Eventually, most homeowners are going to have to replace their water heaters. While a modern water heater can last for decades with the right care and maintenance services, no water heater lasts forever. If you have found that your water heater is leaky or can’t keep up with demand anymore, it could be time for a new water heater installation project. If you want to take on this home improvement project on your own, the video posted here is a great guide.
First, you need to make sure you get the right water heater for your home. You can do this easily by matching the specifications of your new water heater to your current water heater. Just look at the label to see how big the tank is, what the fuel source is, and how efficient it is. If your family has grown since your last water heater installation, you may want to increase the tank size or switch to a tankless system.
Once you have chosen your water heater, you need to remove the old one and install the new one. If you’re working with a gas water heater, you should turn off the gas before you begin. Removal includes disconnecting the power or fuel source and the cold and hot water pipes.
Once the old heater is removed, you can follow the steps in the video to install the new one.