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CONTENTS October 10, 2013
Naramata: 3032 sq. ft.
Home of the month
Our Annual Year End
Log Package Sale!
Where to Place Instant Hot Water System? Social media links & how you can reach us

Home Plan of the Month: the Blueridge, 2589 sq. ft. post and beam log home.

Multiple overlapping roof planes accentuate the stunning window wall that fills the front gable of our Naramata log home design. Grand chateau styling is tied together by a large sundeck. The expansive vaulted great room is overlooked by a generous loft, while the breakfast nook is an inviting spot to explore the views in three directions. The master suite is conveniently located on the main floor with access to the sundeck. All bedrooms have their own full ensuite bathroom, and the upper bedroom is suitable for a second master suite. Add the basement as shown above and this plan finishes out at 5,004 sq. ft.

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Where Should You Locate Your Instant Hot Water System?

After making the decision to switch over from a tank-style water heater to an instant hot water system, the next thing that you will need to decide is where you should place it in your home. There are actually a number of factors that will play a role in where the best location for your system is, such as the size of your home and its geographic location. It is important that you take all these factors into account before making your decision, otherwise you might find that you have chosen the wrong location.

Availability of Natural Gas

Most homeowners believe that natural gas is a much more efficient way to power their instant systems because the costs involved are far less than those associated with electricity. You will face limitations when installing a gas-powered system, however, because you will need to ensure that there is adequate ventilation. This is actually a major safety concern, therefore, you should ensure that your system is installed by a qualified plumber or gas technician.

Geographic Location

Did you know that where you live can have a large affect on the efficiency of your system? If you live in a warmer climate, your heater will work much better because the ambient temperature of the water is warmer to begin with. If you live in a colder climate, on the other hand, your heater will have to work a lot harder to warm up the incoming cold water to your desired temperature. Most manufacturers should be able to steer you in the right direction.

Hot Water Usage

The amount of warm water that your home uses will also affect the type of heater that you need to install. The water use of a family with four or five members will actually not be much different to that of a family with two members if the size of the house remains the same. You will face problems, however, if everyone is trying to turn on the tap at the same time. In these situations, you will find that having more than one heater will be most beneficial.

Size and Design of the Home

Have you ever considered what sort of role the size and design of your home plays in your selection of an instant system? If your home is small, for example, you will be able to get away with a single heater, but if your home is much larger with bathrooms and kitchens all spread out, you will probably need to look into a bigger heater or using one in each of these areas. This will ensure that each area of your home is supplied with the warm water that it needs.

After you have considered your home in relation to each of the points that we have outlined above, you will be in a much better position to choose an instant hot water system that is appropriate for your home. If you are unable to answer some of these questions, do not hesitate to speak with a specialist who will be able to help you decipher the needs and requirements of your home. An instant system could be the perfect addition to your home, so it makes sense to have it installed correctly.

This useful article is shared by John on the behalf of Stiebel. The company offers wide range of space heating products like instant hot water systems, water heaters, heat pumps, replacement hot water and water filters to their clients for over eight decades.


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