Conventional Well Pump Systems
How it works
Home well systems run on typically 40 to 60 psi of tank pressure. The pump in your well runs at a constant speed. Its job is to keep the pressure in your tank between 40 psi and 60 psi. When the pressure in your tank drops to 40 psi, the pump begins to run and continues until the pressure reaches 60 psi and shuts off. As you use water in and around your home the pressure in the tank drops, once the tank pressure reaches 40 psi the cycle begins again.
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Problems can occur when you high water usage at. Water pressure drops quickly, causing your shower to slow down, your washer to fill more slowly and water flow in general falls off. This is typical operation. There are new constant pressure systems that help you avoid these issues.
Constant Pressure Systems
How it works
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A constant pressure systems, varies the speed of the pump to meet the demand for water, while maintaining constant pressure throughout the system. The system uses a pressure sensor to detect water pressure, which sends a signal to the pump controller that regulates the speed of the pump, instead of cycling on and off when the pressure tanks is between 40 or 60 psi. The constant pressure system keeps your tank at a constant pressure level, providing your home with a steady flow of water regardless of the amount of water usage.
With a constant pressure system as water demand increases, the pump speed increases to meet demand and when water demand decreases, the pump speed will decrease as well. The pump only runs as much as necessary to meet demand, which saves you money. In addition, constant pressure systems use smaller storage tanks; we can mount smaller and lighter tanks off the floor, saving floor space.
Constant Pressure System