Installing a water heater is a big job, but it's one that most homeowners can do themselves. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the entire process of installing a new water heater.
The first step is to choose the right model for your home. There are many different types and sizes of water heaters on the market, so it's important to select one that will meet your needs. When selecting a water heater, you'll need to consider factors such as your family's hot water needs, the size of your home, and your budget. When picking a water heater, make sure to select one that is the correct size for your home. Choosing a water heater that is too small will result in insufficient hot water, while choosing one that is too large will be a waste of energy and money.
Once you've selected the perfect water heater, it's time to install it!
The first step is to shut off the power to your home's water supply. This will prevent any accidents while you're working on the plumbing. Next, you'll need to disconnect the cold and hot water lines from your old water heater. Once the water lines are disconnected, you can remove the old water heater from its location.
If you're installing a water heater for the first time, you'll need to run new gas and water lines to your home. This step may require a permit from your local municipality. We don't suggest doing gas line work without a professional.
Now it's time to install your new water heater! Begin by connecting the cold water line to the inlet on your new water heater. Then, do the same with the hot water line. Once the lines are connected, you'll need to install the unit in its location and level it, if necessary, using shims.
The next step is to install the temperature and pressure relief valve according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Now it's time to install the venting. This is one of the most important steps in installing a water heater, as it prevents dangerous gases from building up inside your home. Begin by attaching the vent pipe to the outlet on your water heater. Then, run the pipe through an exterior wall and secure it in place. Make sure the vent pipe is installed correctly before moving on to the next step.
The final step is to fill your new water heater with water and test it out! Turn on the power supply and let the unit fill up with water. Once it's full, turn on the hot water tap in your home and let the hot water flow. If everything is working properly, you're all finished!
After the new water heater is connected to its power source and water supply, it's time to test it out! Turn on all the hot water faucets in your home and let them run for several minutes. Then, check the temperature of the water at each faucet. It should be between 120-140 degrees Fahrenheit. You may need to adjust the temperature on the water heater to reach the desired temperature.
If this seems like a big job, it sure can be! Especially you not only have to haul in the new water heater, but also have to dispose of the old water heater. Save yourself the headache (and possibly the back ache) by calling Jersey Plumbing Service for your water heater installation needs.