Las Vegas Water Heater Installation Costs

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Water Heater Replacement Las Vegas

The average life-span of a standard tank-style natural gas water heater or electric water heater is around eight to 12 years, so the prospect of needing to change a water heater is a typical home improvement. Water Heater Repair Las Vegas has written some of the factors that affect the setup costs below.

The expenses to set up a new Las Vegas hot water heater do vary in cost depending upon the business performing the installation, and relying on the kind of water heater installed. As an example, energy-efficient tankless water heaters do cost more to install, though those expenses can be regained over the life of the unit.

Water Heater Installation Cost Factors

Without seeing the location that ones water heater will be installed or replaced, it is hard to offer a certain idea of the expense. If it is a water heater replacement, and is being replaced with a similar sized and design of heater, the setup costs will be very reasonable. If one is changing to a different type of water heater, like from an electric to a gas or tankless device, the installation expenses will certainly be higher due to the fact that we will need to possibly add gas lines and hookups.

Another factor to consider is to ensure a replacement water heater will be up to code with exactly what is needed now, not with what the code was ten to 12 years earlier when the current water heater was installed. Likewise, there is the potential that the existing water heater was not up to code when it was initially installed either! Which can be the case if a previous house owner did the installation him or herself.

Because of the safety elements involved with water heating systems, it is always best to have an expert plumbing business take care of the setup. One, most homeowners will not have an idea of exactly what the code standards are. One threat aspect is that electric water heaters use 240 volts of electrical power, which is very harmful to work with if not experienced in doing this. Water Heater Repair Las Vegas NV spends a lot of time repairing poorly set up water heaters.

Another safety concern with not having a professional set up ones water heater is dealing with gas lines. This, too, can be hazardous, and a situation where there can not be any leakages.

A final safety concern is with effectively venting the exhaust to make sure carbon monoxide gas escapes out of the house. Carbon monoxide gas poisoning occurs more often than the majority of people believe, and it is best to ensure one has a carbon monoxide gas detector in ones house too. According to the Centers for Disease Control, unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning triggers 400 deaths each year and 20,000 visits to the emergency room.

Other factors to consider with setting up is ensuring it is plumbed correctly, there is enough clearance and ensuring drip pans are geared up, if needed.