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
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.
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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Sincerely, Stephen Hancock
President, The Log Connection
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