You could install a water heater in your sleep, right? Well, you've probably had to deal with installations that look like that's what someone did, and they're not a pretty sight. But competition is bottom -line tough. So what's a self-respecting water heater installer to do?
Instead of competing for work on the basis of price alone, why not give your clients the option of superior work, which will save them money, generate steady work for you, and prevent all those headaches that come with misbehaving water heaters.
Try the following:
- Energy efficiency: Start with a tank insulated to or better. You won't need to add a blanket, and the manufacturer will be pleased that you're not hiding tank comrmation and safety stickers.
- Use extra-long flex lines to connect the tank to existing plumbing. This will allow you to make heat traps in the lines.