Water Heater Installation
There are different types of water heaters – some gas, some electric, some are the traditional type of tank, and some are the newer on-demand water heater. Electric water heaters need to be installed by a licensed and certified electrician, as well as some gas water heaters that need electrical connections. Many gas water heaters do not rely on the main electricity, however if there is a power cord plugged into your gas water heater, it is likely the type that depends on electricity to function.
Most areas of the Portland metro area require a licensed electrician like Beaver Electric to install electric water heaters. Depending on the job, a permit may also be required if there are specific regulations on what and when permits are needed, including possibly a final inspection. As a licensed electrician in Oregon, Beaver Electric understands the permitting and inspections required by the state and will handle this part of the process if it is needed.
We work with many plumbers in the Portland Metro area to help with water heater installation as not all plumbers can perform this work on their own. We have companies we recommend, but we will also work with your preferred plumber as long as they have a solid reputation and are licensed to work in Oregon. This is to ensure all codes are being met and the work is done professionally.
If you have questions about your water heater or the system providing electricity to it, give us a call and we will answer all of them! You can also send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.