The Thing You Need to Know (and Know How to Do)
Whether you’re a real do-it-yourselfer or you’re just looking to save some money, you may be considering replacing your traditional water heater with a tankless system, and installing it yourself. That may not be a good idea. Here are some of the things you’ll need to know before you handle the project on your own (as well as some of the things you’ll need to know how to do).
- Can your system be easily converted? Is the new system compatible with pipes and other components of your existing system?
- What system do you need?—Tankless systems come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with different features. You need to know about potential usage, flow rates and a number of other technical specifications.
- How will the water heater fit into your system?—As a general rule, tankless water heaters are sold separately. You’ll need to know what pipes you need and how to integrate the heater into the water delivery system.
- How do you remove the existing water heater?—This involves turning off the water, draining the tank and disconnecting from electricity and/or gas.
- What will you do with the old tank? Will your waste hauler pick it up?
- What type of venting is required for the new system?
- Will you know how to properly connect the new system to electrical power?
- Will you need a pressure relief valve discharge line? Do you know how to install one?
- Are there any restrictions imposed by local building codes?
- Do you need to make any changes to your homeowner’s insurance?
Contact Public Service Plumbers
At Public Service Plumbers, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can send our service personnel to your home or business anytime, day or night. All of our plumbers are factory-trained and factory-certified.
Public Service Plumbers
5610 Dyer Street
Dallas, Texas 75206
We offer plumbing installation and repair services to individuals and businesses throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Coppell, Garland, Mesquite, Addison, Kessler Park, Farmers Branch, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and Lewisville.