Water heaters deliver a level of comfort that every modern home should have. That’s why it’s important that your water heater is kept in good working condition. This means that your water heater needs regular maintenance and timely upgrades, which not everyone is keen on.

Fortunately, if you’re looking for a reliable HVAC company that can fulfill your water heater needs, Cook Home Services is the name to remember. We have been working with homeowners for many years now when it comes to hot water heater repairs, installation, and maintenance. We understand the necessity of having hot water and we make it our highest priority to always listen to your needs.

Hot Water Recirculation Systems And Services

If it takes time for hot water to reach your showerhead or kitchen sink, your hot water heater may not be the problem. It’s possible that the size of your property and the length of your plumbing pipes are affecting the efficiency of the entire water heater system.

You might think that replacing your current hot water heater with a newer, more powerful model will give you the results you like. However, there’s a simpler and more cost-effective solution to this issue: installing a hot water re-circulating system.

What’s A Hot Water Recirculation System?

A hot water recirculation system is a type of plumbing system that makes sure there’s hot water constantly flowing in your pipes. When you’re not using your hot water heater, the water in the tank sits overnight and becomes cold. When you turn on the water heater, it takes time before the water reaches your desired temperature.

What the hot water recirculator does is push hot water continuously into your plumbing system. It uses a bypass valve which opens and closes to regulate the water’s temperature. It’s a revolutionary design for a simple purpose, but it gets the job done quickly.

Types Of Hot Water Recirculation Systems:

Traditional Hot Water Recirculation Systems

The traditional hot water recirculation system has a dedicated return line for the hot water pipes. This line goes from the furthest plumbing fixture in the property and then back to the water heater.

Instant Hot Water Recirculation Systems

Instant hot water recirculation systems don’t need a dedicated line to loop hot water throughout the home. So they can be installed and used in any type of property. There are two types of instant hot water recirculation units you can choose from.

1. Over-The-Water-Heater

This type of unit has the pump located above the water heater – hence the name – while the check valve is placed under the sink. The pump’s function is to pressurize the hot side of the system and send hot water through the valve. It continues to push the hot water into the cold side of the unit, creating a loop.

2. Under-The-Sink

Like the name implies, this model is installed under the sink. It works similarly to the over-the-water-heater because it also pushes hot water through the cold side of the system.

On-Demand Water Circulation System

Instead of running hot water constantly, an on-demand hot water recirculation system generates hot water at preset timed intervals. The user has to activate the pump if hot water is desired.

Get Hot Water More Efficiently With Cook Home Services

If you’re interested in purchasing a hot water recirculation system for your Greater Lafayette, Indiana property, contact Cook Home Services today. Our company provides top-notch plumbing services and we can help you look for a water circulation system that suits your property needs and budget.

We’ll also install your new hot water recirculation system for you to ensure that it stays in place and works properly. If you have an existing system, we’ll gladly repair and maintain it for you as well.

Just give us a call at 765-232-0108 when you’re ready for an estimate!

Choosing The Right Water Heater

There are various types of water waters available, and each one has its own pros and cons. Some of the most popular types of water heaters we offer include storage water heaters, tankless water heaters and solar.

Storage Water Heaters

This is the most common type of water heater found in homes. This is a straightforward water heater that stores water in a tank, where it is heated using either electricity, propane, oil, or gas. It then draws hot water through the pipes and replaces it when needed. If you’re conscious about your budget or just looking to supply a small bathroom with hot water, this is the water heater to consider.

Tankless Water Heaters

This type of water heater works around the vent pipes to deliver hot water to various locations throughout the property. Depending on the size of your tankless water heater, it may require extensive modifications to the existing vent pipes. However, it ensures that hot water is always readily available since it doesn’t need a storage tank to hold anything. It’s generally more energy efficient than storage tank water heaters, but it does have a higher initial cost for installation.

Solar Water Heaters

For those looking for long-term energy efficiency and cost reduction, solar water heaters are the way to go. However, this also means that its solar collector must be carefully positioned to reap the full benefits of this type of water heater. The actual system typically uses a pump or natural circulation to deliver water from the collector to a storage tank.

Cook Home Services Specializes In All Types Of Water Heaters

Regardless of the type of water heater you want to be installed, Cook Home Services is here to help. We have professional experience with all types of hot water heaters and we have installed different water heaters in various homes and commercial businesses.

If you have any inquiries about our water heater installation, repair, or water heater replacement, give us a call at 765-232-0108 or just leave us a message on our contact page.