One of the top complaints hotel and apartment facility managers receive from their tenants is about the availability of hot water. The wait times are minutes long or worse – there is no hot water available at all.
There are a few reasons why this could happen, but the most common cause is the domestic hot water recirculation (DHWR) system is not properly balanced.
Traditional manual balancing processes rely on flow, not temperature to balance the system which typically results in hefty labor costs and frequent callbacks as the dynamics of system usage render the initial balancing inadequate. Enter CircuitSolver.
Installed at the end of each branch before the return, CircuitSolver® thermostatic balancing valves use a thermal actuator to automatically modulate the valve open and closed in response to temperature variations to maintain a specified temperature at the end of each branch.
This automatic response to temperature allows the balancing valve to dynamically adjust to the varied usage rates in a DHWS throughout the day. No manual balancing is required, simply install the valves and watch them work!
The model CS valves are available in sizes from ½” up to 2”, temperatures from 100°F to 140°F, and with optional accessories such as a thermometer assembly, ProPress ends, or PEX fittings.