There are a number of upgrades that you may need to make to your home's plumbing system. Installing a new water heater is one of the most common major upgrades that a plumbing system will need. To effectively navigate through this process, there are a series of mistakes that you will have to avoid making.
Mistake: Attempting The Installation Of The Water Heater Without Hiring A Professional
The actual installation of a water heater is extremely difficult. Individuals may assume that this difficulty is only due to the large size of water heaters, but these devices can also be complicated to connect and calibrate. Any mistakes with the connections or the temperature calibration of the unit can lead to water pressure issues, a lack of available hot water, and even structural damage to the home. As a result of the sizable risks that these mistakes can pose, professionals should be hired for any water heater installation project.
Mistake: Being Ineffective At Reviewing The Potential Performance Of A New Water Heater
Installing a new water heater is an opportunity to provide your house with major upgrades to its plumbing system. When choosing a new water heater, homeowners should always review the important performance information for a unit before they make a decision about it. An example of this type of decision could be the overall capacity of the water heater. However, it is also important to consider the rate at which the water in the unit can be heated. This information can be essential if a homeowner is to choose a unit that can meet their requirements.
Mistake: Choosing A Water Heater That Is Too Large For The Available Space
The amount of space that is available for your water heater is another limiting factor that will weigh on your decision. When you are choosing a new unit, measuring the dimensions of the area where the water heater will be placed can be a necessary step to undertake. During the measuring process, you should account for the space that is needed for ventilation for the water heater. Those that are choosing to install a gas or oil-burning water heater will need to be especially careful with leaving a sufficient amount of space. If you need a high-capacity water heater, opting for a tankless unit may be the more space-efficient option as these systems can output vast amounts of hot water while requiring significantly less space than high-capacity water heater tanks.
Talk to a plumber if you need a water heater installation.