So, you have now bought one of the new state-of-the-art electric water heaters, and now you are left with two choices. Do you hire a professional to install the unit or do you get those tools ready and do it yourself? Both options have their pros and cons. You could save some cash if you did it yourself, but you might be more interested in the ease and convenience of having a skilled handyman do the job for you. This naturally depends on your budget and your partly your personality. Perhaps you can’t wait to get cracking at the installation of your new water heater.
Attempting any project without the necessary planning is the start of a failed project. And that’s why planning is at the top of the list. Not only will your project run smoothly but you will probably thank us later too. Any mishap in a project is probably something that could have been determined during the planning phase and so it cannot be overstated. What do you need? Do you have all the tools readily available? Where will the unit go? Have you done all the needed measurements? These are all guidelines that could help you during the planning phase of your installation project.
Read the Manual
Many of us feel the need to jump the instruction manual during an installation process and sort of just trial and error it through. Avoid doing this during your water heater installation project. Not only is something bound to go wrong, but you are working with a hazardous type of unit and the safety concerns have to be met by following the instructions to a T. It will also help you understand your water heater unit and its respective features. Taking a few minutes of your time to familiarize yourself with the manual will save you time, effort and help you avoid any mishaps during your installation.
Have the Right Tools
Before starting the installation process, ensure you have all the needed tools and other related equipment at hand. During the process of installing your water heater, you might not be as easily able to slip away to go look for the tool you needed. It also prolongs the process, and time efficiency is always key, especially when it is the household’s hot water consumption that is at stake.
Ask for Help
If you are installing your own water heater, perhaps asking for help is not the worst thing in the world. Especially if you are installing a larger sized unit. It will make the job get done quickly, safely and with little hassle as possible. That sounds like a dream DIY job!
By following these tips, you have a better chance of acing your DIY water heater installation. That means you get to have bragging rights on a job well done. Remember that safety always comes first, and you should ensure you take every necessary safety precaution when installing your water heater.