Water heaters are complex systems. This isn’t just because they heat the water that you depend on, it’s because decade after decade they’ve become more energy-efficient and effective at providing fast and reliable hot water. These improvements are from some serious upgrades in technology recently, which then makes these systems (which used to be fairly simple) complicated and require professional service.
Unfortunately, many problems we see with water heater installation in Alameda, CA can be relegated to the fact that homeowners went out of their way to hire the cheapest amateur they could find. Whether it was a trusty neighbor or a family friend that’s handy with tools, amateurs are a dime a dozen these days and we understand the proclivity to hire one. However, installing your water hater the wrong way can cost you a lot more than you might think. Read on to learn more.
What Is a “Botched Installation?”
Before we get into talking about the benefits of professional water heater installation, and why it’s so important, we need to approach the dreaded topic of a “botched installation.” You’ve probably heard this before and every mention of the word most likely makes your stomach sink like a brick in the bathtub—but we don’t want to alarm you. Botched installations are uncommon, and they’re very easy to avoid, so keep this in mind as we talk about some of the problems that come from amateur water heater installation.
A botched installation is what we call an installation that has severely miscalculated something, set up a component incorrectly, or has led almost directly into the need for repairs. For instance, your home could be set up with a water heater that’s too small and doesn’t serve the needs of your family, or it could be set up with the wrong material piping, and we’d consider both of these to be botched installations.
Some botched installations can be fixed by professionals but others might require early replacement services, which we’ll get into.
Unfortunately, not every sign of a botched installation will be immediately apparent. For instance, when an amateur sets you up with a water heater that’s mismatched or uses the wrong material, you might not notice the problem immediately. However, it could reduce the lifespan of the system by a few years to the point where it’ll start shutting down and requiring replacement very early.
This is a terrible situation because there’s not much we can do aside from performing the fixes that extend the lifespan by a few months, or comprehensive replacement services. That’s why it’s so important to hire a professional for the installation of your water heater!
We Can Help!
Look, the easiest way to avoid the majority of these problems is just by calling us for all the work. We’re licensed, certified, and more than capable of setting your water heater up the right way. This extends the lifespan of the system, improves the output, and also makes sure that you’re not dealing with the after-effects of a botched installation for years to come!
Call Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. to have your water heater set up the right way.