There are some great advantages to well water vs city water. Unfortunately, constant water pressure isn’t one of them. In addition to fluctuating water pressure, running water in two different areas of your home can result in insufficient water pressure. If one of those areas is the bathroom, that relaxing shower could quickly become unpleasant. However, having well water doesn’t mean you have to put up with fluctuating water pressure. A constant pressure system can eliminate fluctuations in water pressure and provide consistent pressure throughout your home.
What is a Constant Pressure System?
A constant pressure system is a piece of equipment that makes sure your water’s flow rate never drops, eliminating fluctuating water pressure. With a standard well pump system, the pump won’t kick on until the pressure in the pressure tank drops low enough to indicate the need for a refill. The result is a drop in water pressure.
When using a constant pressure system, the rotation speed (RPM) of your well pump responds immediately to an increase in water demand. As the demand for water decreases, so does the speed of the well pump. While fluctuating water pressure isn’t as common with city water, it does happen. A constant pressure system can improve the pressure consistency of city water as well.
Meets Water Demand
If you only have one or two people in your house, fluctuating water pressure may not be as noticeable as it is in a house with more people. In a home that contains a family with children or one with multiple generations of extended family, the demand on your water supply can be great. With the washer and dishwasher running at the same time while someone is taking a shower or watering the lawn, someone is going to be short-changed on water pressure.
Consistent Pressure – No Matter What
You may not notice fluctuating water pressure in the washing machine or dishwasher. However, in the bathroom, that warm forceful shower can quickly turn into a shockingly cold drizzle and it will take twice as long to rinse the shampoo out of your hair. To avoid this from happening in a home without a constant pressure system, people need to make sure no one else is using water. This can be inconvenient, especially in a large household, causing it to take longer to get household chores done and even limiting the time spent in the shower.
Reduce Energy Expenses
Preventing fluctuating water pressure and the inconveniences it causes isn’t the only benefit of a constant pressure system. Because it only runs as much as necessary to meet the water demand, your energy consumption is reduced and in turn, so are your energy bills. Although the initial expense to have a constant pressure system installed may seem substantial, it will save you money in the long run and let you and your family enjoy the convenience of an uninterrupted water supply.
No Fluctuating Water Pressure
If you are tired of dealing with fluctuating water pressure in your home, then it’s time to consider having a constant pressure system installed. Strong, consistent water pressure is essential for daily household tasks and activities. With constant pressure water systems, your appliances will run efficiently while providing you with high-quality water pressure at all times. At A1 Well Drilling & Pump Service, we specialize in constant pressure systems. With over four generations of experience, we take pride in our efficient and accurate service and our goal is to provide you with a quality job, done right the first time. If you’re experiencing trouble with your water pressure, contact us today!