Green Construction Tip: Tankless Water Heater

Today’s blog is all about prevention. There are people who think ahead, plan wisely for the future, and anticipate problems and therefore have solutions waiting in the wings. And then there are those who do not expect anything to happen and who act only after the fact when something requires their attention. In effect, they do not act, but only react. I think you will agree that this is not the pest posture to take toward the unforeseen events of life.

Take a friend of mine whose old tank hot water heater was not working. He knew it but chose to ignore the problem, thinking it will be okay and the old tin monster will live to see another day. Oh, so wrong. The old tin monster leaked and caused basement flooding. Water seeped into all the nooks and crannies destroying some of the valuable items he was storing. Plus, he had to hire a flood cleanup service and this always costs a pretty penny. It doesn’t come cheap, and you really can’t do it yourself. You need the right equipment to extract the water and giant heaters to dry the area. Excess humidity is not good for any area of the house as it can cause mold. Now there is a nasty problem and one that is very hard to deal with. But you must as mold can cause illness in your pets and entire family. So, there was a lot at stake with my friend chose to ignore the condition of his old unit. There is a price to pay for procrastination.

On the other hand, I believe in prevention. I would have bought a new tankless hot water heater from the Home Water Center the minute I saw signs of deterioration in function. I think they are a better choice in any case when it comes to environmental concerns. New construction nowadays most often includes this option. For the rest of us, it takes up less space, is easy to install, saves on utility bills, and always provides enough hot water on demand as needed. People can take one shower after another and still get the right temperature. For the purposes of this blog, let me mention that there is no risk of leaking and flooding with modern innovations. It is a win-win situation all around. Even if they cost a little more at the start, the savings will more than make up for it.

Of course, my friend finally got his own tankless hot water heater at last. All his reticence made no sense and there were consequences. If he had been in a “green” zone sooner, he would have headed off a potential nightmare. It is easy to go this route. You can go online and see the different models and sizes that suit the size of your home. You can also acquire them for offices. In my opinion, there is no alternative. I never pass up on a chance to be environmentally friendly. We all want to save energy, and with a tankless hot water heater, you definitely will.