Friday, February 10, 2017

Water Heater Installation in NJ

If the temperature of your water is causing the duration of your showers to shorten, then it might be that you need a new water heater. Like any other piece of equipment, the quality of service provided by your water heater reduces with continued usage. At Total Plumbing Heating & Drain Service, we’d like to discuss water heater installation in NJ. Typically, a traditional tank style natural gas heater should remain functional for about 8 years while an electric heater should have a lifespan of about 12 years. At these rates, water heater installations and replacements are one of the most common home repair improvements in a contemporary home.

How much should installation cost?
Each water heater installation is different and is affected by a range of various factors.  First and foremost, one cannot get an estimated cost of installation without a site visit first.  The cost, therefore, is unique to each individual installation and it largely depends on the type of the unit that needs to be replaced and what factors have to change to bring the installation up to acceptable standards and codes.  

Other factors that may affect the cost
Property owners that wish to invest in high efficiency tankless or on-demand systems have to pay more for the installation process.  The process is longer for a tankless water heater, and the installation should only be done by one of our certified professionals. We have been installing all kinds of water heaters for over thirty years, so you can trust us to get the job done efficiently and with great care.

Water Heater Installation in NJ
Although many property owners have attempted at least once to install their water heaters as a DIY home project, most find that the process is more complicated than it appears. For safety and efficiency purposes, it is better to hire a plumber or an experienced professional who can install the heater correctly, making certain that all the safety features are in place and that the heater is installed according to code.

Hiring an installation expert
Installing a water heater by yourself is extremely dangerous, especially when electric heaters are involved.  For instance, when dealing with electric water heater installations, one deals with close to 240 volts of electricity. On the other hand, gas heaters require special care to ensure that the gas does not leak as it could result in devastating effects to the occupants and the property.

An experienced plumber or water installation expert from us has the knowledge on how to vent exhaust gasses properly, and they know also know which permits are necessary, as well as some of the safety measures that are required for a successful installation project.

To learn more about water heater installation in NJ, or to learn more about us at Total Plumbing, please call us today at 201-804-0001. 

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