Installing a tankless water heater is something that you should attempt only if you have the proper experience.
If you don't have experience with soldering pipe then you may want to leave it up to the professionals but if you are able to do it yourself or you know a friend or family who could do it for you, it would save you a lot of money.
Hiring a contractor to do it and then seeing the final bill could give you quite the shock as they are not cheap. If you already know the basics when it comes to installing a tankless water heater here are a few added tips to make the installation process a bit easier for you.
Tip 1. Draw your installation plan
This is likely to keep headaches at bay because planning ahead before you start the actual installation allows you to know exactly what you need and could save multiple trips back and forth from the hardware store.
Read all of the product's paperwork.
Before you get all antsy and want to start installing a tankless water heater system you should read everything that comes with it first.
When you first take it out of the box try to refrain from getting it installed right away.
Instead, read the manufacturer's instructions because if you don't follow them you could end up voiding any warranty that you may have otherwise.
Tip 2. Gather all necessary tools gather all the tools and supplies you will need to get started.
While each installation will vary depending upon a number of different factors, the basic supplies and tools you will be needing to include various power tools, solder, pipe, and a soldering gun.
It's also best if you have some electrical and plumbing knowledge as well although you don't need to be an expert.
Tip 3. Build a platform
Some people suggest creating a platform for the tankless water heater to make it easier to access the drain.
If it's just sitting on the floor it's going to be harder to get at.
You could also install the water heater directly to a wall but make sure that it's secure.
Tip 4. Choose your location
Choose a convenient location. You want to make sure there is easy access to the electric water heater but you don't have to have it sitting out in the open either.
These water heaters are generally sleek and small enough in size to easily fit into just about any space.
Just assume that you'll have to work on it again in the future and think about where it would be easiest to get to.
Tip 5. Be safe and check your work
Only turn the circuit breaker on when the tank is full.
If you turn on any heating elements before the tank gets filled with water you will have to replace them.
Check your work.
To do this you'll want to make sure that you close the drain valve first and then simply fill the tank with water and check to see if there are any leaks.
Tankless Water Heater Installation: The Bottom-Line
If you know a bit about plumbing and electricity you may find installing a tankless water heater to be quite simple. The steps themselves are simple but the soldering, piping, and wiring are what make it complicated.
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