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The Pros and Cons of Professional Water Heater Installation

by | Oct 13, 2017

Long Island Boiler Repair

When it comes to installing a new water heater, you may have considered doing it yourself. That may work if you know what you are doing but take a look at the pros and cons of professional water heater installation and see for yourself which is the better option.

Pros of Professional Water Heater Installation

While there are many, here are just a few of the benefits of hiring a professional to install your water heater. Even if you know exactly how to install your water heater, it is going to take time to do it. Why spend your entire afternoon having to drive down to the hardware store to buy the right water heater then have to take the old one out, install the new one, and hope there are not any problems? Problems often come up that will take even more of your time and money, and there is also a safety concern. No matter how adept you are at installing your water heater, you still must make sure that the gas lines are installed properly.

Convenience is a major factor when it comes to one of the benefits of professional water heater installation. Installing your water heater sometimes takes hours to do and multiple trips to the hardware store. Another way it is more convenient with a professional is that you will not have to drag your other water heater outside and then possibly pay a disposal fee. And not to mention the manual labor that is involved with doing it yourself.

Cons of Professional Water Heater Installation

While there are not many, here are a couple of things to consider when trying to decide between professional water heater installation and doing it yourself.

If you have a professional install your water heater than you are going to have to pay for that service which costs more than what you would pay to do it yourself. However, in the long run, it is more cost-effective for a number of reasons:

Responsibility. The responsibility of every bit of the installation is on you if you do it yourself. That means anything that you may do wrong is your responsibility whereas having a professional do it means that the company will take care of any problems that possibly come up.
Perfection. Unless you are in the business of plumbing, the best installation practices are going to come from a professional. Of course, you plan to do your best and make sure it is a good job that is being done, but without the history and experience of a professional, there may be things that you miss. Even the little things sometimes get out of hand when it comes to installing equipment.
Warranty and Permits. One thing to be on the lookout for is if the warranty for your water heater is valid if it is installed by a non-professional. You also will need to make sure that you have the proper permits if they are needed and with a professional, that is already taken care of.

When hiring someone to install your water heater, you want a professional you trust. Waterheaters.com provides installation of name brand water heaters both residential water heaters, commercial water heaters, tank water heaters and tankless water heaters by three generations of experienced Master Plumbers.

When it comes to professional water heater installation, contact Waterheaters.com so we can do the job for you. You can sit back and relax, knowing that your water heater is not only installed safely but that you have the right size water heater, all permits are pulled, and that you do not have to worry about getting it inspected.