On-demand recirculation pump delivers hot water instantly
A home is a collection of systems, and making the water heating system work better can save energy costs and make life more comfortable.
That's why the Proud Green Home of St. Louis incorporates an on-demand recirculation pump from Advanced Conservation Technology (ACT), Inc. D'MAND®.
The ACT, Inc. D’MAND Kontrol® hot water distribution system works by circulating ambient temperature water that normally goes down the drain back to the water heater through the cold water line. At the same time, it fills the hot water line with hot water from the water heater. Simply hit the button next to the D’MAND Kontrol® hot water distribution system, activate the motion sensor, or use the remote transmitter to activate it from anywhere in your home, to provide users with instant hot water.
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Since no water runs down the drain while you wait for hot water, users save significant amounts of water every time they do the dishes, wash their hands, take a shower, or run a bath. Due to the energy and water conservation methods of the D’MAND Kontrol® System, a customer can realize a payback on the system in just a few years, not to mention the beneficial impact it will have in conserving the earth’s most precious commodities.
Larry Acker, CEO of Advanced Conservation Technology (ACT), Inc. D'MAND ®, explained the benefits of demand control pumps for homeowners and our environment.
According to Acker, people use the ACT, Inc. D'MAND Kontrols® instant hot water distribution system in their homes because:
- Saves 8,000 - 12,000 gallons of water per year
- Eliminates 8,000 - 12,000 gallons of sewage usage per year
- Saves $200 - $400 (or more) in water and energy costs per year
- Eliminates 3,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per year
- Costs less than $1 in electricity per year
Since no water runs down the drain while you wait for hot water, you will now save significant amounts of water every time you do the dishes, wash your hands, take a shower, or run a bath. Due to the energy and water conservation methods of the D’MAND Kontrol® System, a customer can realize a payback on the system in just a few years, not to mention the beneficial impact it will have in conserving the earth’s most precious commodities.
ProudGreenHome.com partnered with Hibbs Homes, Verdatek Solutions, Curtiss W. Byrne Architect, and the High Performance Buildings Research Center, part of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium at the University of Missouri-Columbia, to build the five-bedroom, 3,700 square-foot, Prairie-style home. Designed by architect Curtiss W. Byrne, the home in Wildwood, Missouri is expected to meet a number of prominent green building standards, including:
- Energy Star for Homes
- ANSI ICC-700 The National Green Building
- DOE Zero Net Ready home
- EPA Indoor airPlus
The home will undergo third-party verification to ensure its performance and quality.
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