Remodeling services of Solera Home Improvement are available in and around the city of Sunnyvale
Remodeling – Sunnyvale – Energy Efficiency – Hot Water
When you are doing a remodeling project, your home is torn up to a certain extent because of the nature of what remodeling projects are.
While your home is torn up is the time to implement things which reduce the amount of energy you and your family use, and to reduce your future energy bills.
Reducing the energy needed to heat water generally involves two different techniques, which can be done individually or together:
- Insulation keeps your hot water hotter longer.
- Heat your water when its needed, where its needed.
If you have a tank type hot water heater, a mechanism in the water heater re-heats the water whenever the temperature drops to a preset level.
By installing an insulating blanket on your tank, you cause the water to cool much more slowly, thereby needing to reheat is less often.
You should also insulate hot water pipes that become exposed during your remodel.
Heat Water When Needed and Where Needed
Heating water when needed is done by using tankless hot water heaters.
Heating water where needed is done by using small “point of use” tankless hot water heaters.
These types of hot water heaters greater decrease the energy needed to heat water, as you only heat it when you need it, but there are two aspects to consider before you commit:
- Although these water heaters consume much less energy overall, they consume a lot of energy for the short time they are on.
- For electrical heaters this means a dedicated electrical circuit to each heater, which requires new wiring and open breaker slots in your electrical panel.
- For gas heaters, this means bigger gas pipes run from your gas meter.
- For these reasons, tankless hot water heater are economically practical when added to a remodel, but may not be economically practical to do just for the sake of doing it.
I hope this information is useful to you for your remodeling project.
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The set of services available to you includes (but is not be limited to) lighting and electrical, plumbing, trim molding (baseboard molding and crown molding), cabinetry installation and cabinetry alterations, painting, bathroom remodels, kitchen remodels, window replacement, door repairs and door replacement, removal of acoustic ceiling material, heater repairs, garden and yard fountains and garden and yard decorative lighting, toilet rebuilds and installations, furniture assembly (IKEA and others), sports and exercise equipment assembly, deck installations and repairs, wall mounting of flat panel TV hiding the wires, installation of home theater systems.
Our services are available to you in the following cities; Redwood City, Woodside, Portola Valley, Atherton, Menlo Park, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Saratoga, San Jose, Milpitas, and Alviso.
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