Homeowners tend to take their appliances for granted. When you purchase an appliance, you do not purchase it with the idea that it will break. Unfortunately, all things have an expiration date and your water heater is bound to give-in at some point or another. Getting an expert to come fit your new water heater for you is not only costly but can also take a few days depending on how busy he is. This is why it is better to learn how to do it yourself. Read through the tips we have compiled to make water heater installation easy! Find the best deal on water heaters in the UAE from Atlantic Comfort. All you need to do is head to Atlantic and you can view our extensive range of products.
Before you begin installation, it is better to chart everything out on paper. By planning the installation on paper first you will be able to see exactly what fittings, screws, tape and hardware you will need. This will save you time by avoiding numerous trips to the hardware store and it will also minimize costs as you will only purchase exactly what you need.
Read Through the Fine Print
While instruction manuals may feel unnecessary you can save yourself a lot of hassle by reading through it first. Even if you are used to installing water heaters, every product is different, and it will be valuable to find out these differences before making installation errors. Reading the manual will also educate you on any actions which could potentially render the warranty void.
Have the Right Equipment and Materials?
If this is your first time installing a water heater you will want to research the best equipment and materials to use for the job. Otherwise, talking to the local hardware store owner will be valuable. The owner will be able to recommend the best products to help you get the job done the first time.
Ask for Help
There is no shame in asking for help or calling a friend. In fact, call over the guys and make an afternoon of the job. Even if none of you has installed a water heater before, many hands make light work and once you are all going the installation will be completed in no time.
Finding the Right Position
If you are replacing your old water heater you will already have a platform installed from the old one. The first step is to place the tank on top of the platform with the drainage pipe facing forward. Manoeuvre the tank by wiggling it back and forth to make sure that it is stably positioned. You do not want it to topple over later on.