Water Heater projects
Fix a Leaking Water Heater
Fix common leaks from a temperature and pressure relief valve or a water heater drain valve by checking temperature settings and mineral…
Choosing a New Water Heater
We walk you through the pros and cons of high tech water heaters - tankless, heat pump, condensing gas and point-of-use models. They save energy…
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Water Heater Venting Fixes
Fit a gas water heater vent to a larger existing vent by using a reducer. Avoid changing out the entire gas vent.
Get a Smart Water Heater
You can flip a breaker to turn off your electric water heater when you leave your cabin or vacation home. That’ll save energy. But then you…
How to Replace a Water Heater Thermocouple
A hot water heater that doesn't heat might just need a new thermocouple. Learn how to replace this inexpensive part and keep your hot water…
The Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters can save energy, but at a higher initial cost and they serve hot water one faucet at a time—so someone gets a cold…
Water Heater Repair: How to Replace the TPR Valve
A puddle of water near the overflow tube can be a sign of a bad temperature-pressure relief valve. We’ll show you how to replace it and…
Extend Water Heater Life
Extend the life of your water heater tank and maintain your water heater's efficiency and safety with a few minutes of basic maintenance…
Water Heater Installation
Worn out water heaters leak, waste energy and can literally leave you cold. This article will show you how to install a new gas or electric…
How to Fix a Water Heater Pilot Light
If your hot water heater suddenly stops working, chances are a bad thermocouple has shut off the gas to the pilot light. Replacement is an easy…