A water pressure pump or water tank pump is important when you need a constant supply of water for various applications in a home, such as washing and gardening. Most importantly, homeowners must consider various factors when buying and installing pressure pumps to save on energy bills, while ensuring that all tap points receive water with sufficient pressure. Here are some key factors to consider when buying and installing water pressure pumps for homes.
Run-Dry Protection -- If a water pump runs dry, you run the risk of damaging components such as the shaft seal and bearings. Therefore, run-dry protection is a mechanism that detects water shortage in a tank. Furthermore, without water, a running pump can consume a lot of energy, which can be wasteful and costly in the long-term. In addition, when a pump runs dry, its internal temperature rises, thereby destroying more components. Installing a run-dry protection mechanism helps to stop the pump whenever there is no water flow in the pipe. In some devices, suspended sensors are installed to monitor the water level in a tank and relay the information to the pump accordingly. Talk to your plumber for the best run-dry protection apparatus for your water system.
Automatic Water Control -- A good water pump should have an automatic water control system that automatically turns on or shuts off. An automatic intervention mechanism eliminates manual control or user interaction. For instance, if you are not at home and you want a continuous supply of water to a particular point, then an automatic water control system will kick in when water starts to flow into the pipe, which triggers the "ON" switch. When the tank is full, the system shuts down the pump automatically. Such a system saves energy and time required to pump water.
Water Pressure -- Water pressure, which is measured in litres per minute (LPM), is a critical factor to consider when installing a pressure pump. Different pumps have varying LPM ratings that can help a buyer to determine the pressure they need. You must consider the number of uses for the water. Ideally, if you need water for limited use, then a pump with a low LPM rating might be suitable compared to a high LPM for high-pressure usage such as irrigation. A certified plumber can help you to calculate the water pressure requirement of your home, which should match with the maximum litres per minute rating of your preferred pressure pump.
For more information, contact a professional who works with water pressure pumps.