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Why does it take so long for hot water to come out of my faucet?

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Ever notice that there are some faucets in your house that take a long time to provide hot water? You waste so much water waiting for it to heat. The problem is the hot water leaving your water heater has to push the cold water sitting in the lines out of the way before reaching that faucet. If your water heater is far from that faucet it makes sense that the water takes longer to travel to that faucet; therefore, you have to wait and wait until it arrives. All of the cold water in the pipe has to pour out before the hot water can get through.

None of us like to pay for the extra water that we’re wasting and many of us want to be better stewards of our resources. No worries. Three Way Plumbing has your answer. It’s called a hot water recirculating pump. It’s simple. The pump turns on and pushes the cold water sitting in the pipes back to your water heater to be reused allowing the hot water to flow quickly through the pipe to the faucet. You get hot water faster AND there’s little to no waste. The hot water recirculating pump turns off once hot water reaches the water heater. It did its job – – all of the water has been heated.

Curious about how the hot water recirculating pump could save you time and money? Give us a call at Three Way Plumbing and we’ll explain more.

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