Hot Water Heater Installation

Posted on: July 18, 2016
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Plumbing

Hot Water Heater Installation On Dallas

Water heater installation is important, let us help you choose the correct one! The wisest course of action for any solar hot water heater installation is to work with a licensed contractor who can accurately determine the appropriately-sized system for the home. If your water heater installation is exempt from the water heater requirements these water flow rate requirements do not apply.

This video shows the Common Mistakes in Hot Water Installation

How to Install a Hot Water Heater

The steps required to install a water heater can be a little different depending on your local building codes. Make sure to find out what is required before you start. The local building and safety department can tell you what permits and extras are required in your area when you install a water heater. This article gives the steps for installing a gas water heater after removing an existing water heater.

If you are installing a water heater in a new location then more work will be required.Remove the new water heater from the box: Cut the box around the dotted line and then lift the box off of the water heater. Then just walk the water heater off of the base of the box.

When your water heater begins to leak, you have to replace it fast. We’ll show you how to install your own gas water heater in less than a day. Even if you don’t need a new water heater right now, chances are you will within the next few years. Water heaters tend to last seven to 15 years.

If yours is getting old, this article is also for you. Replacing a water heater isn’t difficult if you’re handy with basic tools and have a bit of experience soldering copper.

A basic water heater installation consists of the following:

  • Delivery of new water heater to your home (delivery charges could apply for units that are further than 30 miles from a Home Depot store location).
  • Disconnection of existing unit and removal for disposal (excluding stone-lined water heaters).
  • Installation of new unit of the same size, installed in the same unobstructed area and reconnection of existing gas, electric, water and venting lines.
  • Up to 5 feet of discharge tube, gas and/or water pipe as needed.
  • Conversion of water or gas lines from flex to solid pipe up to 5 feet if needed.
  • Provision of nipples, couplings and copper tubing for direct reconnect.
  • Testing of new water heater to insure proper operation.
  • Final cleanup of job site and walk-through with customer.
  • Additional charges may apply: Building permit and new building code upgrades may be required by your local municipality.

How Much Does Water Heater Installation Cost?

So how much should it cost? According to the pros, the actual costs to install a new hot water heater, whether it’s a conventional unit or a more energy-efficient tankless water heater, are highly variable. If you’ve noticed your showers becoming shorter and shorter due to a lack of hot water, it’s likely you’ve asked yourself how much it costs to install a new water heater and what factors influence that price?. Call us (713) 812-7070 for your home service and repair needs.

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