[Greenbuilding] Ask Pablo: Will a "Water-Saving" Hot Water Recirculation Pump Really Save Me Money? : TreeHugger

Steven Tjiang steve at tjiang.org
Tue May 17 05:45:14 PDT 2011


Recirc pumps saves water but are an energy waste if run continuously.  Ours
has a button that you press manually 30 seconds or so before you use your
faucet, and goes off when the hot water reaches the faucet.  Still I doubt
the energy savings will offset the installation cost in any realistic amount
of time.

---- Steve (KZ6LSD)


On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 5:41 AM, Stephen Collette <
stephen at yourhealthyhouse.ca> wrote:

> Here is a link (hopefully it's not scrubbed) on hot water recirculating
> pumps. Seems according to Pablo, they do not add up. I have one and
> unplugged mine as I thought (not verified, but eyeballing my electricity
> bill and guesstimating) that it was costing too much to run. I would be
> curious about thoughts on this idea from others, as I know we have had
> discussions in the past on these units.
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> http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/ask-pablo-hot-water-recirculation-pump.php
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> If the link is scrubbed, please go to treehugger . com and search ask pablo
> - hot water recirculating pumps, and you should find it hopefully. or drop
> this on the end of it. /
> files/2011/05/ask-pablo-hot-water-recirculation-pump.php<http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/ask-pablo-hot-water-recirculation-pump.php>
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> Cheers
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> Stephen
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> Stephen Collette BBEC, LEED AP, BSSO
> *Your Healthy House* - Indoor Environmental Testing & Building Consulting
> http://www.yourhealthyhouse.ca
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