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Central heating pumps: Everything you need to know

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Circulating pumps have become an essential component of any energy-conscious home. Operating on a closed circuit system within the home, they have rapidly overtaken traditional heating methods and become the new standard. Where old methods were inefficient, the latest line of central heating pumps make far better use of a home’s resources to generate the same supply of hot water - only more quickly, more effectively and more efficiently. In this post, we have outlined everything you need to know about hot water pumps - from when and how to install them, how they work and why they are far superior to their predecessors.

How to install central heating pumps

It is possible to install a circulating pump without any prior knowledge of how they integrate into the closed circuit system of a home but it is relatively tricky. We would recommend hiring someone with the necessary knowledge, skill and equipment to ensure your circulating pump is fitted flawlessly. Instead of improving your home, an incorrectly fitted circulating pump can actually be a costly mistake.

What do hot water pumps do?

As you can probably infer from the name, circulating pumps circulate hot water around the home. The components of a circulating pump (support bearings, a pump impeller and a motor rotor) combine to provide homeowners with an instant supply of hot water. The electric motor causes the impeller to spin, which, in turn, pushes water out and compresses it - eventually producing an instant supply of hot water in the process.

What are the benefits of circulating pumps?

In areas with rapidly expanding and urbanising populations, local authorities offer rebates on circulating pumps because of their ability to slash the volume of water being used in homes. This is testament to the water saving capabilities of hot water circulating pumps. Equally important is their ability to reduce the amount of energy being used and wasted in a home. Traditional heating methods are reliant on heating a massive volume of water, only for a mere fraction of it to be used. By providing an immediate supply of hot water only when needed, hot water pumps are far more economic with the home's resources.  By reducing the amount of energy that is committed to heating water, circulating pumps are also able to keep heating bills to an absolute minimum. Not only are circulating pumps beneficial for the environment, they are also beneficial for your finances.

Shop hot water pumps from Pump Sales Direct

At Pump Sales Direct, we stock a range of heating circulators. One of our most popular models is the Grundfos Magna 3. For good reason too, as well as being extremely efficient (it is compliant with EuP requirements) it also possesses an in-built pressure differential and temperature sensor which ensure that your home's heating system is always operating at peak efficiency. If you have any unanswered questions about the Grundfos Magna 3 - or any other of heating circulator pumps for that matter - please do not hesitate to get in touch by phone or email. Our dedicated team will be more than happy to answer your queries.

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