Water Heaters designed for use in mobile homes located in the Sacramento, CA areas
Why do I need to use a mobile home designed
water heater in my mobile home?
Must be approved for mobile homes use
Mobile home water heaters will have a CSA and H.U.D. safety approval labels attached to the water heater. Anything else used for a mobile home is against the law and will void the manufacturer's warranty. Insurance companies may refuse to pay a claim or terminate your coverage. Make sure a replacement gas water heater that is specifically made for mobile homes is used in the Sacramento, Ca areas.
Why does a mobile homes water heater cost more
Mobile home water heaters usually cost about 20% more than standard housing units. They are made different, they have water inlet and outlet ports on the top and the sides. Also mobile home water heaters will usually be smaller in diameter. Gas units will draw the fresh air from the bottom of the unit rather than the sides, but the newer models may differ from this design. These water heaters are CSA & HUD certified for use only in a manufactured housing (mobile homes) these water heaters usually have a special devise called "Air/Fuel shut-off devise" which disables the water heater in the presence of flammable vapor accumulation.
Many mobile home water heaters will come with a propane or natural gas conversion kit included with the heater, so the installation technician can easily make that change depending on what type of gas you have connected to your water heater, water heater pros can install your mobile home water heater to all applicable safety codes.