You may have decided that now is the time to install a tankless water heater. You might be happy about not having to worry about running out of hot water, and you could be looking forward to the energy savings, too. In your excitement, you might have thought about buying a tankless water heater and attempting to install it yourself. After all, this can help you avoid installation charges, and you could be hoping to install your tankless water heater right away so that you don't have to wait for someone else to do it. You probably should not do this, though; instead, you will probably want help with your tankless water heater installation for these reasons.
1. Get Help With Choosing the Right Tankless Water Heater
You might know a little something about traditional water heaters, since that might be the type of water heater that has been in all of the houses that you have lived in. You might not know very much about tankless water heaters, though, and you might need help learning more about them and picking out the right one for your home. You'll need to think about the number of plumbing fixtures you'll be running with your tankless water heater, the number of people in your household, and more when choosing a tankless water heater. Plus, your budget will matter, too. A professional can help you decide which tankless water heater is right for your home after talking to you about these things.
2. Make Sure Your New Water Heater is Taken Out and Disposed Of Properly
Your existing water heater will need to be removed when you install a new tankless water heater. A pro can help with making sure that your old water heater is taken out properly and can even assist you with removal and disposal of your old water heater so that you'll know that it's done properly and responsibly.
3. Make Sure Your New Tankless Water Heater is Installed Properly
Tankless water heaters are typically pretty simple systems, but this does not mean that it's easy for an inexperienced person to install them. If your tankless water heater is not installed like it should be, then it might not work well or at all. Improper installation can also lead to your tankless water heater breaking down before it should. A plumber or water heater installation professional who has experience with installing tankless water heaters should know how to install your new tankless water heater so that it will work properly.