Are you eliminating the inefficient gas water heater? If so, have you checked out the Marathon electric water heaters? The most efficient electric model with a lifetime warranty on the tank poly instead of steel. My 80 gallon tank looks brand new and not one speck of crust on either element visible after 8 years so far! Love it and my electric coop recommends them as well for the hydronic applications too. The bottom drain is utilized instead of a fancy additional port on other brands which only makes sense. As for codes concerning your potable water in the same loop is only questionable and a valid one to be concerned with so check it out. You can isolate your heating loop(s) all day long and throw some solar in the mix as well if you please. Knock yourself out with the tankless models but efficiency wise is minimal vs. a Marathon tank and so more mechanical too! Heck I should be marketing them the way I sound. Here's my last little tip absolutely nobody speaks of....You find yourself using the cold water everytime you wash your hands, dishes, etc.? Drop your thermostat to the lowest setting or at that threshold point you need to pull your hand out of the hot water. 145 degree water is a waste and I'm not dead from a 125 degree setpoint! Why everybody has been trained to think the hotter the better is either foolish or has an undersized system! The only time I've needed hotter water for anything is when I cook or need to sanitize by boiling! Oh yeah! Don't forget to maintain soft water for a tankless unit due to continually cycling.