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  •  Beware the recirculating hot water hype! (4+ / 0-)

    I bought one trying to lessen the 20 minutes it takes for hot water to travel from my garage water heater to my kitchen, but my gas bill tripled!

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    by indigoblueskies on Wed Feb 25, 2009 at 11:24:04 PM PST

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    •  absolutely (0+ / 0-)

      the old style system of continuous recirculation is a big energy waster.  There are newer systems that quickly pump the cooled water in the pipe back into the water heater if you press a button or on-demand when you turn on the faucet.

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