Are you considering installing a new water heater? Most people don’t think about their water heater until there’s a problem, and that usually means you in for having to make some quick decisions. Changing it out seems simple enough but there are some really important things to take into consideration, especially when it comes to finding the right person for the job.
To help make the process easier, here’s a list of 30 Reasons Why You’ll Want To Use a Professional Installer.
It’s The Law In Some States And Municipalities
It shouldn’t come as any surprise that both local, state, and federal governments put restrictions in place on who can install a water heater and who can’t. It’s a complicated business! By choosing a licensed professional, you ensure that you’re not falling foul of the law. Ultimately, the government knows that there are a lot of people out there that aren’t properly qualified to be doing the work so they just want to protect you as a homeowner.
Professional Installers Understand The Latest Technology
Professional water heater installers not only have vast experience in the job but regularly go to trade association meetings and conferences to learn about the latest developments in their industry. Because of this, they are in an excellent position to advise homeowners on the latest technology and how to benefit from it.
Professionals Have Both Experience And Education
Installing a water heater is no easy task. It requires an in-depth understanding of plumbing, tooling, and system compatibility. It’s not just something you can pick up on the fly. Professionals spend years perfecting their craft and learn an enormous amount throughout their careers. Professional plumbers who come to your home know exactly what they need to do.
Accurately Diagnose The Problem
Accurately diagnosing the problem you have with your water heater is vital. If you don’t understand what’s gone wrong, then you may wind up spending more money to fix it than you should. Often all you need is an inexpensive replacement part, not an entirely new boiler.
Find Out If You Need A Trade-In
A professional installer can tell you whether the time has come for you to upgrade. Your water heater might be working according to specification, but your needs may have changed. A professional can guide you in choosing suitable products available on the market right now.
Professional Installers Have Access To Water Heaters Not Available To Consumers
The public cannot purchase some water heaters, especially the really good quality ones. Many are direct-to-trade. By hiring a professional water heater installer, you can get access to a range of products that aren’t accessible through regular consumer channels.
Get Help Finding Multi-Purpose Water Heaters
Modern water heaters provide a wide variety of functions to homeowners, not just heating water but also for space heating and snow melting. Professional installers can help you explore how to make the best use of your water heater and supply you with suitable models, fit for purpose.
Eliminate Dangerous Gas Buildup
Most Water heaters work by utilizing natural gas. Sometimes, if not exhausted properly, carbon monoxide can build up with no visible, external signs of failure until it’s too late. A professional installer can diagnose and resolve the problem before it leads to severe, life-threatening side-effects.
Professionals Understand Thermal Expansion
When water heats up, it expands. Molecules have more energy and push outward against each other. Closed heating systems are susceptible to thermal expansion and pressure buildup because there is no extra space for the heated water to go. Professional installers help you avoid thermal expansion problems by fitting overflow tanks, providing a much-needed failsafe.
Professionals Understand How Water Heaters Use Electricity
Electric water heaters rely on electricity to provide them with energy to heat water. Professional installers understand that the connections leading to the water boiler need a suitable rating to provide a safe supply of current and to prevent electric shock.
Get Help Finding The Right Gas Water Heater
If you use a gas water heater, then professional installers can assist you in finding the correct model for your needs. Different gas water heaters are suitable for different styles of home. Depending on what state and/or county you live in, there are different emission requirements for gas water heaters.
Ensure Proper Drainage
Water doesn’t stay within the water heater forever, even in closed systems. Eventually, it leaks and needs replacing. Over time, things like Hard Water and High Pressure can cause tanks to leak and damage the area around it. Professionals use drain pans and pipes so that when your tank does leak, it will drain your system so a safe location. A good plumber will ensure the correct pressure (50 – 80 PSI) is coming into your home which will help your appliances last longer and will prevent a leak from the Temperature and Pressure Relief Pipe.
