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Call a Pro for Water Heater Expertise

April 3, 2017 | by Chad Sanborn

Sure, you can install a water heater on your own after picking one up at a big box store. But the question is, do you really want to?

There's more to installing a water heater than making watertight connections and hooking up the gas or electric.

At Bradford White, we distribute our products through authorized representatives and distributors who service only licensed plumbers and contractors. We recommend that you work with a professional for your water heater needs.

Size Matters! A professional will determine the proper size for your hot water requirements and can make recommendations for products that you may not know about. A professional can help meet your priorities, such as energy efficiency, quick recovery, emissions to meet local requirements and other specialized information.

If your water heater has been in place for 10 years or more, there may have been code changes or equipment changes that will require more than just swapping out the water heater. The new unit may require a drain pain, temperature and pressure relief valve drain lines or venting changes. So the job may not be as simple as it seems.

Also a licensed professional can pull permits from local authorities and take care of the inspection. That way you know the installation meets local building codes, which ensures safe operation. Also, your local professional provides a high level of service in case there were any problems after the installation.

For the best water heater products and installation, call your local plumbing professional to service your home.

This blog was developed by Bradford White. All posts, sponsored and un-sponsored have been reviewed and approved by the Sustainable Community Media Editorial Team to ensure quality, relevance/usefulness and objectivity.


Topics: Water Heaters

Companies: Bradford White Water Heaters


Chad Sanborn / Chad Sanborn is the Product Marketing Manager for Bradford White Water Heaters. He has been in the water heater industry for over 13 years, supporting the growth and development of Bradford White in various capacities. In 2001, Chad began his career in the production areas of Bradford White's Middleville, MI water heaters manufacturing facility. Using his hands-on product experience, Chad transitioned into the engineering department in 2007, where he expanded his knowledge and influence by working with the testing procedures and standards for residential and commercial water heaters. In 2011, Chad was promoted to the Sales and Marketing team, where he currently holds the position of Product Marketing Manager. In his current role, he manages all products for Bradford White Corporation and works collaboratively with the sales and engineering teams to develop Bradford White's short and long-term water heater product development and marketing strategies. Chad holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Business Management from Cornerstone University and is an active participant in many plumbing, engineering and manufacturing trade organizations.
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