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Why You Shouldn’t DIY Install a Water Heater

There are many home projects that you can complete by searching online for DIY tutorials. However, a water heater installation is not one of those projects. Water heaters require highly specialized care, and there are many steps to removing your old water heater and installing a new one correctly.

If it’s time for a new water heater installation in Calgary, AB for your family, give our team a call. We can walk you through your water heater options and then complete installation for you. You can keep reading to learn more about why you don’t want to install a water heater without hiring a plumbing professional.

Safety Risks Are High

You may think that installing a water heater is as simple as following instructions that you search for online. But tutorials cannot provide you with the knowledge for every single what-if scenario. If the water heater installation does not go exactly as planned, you could face a situation that you don’t know how to handle. While some problems may be small, other problems may be major. For example, major water leaks, gas leaks, and even electrical concerns could arise.

It May Be Illegal

There is a reason that water heater installation requires the oversight of a certified plumbing technician. There are many nuances that you simply cannot take into account unless you work in the industry and have the right education and tools. There are actually laws in place and permit requirements to ensure that only plumbers with the proper credentials can install a water heater. 

Can you circumvent this and attempt it yourself? Of course. But you could face the repercussions of this decision down the road. For example, if you decide to sell your home, an inspection report may return a lack of evidence that your water heater was installed professionally. You could face fines and will still have to spend the money for a new water heater installed correctly – and by a professional.

Incorrect Installation 

Even if you think that everything works out fine, you always run the risk of having problems down the road. If water heaters are not installed correctly, you could risk lower energy efficiency, a lack of water usage efficiency, as well as other problems. You may face water leaks down the line and even issues with gas and electrical connections. 

It’s easy to think that you are saving money by completing a DIY water heater installation, but you could end up paying more months or years from now when you have to have problems corrected. It’s better to hire a professional and know that the job is done right the first time around. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your water heater is working at its best and that it is backed by our service guarantee.

Contact Ace Plumbing and Heating today to schedule an appointment for your plumbing and HVAC needs. Happy Today or You Don’t Pay!

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