How to Get "Instant" Hot Water with a Standard Water Heater
You turn the hot water faucet on and wait. And wait some more. And then after a minute or more, up to four minutes, hot water finally emerges from the faucet. Meanwhile all that precious water is wasted running down the drain. This process is repeated for countless showers, baths, dishes and other daily tasks all across the country every day. The average household wastes around 40 gallons a day or almost 14,000 gallons of water a year! This waste also results in increased sewerage bills which are usually based on water consumption.
If only you had a tankless point of use water heater at every faucet that would provide you with almost instant hot water whenever you wanted. But that's not practical.
Well there's a way to get one of the main benefits of a tankless point of use water heater, almost instant hot water out of your faucets for a few hundred bucks. How? By using what's called a hot water recirculation pump for demand delivery. This innovative little device allows hot water to be delivered to your faucet without having to wait for the water to run hot, while saving water and energy.
Let's take a look at why you usually have to wait for hot water with a tank type water heater how the hot water recirculation system is your "fast hot water" answer.