It comes to a time when a water heater replacement is essential, but it need not be overly expensive.
Gas water heater installation may seem intimidating, but it's actually easier than you may think. If the job is bigger than you want to tackle, you can always hire a professional plumber. They'll be happy to install your gas water heater and dispose of your old unit as well. But if you're up for the challenge, you can save yourself some money by doing it yourself, follow the instructions below for some guidance.
The average service life of water heaters is 8 to 12 years, so if yours is entering old age, you may want to consider purchasing a new unit (read our pick of the best tankless gas water heaters) versus repairing your old water heater.
Keep in mind that in most situations it's generally best not to switch fuel types (gas or electric), although sometimes it does make sense. You may also want to consider transitioning to a tankless water heater and take advantage of the fuel efficiency benefits (and money saving) they have to offer.
Installing Your Gas Water Heater
Before getting started, there's a few things you'll need to get your gas water heater installed correctly. The following is a list of tools and supplies you'll need: