Water Heater Installation: Do I Really Need a Professional to Do it?

If you are wondering whether you can install your water heater yourself, read on to learn why we highly recommend going with a professional installation instead.


Benefits of Professional Water Heater Installation

Choose the Right Water Heater

A professional will make the best recommendation on what model of water heater to get based on your home, budget, and needs. When you choose to hire a professional, you can feel confident in the water heater you pick because they will make sure that you are choosing a model that makes sense for your home and your specific requirements. When you choose to DIY your water heater installation, you are on your own when it comes to picking a water heater and you might not know what is the best fit for your home.


Ensure Safe Installation

Gas-powered water heaters are very safe when installed properly, but improper installation can cause serious safety hazards. Errors in installation can result in fire, explosion, or a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. DIY water heater installation is not recommended for this reason. When you hire a professional, you can rest assured that your water heater is properly installed and completely safe.


Home Resale

If you think you will be selling your home at any point in the future, it is essential to have your water heater installed by a professional. This is because, when it comes time to put your home on the market, you will be required to have your home inspected and approved by a professional. Most of the time, DIY installations won’t pass these inspections and then you will have to pay a bundle to have the issue fixed. If you have your water heater professionally installed to begin with, you don’t have to worry about passing inspection down the road.


Book Your Water Heater Installation Today

Ready to get your new water heater installed or have any questions about how to choose the right unit for your home? Give Butler Plumbing, Heating & Gasfitting a call today at 780-432-3947.


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