Install Complex New Products
Manufacturers are continually looking for ways to improve their water heaters to make them more capable. Unfortunately, this is also making them more complicated to install. Only professionals get the training they need from manufacturers to safely and correctly repair or install new boilers.
Avoid Scalding Yourself
Professionals can explain how adjusting water heater settings can cause scalding water to come out of your taps, preventing you from scalding yourself. In general, it’s best to stick with the factory's recommended temperature settings.
Get The Job Done Correctly The First Time Around
Professional installers know what they’re doing. They get the job done correctly the first time around. There’s no need to hire a second contractor to come in and re-do the work of the first properly.
Use The Correct Materials For Additional Parts
Water heater installation involves the installation of both the unit itself as well as a host of ancillary equipment. Additional parts include the flexible water connectors, electrical feed lines, and earthquake bracing, etc… Professional installers know which grade of materials to use for each installation.
Professionals Work Safely
Working with water, gas, and electricity is dangerous. Professionals receive training on how to work safely with water heaters and associated parts.
Correctly Install Your Temperature And Pressure Value
The temperature and pressure value is a vital piece of equipment which allows the boiler to release pressure when it gets too high. Failing to install this critical component correctly is dangerous and could lead to property damage. Professional installers ensure that the valve works according to specification and releases pressure when it builds too high.
Get Proper Venting
Manufacturers specify the size and configuration of vents for a reason: to protect homeowners. Improper vent size and setup can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. This is one of the most important aspects of every installation.
Professionals Understand Sizing
Amateurs don’t usually know the size of the tank or tankless they should choose for your home. Here’s where professionals can offer guidance. A professional installer can recommend specific sizes, ensuring that you avoid cold showers.
Avoid Botched Installations
Water heaters are intricate pieces of equipment. Installing them correctly, therefore, is a challenge. Professional installers understand all the relevant connections and the importance of elevating the water heater, just in case of an earthquake.
Find Out About Your Choices And Options
Professional water heater installers have a wealth of knowledge and experience that can help you decide which particular model of heater would benefit your home the most. You can get friendly, professional, and impartial advice on the entire range.
Get A Comprehensive Service
Professional installers don’t just install your new water heater, they also take care of the rest of the process, from start to finish. You'll get proper removal of your old water heater as well as a clean installation of your new one without any loose ends or unfinished work.
Just Make One Call To Arrange A Job
You might think that installing a new water heater is a hassle, but a single call is all it takes. Just tell us what you would like us to do, and we’ll get on with it at a time that suits you.
Troubleshoot Tricky Issues
Does your water heater make an annoying sound every time you fire it up? Can you hear persistent rattling while it’s switched on? If so, not to worry: a professional installer can identify the cause of annoying noises and get rid of them for good.
Professionals Guarantee Their Work
Changing out your system is a bit of an undertaking. Homeowners, therefore, need installers who are willing to stand behind their work. Professional installers do, giving you peace of mind.
Water Heaters Are Safer When Installed By Professionals
Water heaters are potentially dangerous objects. Not only do they contain lots of hot water, but they also interface with gas and electricity supplies, operate under high pressures, and produce carbon monoxide. Professional installers are aware of how important this is and can ensure that they install every boiler safely to protect homeowners.
Get More Hot Water For Your Growing Family
When there are just one or two people in your household, a standard boiler will suffice. But add a second or third child to the mix, and you’ll quickly find that a regular heater isn’t enough. Professionals installers can show you which water heater models are suitable for the growing needs of your family and which aren’t.
Ensure Your Water Heaters Abide By Current Regulations
Both combustion and conventional water heaters must abide by current regulations. A professional installer can ensure that your home complies with the latest safety standards, protecting both you and your family.
At The Water Heater Company, We Put You First
As professional water heater installers, we put your needs first. Our knowledge ensures that you get the best installation experience possible. Call The Water Heater Company today at (877) 274-1485 to find out more about how a water heater installation from us could benefit you.