Hot water circulation pumps offer a number of benefits for any household. These pumps provide instant hot water, reducing the waste caused by letting water run until it comes hot from the tap. Millions of gallons of water are wasted every year because of this. Here are four problems with these pump that you should be aware of.
Common Problems with Circulation Pumps
- Power Waste - Because circulation pumps are continually heating and circulating hot water through the pipes, they can use a lot of electricity. If you have a water heater that's far away from your kitchen and bathroom, it can take a long time for hot water to reach the taps, so you will need to work out whether a circulation system is going to be cost-efficient for you.
- Corrosion - Circulation pumps are vulnerable to flow-accelerated corrosion, which can be a costly problem. This corrosion is caused by excessive flow velocity or aggressive water chemistry, and the pipes end up being eroded away by the water inside. The most frequent affected areas are bends, elbows, and tees where the walls of the pipe become so thin that they eventually rupture. The only fix for this problem is to change to a lower capacity pump and reduce abrupt changes in pipe directions.
- Noise Problems - Noise problems that happen after a power outage can be caused by air entering the system. To fix the issue, you will need to bleed out the system to allow the air to escape. Open the small air escape valve until water comes out and then repeat on all other valves.
- Low Flow Rate - Hot water circulation pumps sometimes have a very small motor, which means that they can't produce much head pressure. This can negatively impact the flow rate. Many of these pumps can't even turn on a tankless heater.
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