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The battle of the water heaters


A sauna is a small room designed to increase body temperature through heat and humidity. People of Bakersfield use them therapeutically as the heat make a giant contribution to the bodys relaxation.
There are two different styles of saunas— conventional and infrared saunas.
Conventional saunas warm the air while infrared saunas directly warm the occupants andother objects. In California, sauna facilities are normally provided at hotels and health clubs but it is also present within a number of homes in Kern county. Kern River Home Inspections makes sure that saunas are of highest quality to assure that it will not only offer the people of Kern maximum health benefits, but that it should stand the test of time.
The most important features of saunas that should be checked are as follows:
1. Ventilation - It seems to be the most overlooked feature of a sauna. While a sauna usually vents outside the building, this is not required for residential saunas. There should be an upper and lower vent to take care of the proper air exchange. This is essential so bacteria and fungi do not grow as fast and destroy wood grain.
2. Wood type - We highly recommend using wood like Aspen and Spruce. These kinds of wood are considered the most non-allergenic wood which means more people can enjoy
the sauna without irritating most respiratory condition. Also, as what we always advise
sauna owners in Bakersfield, the woods must be able to breathe, therefore, you should not use sealants and coatings that might break down and release harmful gases.
Benches and brackets should be made with lumber free of knots. Metal screwheads
should not be exposed as it conducts heat and could burn bare skin.
3. Doors - They should be sealed and insulated. It should not be equipped with a latch so a user should be able to push his way out easily in case he or she is in distress.
4. Electrical Wirings should be ableto withstand moisture and high temperatures.
5. Floor should not be made out of carpet since its a fire-hazard and can also deteriorate
from the heat. Concrete floor and tiles are highly recommended! 
A sauna can be a nice addition to your wonderful home. It is proven to relieve stress, burn calories and improve cadiovascular performance of your family. Kern River Home Inspections suggests that it is best to have it regularly inspected to check if there are some factors that can cause your family harm.
This article was created by Kern River HomeInspections, providing home inspections, commercialinspections and mold inspections to Bakersfield andall of Kern County.

Tankless Water Heaters

Most homes in Bakersfield have a standard water heater consists of the regular large cylindrical storage tank. Controlled by an electrical thermostat, cold water is heated by electrical elements or a gas-fired burner located inside the tank. Heaters with tanks are affordable, readily available and easy to install though it has a few disadvantages.
People of Kern County will probably agree that the biggest drawback in using a tank-style water heater is that the heater is working and using energy regardless if you are using hot water or not. Also, there is limitesupply, hence, it struggles to supply enough hot water if there are multiple users at a time. Another drawback is it usually takes a bit of space if you use a large storage tank and that could be a problem for houses that are not spacious enough.
On the other hand, the water heater shuts down as soon as the hot water tap is turned off when youre using a tankless water heater. Since there is no need to store water, tankless water heaters only heats water when you need it to. It is so much energy and cost-efficient especially for big families in Kern county who would often need hot water primarily for bathing. Also, tanklesswater heaters are compact and space-saving. You dont even need to maintain a storage tank. Not even half of the population of Bakersfield is aware of this fact -- but tankless heaters have service life twice as long as the standard water heaters!
Though you should know that tankless water heaters are more expensive and it costs more to have it installed and are also costlier to repair but despite these downsides, Kern River Home Inspections believes that it is the most energy-efficient and the smartest way to produce hot water.
This article was created by Kern River Home Inspections, providing home inspections, commercial inspections and mold inspections to Bakersfield and all of Kern County.

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