As leaders in the green custom home building industry in Dallas, Bud Bartley Custom Homes thought readers would be interested in learning about tankless water heaters, how they work, and why you may want to consider one when building your dream home in Flower Mound, Highland Village, or other prestigious communities in and around Dallas. Imagine never running out of hot water again, or having to take a cold shower! These are just a few of the reasons more and more homeowners are choosing to go tankless when it comes to hot water.
Why would we consider a tankless water heater one of the many “green” initiatives of building a home? They’re far more energy efficient, because there is no longer the need to keep up to 60 gallons of water heated day and night, regardless of whether or not you’re using it. Did you know that heating water while it sits in your hot water tank (whether you use it or not) accounts for more than 15% of your energy bill? That’s huge!
Here’s a basic explanation of how tankless water heaters work:
Tankless water heaters are fueled by an electrical coil or gas-fired burner that delivers hot water almost instantly. When you turn on the tap, the water coming in circulates through the gas or electric heat exchanger, which heats it to the temperature you have preset. Unlike traditional hot water tanks, tankless water heaters take up very little space. You enjoy hot water that is delivered on demand, regardless of how many family members have showered before you, or whether the washing machine or dishwasher is running.
To put it simply, tankless water heaters offer you luxury that you CAN afford, and that saves on energy costs, a green aspect of custom home building you may want to consider.
Have questions about tankless water heaters, and whether this is a green feature you should consider in your new home? Contact Bud Bartley Custom Homes, the most trusted name in custom green homes in North Texas.