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Choosing a Tankless Water Heater

It is clear whether tankless water heaters will replace traditional heaters. One might be right to say that tankless water heaters are the future of household water heating. However, these units might be subjected to some limitations such as high initial costs, which at bare minimum might be slowing down things. But as technology improves, so do the prices. This implies that the number of homeowners buying into this technology is bound to increase.

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Going tankless essentially means enjoying an endless supply of hot water and reduced costs. That said, here are some parameters to consider when buying a tankless water heater for your home.

Energy Efficiency

Energy savings are the primary motivation for going tankless. When it comes to matters to do with the energy savings offered by a heating unit, you will realize that the savings provided by different devices differ considerably. As a result, it is advisable to go for a heater with the highest possible Energy Factor (EF) ratings when shopping for a heater.


Another important parameter to look at when shopping for a tankless water heater is the size. Your home’s hot water requirements often inform the size you go for. Unlike tank heaters, your primary concern should be the flow rate and the magnitude of temperature rise offered by the heater.

Type of Fuel

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Most tankless water heaters in the market are powered by either gas or electricity. Each option has its unique pros and cons. This implies that when buying a tankless water heater, you need to look at each fuel option and what it offers in terms of the size and efficiency. Gas powered units tend to be a bit more complicated than electric units in terms of installation but are ideal for warmer climates. Electrical designs are known to be easy to install, energy efficient, and they are durable.

There are many other considerations to take account. Besides the technicalities highlighted above, the initial purchase price and the nature of the warranty also matter a lot when buying a tankless heater. You might even go through an extensive list of tankless water heaters shared at The key to purchasing the right unit is to understand your heating requirements and to do due diligence on your part. …

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baby roman….newborn!

I just posted baby roman’s parent’s beautiful maternity session… Adam and Bonnie were serious rockstars during that session. I didn’t think it was possible for them to get any more awesome… and then I arrived for their newborn session, and I realized that they are absolutely amazing parents. I was in love with them and with Baby Roman almost immediately.

Even their front door was adorable.

I don’t do a lot of maternity sessions… so when I do have the opportunity to do them, I really love them. Bonnie and Adam are past wedding clients, and I was thrilled to see them again for their maternity and newborn sessions. We are going to have the opportunity to spend a lot of time together over the course of this next year…. and I am thrilled about that!

We did the session at Renaissance Park, and I loved all of the beautiful scenery we were able to utilize.

the amazing smith family…18 months later.

Hello blog… it’s been awhile. That seems to be the theme to my blog posts…I’m hoping to do a little better this round.

There is no better place to start than with the amazing smith family. I am blessed to call this family my dearest friends, and to have photographed both of their girls from birth through today. As Alana is 5 years old now, I feel like I have really had the opportunity to document their lives. Due to my knee surgeries and other circumstances beyond our control, it has been awhile since our last session together. Far too long, in my opinion. I felt a huge sense of relief when we finally got back on the calendar… I have never gone 18 months without photographing this family. It was about 12 months too long!

Last time I photographed Sierra, she was just turning one. Still a baby. Now she is a full-fledged toddler, with an amazing spunky little personality and all sorts of likes and dislikes. I adore her!

We woke her up upon my arrival, and I don’t think she was amused.

baby preston… double header 🙂

This blog has been much neglected over the past three months as I have been recovering from my evil knee surgery… because of that, I’ve got a bit of catching up to do. Today, I’m going to do that catching up in the form of a double header… baby preston in February, and Baby Preston just a couple weeks ago… It’s amazing how much he has grown!

Let’s start with Baby Preston back in February…

I was greeted at the door by this sight….adorable, right?

Fast forward a couple of months, and I visited Baby Preston’s house again. (This time I was on crutches, but we totally worked it out :)) Laurel and Trey had bought a new house and were planning on moving out of this one, so they wanted to squeeze in one last session in their “old house.”

Once again… Laurel is a dream in front of the camera.

baby everest & his big sister ada… birthdays!

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This post is LONG overdue… Back in February, I had a knee surgery. Just before that surgery, I did a TON of sessions… trying to get myself all caught up prior to my surgery recovery. I …

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