Water Heater

Solve your hot water problems with these water heater repair and installation articles.

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.

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…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • How to Regulate the Hot Water Heater

    Control the hot water temperature at faucets and showers that don't have anti-scald valves by installing either a mixing valve or a point-of-use…