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The old siding on my home had finally reached the end of its lifespan. This meant it was time to re-side my home. After doing some research, I knew what features I wanted for my new siding. One of the features that was most important to me was the appearance of the siding and how it would increase the curb appeal of my home. Siding wraps around your entire home and can make it look old and dated, or new and modern. With this website, I hope to discuss different siding products and discuss what sort of appeal and look it can bring to your home. This can help you select the siding type that will impact the overall appearance of your home for the better.

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What To Expect When Your Home Is Retrofitted For A Tankless Water Heater

by Kent George

Many people who are having new homes constructed are opting to have tankless water heaters installed instead of traditional tank models. Tankless water heaters are known for being very energy-efficient, long-lasting, and having the ability to produce hot water on demand. But if you live in an older home that was built with a traditional tank water heater, it does not mean that you can't upgrade to a tankless water heater. In many cases, an experienced plumbing contractor can make changes and retrofit your existing home to accommodate a tankless water heater. Continue reading to learn more about what to expect when having your home retrofitted for a tankless water heater.

Home Assessment 

When you are interested in upgrading to a tankless water heater, the first step is to have your home assessed by an experienced plumbing contractor. Hooking up a tankless water heater is much different than a tankless water heater, so a plumbing contractor will need to carefully assess your home and your plumbing system to see if it is possible to change the plumbing so a tankless water heater can be installed. If a plumbing contractor determines that your home can easily be retrofitted, he or she will discuss your options and help you select a tankless water heater that is the right size and will meet the needs of your household.

Hooking Up a Power Supply

The majority of tank water heaters are powered by either gas or electricity, and the same goes for tankless water heaters. However, tankless water heaters are rarely installed in the same location as a tank water heater, so a plumbing contractor will need to ensure that your tankless water heater is properly powered. This will involve either running electricity to the location where the tankless water heater will be installed or extending the gas line so it can be hooked up to the tankless water heater.

Vent Installation

Before a tankless water heater installation is completed and the water lines are connected, new vents will need to be installed. These vents are designed to remove condensation that can form around the tankless water heater unit. Vents for tankless water heaters are different than the vents connected to a tank water heater, and when you purchase a tankless water heater, it's important to know that the vent kits are not included. Make sure that you budget properly to ensure that you have the funds to purchase the vent kits for your plumbing contractor to install. 

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