What Goes Into Your New Water Heater Installation?

When you get a new water heater, the installation should go relatively simply. Your old water heater is drained and removed, and your new water heater is put back in. Or, if you are getting a new water heater for the first time, your water heater installation is straightforward in that you just have a new water heater put in.

In order to get the best out of your water heater installation, you need to know how the process works. Here's a guide to help you understand the process so you can get your new water heater put in without issue.

Notifying the local zoning committee

Depending on where you live, you may need to let your local zoning committee know when you get certain appliances installed. A water heater installation may be one of them. You may need to pay for a permit and have the city notified of the style and type of water heater you are putting in. Along with letting your zoning committee know you're having a water heater installation done, you may need to notify them of which company is doing the job. A self-installation may not be allowed at all.

Notifying the local gas company

If your water heater operates on natural gas, you may need to let your local gas company know you're having a unit put in. Some gas companies can do water heater installation for you, while others will simply recommend a company to do the work. Unsure of who to hire for your water heater installation? Look at your current water heater, if applicable. The company who installed your old one may have your home on file still and can install your new water heater. The company may even remove your older unit for free or for a small fee.

Notifying the local city waste removal company

Your water heater installation may not include the removal of your old unit, or you may not want to pay a removal fee if you can get your waste management services company to do the removal for you. Call your local city office to see if this service can be provided to you. If not, it's in your best interest to allow your water heater installation company to remove your old water heater for you. Or, you can have the water heater parted out or sold for scrap metal.

A lot goes into getting a new water heater installation done, much of it behind the scenes and not often thought of. Ask your water heater specialist what else may go into your installation so you are prepared. For more information on water heater installation, contact a professional near you.