Long Island Gas Hot Water Heater Installation
A gas water heater is a cost effective option for you to meet your hot water needs. Operating it will cost you half as much as an electric heater and will be reimbursed for the comparatively high upfront cost within a year's time. Despite that, gas water heaters can be a tricky proposition if it is not installed properly. There are some basic tips that you need to follow upon its installation for it to function properly. In most cases, the best option for installation is to hire the experts in Long Island to do the job. However, if you are determined to do it yourself to save money, you can use the following tips to ensure proper installation.
Drain the Tank
Firstly, you need to turn off the gas and water supply in your home. Then you have to attach a hose to the drain valve and empty the tank. To let air into the apparatus, you will need to turn on the faucet for hot water.
Disconnecting Water and Gas Lines
Use two pipe wrenches to disconnect the gas line. If the pipeline is galvanized, disconnect it at the union fitting. On the other hand, if the gas line is copper, you need to detach it at the flare fitting. Use the same procedure for the water supply-lines.
After, you will have to follow the instruction manual, supplied by the gas water heater company to install it properly. Just remember to keep at least six inches of room clear around your water heater to ensure proper ventilation. Be sure that you can access the controls and burner without obstruction.
If you are not comfortable with the procedure, choose professional Long Island services like Universe Appliance for the job.
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