My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!
Building a new home comes with a lot of decisions, such as the type of flooring that you want and the colors of the countertops. Another thing that you will have to decide is whether you want a traditional tank water heater or a tankless water heater. Most people are familiar with traditional tank water heaters, but tankless water heaters are becoming increasingly popular in new homes due to the number of benefits that they provide. Continue reading to learn more about what you can expect if you have a tankless water heater installed in your new home.
Hot Water on Demand
One of the top reasons that tankless water heaters have become so popular is because they have the ability to provide hot water on demand. That means that the last person to get up in the morning will never have to worry about taking a lukewarm shower because all of the hot water has been used up. With a tankless water heater, water passes through a heating element, runs through the pipes, and flows out of the shower or faucet at the perfect temperature. If you have the right size tankless water heater in your home, you can run the dishwasher, do a load of laundry, and take a shower without having to worry about running out of hot water.
Today's tankless water heaters are designed to last a very long time. While a tankless water heater has a bigger upfront cost than a traditional tank water heater, they typically last several years longer without any issues. Thus, if you have a tankless water heater installed in your new home, you will not have to worry about replacing it for many years to come. Due to the way that they are constructed, tankless water heaters usually do not need many repairs either, which gives homeowners peace of mind.
Many people are concerned about the environment and make it a point to lower their household's energy usage in order to lessen their carbon footprint. Unlike a traditional tank water heater, which needs to constantly use energy to keep the water in the tank hot, a tankless water heater only runs when hot water is needed. Over its lifetime, a tankless water heater will use a lot less energy than a traditional tank water heater. In addition to being good for the environment, you will also save money on your energy bills when you have a tankless water heater in your home.