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Blog Title: cost to install small tankless water heaters

Main Que: How much does it usually cost to install a small water heater?

  • Category: Noritz Water Heater Maintenance
  • Query By: VERNON GUERRERO (Bellingham, WA)
  • Date: 07/02/2013

Answer: "Small water heaters are known as one of the most innovative technology of present time. This products provide the comfort of having hot water for small locations and places that would not need a huge water heater installed. For example, if a customer owns a one bedroom apartment and needs a water heater for his faucet and shower, all he has to do is a get small tankless or storage type water heater and install it underneath the faucet compartment. This products are fairly cheap and are usually easy to install. Althought we do recommend that a customer installs water heater by themselve, it is possible to do so. Installing any sort of water heater needs working with plumbing equipment, electrical equipments and much more. There are scenarios when this could turn into a hazardous situation and may end up hurting the person who is attempting to install the water heater. Hence, it is always recommended to have a professional do the installation. Installation of a mini hot water heater by a professional would cost you around 200 to 400 dollars of labor. It might even be cheaper then that, it all depends on the person you hire. Different professionals have a different price for installation and difficulty of your installation, the quote may go up or down. If you end up doing the installation, the labor would obviously be free, but it would also mean that you are spending time on doing the installation when you could use that time to relax, work, or anything else. In addition to that, when professionals do the installation of the water heater based on the factory guide, you arevery unlikely to have any leak or problems due to bad installation. Whereas on the other hand, if you do the installation and dont know what you are doing, you may end up having a huge headache on your hand. For example, many times, customers forget to use plumber's tape when installing a T fixture on the water heater. This leads to leaks. On top of that, a lot of customers dont know that when a metal plumbing fixture is used with a plastic plumbing fixture, there is a specific way of twist the plastic fixture. If it is not done with care, the threading on the plastic fixture may end up breaking and another fixture would be needed in its place. Hence, installation cost of a small water heater depends on the decision made by customers and the difficulty of the job. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL THE WATER HEATER BY YOURSELF IF YOU ARE NOT 100% SURE ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING."

  • Replied By: HOLLY STANLEY (North Richland Hills, TX)
  • Replied Date: 08/01/2013