The cost of water heater installation can vary depending on a number of factors. One clue you might need to start considering a new water heater is that your morning showers are getting shorter and shorter. Water heater replacement is a common home improvement given that the average lifespan of a water heater is only about eight to twelve years.
Whether you choose a conventional water heater, or one of the more energy efficient models, the cost of water heater installation will vary greatly for every homeowner’s situation. Factors that can affect cost are:
- The type of energy the current water heater uses
- The type of replacement water heater
- The costs of labor involved in the installation
Hiring a Professional
When you are considering the cost of water heater installation, you might be tempted to do it yourself to save money. There are very good reasons to hire a professional, even if it does cost more. A professional will make sure the job is done correctly the first time, is done safely and all safety features are working properly. Additionally, a professional will make sure that all aspects of the installation are done to current plumbing code.
Water heater instillation is dangerous because you are dealing with either gas, or a great deal of electricity. An improperly installed water heater can also cause terrible damage to your home and its occupants. A professional can prevent this damage as well as ensure the water heater is plumbed and vented properly, and has the correct clearance.
A more energy efficient model can raise the cost of water heater installation. A more energy efficient water heater or a tank less water heater can cost more for the unit, and in the case of a tank less water heater more to install. Professional installation is essential for tank less models because they need a dedicated gas line that can provide a lot of gas when they are in use and have specific venting requirements.
For more professional information on the cost of water heater installation in the Northwest Arkansas are, contact Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal.
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