Circulator Pumps Evansville
Get hot water at all faucets right away! Don’t waste time and water down the drain waiting for hot water.
A circulator pump (or recirculator pump) is a specific type of pump used to circulate water through your plumbing system. Because they only circulate liquid within a closed circuit, they only need to overcome the friction of a piping system (as opposed to lifting a fluid from a point of lower potential energy to a point of higher potential energy).
Circulator pumps are usually electrically powered centrifugal pumps. As used in homes, they are often small, sealed, and rated at a fraction of a horsepower, but in commercial applications they range in size up to many horsepower and the electric motor is usually separated from the pump body by some form of mechanical coupling. The sealed units used in home applications often have the motor rotor, pump impeller, and support bearings combined and sealed within the water circuit. This avoids one of the principal challenges faced by the larger, two-part pumps: maintaining a water-tight seal at the point where the pump drive shaft enters the pump body.
Hot Water Instantly!
In Evansville, DrainCo Services can install a circulating pump to circulate hot water so that a faucet will provide hot water instantly upon demand. This conserves time, energy and water.
In a typical one-way plumbing system without a circulation pump, water is simply piped from the water heater through the pipes to the tap. Once the tap is shut off, the water remaining in the pipes cools producing the familiar wait for hot water the next time the tap is opened.
By having DrainCo Services add a circulator pump and constantly circulating a small amount of hot water through the pipes from the heater to the farthest fixture and back to the heater, the water in the pipes is always hot, and no water is wasted during the wait.