If you have recently acquired a home, there are a number of changes that can be made to help improve the comfort that you have from living in the structure. For those that are new homeowners, they may not realize the full range of plumbing upgrades that can be beneficial for them to make.
The hardness of the water can be an important factor for determining the likelihood of encountering several potential problems. For example, excessively hard water can lead to mineral deposits that can damage the various plumbing fixtures that your home has. Additionally, hard water can be bad for the skin, which can lead to rashes or other problems for those that have sensitive skin. When a water softener is installed, it will be able to filter out the excess minerals so that you can avoid these issues.
Tankless Water Heater
Depending on the size of your family, there is a chance that you may struggle with managing the amount of hot water. A traditional water heater can be very slow as it will need to heat a large reservoir of water, which can be a somewhat lengthy process. If you want to avoid this situation, it is possible to opt for a tankless water heater that can warm water as needed. This is due to the fact that the water from these systems will circulate through a series of tubes and pipes that are outfitted with heating elements.
When you are choosing a tankless water heater, you should pay attention to the capacity of the water heater. This will determine the number of faucets that can simultaneously use hot water without risking running out.
Whole-House Filtration Systems
Unfortunately, there are some homes that will have low quality water. Often, this can be due to the pipes that bring water to the home being old and in poor condition. Also, homes that utilize water wells may also encounter this problem. Fortunately, you may be able to combat these problems through the installation of a whole-house filtration system. Some homeowners will opt for individual faucet based filtration systems as they may assume it will be cheaper and less maintenance intensive than a whole-house system. Yet, this is not typically the case as the individual faucets will each need to have their filters changed, which can increase the maintenance requirements. Also, if you have many faucets that will need to have these devices installed, this may prove to be surprisingly expensive.