If you want to make sure that you never run out of hot water in your new home, you’ll want to consider a tankless hot water heater. A tankless hot water heater (also referred to as an on demand hot water heater) can be a great solution to your residential hot water needs because they don’t usually store hot water, but rather create it on demand.
There are some limitations and trade-offs to consider to installing a tankless hot water heater, but if properly used these appliances are absolutely great and energy-efficient. They come in point-of-use and whole-house versions and there are electric tankless water heaters and natural gas or propane models. Some tankless units are sized to heat a pot of boiling water, while others to designed to provide enough hot water for 2 or more bathrooms. Be sure whether you choose a small house plan or luxury home design that you have enough hot water to fit your lifestyle and needs.
Our latest issue of Home Ideas features three informative articles to help you choose the right hot water system for your new home — “Hot Water Heating Systems,” “Eco-Friendly Water Heaters” and “Tips for Purchasing Tankless Gas Water Heaters.”
Before you have your contractor purchase your hot water heating system, be sure to learn about all the latest tax incentives for home heating and cooling equipment.