Water well pressure tanks were developed to maximize efficiency in your well system, and minimize wear and tear on your water pump. Using a simple diaphragm and bladder, it is possible to have constant access to water without constantly running your pump.
How Does a Water Well Pressure Tank Work?
First of all, using a pressure tank effectively means that you have to know how much water you are using. Based on the amount of water you use in a given time period, a professional can help you choose the size of tank that will suit your needs. From there, they will set a minimum and maximum pressure for your pump to activate. As you draw water out of your pressure tank, the pressure will drop. When it hits the minimum pressure threshold, the pump will activate and begin refilling the tank. Until then, you can still draw water from the tank without wasting any extra energy by running your pump. When the tank is sufficiently refilled, the pressure in the tank will rise to the maximum threshold and shut off the well pump automatically.
What Does a Water Well Pressure Tank Do?
Well, systems are typically inexpensive to maintain but pumps are difficult to repair or replace. The best way to reduce your costs is to minimize the amount of time that your pump spends running. By cycling your pump on and off it, you will get far longer life out of the components. Also, the cost of operating a pump in terms electricity can also be a huge factor. If your water well pump starts running every time you turn the water on, and always runs until the tank is filled to the brim, your power bill will skyrocket. By using a pressure tank, you can limit the amount of power used by only refilling the tank when it has reached the lowest threshold. Until then, there is no reason to regularly top the tank off.
Water Well Pressure Tank Maintenance
Even with the help of pressure tank technology, it is possible to experience difficulties with your water supply. Most often this occurs when the rubber bladder which maintains pressure within the tank gets damaged or worn down. If the tank is not able to regulate its pressure accurately, the pump will begin turning on more frequently. This can cause a disruption in your water pressure, and you will likely see signs of the inefficiency when your power bill comes. Fortunately, a professional can service your pressure tank quickly and replace any worn parts to restore internal pressure to normal.
Pressure tanks have made a big difference in the way well water systems operate. Today's well water systems are far more cost-effective and resource conscious. With less water and energy going to waste, you can appreciate savings each and every time you turn on the faucet. To learn more about water well pressure tanks or to request service if you have a problem, click here.