If you're building a new home, you have a lot of decisions to make. Building a new home gives you the opportunity to get everything you want and need out of the design. One of the things you need to choose is the water heater. You might not have given much thought to your new water heater yet, but you need to. Choosing the wrong water heater for your new home can cause some problems later. Here are three things to consider when choosing a water heater for your new home. 


If it's time to choose a new water heater, the first thing you need to do is consider the model type. There are two basic types of water heaters available for residential use. Those include tank and tankless models. Both types of water heaters provide benefits for you and your family. If you're like most people, you're familiar with tank water heaters. Tank water heaters are found in most homes. Their design includes a full-size tank that heats and stores water for your use. Tankless water heaters also provide hot water for your home. But, they don't have a full-size tank. Instead, water is heated as it flows through a system of pipes. The benefit of this type of water heater is that you get hot water on demand. 

Power Options

Once you've chosen between a tank and tankless water heater, you'll need to choose a power option. Most people choose between electric or natural gas models. But, there are other power options available to you, as well. These power options give you the opportunity to choose the one that will satisfy the power needs you have for your new home. In addition to gas and electric systems, you can also choose between propane and geothermal systems. 

Tank Size

If you choose a tank water heater for your home, you'll need to consider the tank size. When choosing a tank size, there is a couple of things to consider. The first thing you need to consider is the size of your family. If your family consists of one or two people, you can get by with a small tank. This will supply you with the hot water you need. If you have a large family, or you do a lot of entertaining, consider choosing a larger tank for your new water heater. 

Get the hot water you need. Now that you're building your new home, the tips provided here will help you choose a water heater