Taco Instant Hot Water Mission Statement:
To provide our valued customers with industry leading innovation and quality systems designed to maximize instant hot water comfort and convenience while conserving energy and reducing water consumption.
The Problem: Waiting for Hot Water
It's a common problem: turn on the faucet or shower for hot water, then wait for it to arrive. With a Taco Instant Hot Water System in place, there's no more wait. Instant hot water!
Waiting Means Wasting Waiting for hot water sends millions of gallons of cooled water down the drain each year. In fact, an average family of 4 wastes up to 12,000 gallons of water each year waiting for hot water.*
*Source: Dept. of Energy study.
Energy Down The Drain Of course, all that "waiting water" contains some heat energy (BTU's). Wasting those BTU's and starting over with fresh, cold water requires even more heat energy. So in addition to wasting water, millions of BTU's and energy dollars are wasted, too.
Install an Instant Hot Water System.
Taco Domestic Hot Water Recirculation products are specifically designed for:
Instant hot water comfort
How a standard Instant Hot Water System Works
A standard DHW system requires a dedicated return line from the furthest fixture back to the water heater. The return line is connected to a tee at the tank drain valve or to the tank's cold water supply line. A Taco SmartPlus or Plumb n' Plug® recirculation pump with an optional Integral Flow Check (IFC) is installed on the return line. The spring-loaded IFC prevents gravity circulation during off-cycles. All supply and return lines should be insulated for maximum energy savings.
"Point of Use" Instant Hot Water Systems
Taco's On Command™ can be used for existing domestic hot water systems that do not have a dedicated hot water return line. On Command attaches to the hot and cold lines in the cabinet under the most remote kitchen or bath fixture in the home. When the On Command is activated, the cool water you normally let run down the drain is recirculated back to the water heater through the cold line.