Installing a residential water system is not as simple as grabbing a shovel and digging until you strike water. For many residents, thorough planning is required to locate a source, and accurate well drilling by a professional is needed to safely access the liquid. Once this is all said and done, you’ll then require a water pump to transfer the liquid into your home. Since you’ll most likely need a centrifugal pump, this guide will explain what this type is and how it operates.
What Is a Centrifugal Water Pump?
Most industrial, municipal, commercial, and residential water systems use a centrifugal pump. These are water pumps that use one or more impellers—a mechanical device that uses rotational energy to increase or decrease the pressure and flow of the fluid being pumped.
The impeller is always submerged in water, so when it rotates, the liquid surrounding it will also rotate moving radially outward. The pressure and energy cause the water to rise and flow into the discharge nozzle. While this occurs, negative pressure develops at the center suction port of the casing, causing it to pull up more liquid from the source and into the impeller.
Which Centrifugal Pumps Are Used for Residential Water Systems?
Centrifugal pumps are best used to pump water and relatively thin liquids at high flow rates, which makes them ideal for home wells. There are many different types of configurations, but submersible pumps are the preferred choice for residential properties because their hermetically sealed motors can operate in deep and shallow wells—without worrying about water leaks and electrical shortages.
Unlike above-ground pumps, submersible pumps push, instead of pull, water to the surface. This is generally much less energy consuming and results in less stress on the motor, leading to a longer life span. There are also fewer issues with cavitation—air voids that appear when rapid pressure changes occur in the liquid. The underwater configuration also saves space and often makes the pump less expensive to install.
When you need a residential water system installed, turn to the professionals at Luisier Drilling. Since 1936, these licensed water specialists have created safe and abundant water supplies for residential, industrial, and agricultural properties across Oconto Falls, WI. They use state-of-the-art rotary drilling rigs and guarantee their wells for 10 years. They also provide emergency pump and well inspections, repairs, and maintenance. Call them today at (920) 848-5239 for a free estimate, and visit their website to learn more about their systems.