Olathe Water Heater Replacement: Trust the Experts at KC Water Heaters

Understanding Olathe Water Heater Codes and Fees

In Olathe, local building codes govern water heater installations to ensure safety and efficiency. KC Water Heaters can handle pulling the permit as well ensuring that the new water heater installation will meet Olathe building code. Key requirements include:

  • Installation of a thermal expansion tank in a closed-loop system.
  • Water pressure should not exceed 80psi.
  • Vent connectors must adhere to fuel gas chart sizing tables.
  • There should be 18″ of copper off the water heater.
  • Vent connector should be at least 6″ away from any combustibles.
  • Smoke detector & Carbon Monoxide detector located near mechanical room & bedrooms
  • Adequate combustion passage to basement and mechanical room required

To learn more about these codes, visit the Olathe Building Codes website, or contact their office at (913) 971-6200.

In addition to adhering to these codes, it’s important to factor in certain fees when installing a new water heater in Olathe:

  • Permit Fee: $30
  • Annual Business License Fee: $0

Water Pressure Considerations in Olathe

In Olathe, water pressure can vary depending on the area and water provider. It’s essential to understand the water pressure in your home as it can impact your water heater installation. Let’s explore the different scenarios:

  1. Newer Homes with Higher Water Pressure: If you live in a home connected to the City of Olathe water supply, you may not have high pressure. If you are a WaterOne customer it’s more likely that you may have higher pressure of over 80psi outside your home. When there is high pressure, the installation of a thermal expansion tank is often recommended to regulate the pressure and protect your water heater from potential damage. If the homes PRV is more than 15 years old it should be replaced during the replacement process.
  2. Homes Built Between the 1960s and 2000s: For Olathe Water customers residing in homes built during this period, the water pressure may be lower compared to newer homes. In these instances, our experienced team will come out to measure the water pressure at your property. If the water pressure is less than 80psi and you have an open loop system, the need for a thermal expansion tank may not be necessary. This unique detail applies to Olathe, KS and may not apply to most other cities in the surrounding area.
  3. Older Homes with Unique Considerations: Some of the oldest homes in Olathe may have higher water pressure along with additional venting requirements. In these instances, our experienced team may recommend options such as installing a chimney liner or converting a gas water heater to an electric tank. We will assess your home’s specific needs to provide the most suitable solution.

Choose KC Water Heaters for Your Olathe Water Heater Replacement

Whether you reside in a newer Olathe home with higher water pressure or an older property with unique considerations, KC Water Heaters is here to meet your water heater replacement needs. Our knowledgeable team has the expertise to handle the diverse requirements of Olathe homes and provide exceptional service with a friendly touch.

To schedule an appointment or request more information, please give us a call at (913) 962-7000 or email us at kcwaterheater@gmail.com. We’re ready to assist you and ensure a smooth and hassle-free water heater replacement experience in Olathe, KS.

Thank you for considering KC Water Heaters for your water heater replacement needs. We look forward to serving you and exceeding your expectations every step of the way