Even when it’s hot outside, no one is happy when their water heater stops working. This means no warm showers, and especially as fall approaches, this is something you don’t want to happen.
If your water is showing signs it needs to be replaced, it’s crucial that you get this done as soon as possible. Replacing a water heater may seem like an easy task, but it’s a job that should only be handled by professional plumbers.
Install the right system
Depending on the size and year of your home, it will require a certain type of water heater. It’s not a one size fits all process -- choosing a water heater is impacted by your house and lifestyle.
Whether it’s tankless or not, a professional plumber will select the right type of water heater for your home to save you money and provide your family with lots of hot water. If the appropriate water heater is installed, it’ll improve:
- Energy costs
- Quantity of hot water
- Lifespan of water heater itself
Replace your water heater safely
One of the risks of hiring an unlicensed plumber is that they may hurt themselves or your house during the process. If this happens, you won’t be protected by two kinds of insurances -- liability and worker’s compensation.
As mentioned in a previous blog, “Worker’s compensation will protect you from your insurance rates going up if the plumber gets injured while working in your home. While your homeowner’s insurance policy may pay for some of the worker’s claim, your insurance rates will mostly likely increase.”
Overall, you not only want to avoid someone getting hurt in your home, you also want to protect yourself from costly repairs and increased insurance rates.
Ensure your new water heater is working
A plumber you hire to install your water heater will not only choose the right type for your home and complete the process safely, they’ll also make sure it’s running well.
An examination process after the installation will save you time and money in the long run, because it decreases the chance of an issue slipping by and causing problems later.