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Do You Need a Hot Water Recirculation System?


Ensuring That You Get Hot Water in a Timely Manner

Does this happen at your house? You turn on the shower or the bathroom sink and the water is frigid, even though you opened the hot water spigot. A half a minute later, you’re still waiting for hot water. It’s not that uncommon, especially in an old house with an old plumbing system. But there’s a way to combat that—with a hot water recirculation system.

What Is a Hot Water Recirculation System?

There are two types of hot water recirculation systems: the traditional style and systems that provide instant hot water recirculation. The traditional style uses a dedicated return line that runs from the furthest fixture back to the hot water heater. There’s a re-circulating pump that draws that water back into the hot water heater, essentially creating a loop. The loop keeps water continually moving through the house, so that there’s always hot water at any tap.

The instant hot water recirculation system comes in a variety of models. The over-the-water-heater style has a pump above the water heater and a check valve under the fixture that’s farthest away. The pump creates pressure, which pushes hot water into the cold water system, thereby creating a loop. There’s also an “under-the-sink” version, which is installed at the fixture farthest from the hot water heater. With this type, you’ll need access to power under the sink to run the pump.

Contact Public Service Plumbers

To learn how we can help you, call 214-363-4477 or contact us by e-mail and we’ll schedule an appointment.

At Public Service Plumbers, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can send our service personnel to your home or business anytime, day or night. All of our plumbers are factory-trained and factory-certified.

Public Service Plumbers
5610 Dyer Street
Dallas, Texas 75206

We offer plumbing installation and repair services to individuals and businesses throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Coppell, Garland, Mesquite, Addison, Kessler Park, Farmers Branch, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and Lewisville.

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