Let’s face it, as homeowners, there are just some appliances we just don’t know much about. Water heaters are one of those things that especially in Florida, we probably don’t think too much about. But a homeowner should know about water heaters. Here’s what you should know.
Water heaters are an essential appliance, even in the warmth of the Port Charlotte area of Florida. Our water might not get very cold, but we still don’t want to be taking cold showers or washing our dishes in cold water. So what is the right temperature for a water heater to be set to? Manufacturer instructions say that most models should be set around 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Or your model could only state a range. But it’s important that you don’t set it too high, doing so could run the risk of burns, or having scalding water. It’s also wasteful to have the water heated too high.
One of the most common homeowner complaints about their water heater is that they are constantly running out of hot water. This could be due to numerous reasons. Perhaps there is a problem with the water heater, the water heater could be old, it could need to be flushed. Another problem is that the home size could just be too large for the size of the water heater. If that’s the case it’s time to contact a professional plumber and discuss purchasing a water heater that will suit you and your family.
Finally, yes, yes you need a professional plumber to install a water heater. In Florida you need a permit to install a water heater. It is not recommended that you install one in your home yourself. They can be dangerous. This is pressured water, and hot water. There are some plumbing issues in your home that can be dealt with by homeowners, but installing a water heater is not one of them.
Contact McDonough Plumbing for water heater installation. We can help you find the perfect water heater for your home and family. We have been serving Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Venice, North Port, Englewood and other communities throughout Charlotte & South Sarasota Counties since 1947.