When a major appliance like a water heater goes down, the prospect of replacing it can be intimidating. Doing your research and going in prepared will help immensely. Here are a few things to know to make your new water heater installation easier– from picking the right one to having it installed.
First of all, it helps to know that one size does not fit all. Every installation is different. This is something you will need to evaluate when choosing a water heater. If you make a switch from electric to gas, you may need to install a dedicated gas line to run your water heater. You may also need to do additional work in order to bring everything up to the current code.
The second thing you need to know is that there are several options for a new water heater. One of the most popular options currently is the 50-gallon gas-powered water heater. If you are interested in lowering your utility bills, however, you might consider an on-demand water heater. They can be more efficient. But, the up-front cost of installation can be more for an on-demand heater than for a 50-gallon water heater.
A final thing you will need to know is that your best bet is to hire a professional to handle the installation of your new water heater. It can be very dangerous to do otherwise. When installing an electric heater, you have approximately 240 volts to deal with. A gas-powered heater that is not installed properly could result in a gas leak. Not only will hiring a professional save you from injury, it can help the water heater to run safely and efficiently.
If you are looking for a professional to help you with your new water heater installation, contact the experts at Wolff Mechanical today.
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