Recirculating Pump & Cold Water
I am having to replace my water heater. As with most people I have a long wait to get hot water to my kitchen sink. I am looking at installing a recirculating pump. Most I see are retrofit where a sensor/valve is connected to the cold water line under the sink to finish the loop. Wouldn't that mean that your cold water isn't as cold as it was and wouldn't I have to wait until the cold water starts coming back?
With the retrofit kits, can you install a return line directly to the hot water heater instead of the cold water return? Would it use the same equipment?
Has anyone experienced this?