Solve your hot water problems with these water heater repair and installation articles.
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 deposits. A simple cap solves the water heater drain valve problem.
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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 shower if multiple showers are running.
DIY Hot Water Heater Repair
Heating elements on electric hot water heaters sometimes fail long before the water heater, but replacing them in a hot water heater is an easy DIY repair.
How to Adjust Hot Water Heater Temperature
Learn a surefire method for finding the right setting on the hot water heater dial—cool enough to avoid accidental burns, but hot enough for a long, relaxing bath or shower.
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 and can save you money as well. When your old water heater dies, consider replacing it with one of these types, as well as efficient conventional models.
Replacing a Water Heater
When your water heater begins to leak, you have to replace it fast. We'll show you how to install your own gas water heater in less than a day. Even if you don't need a new water heater right now, chances are you will within the next few years. Water heaters tend to last seven to 15 years. If yours ...
Extend the Life of Your Water Heater by Replacing the Anode Rod
Replacing the anode rod in a water heater before it fails can slow down corrosion inside the tank and significantly extend the life of the water heater, sometimes even doubling it.
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.
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 tempering valve.