water heaters require attention to safety during purchase, installation and use. Choosing
the right type of water heater, setting it to the right temperature, and
proper maintenance are crucial to keeping you and your family safe. Below
are a five tips that Hoover Electric Plumbing Heating Cooling recommends
running and purchasing a water heater from a local Plumber.
Install the appropriate size of heater for your home. Carefully consider the type of heater to buy, whether electric, gas, or
other. Gas heaters are more efficient, but safety considerations such
as venting and the pilot flame need to be considered before your purchase.
Call Hoover at (586) 221-6880 to schedule an appointment for a trained
certified plumber to go over the options that work best for your home
in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties.
Install carbon monoxide detectors if you have a gas water heater. Newer models are engineered to prevent the pilot light from having contact
with vapors that can ignite. The gas models featuring this characteristic
hold 30, 40 or 50 gallons. Hoover recommends installing
Bradford White for gas water heaters.
Gas water heaters should have direct venting systems. These closed systems bring in required ventilation air and remove toxic
fumes. Venting is one of the most important installation steps, a licensed
plumber or mechanical contractor will know the best solutions for venting
your new gas water heater.
Electric water heaters don’t have the carbon monoxide risk as gas
water heaters do, but there still are some safety hazards to consider. Electric water heaters must be installed by a professional that is experienced
in electrical repairs and installations preferably and electrician. The
water heater circuit must be sized correctly and installed to your current
local building codes. Electric water heaters do not have a flame to heat
the water there is a heater element that causes resistance which in turn
produces heat. If the circuit is not sized properly this can cause the
heater to not run efficiently or possibly cause an electrical fire. The
circuit must also be fused properly, just because your old heater is electric
does not mean the new electric heater’s circuit size will be the
same. You will need a licensed insured electrician to install or inspect
your electric circuit to your new water heater.
Have a licensed professional inspect and clean your water heater annually. When a water heater’s interior is kept clean, sediment is not allowed
to accumulate. Such accumulation could cause the tank to fail early in
its life. Annual maintenance also keeps the water heater running efficiently.
Contact Us Today for Water Heater Services in Clinton Township
If you're in the market for a new water heater, make sure you purchase
one from a reputable, experienced plumber you can trust. We invite you
to contact Hoover Electric, Plumbing, Heating And Cooling today to request
a service appointment with a water heater technician in Clinton Township.
We'd be happy to assess the condition of your current unit and help
you understanfd your options for choosing the replacement that's right for you.
Contact us online to get started or call (586) 221-6880.