Whether your water heater has exhausted its service life and has started to fail, or you simply want to upgrade to a newer, more energy-efficient model, water heater replacement is a significant investment. That’s why the installation process should only be left to a certified plumbing team like Brian Wear Plumbing. Read on as we explore the steps involved in professional water heater installation.
Assessment and Sizing
Before anything else, assessing your needs and selecting the right-sized tank-style or tankless water heater for your home is crucial. The size of your household, hot water demand, and available space are factors to consider to determine the ideal water heater capacity. This is essential to ensure sufficient hot water without overloading your system, leading to energy efficiency and cost savings in the long run.
Removal of Old Water Heater
Your inefficient traditional water heater must be removed out of the way. The technicians will precisely and carefully disconnect the plumbing and electrical or gas connections. Proper disposal of the unit is also important, and you can typically count on your local plumbers to take care of this.
Installation of the New Water Heater
The process of water heater installation involves connecting the plumbing, gas lines (if applicable), and electrical connections according to manufacturer specifications and local building codes.
Venting and Safety Checks
For gas water heaters, proper venting is critical to guarantee safe operation. Certified technicians will assess and, if necessary, install or update the venting system to meet safety standards. They will also perform thorough safety checks to ensure the appliance functions correctly, minimizing the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks, or other potential issues.
Fine-tuning your new system will be the key to optimal performance. The water heater will be tested to make sure it heats water efficiently and consistently. Once there are no problems found, the job can be considered done.
Brian Wear Plumbing has years of experience providing quality water heater repair in Columbia, MO, and the surrounding areas, including Ashland and Hallsville. When it’s time for a replacement, you can rely on our trained professionals to ascertain that your home and investment are protected. Contact us today to learn more about our services.