Water Heater

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

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 water heater yourself and save a ton of money.

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…