When it comes to installing a water heater in your home, there are many factors to consider. The most important factor is the size of the heater. There are also many different types of water heaters available. These factors are discussed below with Denton Plumbers.
Average Total Cost: $1,200 Nationwide prices tend to fall within this range. This figure includes only the cost of basic tank water heaters. Other parts include installation by a licensed, local, and insured contractor. Installation labor by an unlicensed, inspected, and unlicensed plumber may also be included. All permits may be required as well.
Basic Installation: The installation of a water heater is generally simple. There may be one or a few parts that need installation attention. Tankless water heaters are the easiest to install because there is no tank of hot water to hold the heat. Relief valves on both ends of the heating element are installed next. They help to control the flow of the water to provide better pressure and prevent loss of pressure through the plumbing system.
There are many types of water heaters. The installation process for each varies slightly based on what type of heater is being installed. A tankless heater simply has a smaller hot water tank than a tankless heater. As a result, the installation of the tankless heater often requires less plumbing work than that of other types of water heaters.
Basic Installation: With the installation of tankless water heaters and gas water heaters the entire unit must be installed. The heater itself, relief valve, piping, tank, thermostat, water-supply line, and a gas water heater tank must be installed. It is important that these units are installed correctly to avoid leaks. Leaks can cause expensive repair costs. This article briefly discusses how to install each type of heater to avoid leaks.
Gas Water Heater Tanks: To install a gas water heater tank the first step is to place the water heater tank outside the house. The tank is then attached to the roof with support brackets and plumbing pipes and the water pressure relief valve is attached to the plumbing line. The plumbing is then sealed with drain stoppers. This is a very easy process but it is important to make sure that it is done properly so that all the parts are not damaged during the future. After the plumbing is sealed, it is time to install the thermostat and relief valve.
Tankless Water Heater: To install a tankless heater the first step is to locate the water supply line that will carry the hot water to the house. Next the tankless heater is connected to the plumbing line, followed by the thermostat and relief valve. A pipe is installed in the drain of the tankless heater to serve the plumbing system. To prevent leakage, there are some special drain stoppers that must be installed. These stoppers must be placed at the proper places to ensure that the entire plumbing system is not damaged in the event of an emergency.
Electrical Water Heater: To install an electrical heater the first step is to locate the hot water supply line that will take the hot water to the home. Then the water heater tank is connected to the water supply line. Finally the thermostat is installed on the wall of the tank. It is a simple process to install this type of heater but it does require a professional plumber to make sure that everything is installed properly. There are special drain stoppers and some electrical wiring that will need to be completed. However, if you are going to buy a new water heater it is a good idea to talk to a licensed plumber to make sure that the installation is done properly.