Hot water is something that we all take for granted, and the quicker we can get it to our faucet, the better. Do you know how much water is wasted each year in your home while waiting for the water to get hot? Many of us just leave the water running full speed until it gets warm, but there is an alternative to that method, and that is called a hot water recirculation pump.
There are some different ways in which these devices operate, but the basic idea is that by circulating hot water, you will have almost instantaneous hot water at the faucet. Sometimes this means running the hot water back through the cold water line, which could lead to a temperature change in your cold water so the better alternative is to have a separate loop just for the hot water. However, the installation of such a system will be a little more costly.