Water Heater Installation and Repair in Las Vegas | Dino's Plumbing
Finding the right water heater is easy, finding the right person to install it is a little more difficult.
Recall that ClarkCountyNV.Gov (Las Vegas) requires a permit for installation of a Water Heater or Water Softener. You might be tempted to save a couple bucks hiring a handyman or a “plumber” on Craigslist, but often times they aren’t licensed or bonded, nor do they have the permits required for such work. You’re also not saving very much and could be putting the lives of your family in jeopardy as a faulty installation could cause an explosion. Here’s what the City of Las Vegas has to say:
Why Do I Need a Permit to Install a Water Heater or Water Softener?
A permit is required for a water heater or water softener because the installation involves work on a home’s plumbing system, including adjustments to thermal expansion valves, venting, gas piping and electrical connections. A faulty installation could cause an explosion and jeopardize the safety of your home and family.
Do I Need A New Water Heater?
There are many types of water heaters, let us help you decide what the perfect fit is for your household.
- Natural Gas Water Heaters
- Tankless Water Heaters
- Electric Water Heaters
- Solar Water Heaters
- and more!
If you’re shopping around, let me brief you on the basics. The benefit of tankless water heaters are that it runs off gas, it saves you money over time, is very energy efficient and it’s instant hot water. With tankless water heaters, the homeowner can also get rebates from the government and local utility companies. With regards to conventional water heaters, they’re affordable for people under a tight budget or rental properties. For most situations, we prefer to avoid solar water heaters as it can be complicated and the payback period to see a return is very long.
As far as our recommendation, Dino's Plumbing recommends Bradford White. They’re specialists who focus on nothing but water heaters. Bradford White Water Heaters use less energy, are high efficient and are very reliable . Homeowners can easily check online for their warranty status with a model/serial number.
What size water heater should I get for my home?
The size you require depends on how many fixtures you have in your home. Give us a call and we can help you determine what type and what size works best with your situation.
Water Heater Repair
Perhaps you don’t need a new water heater at all? Be weary of plumbers who jump at the chance of extra work without a a proper diagnosis. Give us a call and we’ll talk about your options. We’re a family owned plumbing company located in Las Vegas and pride ourselves on being honest, affordable, and reliable. Give us a call at (702) 460-9426.
Water Heaters 101
Want more information? Energy.gov has compiled an excellent infographic that teaches you everything you need to know about water heaters: