Finally, I am coming to an end in the remodeling. The most troubling area was what to do about Hot Water! We in California are approaching a critical drought problem and one of the top things in a green home is the water problem! I had done a post about hot water heaters, but there must be more information out there.
I had the fortunate opportunity to meet an self employed plumber at Home Depot- he made a suggestion to go to Plumbers Warehouse in Carlsbad and speak to them. I didn’t really want to make the full investment in a Tankless, when my Hot Water heater was fairly new, and didn’t have the sink to put in an extra faucet, nor did I want that big attachment on my current faucet.
Plumbers Warehouse made this suggestion for a Laing Auto Circ 1- 303- Under Sink Instant Hot Water Pump System, ($259.00) So I bought it! Plus I had the plumber I met at Home Depot install it ($50.).
This Hot Water Pump is incredible! No more buckets in the shower (how will I water the plants!) I have instant hot water everyplace!
- Based on 3 bedroom home with 4 occupants, water heater 60 feet from farthest fixture, insulated copper ¾” hot water supply and ½” recirculating lines on conventional system with a Laing SMT-303-B Recirc Pump.
- Notes:1. Based on Laing SMT-303. 33 watt recirculation pump with timer running 16 hours per day, 365 days per year.
2. Actual savings may differ from household to household depending on a variety of factors including water use habits, length of hot water supply line, number of home occupants, etc.
Above summary based on study and analysis prepared by Edward Saltzberg and Associates, consulting mechanical engineers. Copies of this detailed analysis are available on request from Laing Thermotech, Inc.
The pump also has a timer, which I have not installed yet- which can help you save even more. Haven’t seen my Utility bill yet since the installation to know if there are any increases in my electric bill. But I know, the water bill should be even less.