Oasis Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Water Heater Installation’

Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth It?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Water_Heaters_Shower_Falling_Water_Heat_Temperature_Steam_FaucetIf you’re asking this question it’s probably because you’ve heard about the growing popularity of tankless water heaters for home installation… and your current storage tank water heater is coming to the end of its service life and you want to replace it. Is going with a tankless water heater the best next step? Or does the cost of this advanced type of water heater outweigh its usefulness?

These are good questions to ask yourself before making a decision. But the best way to find answers is to work with water heating professionals. It’s important to make the right choice for your new water heater installation in Burke, VA, and our team of experts will help steer you toward the best system to replace your old one.

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Some Things to Consider for New Water Heater Installation

Monday, June 20th, 2016

The water heater is one of the most important appliances in a home. Unlike the air conditioning and the heating systems, a household water heater is expected to work throughout the year, no matter the season. You always need hot water for cooking, cleaning, and bathing. When you’re in the process of having a water heat put into your house—whether it’s the first installation for a new home or a replacement system for an older unit—you need to put some extra thought into your options.

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How to Tell That You Need a New Water Heater

Monday, June 15th, 2015

A good storage tank water heater that received a professional installation should last you more than a decade without any significant loss of heating power or hot water volume. You may need to schedule an occasional repair for it, however, and you must remember to arrange for an annual inspection and tune-up from a professional.

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What Does a Tankless Water Heater Installation Entail?

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

As its name implies, a tankless water heater system brings hot water to your home without using a tank. Instead, water circulates through a heat exchange, which raises its temperature before passing it on to your faucet. That saves energy since it only heats the water you need it. It also tends to make tankless water heaters smaller than traditional tanked water heaters, which means they take up less space. A tankless water heater in Alexandria, VA, can help you maintain an efficient home, saving you money on hot water costs without skimping on little luxuries like long showers.

What does a tankless water heater installation process entail? Specifics vary according to make and model, but the general steps are usually as follows:

  • You and your installer will discuss what the hot water requirements are for your home and select a model that fits both your water usage and your budget.
  • You and the installing technician determine the best location in your house for the tankless heater, according to your wishes and needs. Local building codes may apply.
  • The technician shuts off water to the house, then disconnects the old water heater from the water supply. The process is then repeated with the old water heater’s source of energy (usually gas or electricity).
  • The old water heater is removed and properly disposed of according to local ordinances.
  • The tankless water heater is mounted to the wall or otherwise secured firmly to the spot you and your technician have decided upon. The tech will then connect it to the water supply and hook it up to the heat source. This can be complicated because different types of water heaters will have different set-ups – only a trained technician is qualified to perform the installation.
  • The technician will then test the water heater and verify all connections are secure.

If you’re considering tankless water heater installation for your home call upon the experts at OASIS Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc. We’ve served the Alexandria, VA area for over fifteen years, and our technicians have the expertise to install your water heater quickly and professionally. Set up an appointment today.

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