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What is Involved in Water Heater Installation?

Aug 25, 2015

When your water heater is on the way out, it can make life tough around the house. Showers don’t stay warm very long and getting a decent amount of hot water for any other purpose becomes much more of a headache.

Because water heaters only last about eight years, they are an appliance that needs to be replaced more often than others. To get the most out of the lifespan, it’s crucial to hire an experienced professional to perform your water heater installation. Here’s how the experts at Donley Service Center typically go about installing a new hot water heater.

Removal of Old Heater

Before we can install a new water heater, the old unit must be removed and disposed of properly. If it is a gas hot water heater, we’ll make sure the gas is supply line is cut off to avoid any potential dangers. Tube cutters are used to disconnect the cold and hot water lines.

Electric water heaters also require a professional touch. With water and electricity are present, only a trained expert should work on an electric water heater. This will help ensure you don’t get a bad shock. Once all the lines are safely disconnected, the old water heater can be removed and disposed of responsibly.

Install New Water Heater

If your new unit has a tank, it can be installed in the same place as your old one. Once it is safely moved into place, new copper pipes are soldered to connect the hot and cold water lines. The gas line is also reattached, if it is a gas powered unit.

Alternatives to Traditional Water Heater Installation

We also specialize in the installation of solar and tankless water heating systems. Both options can save both energy and money.

Solar Water Heater: Arizona is the perfect place to invest in a water heater installation that uses the power of the sun. We’ll install a closed loop system at a very affordable price.

Tankless Water Heater: This type of water heater is more eco-friendly and takes up less space than a traditional heater. Both gas and electric versions are available.

Don’t Risk a DIY Disaster!

The best way to make sure your water heater installation goes smoothly and safely is to hire a licensed professional. If the removal of the old heater and installation of the new one are not done properly, it could lead to injury.

 At Donley Service Center, our plumbing specialists will make sure your installation is done to the highest standards. Give us a call today at 602-899-1456 to learn more about how Donley can help you with your installation.