One important decision you'll need to make when you have a new heater installation done in your home is where to locate your heater. The following are six mistakes to avoid when choosing a location for a heater installation.
Putting a heater in a cramped spot
You don't want to have a heater installed in cramped quarters. There should be free space on all sides of your heater. Your heater should not be touching other nearby obstructions, including walls or other appliances.
Installing a heater near places where flammable liquids are stored
It's dangerous to install a heater in any part of the home near where flammable liquids, such as gas, are stored. Keeping flammable liquids too close to your heater creates a major fire hazard.
If you have your heater located in your garage, you need to make sure that you have it installed a good distance from vehicles and automotive fluids. Regardless of what room in your home you have your heater installed in, you need to consider the fluids being stored around it to prevent fire hazards.
Putting a heater in a spot where it's difficult to access for repairs and maintenance
Your heater is going to need repairs and maintenance over time after being installed. The easier it is to access your heater, the quicker and more convenient your repair and maintenance work will be.
Placing other appliances that generate heat too close to your heater
A heater will generate a lot of heat. Other appliances you probably have in your home including your water heater, washer, and dryer also generate heat. Putting your heater too close to other heat-generating appliances can cause overheating in a particular area of your home. That's why it's important to have your heater installed some distance away from other heat-generating appliances.
Neglecting to take measurements of the spot you plan to use for your heater installation
Taking measurements is important for planning the layout of the room in which your heater will be installed. You should know what the dimensions of your heater will be and measure your heater location with your heater installation service.
Installing a heater in a place where it won't get adequate air
A heater needs to get enough air in order to function effectively. That's why you need to have your heater installed in a room of your home with access to fresh air. You also need to avoid installing your heater around obstacles that will block the airflow.
Discuss airflow requirements with your heater installation service so that you know the location you want to choose for your installation that will give your heater access to enough air. Reach out to a heater installation service near you to learn more.