While standing over your running faucet, do you ever think about what a shame it is to waste all of that cold water while you wait to feel hot water emerge? Sure you do. Not only is it entirely wasteful to nature, but also wasteful of your time.
In order for you to finally receive the hot water from your pipes, all of the cold water first needs to be emptied out. Even then, you never get immediate hot temperature. The heat gets absorbed into the cold piping material as it travels through the fixture. This process results with more wasted water. What are your options for more energy efficient plumbing??
Insulate the Hot Water Pipes
Insulating the pipes keeps them from cooling off as fast, thus the new hot water doesn’t have to give up so much heat to the piping material. The insulation preserves existing heat so less water is lost due to temperature.
Hot Water Demand Systems
Another solution for energy efficient plumbing to receive hot water more efficiently is to get your plumber to install a Hot Water Demand System. These systems work in the following way:
- Push button
- Pump blasts water through piping to fixture
- Hot water is returned to water heater through cold water return pipe
- Once water is returned pump immediately turns off
- Pump is only used a few seconds at a time
- Energy is Saved
Typical Hot Water Demand Systems use less than $2.00 per year in electricity. A typical family of four saves up to 14,000 gallons per year by no longer wasting cold water down the drain.
Professional Assistance with Energy Efficient Plumbing
Whichever method you choose to help save energy with your plumbing, you should call in a professional. It will only take your skilled and certified San Diego plumber several hours to save the environment thousands of gallons of water a year. Your time will be saved, as well as your conscience knowing that you have invested in energy efficient plumbing.