COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Conservation Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of controlled hot water recirculation systems that deliver hot water on demand, reduce water waste, and conserve energy, is announcing a viable option to fight elements of climate change in 2013.
Wasting water and electricity is a problem that every American faces. Waiting for a water heater to properly warm up can result in thousands of gallons of water lost each year, not to mention wasted electricity.
"There are over 30 million homes in the United States, many of which waste over 10 gallons of water per person, per day, just waiting for hot water," says Larry Acker of ACT D'MAND® Systems. "The average amount of water wasted per year, for each home, is about 20 gallons a day, or 7,300 gallons in a year. By using a recirculating hot water pump that produces hot water on demand, consumers can reduce water waste and conserve energy."
For every 1,000 homes in the United States that invest in the ACT D'MAND® Controlled Hot Water Recirculation System, 7,300,000 gallons of water is saved. Additionally, 1,804,600 kilowatt-hours of energy is saved, 2,512,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions are avoided, 5,350 pounds of nitrogen oxides are avoided, and 10,910 pounds of sulfur dioxide are avoided. Additionally, the air pollution that is created by these emissions is significantly reduced.
With more homeowners switching to natural gas, it's important to realize the savings for natural gas users. For the same 1,000 homes saving the same 7,300,000 gallons of water, 78,180 therms of natural gas would be saved, 915,370 pounds of sulfur dioxide emissions would be avoided, 1,170 pounds of nitrogen oxides would be avoided, and 20 pounds of sulfur dioxide would be avoided.
Acker says, "It is clear that the relation between water and energy creates a huge effect on our world's carbon footprint, and global warming."
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About ACT D'MAND® Systems:
Advanced Conservation Technology (ACT) manufactures Hot Water Recirculation Systems that deliver hot water on demand, reduce water waste, and conserve energy. ACT, Inc.'s recirculating hot water pumps send cold water in the plumbing back to the hot water heater, via the cold water, or dedicated return line, while simultaneously bringing hot water to all fixtures on the line, in a matter of seconds.
SOURCE ACT D’MAND® Systems