8 Reasons Why an Instant Hot Water Pump is Green
A typical home that does not have an instant hot water pump wastes anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 gallons of water every year. It is estimated that Americans pour about 300 billion gallons of water down the drain every year.
Exactly how much is 300 billion gallons of water anyway? A typical bathtub holds 50 gallons, so 300 billion gallons would be 60 million bathtubs!
Water is a precious resource that we cannot afford to waste. If each home used an instant hot water pump and saved just 20 gallons of water each day, this would amount to about 7,000 gallons per year as $150 – $250 in utility bills to heat the discarded water.
Wasting water also wastes energy. All water has embedded energy, the energy used to move the water to your home, the energy required to heat the water, and the energy it takes to send the water to the wastewater treatment plant.
An instant hot water pump that recirculates water is the solution because of its following green features:
LOW MAINTENANCE – the pump is durable and requires no servicing.
TIME SAVING – home owners can be more efficient, and time is money.
ENERGY CONSERVING – less water needs to be heated.
WATER CONSERVING – only water that is used goes down the drain.
LESS AIR POLUTION – less electricity generated for municipal water and waste delivery.
REDUCED SEWER LOAD – saves sewer infrastructure wear and tear and ultimately community costs.
EXTENDS EQUIPMENT LIFE – water heater replacements are reduced.
REDUCES LANDFILL LOAD – the rate of decommissioned water heaters is slowed
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