A Simple Fix That Might Do the Trick
Sometimes the cause of poor water pressure, is a worn out pressure switch. The pressure switch is found on the tank or the pump itself. The pressure switch is the device that regulates the pressure in your house, signaling your pump to turn on and off. With average use, the pressure switch could be activated anywhere from 20-80 times per day, or more. The pressure switch is not necessarily activated each time water is called for, but is activated when necessary to keep the pressure at the set level in the house piping. What you might notice with a worn out pressure switch, is intermittent extreme low pressure, extreme high pressure, and no water. The cycling of these issues is caused by the contacts of the pressure switch being worn out. Replacing a pressure switch is a service call that typically takes under an hour, with minimal material costs (just that of the switch itself).
City Pressure, Rural Property
Have you ever noticed that people who live in the city always have great water pressure? That’s because they have a huge water tower, or municipal water systems, providing constant pressure to their residential water pipes, whereas rural properties have individual wells or cisterns. The great news, is that with a little upgrading, even the most rural of properties can have high quality, maintainable water pressure, through the use of a Constant Pressure System. A constant pressure system is comprised of a variable speed pump that is set to maintain a desired pressure, along with a small pressure tank that does not have a switch, but a transducer. The motor on the pump will work faster or slower as necessary, to maintain the set pressure. Regular pumps work at only one speed, so the pressure fluctuates. Many people find that they are quite happy with the use of a constant pressure system, especially if they have moved from the city to the country.
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