What are the Benefits of Hiring a Water Heater Expert
Water heaters are one of the most important but often most overlooked appliances in every home and business. A properly installed water heater can run for years on end.
The typical lifespan of a water heater is 10 to 15 years. But when your water fails, you suddenly realize how important it is to have hot water - for showering, cooking, shaving, cleaning, doing the dishes - and you begin to notice how unpleasant a cold shower can be.
When you realize how important hot water is to your family and lifestyle, you should consider proactive steps to conserve it and extend its useful life, such as regular maintenance. This is key to ensuring that your water heater performs at its best.
This kind of maintenance is best left to an expert plumber, even more so if your water heater is beyond repair and it's time to install a new one. Here are some of the benefits of hiring a professional to ensure your hot water needs are met.
- More energy efficient
- If the tanks are emptied, you have to wait for the water to be heated again.
- Freshness- water sitting in a tank may result in rust and corrosion.
- A water heater storage tank takes up more space.
If you're considering an upgrade, it may involve a lot of work where a professional is required.
Safety is First Priority
Water heaters typically operate off a 240-volt power line which can deliver a lethal shock, particularly if you combine that with conditions where they may be flooding, spraying, or constantly leaking water.
It's far better to let an expert handle these issues than to risk great personal injury in trying to repair or install the heater yourself. Tankless, fast-heating water supplies can be just as dangerous when something goes wrong. Even non-electric heaters such as those warmed by natural gas or propane can involve carbon monoxide poison and the leaking of flammable gasses, often in a confined space.
This is a dangerous situation that could do serious damage to your home or family. Ensuring that all your appliances are operating correctly and safely so as not to pose a danger to your friends and relatives is the best investment you could make.
A water heater expert knows how to satisfy local building codes and can ensure that your hot water heater is in compliance with regulations.
If you rely on an amateur or unlicensed individual, you are at risk of violating these codes which could lead to fines or other penalties if something goes wrong, such as water damage or electrical problems.
Insurance companies may deny a claim if a new water heater was the cause of damages and it was not installed by a licensed professional.
Protect Your Warranty
In addition to home insurance requirements, purchasing a new water heater will likely involve a warranty that may be voided if you don't have a professional complete the installation.
This requirement may or may not be included in the accessories that came with the appliance. But when something goes wrong, the warranty may be voided if the manufacturer discovers that the unit was installed or repaired by an unlicensed person, and you're left paying all over again for a new water heater and a professional installation.
The biggest regret you may have is calling in an unlicensed and unqualified plumber who didn't resolve your problems. To ensure water heater performance and protect your Vernon home, it's always best to call the Water Heater Medic professionals at (860) 896-3342.