The Basics of Water Heater Installation in Carlsbad CA

March 15, 2019

The Basics of Water Heater Installation in Carlsbad CAReplacing your water heater is sometimes needed in an emergency situation, while other times you can plan for it. Regardless of why it needs to happen, there are a few things to keep in mind when considering a water heater installation in Carlsbad, CA.


You might notice that your faucets and shower heads take longer to run hot water, or that the hot water doesn’t last as long as it use to. An older water heater can be prone to leaking or just stopping working all together. These are signs that it’s time for a new water heater installation.


The average water heater can usually last between 8 and 12 years. When it’s time to replace it, the two most popular types are gas or electric. It’s important to pick a water heater large enough to handle your homes needs. The typical family of 4 with two full bathrooms (2 showers) will need a 65 gallon unit. However, as the experts in water heater installation in Carlsbad, CA,  the team at 1st Choice Plumbing, Heating and Air will help you figure out the best size for your home and needs.


During the water heater installation, we will put the new water heater in place and connect the pipes to it. Then, we will test the water supply and make sure it is working properly.


To keep your water heater running smoothly, we recommend some routine upkeep. You can do this yourself, or our team can help. Twice a year, we recommend draining the water heater in an effort to rid it of build up and keep it working efficiently. Another tip is to use the ‘vacation’ mode when you won’t be home for several days. By putting it on vacation mode, the water heater won’t work to full capacity which will save you money and also give it a rest.


Since 2012, customers in the Carlsbad, CA community and surrounding neighborhoods have been relying on 1st Choice Plumbing, Heating and Air for service and solutions in their homes. Made up of a team of professionals, quality work is at the forefront of every job. You can fill out our easy online contact form to request service, or give us a call at 866-437-0205. We provide expert water heater installation services and can help your family find the water heater that will work for your needs. Give us a call today to set up your appointment!