Why Position Matters for Water Heaters

Sooner or later, you will need to replace their water heater. As your dependable plumber in Woodland Hills, CA, Roberts Plumbing Hydro Jet & Rooter wants to help you find the perfect model to change your existing heater, as well as understand the importance of its placement in your home. For traditional tank replacements and installs Roberts Plumbing Hydro Jet & Rooter only provides Bradford White Corporation water heaters and for tankless water heaters you will have a choice between Noritz , Takagi or Navien . These water heaters have the best names in the business.


You will want to place your new water heater in a spot where leaks won’t be as bad as they could be. Keep in mind that a leaking tank can quickly ruin drywall and flooring while waiting for water heater repair in Woodland Hills, CA, to arrive and it only takes seconds for water to cause damage.


A traditional water heater needs to be close to the main faucets. You probably leave the water running while waiting for it to heat up. The longer it takes for hot water to reach your sink or shower, the more water you waste. Adding a circulating pump to the existing hot water system can drastically cut down wait time for hot water to get to your fixture. 


Older water heaters were standardized in size that even contractors can design around a space where the unit would be installed in a home or building. However, the size of an average water heater has changed significantly in the past few years. 

Due to the increased demand for more energy-efficient models, modern tank-type water heaters come with more insulation, making them larger than their old counterparts. If you’re getting a hot water heater replacement soon, ensure that the new one will fit in the old spot.


It won’t matter if you are getting a tankless water heater, but traditional tank versions need to sit level. If you are placing it on a floor with a drain, it probably won’t be level without having to shim it.

At Roberts Plumbing Hydro Jet & Rooter, we offer a full suite of water heater services, including installation, repairs, and maintenance. You can count on us to determine the perfect placement for your unit to ensure years of efficiency and comfort. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.