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What To Expect When Installing a New Water Heater

If you’re planning to invest in a new water heater for your home, you may be wondering what to expect during the installation process. Being prepared in advance is a great way to make the process easier for both you and our team of installation technicians.

If you haven’t already scheduled water heater installation in Rogers, MN, our team would love to help. We strive to make the installation process for a new water heater as easy as possible by preparing you in advance. You can keep reading to learn more about the water heater installation process and then give our team a call to schedule your appointment. 

Drain and Disconnect

The first step in installing a new water heater is to take out your old one. This process usually takes around an hour. We have to drain your existing tank and then disconnect everything. As we are completing these steps, we can assess the existing connections and pipes to see if there is anything that needs to be repaired or replaced before we move on to the actual water heater installation itself. 

Changing Out Connections

If you are switching from an electric water heater to a gas water heater or the other way around, the installation process will take a little longer because we have to establish those alternate connections for the first time. If you are switching to gas and do not already have an existing gas line at your house, we may set up a separate appointment to establish a gas line ahead of your water heater installation. 

We may also have to change out connections if you’re switching from a tank water heater to a tankless water heater. Although they provide the same service to your home, they each do so in very different ways. Having the proper connections is crucial to either type of water heater working efficiently. 

Prepare in Advance

You can help our team by preparing the area around your water heater ahead of time. If your water heater is in the closet inside of your home, make sure the space around the water heater and around the closet is clear so that our technicians can work without any interference. 

The same goes if your water heater is in your garage. If you normally store things in your garage, you may want to move them around temporarily to provide easy access to your water heater. If you have pets or children, it is best to make sure that they will stay away from the work area during installation.

Installing Your New Water Heater

The actual water installation itself is usually fairly easy. Once we get everything connected, we will do some testing and you’ll be on your way. Our team can then offer tips for taking care of your new water heater and making sure it is operating at its most efficient. We can also help you learn more about the signs of water heater problems so that you can stay ahead of any expensive repair needs. 

Contact Comfort Matters Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. With you through THE HIGHS & LOWS!

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