Evaluate your hot water distribution system's efficiency

| by Larry Acker
Evaluate your hot water distribution system's efficiency

If you have typical home plumbing you probably turn on the hot water for your shower or sink and let it run and run until the water starts getting warm and eventually hot. That daily process multiplied by the number of people in your home times the number of homes in your community puts millions of gallons of perfectly good, already treated water annually in to your municipal wastewater treatment facility only to be treated again to be released in a local river or aquifer. Wasteful, huh?

Now there is a way to evaluate your hot water distribution system to understand the layout of the trunks (main water pipes), branches and twigs. It will determine whether there is a need to install one or more on-demand pumping systems, and if so, where to locate the pumps.

These on-demand water re-circulating pumps are simple, cost-effective systems designed to return the ambient water in your hot water lines back to the water heater, while rushing hot water to your point of need within three to five seconds.

This evaluation measures the full-on flow rate of the hot water outlets and the time-to-tap rates at each of the hot water outlets. For instructions how to do this evaluation at home and to see the proven details of the ACT D’MAND re-circulatory water-saving system visit www.gothotwater.com.


Topics: Bathroom, Sinks & Toilets, Water Saving Devices

Companies: ACT D'MAND Systems



Larry Acker
Larry Acker is the CEO of ACT, Inc. D'MAND Kontrol Systems®. Involved with energy, water and energy conservation for 45 years, Larry is considered a leading authority regarding residential water and energy efficiency. Larry has been a featured speaker at major conferences throughout the world supporting ASHRAE, IAMPO, AWWA, ACEEE, PHCC and SB-08. Larry has written featured articles for National Trade Magazines and was the Chairman of the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in 2001. www

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