for the water to get hot in the shower or sink, and want to reduce your water/sewer bills or reduce the load on your septic system, you simply need an instant hot water system.  These easy-to-install systems save thousands of gallons of water from going down the drain unnecessarily each year!

Many water companies even offer rebates to their customers that install hot water demand systems. 

For existing homes, you can add a

  • Chilipepper CP6000 hot water demand appliance which mounts under the sink to provide instant hot water to the sink and the nearby shower.  This system is compatible with conventional tank-type storage hot water heaters, tankless water heaters, solar water heaters, and even oil-fired boiler type heaters.  This system does not require any additional plumbing, but you do need a nearby electrical outlet to plug in the appliance.  Remote operation is available for one or more locations where hot water is needed.  The cost is $179.99 and includes a 5-year warranty.
  • Comfort Series Whole House Instant Hot Water Circulator  which is suitable for retrofit applications where a conventional tank-type storage hot water heater (not tankless unit) is in use.   It uses a pump with a built-in timer at the water heater and one or more bypass valves.  The hot water circulation pump keeps the water in your pipes moving, resulting in a constant availability of hot water-without the wait or the waste.  Price is $225.

For new construction,

  • Uponor’s (formerly Wirsbo) D’MAND® Hot Water Delivery System features a pump, which is activated by either an activation button or a motion sensor located near the plumbing fixture.  Once the pump is activated, hot water reaches the fixture in just seconds. A temperature sensor detects when hot water arrives at the fixture and automatically turns off the pump so you don’t waste water or energy.  Two models are avaiable with prices starting around $280.

Tag(s): Greening the Home, Kitchens And Baths, Money Saving, Water

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One Response to “Save Water with Instant Hot Water Systems”

  1. Moty Young on October 28th, 2009 5:02 pm

    i’m looking for such system in order to save water and money that related to the waist of cold water while waiting to the hot water

    appreciate your answer

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