Daly City Water Heater Installation Costs

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Water Heater Replacement Daly City | 0 comments

The average life-span of a conventional tank-style gas water heater or electric water heater is about eight to twelve years, so the prospect of having to replace a water heater is an usual home improvement. Water Heater Repair Daly has discussed some of the factors that affect the setup costs here.

The costs to set up a brand-new Daly City hot water heater do vary in rate depending on the business carrying out the installation, and depending upon the kind of unit installed. For instance, energy-efficient tankless water heaters do cost more to install, though those costs can be regained over the life of the unit. Take a look at this tool fromĀ homewyse.com that will give an estimate on water heater setup costs for the part of the country one resides in.

Water Heater Installation Cost Factors

Without seeing the location that ones water heater will be installed or replaced, it is challenging to offer a particular idea of the cost. If it is a water heater replacement, and is being replaced with a comparable sized and design of heater, the setup costs will be really affordable. If one is updating to a different type of water heater, like from an electric to a gas or tankless unit, the installation costs will certainly be greater since we will have to possibly install gas lines and connections.

Another consideration is to see to it a replacement water heater will be up to code with what is needed now, not with what the code was 10 to twelve years earlier when the current water heater was set up. Also, there is the potential that the present water heater was not up to code when it was initially set up either! Which can be the case if a previous homeowner did the installation him or herself.

Because of the safety aspects involved with water heating systems, it is definitely best to have a professional plumbing company perform the setup. One, a lot of house owners will not have an idea of what the code requirements are. One threat aspect is that electric water heaters use 240 volts of electrical power, which is extremely unsafe to work with if not experienced in doing so. Water Heater Repair Daly City spends a lot of time repairing incorrectly installed water heaters.

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

A final safety concern is with effectively venting the exhaust to ensure carbon monoxide gas leaves the house. Carbon monoxide gas poisoning occurs more often than many people think, and it is best to ensure one has a carbon monoxide detector in ones home too. According to the Centers for Disease Control, unintended carbon monoxide poisoning triggers 400 deaths each year and 20,000 visits to the emergency room.

Other considerations with setting up is making sure it is plumbed correctly, there is enough clearance and guaranteeing drip pans are equipped, if required.