It is a fact that you water line does contain air. This was the intention when water systems were developed in an effort to avoid air block and hammering complications. However, the exact quantity is not consistent and other influences can change the amount of air throughout the day. Some of these factors include the specific type and conditional state of the water supply system, as well as, water pressure and temperature.
Water distribution system lines may have air enter from the outside through various means including: minute cracks, breaks, and improperly functioning or broken seals. Flanges may also have connection leakages. It is shocking to note the differences in air volume due to flow velocity, pressure changes and temperature changes. Eddies and swirling currents, most notably in older cast iron pipes, is the movement the water makes as it moves along its path through the lines. The vortex force of pumps that are situated throughout the water system causes air pockets to transpire in the pipelines. Extremely large quantities of air make their way into the water system through frequently occurring main line breakages.
The Positive Displacement technique is used to calculate water consumption in nearly all water meters. These meters, called a volume measurement, measure the volume of water moving through the pipe but in addition to water; it also evaluates the total volume of air and water collectively.
There are numerous ways in which a Lower The Water Bill™ Valve can save you money. Firstly, it will reduce charging you for air volume, since the air will already be condensed before it even arrives to the meter. Additionally, the appropriate flow range will be working at the correct limits that your water meter was intended. The over-supply resulting from too much city pressure will be removed.
The following considerations will control the amount of money you can expect to save: the quantity of air within a line at a specific period of time, the PSI or city pressure, and the GPM or flow rate and capacity. There is not a feasible way of forecasting the exact savings, since so many factors can affect the result. However, the savings experienced by our consumers has been as much as >40%, From the moment the Lower The Water Bill™ is installed, you will begin to save money.
The purpose of the Lower The Water Bill™ Valve is not to eliminate the air, but it does condense it well before it affects your meter. This is the reason why the meter will not sense the air after it has been condensed.
There is a nominal effect of the Lower The Water Bill™ on water pressure for systems that perform at or below 65 PSI, ranging from 1% to 4% with respect to local conditions, which is imperceptible to the typical consumer. For systems that are higher than the suggested 60 PSI and a functioning pressure reducer is not present, a dip in pressure may be noticed due to the original pressure being too great before the Lower The Water Bill™ installation.
It is totally legal for the Lower The Water Bill™ Valve to be installed on the user side of the water meters as long as it is on your property. It is important to follow all municipal laws, codes and plumbing practices in your region when the installation is completed. The Lower The Water Bill™ is safe for contact with potable water and is meets the NSF / ANSI 61.
The squeezing of a spring and resulting opening and closing action of the gasket-less plunger and housing is the Lower The Water Bill™ Valve’s only active movement. Although the valve is expected to function for an even longer period of time, it is backed by a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Fortunately, the majority of water meters are compatible with Lower The Water Bill™ Valves, Other instances include a maximum capability and the use is to a crucial process, as with a cooling tower or manufacturing procedure. Our experienced installers will inform you if it wouldn’t be beneficial to install a Lower The Water Bill™ Valve. It is important to note that water systems used for distribution of firefighting water should never be installed with a Lower The Water Bill™ Valve.
Due to the range of factors that can differ from place to place and the individual characteristics of each water system, in very rare situations valves may have to be custom-made and configured to perform at the highest level depending on conditions in your area and for the simplest installation for your particular water system.
The homeowner may install residential Lower The Water Bill™ Valves themselves but we do recommend installation by a certified plumber. All commercial installations should be installed by experienced or licensed plumbers in conjunction with a synchronized timetable with facility management.
Yes, Lower The Water Bill™ Valves are extremely functional and beneficial. The money you will save is guaranteed!
For all Lower The Water Bill™ Valves, a 30-Day satisfaction guarantee is included. No questions asked.
The reassurance of a 10 year manufacturer’s limited warranty applies to all Lower The Water Bill™ Valves.