We're going green... :D Does anyone have any advices on this? I am planning to install the solar system in my building. Although the installation cost is very expensive, but from what I read it will pay itself off within 5 years. So this could be a good investment? I also plan to have a skylight on the ceiling above the stairway. I love the skylight. My house has two skylights and I found that they’re really helpful for getting my house bright and warm in the winter.
I am also curious about a tankless water heater. I saw this kind of heater in Asia and some countries I visited in Europe. However, this is still new in North America where most of us have the big water heater tank which really takes up space and also is not too nice for the eyes. Besides that the water tank will have to maintain hot water all day and the heat will leak out and cause wasted energy. I have a very large water heater in my rental house, and I have to hold my breath every time when I open the utility bill envelop, especially in the winter. In order to supply hot water enough for a 90-100 beds hostel, I figure we probably need 3-4 large water heaters and now we still have no idea where to place them. So right now, I am really digging on the tankless water heater. Did anyone use this kind of heater in your hostel and have any suggestions?
Thank you!!! Any advices or ideas on the energy saving would be appreciated. :)