Water Heater Installation and Repair
Cold showers? High energy bills? It may be time for a new hot water heater. But in order to reap the benefits of a new energy-efficient appliance, you’ll need to have it installed properly. A water heater that is not installed correctly can result in water damage, scalding temperatures, or even a fire. That’s why installation is best left to professional plumbers who know the ins and outs of your plumbing system.
Call your local TRUST ROOTER for safe and reliable water heater installation and repair.
Why Choose TRUST ROOTER to Install Your Water Heater?
- TRUST ROOTER installs hot water heaters of all makes and models.
- All installations adhere to building codes, local laws, and regulations.
- We ensure all cold and hot water pipes are routed correctly to avoid issues with water pressure.
- Our plumbers ensure your water heater has the proper venting so it isn’t a fire hazard.
- If you’re concerned about the time it takes hot water to reach the faucet, TRUST ROOTER can install hot-water-circulating systems, which keep hot water in your pipes, ready for use at a moment’s notice.
- Our workmanship and parts are guaranteed!
Our Hot Water Heater Installation Services
- Gas water heater installation
- Electric water heater installation
- Tankless water heater installation
How Much Does Water Heater Installation Cost?
The cost of installation depends on a number of variables, including the type of water heater and your current plumbing configuration. TRUST ROOTER, we believe in up-front, flat-rate pricing. Connect with TRUST ROOTER to discuss the details of your project. You can also give us a call at (833) 346-8787.
How to Select a Water Heater
Selecting a water heater isn’t as easy as it used to be. Which is actually a great problem to have. Thanks to advances in technology, there are options for different budgets, energy sources, and household sizes. Modern water heaters are more efficient than older units, as well as longer lasting and easier to service. Let’s explore the different types of water heaters and find which one is best for your needs.
Tips for Buying a Water Heater
What may be best for your neighbors down the road isn’t necessarily best for you.
- What energy source do you have?
Gas water heaters use propane or natural gas to heat the water. Electric water heaters are plugged into your home’s power supply. Research the cost of these utilities in your area, and see which one is the most affordable. Your existing utilities should guide your choice.
- How much hot water do you need?
Hot water heaters come in different sizes and are rated to supply a certain amount of gallons per hour (GPH). To narrow down your decision, ask yourself how much hot water you or your family need. Do you use water at an average rate, or do you need a little extra?
- How much space do you have?
Traditional and hybrid hot water heaters take up a lot of space, whereas tankless water heaters are compact. Ask yourself where the water heater will be installed and how much room you have.
Finding the Perfect Hot Water Heater
Let’s break down the pros and cons of gas and electric water heaters:
- Gas Water Heaters: These have a higher up-front cost and must be vented outside, but they are more affordable to operate long-term. Gas water heaters also have a higher recovery rate, which is the time it takes to reheat the water after it is depleted.
- Electric Water Heaters: These are easy to maintain and install, but they cost more to run and have a slower recovery rate than gas. Electric water heaters are a better option for homes that do not already use gas for other appliances.
- Water Heater Size Considerations:The size of traditional hot water heater you need depends on the amount of people in your home. Most manufacturers provide guidelines for their units. A family of four should typically look at 50-gallon water heater or larger models.Don’t just rely on the capacity of your water heater to determine if it is large enough. You should also look at the first-hour rating (FHR), which tells you how much water the unit will heat in a set amount of time. When you’re shopping for a new unit, ask about the FHR or consult this water heater size guide from the Department of Energy.
How to Choose a Tankless Hot Water Heater
Homeowners like tankless hot water heaters because they’re compact. They’re also more efficient, since they do not keep a tank of hot water ready to go. They can deliver an endless supply of hot water for even the longest-shower takers. They come in both electric and gas models, so simply choose the one that’s most compatible with your home and your utility bills.
How to Choose a Traditional Water Heater
Once you’ve landed on the correct size of a traditional water heater, as explained above, the next matter to decide is which energy source to use. If other appliances in your home already use propane or natural gas, it makes sense to buy a gas water heater. Otherwise, electric is a better option, since it can be expensive to install gas utilities for a water heater.
How to Choose a Hybrid Water Heater
Hybrid water heaters have a high up-front cost but are significantly more efficient than their counterparts. They have more moving parts, which can complicate maintenance, and they also require regular filter cleaning. They also require a drain, since they produce condensation. Finally, they require a lot of space. Hybrid water heaters are ideal for warmer climates or climate-controlled rooms, as they’re sensitive to extreme temperatures.
Point-of-Use Hot Water?
Point-of-use hot water systems deliver hot water to only one faucet or sink. They’re perfect for utility rooms, tiny homes, or areas of the home where running plumbing for hot water is cost prohibitive.
Professional Water Heater Installation
Once you’ve found the right water heater, give TRUST ROOTER a call for water heater installation. We’ll take care of all the necessary installation procedures and adhere to local building codes to ensure a reliable and efficient installation. Give us a call at (833) 346-8787
This blog is made available by TRUST ROOTER LLC, for educational purposes only to give the reader general information and a general understanding on the specific subject above. The blog should not be used as a substitute for a licensed plumbing professional in your state or region. Check with city and state laws before performing any household project.