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Why You Need a Tankless Water Heater

Updated: Dec 16, 2022

We’ve all been there. That moment you’re taking a shower and the water starts to cool down. Before you can wash the rest of the shampoo out of your hair it’s icy cold and you regret being the last one to shower that day.

Water heaters are a staple in our homes. In the past, the size of your water heater and how quickly it could heat fresh water determined how often you got stuck taking a cold shower. But, the newest innovation in water heaters are tankless, and they ensure you never have to fear being the last to take a shower ever again.

Before we get into all that, let’s review how a traditional water heater works.

Water heaters come with a tank that holds a certain number of gallons. The unit heats the water in that tank and keeps it hot 24/7. The advantage? You have instantly hot water, all the time. But with that luxury comes a few downsides. One is that you’re paying for that water to constantly be kept hot, even when you’re not using it. The other downside is that you can run out of water in that tank, leaving you or some other poor soul to wait for it to heat back up again or to suffer through a cold shower. Lucky for you, tankless water heaters are becoming a standard in many new homes.

How Tankless Water Heaters Work

Enter: tankless water heaters. Tankless water heaters, well, don’t have a tank. They heat water instantly as it flows through. That means it’s more energy efficient because it’s only heating water when you need it instead of keeping a tank of water hot all the time. And secondly, you don’t run out of hot water because it is heating it on-demand. Lastly, tankless water heaters take up a lot less space in your home, so you can regain a few square feet.

Is Energy Efficiency a Priority in your Coastal Home?

There are tons of factors that go into building an energy-efficient home. From your insulation to your windows down to your thermostat, builders have come up with a lot of ways to improve how your home uses energy.

Windows are undoubtedly a big factor in reducing the energy wasted in the process of heating and cooling your home. So if you’re concerned about building a home that uses energy efficiently, ask about the windows. Vinyl might be cheaper, but quality composite windows are going to provide better insulation and last longer than their vinyl counterparts.

Window selection is just another reason to choose a builder that aligns with your priorities. It might be energy efficiency or it might be having a luxury kitchen. Regardless of what it is, find a builder that agrees with you on what’s important in a home. When you do that, you’ll get the features you really want at the best price available.

At Aurora Homes, we believe our clients deserve a great home — not just a house — with a great design, at a great value. When we meet, we’ll talk about you and how we can design and build a house that fits your life.

Want to learn more? Price your future home online right now or reach out! We’d love to chat about your future home in Lewes, Delaware.

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