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Can I Install a Tankless Hot Water Heater Myself?

Doing certain kinds of projects around your home can be a good thing, but a lot of that depends on what project you choose for your DIY work. Painting a bedroom can be a great choice. Installing a hot water heater? This one is best left to experts, especially if it is a tankless unit. While tankless units may look much simpler to handle than a storage tank hot water heater (which should also be handled only by an expert), the truth is that tankless units are actually a lot more complicated, particularly the flue assembly. So the answer to the question? Always leave the installation of your hot water heater – especially your tankless unit – to trained experts, like the ones from Schaal Heating and Cooling.

Proper Ventilation Is Key

A gas tankless unit must have proper ventilation to work effectively and safely. The flue assembly for tankless systems is much more complicated than that of a gas tank hot water heater, which is why hiring a pro is so important. Poor ventilation can lead to the leaking of toxic combustion products into your home as well as corrosion and the poor operation of your tankless system. The best way to avoid these kinds of problems is by hiring experts like ours to perform installation.

Why Consider a Tankless System?

Here are some of the reasons why many of our customers have optioned to use tankless hot water heaters in their homes:

  • Better energy efficiency
  • Better water conservation
  • Longer lifespan of the equipment
  • Saves space
  • Endless hot water

If you are considering upgrading to a tankless hot water heater, let our pros help. We’ll make sure your new tankless unit in Des Moines is properly sized and installed correctly the first time around so you can enjoy all the benefits a tankless system offers for many years!

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