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."
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 14,000 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.
The Taco Plumb n' Plug® Recirculation System is specifically
- Instant hot water comfort
- Water savings
- Energy savings
How an Instant Hot Water System Works
A standard IHW 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 Plumb n' Plug®
recirculation pump with an optional Integral Flow Check
(IFC) is installed on the return line and controlled by a timer
or temperature aquastat. The spring-loaded IFC prevents
gravity circulation during off-cycles. The timer turns on the
pump at preset intervals, usually during peak use periods. An optional Aquastat
operates the pump to keep hot water in the line within a
set range (95°F-115°F). All supply and return lines should
be insulated for maximum energy savings.