Chilipepper Hot Water Pump Recirculators - CP8000
Chilipepper CP8000 is a homeowner-friendly, inexpensive, on-demand hot water pump. It delivers hot water quickly from your heater to a distant fixture that previously took a long time to get hot water. It works with all types of water heaters, including tankless. It is a pump, not a point-of-use heater - it has no heating element, therefore it is very inexpensive to run. It installs easily under a sink or vanity, using the existing cold water line as a return, so it is ideal for existing homes. No expensive additional return line is needed. Chilipepper saves significant water each year, as no water is wasted running down the drain while you wait for hot water to arrive.
The Chilipepper has the most advanced state of the art electronic circuitry in the industry with the following features:
It operates only when the user actually wants hot water. It is dormant 99% of the day. The user must turn the pump on by pressing a demand switch. It then runs for a few seconds or a minute (this varies depending on the house plumbing), then automatically turns off when hot water arrives. A traditional circ pump runs either continuously, or during the hours set by a timer. Therefore, a traditional pump has significant hidden costs to heat the water it pumps daily - roughly $150 per year in energy costs alone. Chilipepper costs about $2 per year to run, making it the most efficient system available in terms of energy and water conservation.
It is powerful enough to trigger a tankless water heater. To do this, it has a powerful motor that will pump up to 2 gal/min. This motor is audible, but it runs only a short time. It is not silent, like a traditional low-flow circ pump. The Chilipepper motor is similar to a small blender motor, so you should expect to hear it working during the short time it is operating. The sound of money, water and time being saved whenever you use it!
Chilipepper will not void a tankless heater warranty - it was designed to operate with them. The fact that a traditional circ pump operates continuously defeats the very purpose of using a tankless heater, and will void the manufacturer’s warranty.
Chilipepper is user-friendly, and easy for a homeowner to install.
The Chilipepper is a great way to save water - no wasted water down the drain when you are waiting for it to heat up. And with 3 gpm, the hot water will arrive to your tap about 2 to 4 times faster than just letting the water run down the drain.