Demand hot water recirculating systems can save water and energy in some situations. Recirculation systems that operate continuously have the potential to use more energy, due to energy spent pumping and hot water energy lost from the pipes, than the energy saved by reducing hot water waste.Click to see full answer. Similarly one may ask, how much does it cost to run a recirculation pump?The price tag of a hot water recirculation pump is around $200 and most can be installed by the consumer but some require a plumber. In addition to this fixed cost, there are two variable costs to consider, the energy used by the pump, and the additional water heating required.Similarly, do you need a recirculating pump with a tankless water heater? Faster Hot Water with Recirculation No more waiting for hot water. With a dedicated return line, the integrated pump simply recirculates water from the tankless water heater through the line and back to the heater. If your home does not have a dedicated return line, which many do not, it can be very costly to add one. People also ask, how long do recirculating pumps last? 10 to 15 years How much electricity does a hot water recirculating pump use?The cost of the electricity at $0.12 per kW for the small pump for 250 feet of pipe on a timer for eight hours a day with a sensor and switch that runs on average 3 minutes per hour and costs $1.40 to $1.59 a year in electricity. The . 79-A circulator uses 90 W and costs $4.73 a year.