Building a New Home? How to Choose Your Water Heater System

If you've decided to build your next home, you have the opportunity to choose all the operating systems that will go with it, including the water heater system. Once you're ready to choose a water heater system, you'll have two options to consider; storage-based, and instantaneous. Storage-based water heater systems require a free-standing storage tank to hold the heated water. Instantaneous water heater systems don't require a storage tank. That's because hot water is provided on-demand, which means you'll have access to all the water you need—when you need it.

Once you've decided on the type of water heater system you want for your new home, you'll have one more decision to make. Read on to learn four different types of power to choose from for your new water heater system. 

Go With Gas

If you need a new water heater system for your home, gas is the first option you'll have. Gas water heater systems require proper ventilation, which is why you'll need to install the system outside. Most instantaneous water heating systems are gas-powered. If you want to install your new water heater system outside, talk to your contractor about a gas system. 

Say Yes to Solar

If you want to be self-sufficient, and you want to do your part for the environment, it's time to consider a solar water heater system. Solar water heater systems are especially beneficial in areas that receive full exposure to daytime sunlight through most of the year. The increased sun exposure allows your solar panels to store the energy you'll need to power your new water heater system. As an added benefit, you can invest in a battery pack for your solar water heater system. That way you have plenty of hot water, regardless of the sun exposure. 

Choose Electric

If you plan to wire your new home to the electrical grid, an electric water heater system is your best option. Electric water heater systems are easy to install, easy to maintain and work well in most homes. Not only that, but electric water heater systems don't require additional ventilation, which means they can be installed inside your home. 

Install a Heat Pump

If you need a water heater system for your new home, talk to your contractor about a heat pump system. Heat pumps are energy efficient, which means you'll save money on all the hot water you use. 

Don't sell yourself short on your new water heater system. Contact hot water system installation companies to learn more.