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Water Heater Installation

Installing a water heater correctly is crucial. A wrongly installed water heater could lead to costly and extensive electrical or gas problems, damaging your home and making it unsafe until the issues are fixed. With the water heater being your primary source of hot water, you want to make sure it gets installed right the first time. Leave the task to the professionals at Perfect Home Services to ensure the process runs smoothly. Our experts use their extensive plumbing knowledge to install your water heater properly in Aurora and Naperville.

The following information will help you better understand the basics of the process.

Water Heater Installation Process

First, it’s worth noting that there isn’t just one type of water heater.

The installation process for a tankless water heater for instance, will definitely vary from the installation process for a standard tank-based model.

The following are key steps for installing a traditional water heater:

1. Remove the Old Water Heater

The first step involves getting your old water heater out of the house. Turn off all water to it, as well as the gas. Attach a garden hose to the drain valve to drain any remaining water in the tank.

Be EXTREMELY careful when doing so.

The water will be very hot and could cause serious harm to yourself and your property if you’re not careful. Once all water has been drained, consult the owner’s manual to learn how to disassemble the tank and disconnect it from both your plumbing system and gas supply.

Obviously, removing the tank will require help for safety reasons.

2. Install the New Water Heater

To install a new hot water heater, you may have to insert new copper adapters into certain essential connection points.

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions accordingly. Once the new copper adapters have been installed, you’ll move the tank into place and solder the connections to the other copper pipes. Reconnect the vent and gas valve before testing the unit.

3. Test the New Water Heater

Once all the proper connections have been made, you can turn both the gas and water back on.

After you’ve given the tank sufficient time to heat up a supply of water (refer to the manufacturer’s instructions), test the hot water to ensure it’s working properly.

The Importance of Professional Help When Installing a Water Heater

Installing any plumbing fixture is easier with the help of qualified experts.

It’s especially smart to hire professionals when installing a new water heater. Attaching a water heater to your plumbing and gas system can be difficult if you don’t have the proper training or tools. Additionally, you could risk:

  • Causing a fire by having an overloaded electrical circuit.
  • Getting carbon monoxide poisoning from a gas leak.
  • Blowing fuses and tripping circuit breakers.

Why Choose Perfect Home Services for Water Heater Installations?

At Perfect Home Services, we've been serving Aurora and Naperville for three decades and counting. Our clients are important to us, and we believe in customer satisfaction and transparency. When you work with us, you get to experience benefits such as:

  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed
  • Free estimates (pending we perform work)
  • Expert level of work
  • Transparent costs
  • Fantastic warranties

Our technicians are background-checked, drug-tested, fully insured and licensed, so you can have peace of mind when our plumber for water heater installation visits your home. During your consultation and installation, our professionals may provide additional information about water heaters so you have the latest information about the system. We also offer special financing to help clients get cost-effective water heater services.

For additional perks, join our VIP membership program. Our program lets members receive free second opinions on heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and plumbing services. Members also get discounts on service and maintenance fees.

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Rely on us for your new water heater installation. Call or complete our form today to schedule an installation!

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