Upgrading your home's water heater can be an important investment for making sure that your home is having its hot water needs met. However, there are mistakes that you may be at risk of committing during this project, which could negatively impact the overall results.
Mistake: Opting For A Used Water Heater
Choosing to upgrade your water heater can be a costly change to make to the home. Opting for a used water heater can be a somewhat risky option due to the fact that it will be difficult to effectively assess its overall condition. As a result, they may be at a much greater risk of buying a unit that has already suffered fairly extensive wear and tear. Choosing a new water heater will ensure that you are getting a unit that will operate at optimal levels for years without needing to be replaced.
Mistake: Choosing A Water Heater That Is Too Large For The Space Available
The size of the hot water heater is another factor to consider when you are making this purchase. While you may want a water heater that will provide maximum amounts of water hot, it is important to make sure that it is able to fit the space where you are going to place it. If you choose a water heater that is too large for this area, it could severely impact the performance of the system as well as your ability to maintain it. For example, the limited space could minimize the flow of air through the system, and this may lead to the unit overheating. Furthermore, if the space is too constricted, it may be extremely difficult for a contractor to be able to service the unit to keep it in good condition or to repair problems that may develop with it.
Mistake: Not Hiring A Professional To Complete The Installation Of The Unit
Installing a new water heater can be a very difficult project for a homeowner to do without professional help. These units can be extremely large in size and very heavy. Furthermore, the process of installing and calibrating the new water heater can also be complicated, and if this step is not completed correctly, the system will be far less likely to work at optimal levels. In extreme cases, it may even contribute to the system developing a leak that could damage the interior of your home. Luckily, a professional water heater installation service will be an affordable option that will ensure the new system is properly installed and calibrated.
To learn more, contact a professional hot water heater installation service in your area such as Mack Plumbing & Hydronics Inc.