Salem Water Heater Installation Costs

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Water Heater Replacement Salem OR

The average lifespan of a conventional tank-style gas water heater or electric water heater is around 8 to 12 years, so the prospect of needing to replace a water heater is a common house improvement. Water Heater Repair Salem Oregon has discussed some of the factors that affect the installation costs here.

The expenses to install a brand-new SalemĀ  Oregon hot water heater do vary in rate depending on the company carrying out the installation, and relying on the type of water heater installed. For instance, energy-efficient tankless water heaters do cost more to install, 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 price quote on water heater setup expenses for the part of the country one stays in.

Water Heater Installation Cost Factors

Without seeing the location that ones water heater will be installed or replaced, it is challenging to offer a particular idea of the cost. If it is a water heater replacement, and is being updated with a comparable sized and style of heater, the installation costs will be very sensible. If one is changing to a different kind of water heater, like from an electric to a gas or tankless unit, the setup expenses will certainly be higher because we will have to potentially install gas lines and connections.

Another factor to consider is to make certain a replacement water heater will be up to code with exactly what is needed now, not with what the code was 10 to 12 years earlier when the current water heater was installed. Also, there is the potential that the present water heater was not up to code when it was initially installed either! Which can be the case if a previous house owner did the installation him or herself.

Because of the safety aspects involved with water heaters, it is always best to have an expert plumbing company handle the installation. One, most property owners will not have a good idea of exactly what the code standards are. One risk aspect is that electric water heaters make use of 240 volts of electrical power, which is really harmful to work with if not experienced in doing this. Water Heater Repair Salem OR spends a great deal of time taking care of improperly installed water heaters.

Another safety concern with not having a professional install ones water heater is working with natural gas lines. This, too, can be hazardous, and a circumstance where there can not be any leaks.

A final safety issue is with effectively venting the exhaust to ensure carbon monoxide goes out of the house. Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs more often than most people believe, and it is best to make sure one has a carbon monoxide detector in ones home too. According to the Centers for Disease Control, unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning triggers 400 deaths each year and 20,000 visits to the emergency room.

Other factors to consider with installing is ensuring it is plumbed properly, there is enough clearance and guaranteeing drip pans are equipped, if required.