Water heaters have become a necessity since their launch. Earlier when water heaters did not exist then people had to warm up the water on stove or other heating sources for daily use. We need hot water for washing dishes, laundry and cleaning purposes so water heaters does this task in fractions of minutes. water heaters come with or without a tank but given the minimalistic houses people wants to save as much space as they can so keeping a water heater with a tank would be a problem. When the same task can be done with a compact size tankless water heater then the latter is worth buying. A tankless water heater needs to be used and maintained with care. The heater can give the best results only when use properly. Even the best tankless water heater can give poor performance if you do not know how to operate it. These are some of the smart tips and procure to operate the heater:
Pre purchase buying decision:
Before you purchase the tankless water heater you must first do a survey by visiting the appliance stores or reading the tankless water heater reviews written by the customers on various review sites and blogs. It’s better to go for multiple options so that you can choose the best tankless water heater. After an extensive research you are good to go for buying the heater of your choice which suits the needs of your house accordingly.
The following procedure is a step by step process to run the heater effectively:
If you have ordered he water heater from another city then you should first and foremost check the carton or the box in which it comes in. If there is any damage to the heater then you report the damages immediately to the respective company.
Check for the complete parts. All the important parts include LP gas regulator, hose, rain cap, hose adapter and hardware pack along with the water heater of course.
To avoid any water spillage, first adjust the rain cap on top of the flue vent. A beaded layer of high temperature should be used around the area of the seal between rain cap and flue vent.
If you are using a standard garden hose then attach the NPT to the hose adapter in garden till the point where ‘’water input’’ is written.
Make sure that the NPT is connected to the hose correctly and tighly and for safety purposes use the Teflon tape to tight fit the connection.
Then Install the gas supply line and regulator to the heating unit. Prevent yourself from over tightening the gas regulator which may leak the gas.
Check for the gas connection to see if there is any smell of gas indicating the leakage.
Proper installation and maintenance time after time can increase the efficiency of your water heater. You should contact any good contractor for the installation of your water heater as they are professionals and knows their craft well. Request them to write the cost estimates for records.