Don’t Try Water Heater Installation On Your Own

by | Jan 18, 2024 | Heating and Air Conditioning

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A Water Heater Installation should only be performed by a trained plumbing technician. Water heaters can be gas or electric and can involve a large tank or a tankless water heater. Whatever brand fits your budget, usage and energy supply in a home is the style to choose from. Installing a water heater takes skill carefully cut water lines for the new installation as well as connecting the energy to power the heater. A gas water heater that is not connected properly could lead to gas leaks or an explosion in a home. Improper venting of a gas hot water heater could also lead to carbon monoxide gas entering a home and making occupants ill or could even result in death.

Water heaters can stop working for many different reasons. In some cases, a water heater with the tank can develop a buildup of sediment in the bottom of the tank. This sediment is usually found in homes that are supplied from private wells. The sediment can burn out the lower heating element on an electric tank. The first sign of an element at the bottom not working is when the hot water turns cold in a short amount of time. Public water for water heaters offers its own set of problems with calcium build up on the pipes entering the tank. This build up can cause a limited water supply for heating and cause the tank to malfunction. Some water heaters can be easily repaired with new heating elements, but once the tank develops any type of leak, a new tank must be installed.

Tankless water heaters are becoming much more popular with the rising energy costs. These tanks provide all of the hot water necessary for use with an on-demand feature. Instead of heating 40 or 50 gallons of water 24 hours a day, a tankless water heater heats the water as it is needed, so energy usage is limited. Water Heater Installation can be a complicated process and should only be performed by a certified plumber. They can install a new water heater in a fraction of the time and offer 24/7 around the clock help.

Contact Bowen Refrigeration, Heating & Cooling for more information.

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