Hot Water Recirculation

CopperStone Plumbing offers sales, service and professional installation of hot water recirculation system in the Phoenix metro area. Hot water recirculation can save the average family of 4 up to 16,000 gallons of water yearly, also it provides you with the convenience of having hot water available when you need it within seconds.

If you want hot water now, then we have the system for you!

  • No need for a return line
  • Easy installation
  • True retrofit design

This unique system uses a patented comfort valve and pump to provide instant availability of hot water throughout your home. A comfort valve is installed at the furthest fixture from the hot water tank, in some cases, especially larger homes, several comfort valves may need to be installed for proper operation. With a built in timer, the pump allows hot water to circulate along the loop thru the comfort valve using the cold water side as a return line. As temperature rises to 100 degrees, the valve closes directing hot water to the tap, resulting in a constant availability of hot water. With the 24 hour timer you can have hot water when you want it. The system can simply be turned on or off similar to a lamp timer. When turned on, the system uses less energy than a 25 watt light bulb.

Convenience Plus Big Savings

Get hot water when you want it, plus save up to 16,000 gallons of water per year. (based on average household usage). Multiply that by a mere 1000 households and the savings could be as much as 1.6 million gallons of water. This is an amazing way to help out the environment as well as providing you with convenience.

The Basic Concept

Every homeowner gets frustrated waiting for hot water — however, do you think about how much water is being wasted as you wait for that hot water? Almost 2-3 gallons every time.

Those gallons of water are wasted, and in an average household that takes four showers per day, that can add up to thousands of gallons per year. Spread that across an area of 300 homes, and you have millions of gallons of water being wasted every year!

In areas where water conservation issues are huge, such as Arizona, it is important that we conserve as much water as we possibly can. Hot Water Recirculation (HWR) pumps — such as those manufactured by Grundfos Pumps Corporation — are a great solution to this problem.

In typical plumbing, water is pumped from the water heater through the pipes to the tap. Once the tap is shut off, the water remaining in the pipes cools — hence the familiar wait for hot water the next time the tap is opened.

Grundfos HWR pumps offer a solution to the problem by attaching to the water heater through the hot water pipe. By constantly circulating hot water through the pipes from the heater to the furthest fixture, the water in the pipes is always hot, and no water is wasted during the wait. In an average new home, HWR systems typically cost less than $1,000, including parts and installation.