What is a Hot Water Recirculation Line?
A Hot Water Recirculation Line- or, "Recirc Line" for short - is an extension of your hot water piping that "loops" back to your water heater and re-enters the hot water system.
How Does a Recirculation Line Work?
Hot water in the pipes is circulated by a small electric pump during periods of higher hot water use in the home - such as mornings and evenings.
The recirculating hot water re-enters the water heater, keeping the temperature of the water higher than the incoming cold water line.
The recirculation pump constantly moves hot water through the pipes, thereby increasing the SPEED at which you get hot water to the tap!
Because hot water is REFILLING the tank along with cold- it takes LESS TIME and ENERGY to re-heat - giving your water heater that "on-demand" feel.
Hot water re-entering the water heater helps you get MORE HOT WATER without having to increase the tank size.
Who Should Get a Hot Water Recirculation Line?
Everyone! Hot water recirc lines are a proven and effective way to improve the efficiency of your tank or tankless water heater!
Recirc lines are especially helpful to homeowners and businesses who don't have a tankless. They can get more capacity, better speed, improved efficiency out of their tank water heater - for a FRACTION OF THE COST of installing a tankless!