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Why Water Heater Installation is NOT a DIY Job

Water Heater Installation is Not a DIY Job

If you're in the market for a new water heater, you may be tempted to try and install it yourself. After all, it seems like a pretty straightforward job, right? Wrong. Installing a water heater is a complicated process that should be handled by a professional.

Here's why:

Safety Considerations

While it might seem like a straightforward process, there are a number of safety considerations that need to be taken into account in order to ensure a safe and successful installation. These include:

  • Ensuring that the gas line is properly sized and installed
  • Making sure that the venting system is correctly installed and vented
  • Installing the water heater in accordance with local building codes
  • Ensuring that all connections are secure and leak-free

Attempting to install a water heater without considering these safety protocols could result in serious injury or even death. If anything should go wrong with the installation that results in major damage to your home or personal injury, DIY installation would not be covered by insurance and repairs would not be covered by warranty.

That's why it's always best to leave water heater installation to licensed and insured professionals. Not only will they be able to ensure a safe and successful installation, but they'll also be able to provide you with valuable advice on choosing the right water heater for your home.

Water Heater Efficiency

Another reason to hire a professional for your water heater installation is efficiency. A properly installed water heater will be more efficient than one that's not, which means it will cost less to operate. In addition, our professional installation, experts will be able to advise you on the best way to take care of your water heater, further improving efficiency (and making sure the manufacturer’s warranty remains valid)

Save Money

While the initial cost of hiring a professional for your water heater installation might seem like an added expense, it's important to keep in mind that the long-term savings will more than makeup for it. Not only will you save money on your energy bills, but you'll also avoid the costs associated with repairing or replacing a poorly installed water heater. Professional installation costs thousands less than repairing a flooded home!

When it comes down to it, hiring a professional for your water heater installation is a wise investment that pays off. It’s always important to consider actual VALUE over cost alone.

Your Water Heater Installation Experts

If you're in need of water heater installation, contact Plumbing & A/C Medic today. Our team of experienced professionals is more than happy to help you choose and install the perfect water heater for your home. Give us a call at (602) 975-2306 or fill out our online form to get started.