Water pressure pumps are crucial for guaranteeing a steady supply of water throughout the home. Their pressure carries water out of the water tank to different faucets in the house. Most homeowners will generally rely on water pressure pumps to supply water for household needs or other gardening requirements.
When purchasing a water pump for your home, there are vital aspects to consider to make an informed decision.
The Tank-to-Home Distance
Distance significantly affects your choice for an ideal water tank pump. For example, you'll require a more powerful pump if the gap between the tank and your home is longer. The same can be said if you own a multi-storey apartment that requires more pressure to get the water to higher levels.
You may find different pumps pre-labelled as ideal for small or multiple-storey buildings. However, you may require a water pump with a 20- to 50-metre head pressure capacity that is able to generate enough pressure to move water against gravity.
The Water Pump's Pressure
Determine how you're planning to utilise the rainwater and the amount of water pressure required. For example, if you only need water for washing machine bowls or toilet cisterns, you can comfortably work with a low rate of water flow.
However, sprinklers, pressure washers and showers require more water pressure. A powerful pressure pump with at least 20LPM (Litres Per Minute) can be ideal in such scenarios.
Another important consideration when shopping around for water pumps is the total pressure needed when running multiple taps at once. Choose a pump whose maximum LPM is sufficient to serve various faucets at the same water pressure in your home.
The Water Pump's Noise
The pump type and performance define how noisy it can be. Some homeowners build customised enclosures for the pump to minimise its noise. However, there are many noise reduction options available for free-standing water pumps depending on the manufacturer.
The covers can aid in silencing the noise as well as protecting your pump against harsh weather elements. Always remember to provide ample room when designing your covers to allow aeration and prevent overheating.
The Pump's Energy Efficiency
While bigger pumps might be more potent, always remember that they use more electrical energy than smaller ones. Purchasing a water pump that offers more than you need may only increase your energy bills.
Finally, you can improve energy efficiency by reducing the number of times the water pump is activated. Consider installing gravity feed or header tank systems to aid in maximising the water pressure and minimising energy usage.
To learn more, contact a water pressure pump supplier.