Platinum Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘water heater installation’

Installing Your Own Water Heater: Pros & Cons

Friday, October 27th, 2023

Installing your own water heater can be a cost-effective option for some homeowners, but it also comes with certain risks and challenges. Here are the pros and cons of installing your own water heater:


  • Cost Savings: DIY installation can save you money on labor costs, which can be a significant portion of the total installation expense.
  • Flexibility: You can choose the installation date and time that works best for you, eliminating the need to schedule and wait for a professional plumber.
  • Learning Experience: Installing your own water heater can be an educational experience. It allows you to gain knowledge and hands-on experience with your home’s plumbing system.
  • Immediate Repairs: If you encounter a minor issue with your water heater, you may be able to address it immediately without waiting for a professional.

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Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Home: A Comprehensive Guide

Monday, October 9th, 2023

When it comes to ensuring your home has a reliable and efficient supply of hot water, choosing the right water heater is essential. With various options available on the market, selecting the one that best suits your needs can be a daunting task. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the key factors to consider when choosing a water heater for your home.

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Standard Tank Water Heater vs. Tankless Water Heater: Which Is Right for You?

Friday, August 25th, 2023

Hot water is an essential part of our daily lives, whether it’s for showering, cooking, or cleaning. When it comes to choosing a water heater for your home, you’ll likely encounter two popular options: the traditional standard tank water heater and the innovative tankless water heater.

Both systems have their own set of advantages and considerations, making it important to understand the differences between them to make an informed decision. In this blog, we’ll compare the two options across various aspects to help you determine which one best suits your needs.

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Watch for These Signs That You May Need to Replace Your Water Heater Soon

Monday, July 17th, 2023

It’s always best to have some advance warning when you’re going to need to plan for something like replacing a major household appliance. It’s stressful when something breaks down unexpectedly! Water heaters are easy to ignore until something obvious goes wrong, but you should remember they’re there and check on them from time to time. Water heater replacement doesn’t have to catch you by surprise. Keep an eye on these things so you’ll know when to start planning for a new water heater.

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How Long Does Water Heater Installation Take?

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

You’ve reached the point when your water heater needs to be replaced. You’ve chosen your new water heater, either a tank or tankless model, based on the needs of your household. And you’ve scheduled a time for it to be installed. But now you don’t know what to expect. How much time will it take for your old water heater to be removed and your new one to be installed and get up and running? That depends on a few considerations. Here are the details, so you’ll know how much time to plan, plus some tips on how to make it go more quickly and smoothly.

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