Important things to know about water heater installation in the Hudson Valley.
The installation process is a dangerous one and there is no need to risk your life and that of your family members if you don't know how to go about it. This is because of obvious reasons. If it is an electric heater, you will be dealing with high voltage and if it is a gas heater, any leakage can be catastrophic.
With Classic Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, in the Hudson Valley, you're getting a licensed, qualified individual who's going to install the water heater correctly, make sure all the safety features are in place and that it's installed to the current local plumbing code.
Why hire a pro?
Yes, it's tempting to run down to the big box store, throw a water heater in a cart, and head home with your purchase. But a water heater isn't a gallon of paint. You can't just cover up your mistakes. There are serious risks to you, your family, your home or business by "Doing-it-Yourself" incorrectly.
Are you a qualified gas appliance installer?
Proper installation of gas and oil-fired water heaters requires understanding of the fuel source, connection techniques, supply line materials, and start up procedures. Leaking fuel can, at best, be an awful mess and, at worst, be a very dangerous situation. Hiring a professional ensures a safe installation.
Can you vent it properly?
Venting material requirements and configurations vary by water heater design. So do approved vent lengths. Maybe your new water heater won't operate with your existing venting materials. Carbon monoxide is nothing to fool around with.
Electric models are pretty simple, right?
Actually, there's more to them than you might imagine. Installation of electric water heaters requires knowledge of the properly rated wiring material as well as an understanding of the home's electrical capacity. An adequate electrical service is a requirement.
Are you getting the most for your dollar?
Not all water heaters are created equal. Some of the very best brands and most innovative models are not available in retail outlets. These water heaters are sold by wholesale suppliers to professional installers.
More hot water from the same size tank?
Yes, it's absolutely possible. Extra Recovery models, High Input models, High Performance models ... they all can provide more hot water than conventional models. It's always a good idea to discuss your options with an installation professional at Classic Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.
Is it time to up-size?
Peak Hour Demand, a growing family, additional plumbing fixtures, and multiple draws are some of the reasons to consider a higher capacity or output model. Proper sizing is critical to your ultimate satisfaction.
Interested in saving energy and money?
Some water heaters now carry an ENERGY STAR® certification, some are high efficiency, and some can be programmed to operate only when needed. These choices may cost a little more but the return on your investment can be considerable. Ask Classic Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to recommend the energy saving option that's best for you.
So what is the best water heater for you?
There's a very simple answer. The very best water heater you can get for you and your family is the one installed by a trained plumbing and heating professional at Classic Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.