Water Heater Installation
Water heater installation is an important part of any home improvement process. It is important to understand the various types of water heaters available, as well as the installation process itself. First, the homeowner should determine the size and type of water heater that will best meet their needs. Most homes have either a tank or tankless water heater, with the option to install a hybrid unit as well. The water heater must be properly sized, based on the household’s water usage, to ensure it is capable of adequately serving the home.
The water heater must then be properly installed. This requires the homeowner to carefully follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions. The water heater must be located in an area that is protected from the elements, such as a basement or garage. If the water heater is a tank model, the tank must be properly leveled and secured to the wall. The water heater must also be connected to the existing plumbing, with the proper valves and connections. Finally, the water heater must be tested for proper operation prior to use.