The average American household uses over 60 gallons of hot water a day. Hot water accounts for nearly 20% of each power bill. Water heaters have become an indispensable part of our everyday comfortable life.
Water heater installation is a pretty complicated process. That’s why there are certain reasons why proper water heater installation matters.
- Hiring a Professional to Install Your Water Heater Matters
In our present age of rapidly developing technical progress, people believe that they can improvise and install their own domestic appliances because they can find a YouTube tutorial online that would explain to them the entire process. The water heater installation is not an exception.
Our Pomona Valley Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning water heater professionals strongly advise never try to install a water heater by yourself without prior experience. While the DIY professional recording the YouTube video urges you to have confidence in your installation skills, there are many things that could go wrong if you do not possess the proper tools or expertize.
Proper installation matters because in this way there is no risk of damaging the unit or creating even worse issues as in case of DIY project. So it’s best to leave water heater installation to the pros.
- Professional Experience Matters
When you purchase a new water heater, there should be some sort of a note in the instructions telling you to have the appliance installed by professionals, since the water heater is a pretty complex unit.
At Pomona Valley Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, our team of hot water heater installation professionals has seen practically every brand and type of water heater. So we have the experience and knowledge to install your new water heater quickly and efficiently. If you choose to install the water heater yourself, it will likely take you a very long time with no guarantee. We back our work and provide excellent results.
- Safety Matters
If there is a gas-operated water heater at your home, never attempt the new water heater installation by yourself. Gas water heaters must be installed very cautiously to ensure that all connections are accurately sealed and that there are proper venting systems in place.
Gas water heaters use a constant flow of natural gas, that’s why if there is an improperly sealed connection, then natural gas will gradually leak into your home causing extreme risk. And even worse – if the room is not properly vented, gas can build up, potentially turning your home into a hazard, waiting to happen. All it takes is a small spark and a catastrophic event could occur.
In this case, proper gas water heater installation is vital for your family safety.
- Building Codes Matter
You aren’t allowed to install a water heater anywhere you like. There are certain restrictions and most cities in the United States and other countries follow the International Code Council (ICC) models, which standardize residential and commercial building codes worldwide. In some states you must have a permit to replace or install a water heater and the installation must be inspected by the local municipality to ensure code compliance.
To sum it up, proper heater installation matters! If you have our experienced water heater installation team install your water heater, you are protected in the event of any water heater failures. We stand by our work and also specialize in water heater repairs.
Our licensed plumbers at Pomona Valley Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning are trained and fully equipped to ensure proper installation of water heaters of all types – gas, electric, tank and tankless, condensing and heat pump. Their skills and knowledge cover plumbing, electrical, carpentry, building codes and more. Contact our professionals today!