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Water heaters are an essential component of any home, providing hot water for showers, washing dishes, laundry, and more. Their importance cannot be overstated, and neither can the necessity of their proper installation. 

At Water Heater Pros, we offer water heater installation for all types of tank and tankless water heaters. We work with all major brands and our team has more than 30 years of experience in working with all facets of hot water heaters. If you need help finding the right water heater for your home and budget, feel free to give us a call. Our experts can help you select the best option for your property and get it installed promptly. 

Different Types of Water Heaters

There are several types of water heaters, each with its own advantages and considerations. The most common type is the traditional storage-tank water heater, which holds a reservoir of hot water for use. These are popular due to their reliability and straightforward operation. 

Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, heat water on demand rather than storing it. They’re energy-efficient and provide hot water almost instantly but require a slightly larger upfront investment. That being said, most homeowners are opting for these nowadays because you save money on water usage and energy used to heat the water. 

Heat pump water heaters are incredibly efficient as they transfer heat from the air or ground into the water. However, they’re best suited for warm climates as their efficiency drops in colder areas.

Solar water heaters use energy from the sun to heat water, making them an environmentally friendly option. Yet, their effectiveness is dependent on your location’s sunlight exposure and not one that we see very often. 

Finally, condensing water heaters are great for homes with natural gas systems. They utilize the flue gases that would otherwise be wasted to heat the water.

Our most common water heater installations are tank and tankless water heaters. These are the most reliable and the new ones are very energy efficient. Whether you’re using an electric water heater, natural gas water heater, or something else, our team can help. 

Pre-installation Considerations

Before installing a new water heater, several factors should be considered. Selecting the right type of water heater for your needs and space is an important consideration. Factors like your daily hot water usage, climate, and budget should guide your choice.

Although it’s possible to install a water heater yourself, hiring a professional like Water Heater Pros is highly recommended due to the complex nature of the task. Our professionals have the necessary knowledge and tools to ensure safe and efficient installation.

The location for installation requires a little thought. The heater should be easily accessible for future maintenance and repair. Additionally, it should be placed in an area that minimizes potential damage in case of leaks or bursts. 

Finally, understanding the plumbing and electrical requirements is crucial for proper installation and functioning. Different heaters will require different types of installation, and not all homes are equipped to support every kind. At Water Heater Pros, we’re plumbers with more than 30 years of experience. We can handle even the most complex installations with ease and ensure that your water heater is installed right the first time. 

Steps for Water Heater Installation

The installation process includes several steps:

  1. Removing the Current Water Heater: This involves draining the tank, disconnecting it from the power source and plumbing system, and safely disposing of it.
  2. Preparing for Installation of New Heater: This includes preparing the installation area, ensuring all necessary connections and fittings are ready, and setting up the new heater.
  3. Connecting the Water Lines: The new heater should be connected to the cold water inlet and hot water outlet.
  4. Setting Up the Gas, Electric, or Solar Connections: Depending on the type of heater, this could involve connecting a gas line, plugging in an electrical cord, or setting up solar panels.
  5. Testing the New Water Heater: After everything is connected, the heater should be filled with water and tested to ensure it operates correctly.

Safety Measures During Installation

Safety must be prioritized during installation. Proper handling of materials and tools is critical to prevent injuries. Also, make sure all connections are correctly made to avoid leaks. Leaks can lead to water damage and even gas leaks in the case of gas-powered heaters.

The importance of ventilation cannot be overstated. If the heater is gas-powered, proper ventilation is crucial to prevent the build-up of harmful gases like carbon monoxide.

Post-installation Maintenance

Once the heater is installed, regular maintenance is key to prolonging its lifespan and ensuring it operates efficiently. Routine inspections and service can help identify and fix potential problems before they become serious.

Draining and flushing the tank at least once a year will help remove sediment build-up, which can reduce heating efficiency and shorten the heater’s lifespan. If parts become worn out or damaged, they should be replaced promptly to prevent further issues.

Need Water Heater Installation? 

Installing a water heater is a complex but necessary process to ensure your home has hot water. Professional installation is highly recommended due to the technical and safety considerations involved. If you live in Rock Springs, WY or any of the surrounding areas, contact the experts at Water Heater Pros today. We can help you select the proper water heater for your home and make sure the installation is seamless. 

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