Water heater installation in your home is not something you want to do on your own. Most of the time, installation and haul away of the old model are offered for an additional fee. Unless you have experience installing water heaters, you will want to schedule professional installation to ensure your new water heater works properly. Your warranty might also require the water heater be installed by a professional.
If you are in the process of buying a replacement water heater, you will want to consider a few important factors. First, you must determine whether you need a gas or electric water heater. Some homeowners use this time to upgrade from one type of water heater to another, though some just replace the old model with a newer model of the same type.
When the time comes to buy a new water heater, consider the following:
If your water heater is nearing the end of its life, take some time to determine what you want in a new model before you face a water heater replacement emergency. This way you can make a smart decision instead of rushing to replace the old system.
Many homeowners are opting for tankless water heaters because they are more efficient. Tankless models can also last three times as long as tank models. Proper tankless water heater installation and maintenance ensures you get the most energy efficient production possible. If you have chosen a tankless model, it is essential you request professional water heater installation.
Cost depends on the type of installation which varies from home to home. Factors that affect the cost of installation include the type of unit you currently have in your home, the new type of unit, and if anything needs to be updated to meet current standards of safety.
Are you in the market for a new water heater? We can help. Contact Allen Plumbing for a consultation or to discuss the purchase and installation of your new water heater.