Re: Water Recirculating lines Convection
Posted by hj on October 31, 19100 at 00:01:05:
In response to Re: Water Recirculating lines Convection
The circulating line will always add to the operating cost, since it is taking hot water out of the tank and returning it is a cooler condition. It should not be enough to make the water heater run continuously, but the line, and all HW lines if possible should be insulated. Is this a "new" new house or just new to you, since the symptoms you describe usually indicate a broken hot water line under a concrete slab floor. My LP tank uses about 150 gallons a year.

: I am concerned about the usuage of LP Gas that I am going through for a family of 5 people. We just moved into a new house that is using about $150.00 dollars of LP Gas per month. At our old house we had natural gas but did not use more than $15.00 per month.

: In the new house the water heater is constantly running and we are always running out of hot water. I did notice that we had a natural recirculating system that the pipes are not insulated. Our water heater has a digital stat on it. It is 80 gals and if I turn it off within 1 hour the temperature drops from 130 to 115 degrees with no hot water being used. Should this recirculating line be insulated.

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