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Mistakes That Can RUIN Your Water Heater Replacement

March 24, 2024
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Avoid These Five Mistakes To Ensure An
Outstanding Water Heater Installation

Knowing What To Look For Can Save
You From Trouble Down The Road


You don’t often go through water heater replacements, but now you need one. And you want this to be a quick and painless process. It CAN be if you choose the right company for the job.

With Robinson Air HVAC, you can leave all the details to us.

Our local technicians have the experience, skill, and knowledge necessary to install your new water heater without any hassle.

Sounds like a good deal, right?

It is.

However, choosing the wrong company can lead to many mistakes that can cause you to have problem after problem. It’s a little more complicated than just throwing any water heater in a closet and calling it a day.

The wrong installers can make mistakes, which you want to avoid if you want a worry-free water heater installation.

And by knowing the pitfalls to look out for in advance, you can ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Mistake #1: Choosing The Wrong Size Water Heater

Let’s start with a decision you’ll make upfront. It can send things in the wrong direction quickly.

And in some cases, you won’t truly understand the mistake until it’s too late.

Choosing the right-sized model is very important when you’re in the market for a water heater.

Now, the worst downside to choosing the wrong size water heater can be something directly affecting the comfort of your home – the amount of available hot water.

Unfortunately, some homeowners have personally experienced what happens when a water heater cannot meet a household’s demand.

Whether it’s because more people live in the home now or because the wrong size water heater was installed, it leads to some rather cold showers.

It’s supply and demand.

Your home’s water heater size should reflect its usage.

And you could face a different problem if your water heater is too big.

The unit’s price will increase, leading to a more expensive replacement. Your monthly bill will also be higher because you will be heating water you won’t use or need.

Hiring a company like Robinson Air HVAC can avoid this mistake. We’ll ensure you get the right size water heater for your home.

Not too big.

Not too small.

But just right.

Mistake #2: The Wrong Location

It would seem like where the water heater is located wouldn’t be that big of a deal.

Well, it can be.

Your water heater’s location can affect its performance and efficiency. Depending on the age of your home, water heaters were generally installed in the garage, a utility closet inside the house, or in the attic.

You want a contractor who will install your water heater in the correct location, and with Robinson, you won’t have to worry about this.

We know water heaters.

And we know where to install them.

Don’t let this avoidable mistake catch you off-guard.

Mistake #3: Improper Installation

Unless you know what to look for and are looking over the shoulder of the installers the entire time, you might not recognize improper installation until it’s too late.

This can be anything from a drain line being incorrectly connected or a pressure relief valve not functioning as it should. A contractor not paying attention to the details could leave your home with your water heater already breaking down.

In those cases, it’s just a matter of time before you need repairs. Unfortunately, those poor choices will often void your warranty, too. And likely, without a proper warranty, those costs will also come out of your pocket.

However, hiring the right contractor for the job alleviates the problems of improper installations.

You want a company you can trust.

A company that has the experience and that’s PROVEN.

You want a company whose reputation is driven by outstanding feedback from its community.

And with Robinson Air HVAC, you get all of that and more. We’ll install your water heater correctly and do it right the first time.

Mistake #4: Low-Quality Products

This one is self-explanatory.

Poor products EQUAL a poor installation.

Simply put – it is an avoidable mistake.

When you see a cheap option, it’s often cheaper because the company is cutting a corner somewhere, especially if it’s significantly cheaper than its competitors.

One way that happens is when a contractor chooses to use lower-quality products. Doing so allows them to charge more for labor, be the cheapest option on the market, or, in some cases, both.

From outright selling cheaper, lower-quality water heating units to using lower-quality parts with the unit during installation, they’re putting your home and investment at risk.

You can avoid this by hiring a company that only sells you products of superior quality.

With Robinson, we only sell products we trust – products we’d use in our homes.

Don’t let this mistake catch up with you down the road. High-quality products are a must.

Mistake #5: Choosing The Wrong Contractor

The previous mistakes are symptoms of a more significant problem – choosing the wrong contractor.

Whether it’s the wrong size water heater, where it’s installed, or the quality of the products, a trustworthy company doesn’t put its customers in that position.

At Robinson Air HVAC, we have experienced technicians who know what they’re doing. They know the equipment and products and do what’s best for you.


So, when the time comes for your next water heater installation in Southwest Oklahoma, and you want to avoid mistakes, call Robinson Air HVAC to schedule an appointment.