How Long Does Water Heater Replacement Take?

When it comes to replacing a water heater, our priority at KC Water Heaters is quality, not speed. Generally, a team of two can replace a water heater within 2 to 3 hours. For solo jobs, it might extend to 3 to 4 hours. Our approach is methodical because we do more than just swap out units; we ensure the entire system is up to par.

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Why We Take Our Time

Unlike some services that rush to complete the job, we believe in thoroughness. Our detailed process involves:

  1. Evaluating Water Pressure: We might replace the pressure regulating valve (PRV) to ensure your home has the right water pressure, avoiding any potential damage.
  2. Installing a Thermal Expansion Tank: Most replacements involve adding a thermal expansion tank to accommodate pressure fluctuations, protecting your system.
  3. Upgrading Venting: We don’t just check the venting; we often upgrade it for both your furnace and water heater, ensuring safety and efficiency.
  4. Inspecting and Repairing Lines: From addressing saddle valve issues in waterlines to making code-compliant upgrades to gas lines, we tackle it all. This includes installing new shut-offs and replacing any leaking fittings.