How To Install A Gas Tankless Water Heater
A tankless water heater is ideal to provide water on demand by saving money, and energy. There’s no need to store a large volume of water because whenever you need hot water it will provide you at once. Sometimes the older water heater shows signs of inability to work in a proper way and it becomes important to upgrade it as soon as possible.
Installing a new gas tankless water heater can be costly or you can also do it on your own only if you’re familiar with the important steps. If there is some mistake in installation then there is the possibility of extreme damage, if gas venting is not done properly there can be a chance of carbon dioxide leakage and massive explosion.
If you are confident in your ability to install a gas tankless water heater on your own then just go through these steps or you can also take help from a licensed professional.
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#1. Thoroughly Read The Product Manual
Before starting the whole process of installation, read the product manual thoroughly because some manufacturers will not validate the warranty legally if their systems are not set up by licensed contractors. You also should have a full city permit for installing a gas tankless water heater.
#2. Ensure There Is Right Water Pressure
It is very important to be sure of perfect water pressure. If the water pressure is more than 80psi then you will need to use a pressure-reducing valve. If you want to install it, do it when installing hot & cold water connections.
#3. Locate The Perfect Position For Your Gas Tankless Water Heater
#4. Calculate Install Space
Before purchasing a gas tankless water heater unit, carefully measure the space where you want to install it.
#5. Upgrade Gas-Line
A gas tankless water heater consumes more gas as compared to a tank water heater, so it is necessary to determine that your previous gas line will meet your needs or not. If the previous gas line doesn’t suffice, you will need to replace it with a new and better gas pipeline.
#6. Disconnect Old Water Heater
#7. Mount The Unit
For securely supporting the unit use a mounting box with the help of strong anchors and mount the unit almost four inches out of the foundation wall.
#8. Install Gas Pipe-line
#9. Attach New Water Lines
#10. Place The Exhaust Vent
#11. Get Rid of Air From Pipes
To get rid of the air, open the faucet so air can purge out of water pipes. After removing air turn off the faucet.
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#12. Plug-In Heater
Now simply plug in the gas tankless water heater.
#13. Insulate Pipes
It is important to insulate hot water pipes that are coming from the water heater.
#14. Turn on Gas
The installation process is complete now. Turn on the gas supply, and enjoy the perfect functioning of your newly installed tankless water heater.
By following the above-mentioned steps you would know how to install a gas tankless water heater without consulting an expert. You might want to consult an expert if you have an ounce of doubt. It is better to be safe than sorry.
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