Riverside Water Heater Installation Costs

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Water Heater Replacement Riverside

The average lifespan of a standard tank-style natural gas water heater or electric water heater is around 8 to 12 years, so the prospect of having to replace a water heater is a typical house improvement. Water Heater Repair Riverside has discussed some of the factors that affect the setup expenses here.

The costs to set up a new Riverside hot water heater do range in rate depending on the company carrying out the installation, and depending upon the type of unit set up. For example, energy-efficient tankless water heaters do cost more to set up, though those expenses can be recouped over the life of the device. Have a look at this tool from homewyse.com that will provide a quote on water heater setup expenses for the part of the nation one lives in.

Water Heater Installation Cost Factors

Without seeing the location that ones water heater will be installed or replaced, it is difficult to provide a certain idea of the expense. If it is a water heater replacement, and is being replaced with a comparable sized and style of heater, the setup costs 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 installation costs will certainly be higher because we will have to potentially add gas lines and connections.

Another consideration is to make certain a replacement water heater will be up to code with what is needed now, not with what the code was 10 to 12 years earlier when the existing water heater was set up. Likewise, 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 property owner did the installation him or herself.

Because of the safety elements involved with water heating systems, it is definitely best to have an expert plumbing company perform the installation. One, many house owners will not have a good idea of exactly what the code requirements are. One threat factor is that electric water heaters use 240 volts of electricity, which is very unsafe to handle if not experienced in doing this. Water Heater Repair Riverside CA spends a lot of time dealing with incorrectly installed water heaters.

Another safety concern with not having an expert install ones water heater is working with natural gas lines. This, too, can be unsafe, and a situation where there can not be any leaks.

A final safety issue is with effectively venting the exhaust to ensure carbon monoxide leaves the home. Carbon monoxide gas poisoning happens more often than many people believe, and it is best to ensure one has a carbon monoxide detector in ones house 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 factors to consider with installing is making certain it is plumbed properly, there is enough clearance and ensuring drip pans are equipped, if needed.