Once you know you have enough water pressure to operate your water heater, it’s time to start your water heater installation. If you’re installing a gas water heater, check to see if the gas line is already attached to your faucets. If it isn’t, you need to connect the gas line before you can proceed any further.
Turn off the gas and electric supply lines from your home. Remove the water heater’s electric supply access panel from the tank. Check the water pipes for leaks, using a small flashlight, to determine if the supply is leaking. Attach a long garden hose to an open faucet and fill the tank with cold water.
If you have a tankless water heater, there won’t be any water tank inside the sink or countertop. The tankless water heater takes its place next to your existing plumbing. Start by removing the negative control valve on the wall. Then unscrewing the two water tank clips that are located on the wall next to the water heater installation box. Use the tankless adapter to connect the new water line from the water heater installation box to the faucet as well as the drain connection.
Both types of water heaters are very similar. There are basically two types: gas and electric. If you have a gas water heater installation, the first thing you need to do is to turn off your gas supply valve. Next, remove the gas line from the existing plumbing. You may have to relocate some of the pipes or the entire gas line if you don’t want to install them in a new location.
On the other hand, when you’re doing your water heater installation, it is important for you to also prepare the area where you will install the new water heater as well as the gas valve. The area has to be lined with a rubber liner to make the process of shutting off the water heater as easy as possible. Line the area right down the sides of the valve and the top and start turning the valve clockwise until you hear the valve click. The valve will now be firmly locked in place.
One more thing for you to do is to take note of your energy bills after you have completed your hot water heater installation. It is important for you to determine how much of your energy bills can be attributed to your new system. Do this so you will know which part of your home you can save on your energy bills. It would be best for you to do this measurement a few months before you actually start using your hot water heater. As always, you should consult your utility company about any changes or adjustments that need to be made with your billing cycle and they will do the adjustment as needed. In addition to saving on your energy bills, you will also increase the value of your home and your property.