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Can I Install My Own Water Heater?

Unless you plan to boil water every time you need hot water in your home, you need to have a hot water heater. There are a number of water heater types to choose from, but no matter which type you choose, it’s important to have a professional install your unit. DIY shows and instructional videos make installation of just about anything look easy, and there’s a very good reason for this: it’s an expert doing the installation. Technically, yes, you can install your own water heater. The real question is: should you?

Benefits of Hiring a Professional

If you are still reading this and thinking, “I still think I can do this on my own,” here are some factors to consider:

  • Do you have a guarantee for your work? – It may seem like a silly question, but the reason we ask this is simple: a solid, professional company will always back up its work with a guarantee or return policy – can you do that for yourself?
  • Do you have the expertise and training? – Our experts do this kind of work every day. This makes us efficient and proficient at what we do. If installing your own water heater is going to be more like an experiment, you may want to reconsider the DIY route.
  • Do you have all the tools you’ll need? – A trained expert has all the tools he/she needs to install your water heater, including specialized ones that are only available for licensed professionals.
  • Can you guarantee that the installation will be done safely and correctly? – Water heaters need power to work, and this power comes in the form of either electricity or a combustion fuel like natural gas. Unless you are 100% sure that you can install your new water heater safely and correctly, it’s best to leave the job to someone who can.

There are some jobs around your home that are good choice to do yourself, but water heater installation is not one of them. Call the experts at DuAll Heating & Cooling today and find out how our water heater services can help you in Bolingbrook, IL.

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