An expected home repair is rarely met with happiness. So, if you have to replace your old and outdated water heater — you may not be too happy. Fortunately, there is some good news. Not only will the upgraded efficiency of a new water heater improve your home's hot water functions and save on operating cost, but there are also some measures you can take to save money on the installation.
Just because your neighbor raves about the water heater they purchased, it does not mean that the same unit will be best for you, in terms of function, and cost. It is always a good idea to compare different brand options when you are ready to install.
Often, manufacturers offer different promotions that can save you money. If you choose an installer that also sells units, you have another way to save. Some installers will occasionally offer incentives for certain brands as well, particularly if they need to move inventory. It will pay to shop around to ensure you get the best cost.
Research Fitting Styles
Water heaters are typically installed with either pressed copper fittings or soldered copper fittings. When it comes to deciding between the two, the decision is largely based on personal preference. As long as a professional is performing the installation, you can be confident that you will have a secure installation.
However, if you are unwavering in your decision to choose pressed fittings, just understand that it will cost more. Given the tedious process that is involved with this application, it will increase the installation cost. Therefore, if you want a lower cost without sacrificing quality, you can choose a soldered option.
If you have a water heater that is in very bad condition that starts leaking, the installation cost will increase substantially. The problem in this scenario is that the leaking water from the original water heater is likely to cause some damage to the floor and wall nearby.
Before the install can occur, the water damaged must be repaired. As a result, you end up paying for repairs and the new installation. Replace the older water heater with a new one promptly before its issues get progressively worse and end up costing you more money.
If you need to install a new water heater, do not delay, as the issues with the heater will not repair themselves. Contact an installer to get started.
For more information on water heater installation, reach out to a local plumber.