Anybody have any suggestion for a home hot water circulation pump? I want to create timers without buying and installing a whole new pump. Thanks!
I’m using a ZigBee Centralite Smart Plug. Even better than timers, tie it to a motion sensor. If you limit the tripping by motion to certain hours, you can always activate it via voice.
Brand and model of the pump?
Depends on the specifications of the pump, that’s why we need the model number.
My Grundfos pump only pulls 25W max. I can’t imagine similar pumps pulling much more but it never hurts to check.
My old circ pump had a 120VAC wall plug and an analog timer. I automated it with an inwall GE/Jasco receptacle. All bathrooms in my house have separate shower light switches so I automated it based on those switches toggling as well as a virtual “hot water” switch that we can turn on via Alexa. Worked out well and everyone knew to ask Alexa to turn on water a few minutes in advance of shower or turn on the shower light a few minutes in advance.
I have since moved to a tankless so different setup now.