TOM: Are you tired of waiting for a hot shower on a cold morning? A hot water recirculator can help. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute. Hot water recirculators install near your water heater and use a bypass valve at the fixture furthest away to deliver hot water almost instantly when you turn on the tap.
TOM: The bypass valve uses the cold water line as the return loop back to the water heater. And by adding a timer, your instant hot water can be available whenever you need it. No more waiting for water to turn warm first thing in the morning or experiencing shower shock by stepping into a blast of cold water.
LESLIE: In addition to the convenience, installing a hot water recirculating system can save up to 10,000 gallons of water each year. Plus the addition of a timer can reduce operating costs as well. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit Home Improvement Tips, visit moneypit.com.