Showers in luxury homes are often designed with rain heads, multiple shower heads, body sprays and so on, creating demand for a large quantity of hot water all at once, particularly in families that may be using more than one shower or bath at a time. Homeowners want plenty of hot water and to have it arrive quickly at its destination. There are a number of ways these objectives can be achieved depending on design and client priorities.
Green Home Consulting advises clients on the tradeoffs and opportunities of different systems from tankless and instant hot water to offset systems, desuperheaters and solar thermal. New hot water heating technologies also have come on the market. Some DHW choices are affected by the choice of HVAC system. We also consider the distance from the water heater to the point of use and ways of improving the speed and efficiency of delivery, including pipe insulation.