MAKE YOURSELF AWARE OF ALL REQUIREMENTS INVOLVED WHEN YOU PURCHASE A NEW WATER HEATER. THERE ARE COMPLIANCE CODES INVOLVED WHEN REPLACING A HOT WATER HEATER.
Water Pressure Regulators
If your water pressure is above 80 PSI, it’s recommended to install a pressure regulating valve. As population density increases, water pressure goes up as well. However, high water pressure can damage your plumbing and fixtures, including your hot water heater. Pressure regulating valves will prevent unnecessary stress on your plumbing system.
In addition to placement in a certain area, the CO emissions of a water heater require it be properly vented. This will prevent any CO from entering your home and living areas. The vents must be made of a proper material and keep specific clearance from combustible materials.
Gas water heaters emit carbon monoxide (CO) when they run. 10,000 people die in the U.S. every year from CO poisoning so it’s important the water heater is placed in approved location. For example, in some areas, water heaters are not allowed to be installed in closets, unless they are only used for it.