Why is My Water Taking So Long to Warm Up?

Have you ever found yourself freezing in the shower waiting for the hot water to kick in? Even when your water heater is in good condition, it can take some time for the hot water to arrive at your location within your home’s plumbing system. There are several reasons your hot water could be lagging. The distance between your plumbing fixture and the water heater is one cause, but the problem could also be caused by a reduced flow rate or small pipes. If you have a larger than average home, that could also be to blame for slow hot water delivery.

Like many things, this isn’t as much of a problem as it’s an inconvenience. But, in addition to being inconvenient, a slow hot water delivery rate can also be bad for the environment because it contributes to residential water waste. Gallons of water can be wasted down the drain waiting for hot water delivery. You can eliminate a large amount of that waste by adding a hot water recirculation system to your water heater. It delivers instant access to hot water and reduces water waste.

What is a Hot Water Recirculation System?

A hot water recirculation system is a plumbing add-on that cuts down hot water delivery time by adding a low wattage pump and valve to an existing plumbing system that allows hot water to circulate within a loop until it’s needed. Hot water recirculating systems are non-invasive, so they can easily be added to your existing plumbing without the need to add pipes. Because it’s such an easy upgrade, many homeowners are taking advantage of this modern convenience. It can even be outfitted with a timer to create greater efficiency during high water usage periods.

Hot water recirculation systems are beneficial because:

  • They provide faster hot water delivery to showers and sinks
  • They reduce water waste
  • They are more efficient, saving time during daily routines
  • They improve the efficiency of your hot water appliances
  • They are a low impact plumbing addition that adds tremendous value

In addition to being a simple plumbing addition, hot water recirculation devices use very little energy to operate. With the electrical draw similar to a 25W light bulb, hot water recirculation systems are the innovative plumbing addition that you and your family need. When the pump isn’t in use, its energy consumption is negligible, which makes this the perfect add-on for energy-conscious consumers.

Why Customers Choose All City Plumbing

At All City Plumbing, we provide high-quality service at a price our customers can afford. Our plumbers are dedicated and hardworking professionals. When customers choose us, they know they are getting the best service provided by well-trained, polite, and detail-oriented experts.

Working with All City Plumbing means customers can expect:

  • Quality Products
  • Core Values
  • Money-Back Guarantee
  • Industry Leading Warranties
  • Sterling Reputation
  • Knowledgeable Team Members

We provide free estimates, and our team is available to help 24/7. We’ve been in this industry for many years, yet we still understand the value the importance of education and training. We don’t assume our plumbing professionals know everything, so we train them until they are among the most educated and knowledgeable in the market. When you trust your home to us, you can feel confident we will fix the problem right! Call us at (909) 552-7550 to schedule an appointment!