Making sure you know everything there is to know about the electrical, heating and cooling systems in your home.
Year-Round Home Maintenance Checklist
Don't be caught off-guard! Maintaining your home is much easier than paying for big repairs. Look through this home maintenance...
DIY Water Heater Testing and Repair
A one-hour DIY repair that will save you the cost of calling the plumber
How to Regulate the Hot Water Heater
Install temperature regulating valves without tearing up the bathtub wall
Extend the Life of Your Water Heater by Replacing the Anode Rod
Double the life of your water heater with this simple repair
How to Adjust Your Water Heater’s Temperature
Be safe—keep the water heater temperature setting at 120 degrees F.
How to Test Your Water Heater Element
We've all been there - you get in the shower only to realize that you have no hot water.
How to Dispose of a Water Heater
The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, will show you how remove and dispose of a water heater.
How to Repair or Replace Defective Water Heater Dip Tubes
Check your water heater in case you have a defective dip tube.