Whether you are renovating an existing home or building the home of your dreams, it is highly recommended to pay a bit of extra attention to the “less sexy” areas of house design. These would be the utility-type construction elements and the bones of the structure, not crown molding and stainless steel appliances. Taking care when designing the basic fundamental elements of your home’s function has a wide range of benefits and today we are going to talk about the tankless water heater.
We are all at least vaguely familiar with water heaters and they are, agreeably, a must-have item. However, the traditional water heater most of us are familiar may not be the best way to go. With a traditional water heater, a large tank of water is kept heated at all times, so that it will be ready whenever you need it. But think about that, there’s a ton of energy being used to heat water that you may use at some point.
Not only is this a waste of energy – something that we would do well to be mindful of – but it is also a waste of money, as this does add up on our monthly utility bills.
There is a great option for those who are looking to be budget-friendly, environmentally friendly, or both. Tankless water heaters are an alternative way to have ready access to hot water without the inefficiency of keeping a large tank of water hot at all times. Sometimes these units are called point of service water heaters.
The basic concept of a tankless water heater is simple: a plate or heating coil is installed near the water intake. When the tap for hot water is engaged, the water runs over the heating plate, providing instant hot water without all the inefficiency. Another perk of this type of water heating system is that you never run out of hot water and there is no waiting for a tank to fill and heat up. You simply turn on the tap and there it is.
Tankless water heaters are a great option for those who are building a new home. This type of water heating system provides instant hot water without the need to inefficiently keep a large tank of water hot at all times. These systems deliver hot water as needed only – saving energy and money in the process.
For other energy saving ideas, chat with your Harden Custom Homes advisor. They will help guide you every step of the way. www.hardencustomhomes.com