West Palm Beach Water Heater Installation Costs

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Water Heater Replacement West Palm Beach

The typical life-span of a conventional tank-style gas water heater or electric water heater is around eight to twelve years, so the prospect of needing to change a water heater is a typical house improvement. Water Heater Repair West Palm Beach has written a few of the factors that influence the installation expenses here.

The expenses to install a new West Palm Beach hot water heater do range in rate depending on the company carrying out the installation, and depending upon the kind of water heater installed. As an example, energy-efficient tankless water heaters do cost more to install, though those costs can be recouped over the life of the unit. Check out this tool fromĀ homewyse.com that will provide a quote on water heater setup costs for the part of the country one lives in.

Water Heater Installation Cost Factors

Without seeing the place that ones water heater will be installed or replaced, it is difficult to give a certain idea of the expense. If it is a water heater replacement, and is being updated with a similar sized and style of heater, the setup expenses will be extremely affordable. If one is changing to a different type of water heater, like from an electric to a gas or tankless unit, the setup expenses will certainly be greater since we will need to potentially install gas lines and connections.

Another factor to consider is to ensure a replacement water heater will be up to code with exactly what is required now, not with what the code was 10 to twelve years earlier when the existing water heater was installed. Also, there is the potential that the present water heater was not up to code when it was initially installed either! Which can be the case if a previous house owner did the installation him or herself.

Because of the safety elements involved with water heaters, it is always best to have an expert plumbing business handle the setup. One, the majority of homeowners will not have an idea of exactly what the code requirements are. One risk factor is that electric water heaters utilize 240 volts of electrical power, which is really harmful to work with if not experienced in doing so. Water Heater Repair West Palm Beach FL spends a lot of time dealing with poorly installed water heaters.

Another safety concern with not having an expert set up ones water heater is working with natural gas lines. This, too, can be dangerous, and a circumstance where there can not be any leakages.

A last safety concern is with properly venting the exhaust to ensure carbon monoxide escapes out of the home. Carbon monoxide gas poisoning happens more regularly than many people believe, and it is best to make certain one has a carbon monoxide gas detector in ones home too. According to the Centers for Disease Control, unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning causes 400 deaths each year and 20,000 visits to the emergency room.

Other factors to consider with installing is making certain it is plumbed correctly, there is enough clearance and guaranteeing drip pans are equipped, if required.