If you turn on your faucet and have to stand there and wait for the water to get hot, you are wasting a lot of water, and this will also cause you to have a higher water bill. Fortunately, there are some things you can do that will make your water get hot much faster, two of which are listed below.
Install a Hot Water Circulation Pump
A hot water circulation pump, also known as zone circulators, pushes the cool water back into the water heater which then immediately heats the water. One circulation pump will be installed close to your water heater, and the pump has individual flow control valves to route the hot water to different faucets, such as in your kitchen, bathroom, bathtub, and shower.
In most cases, a hot water circulation pump is activated by a thermostat. The thermostat monitors the temperature of the water and then, when the temperature goes below the level that you have set, it to it will automatically turn on to heat the water. The temperate is easy to change just in case you put the setting too high and the water is too hot for you and your family.
Install a Point of Use Hot Water Heater
Another option you have to make your water heat up faster is to install a point of use hot water heater, also known as a booster heater. This type of water heater is very small and is installed close to the sink in the kitchen or bathroom. This water heater does not replace your main water heater but works with your water heater to heat your water faster.
You can set the temperature to how hot you want your water to be using a thermostat.
If you want to supply hot water faster to all the faucets in your home, you would have to install a point of use water heater next to each faucet. If you do not want to do this, there are larger point of use hot water heaters available that can control all faucets for you. These will take up much more room, so this is something to consider. This still does not replace your main water heater, however.
To learn more information about circulation pumps and point of use hot water heaters contact plumbing contractors services in your area. They can explain everything to you in much more details so you can decide which one would work best for you and your family.Share