Water Heater Replacement
Whether your existing water heater is acting up or you’re looking to install a more efficient unit, you need Aire Serv. Our technicians will help you breathe easy with safe, affordable, and quality water heater replacement designed to minimize your family’s discomfort and maximize the return on your investment.
Read on to learn how Aire Serv technicians work with you and your family to identify the right replacement unit and to quickly and expertly install your new water heater to keep your family bathing, cooking, and cleaning for years to come!
How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Water Heater?
The cost of water heater replacement depends mostly on the type of new water heater you choose. If you replace an existing conventional storage tank water heater with a new conventional storage tank water heater just like it, and of the exact same size, it’s likely to be a straightforward installation job. If you switch from a conventional storage tank water heater to a tankless water heater or to a water heater with a different type of fuel source (from gas to electric or vice versa), there may be additional costs associated with replacement.
How to Replace a Water Heater
When you contact a water heater professional, like Aire Serv, to replace your home’s water heater, a technician will be sent to your home to consult with you and complete the job. As a rule, water heater replacement will follow these 12 steps:
- Turn off the electricity to the unit from the circuit board or turn off the gas.
- Attach a hose to the tank.
- Place a bucket under the opposite end of the hose. Drain the tank into the bucket.
- Disconnect the power source (gas or electric).
- Disconnect all water connections.
- For gas units, disconnect the exhaust flume.
- Remove the old water heater (depending on the size of the existing water heater, this may be a two-person job).
- Move the new water heater into place.
- Install heat trap fittings and restore water connections.
- Connect the gas or electric supply.
- If applicable, check the gas line for leaks and light the pilot light.
- Turn the unit on.
These instructions assume your home has an existing, well-maintained T&P valve, and that all your home’s water, power, and exhaust connections do not require repair or retrofitting. If your new unit requires fittings to be retrofitted or replaced, replacement job is a bit more complicated.
As you can see, replacing a water heater is a job best suited for professionals. If installation is performed incorrectly, it can decrease the effectiveness and the life expectancy of your new water heater. Aire Serv professionals offer guaranteed water heater replacement. And upfront pricing for no surprises.
Breathe Easy with Aire Serv Water Heater Replacement
It’s imperative that you have a water heater you can trust. From water heater repair to water heater replacement, Aire Serv is a one-call shop for all your water heater needs. Breathe easy knowing your local Aire Serv technician is on-hand to replace your water heater 24/7. Connect with your local Aire Serv to learn more. Ready to get started? Schedule an appointment online.
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