Water heaters are one of the most important appliances of your home, which makes your daily life simple and better. But in most homes, they have often overlooked appliances as they think that it doesn’t need any repair. If you talk about the typical lifespan of a water heater, it is around 10 to 15 years.
However, getting hot water is very easy as you have to press a button. But like any other machine water heater can also break down at some point as it is not a hundred percent efficient. When this water heater fails, at that time, you will realize how crucial it is to have a hot water heater that you use for various purposes like bathing, showering, shaving, washing dishes, etc.
Types of Water Heater
The classification of the water heater depends upon the design and functionality. So, let’s discuss it: –
Instant Water Heaters
They are high-powered appliances that heat up the water instantly, or you can say really quickly. They are very compact and are best suitable for small bathrooms and also for kitchens where there is less space. However, it comes in 1 to 3 liters.
Solar Water Heaters
As the name suggests, solar water heaters are environment-friendly systems that help in promoting sustainability by fulfilling the main purpose of hot water in your home.
They usually convert renewable solar energy into heat with the help of a solar thermal collector. In these heaters, a roof has a mounted cell that absorbs the sun’s heat and then transfers to an anti-freeze closed-loop unit present in the water tank.
- Gas Water Heaters
This type of water heater runs on LPG that is liquefied petroleum gas and gets the gas through pipelines that are connected to cylinders. However, these water heaters are highly energy-efficient, lighter in weight, and cost-effective.
Apart from that, they use less energy and take less cost to run than electric water heaters. But the thing is, gas models are quite expensive when you buy them.
- Electric Water Heaters
This type of heater is most commonly used in almost every home. They work on electricity and come in broad categories as their storage capacity starts from 1 liter to 100 liters.
No matter what type of water heater you choose for your home or business, ensure you install them via professional people. The reason is they are highly experienced, qualified, and skilled in their work and will do the work with full perfection so that your hard-earned money will not go in vain.
With regards to the above discussion, there are plenty of do-it-yourself water heater installation and repair videos available today. However, it is good to follow those videos for small issues but not for major issues. If you want to know the reasons, let’s read the post till the end. Let’s get started: –
- Safety is The First Priority.
Most water heaters mainly operate at a power range of about 240 volts. However, this power range can easily produce injury to the people who try to repair it. This problem can worsen, especially in areas that often experience spraying, leakages, flooding, etc.
That means, rather than risking your life and your family, the wise choice is to call a water heater expert for the installation and repair. Apart from that, DIY methods sometimes work best, but the results could be fatal in many cases.
- Renders Peace of Mind
This is another benefit of hiring a water heater installation expert. There are many problems that can occur if you install your water heater yourself, like, it is consuming too much energy, springs are coming out, etc. Moreover, the repair of all these things can be expensive once you install the water heater.
- Warranty Protection
A warranty indeed comes when you buy a water heater. Just think when you are installing your water heater yourself, and it gets damaged. However, when you call the manufacturer, they realize that the unit is not handled by a professional. In this case, they may refuse to do the needful as this is a breach of contract and by which all your money will go in vain.
- Professional Service
After installing a water heater yourself, you may suspect something wrong if it starts making a strange noise. Or the case may be that the water heater is not offering more hot water than it used to.
In this situation calling an expert becomes mandatory in order to track down the problem and repair it. But if you install your water heater from a professional expert, all of the above problems will not occur until and unless you are not taking care of your water heater.
In short, calling an expert will make your life easier and also save you time and money.
- Offer Longer Life
When an unprofessional individual installs your water heater, then there are chances that the same problem can occur again. But if you give this work to professionals, they bring years of experience and skills to diagnose the issues.
After that, they will solve the problem, which automatically extends the overall life of the water heater.
- Save a Lot of Energy.
Calling a professional to install a water heater enables it to operate optimally. This step will help reduce the time of water heater using energy, thus saving water bills costs.
- Offers Leak-free Connections
Installing a water heater from an unprofessional individual can cause several types of leaks which can be a matter of concern. But if this work is assigned to a professional person, they will double-check the connections so that your home will be safe from various problems.
The Bottom Line
I think these above points are more than enough reasons to call a professional to install your water heater. But make sure you only hire genuine people to do the work as many fake companies in the market promise to offer the best work, but they don’t.
I hope through this post you come to know about the importance of calling a professional expert!
Author Bio:- Karl Brown
Karl, a marketing manager at EZ Leak Detection, loves to write about plumbing and HVAC services to make the life of the reader easier. Leakages in your property can be dangerous but not all the leaks are easily accessible. He has given extensive information about water leaks and slab leaks and tips to detect them quickly along with quick solutions to prevent you from inconveniences and health hazards.
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