For a homeowner, one of the largest plumbing projects you can undertake is a water heater installation for your Sunnyvale property. To help you ensure a smooth water heater installation at your Sunnyvale home, we’ve put together these 3 tips.

Remember, if you are in need of help or have specific challenges you’d like to talk to a professional about, give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be happy to get you the help you need to get your water heater installed correctly.

Tip 1: Do Research and Know Your Options
Most people who discover they need to replace their water heater or install a brand new one on a property don’t inherently know exactly what the costs will be. It’s important to do research on what’s available before you make any decisions. Do research online to get a general idea of what price ranges are like, and consider what best meets your needs, the needs of the property, and your budget. Make sure you also don’t make a poor choice on size — the last thing you want to do is purchase a water heater that’s too large for the space it’s enclosed in or doesn’t provide enough space around it to allow someone to work on the water heater. No matter how good you or the help you hire is, not having enough space to work in will cause a headache for anyone.

Tip 2: Choose the Right Type of Water Heater
Not a lot of people realize that there are different types of water heaters to choose from. When some people hear about eco-friendly on-demand water heaters, it sounds like cool technology that could be good for the environment, but most don’t realize it’s a lot more expensive than standard home water heaters. In addition, there are some other water heater options for specific locations that may need their own point-of-use or utility water heaters, like garages or apartment buildings. At the end of the day, most people will simply be using the traditional water heaters we all know well, but it’s worth considering the other options if your property has such a need and if it fits your budget.

Tip 3: Be Safe and Sound by Hiring a Professional Plumber
Installing a water heater can actually be quite hazardous if it isn’t performed with professional standards and safety precautions. Water heaters are basically gas or electric, both of which can be dangerous to work with. Protect yourself and others in your home by hiring a professional like Performance Plumbing — an experienced, fully licensed plumbing team like ours is almost guaranteed to get the job done more quickly and safely than the average homeowner who has no prior experience in performing water heater installations. When searching for a professional plumber, be sure to check for experience, a plumbing license, and positive comments on customer review websites like Yelp. A strong plumbing team like Performance Plumbing will have a strong track record of customer satisfaction.

Ready to get started with installing your water heater? Simply give us a quick call or send us an email and our friendly staff will be happy to help you out.