Turn the hot water faucet on and get hot water. Simple as that, right?
Well, only if you properly maintain one of the hardest working appliances in your home, the water heater!
The water heater is an amazingly reliable appliance and really has very few parts that can go wrong. It is also easy to repair. Of course knowing the various water heater's components and their names are essential so reviewing the Anatomy of a Water Heater is a good starting point.
In the article How to Repair a Water Heater I'll provide you information on tank type and tankless water heaters, and I'll show you how to troubleshoot and repair your water heater. From replacing a water heater thermocouple to understanding the anatomy of a water heater to sizing a tankless water heater, it's all covered.
And in the tutorial Replacing a Water Heater Thermocouple or Flame Sensor I'll provide illustrated step-by-step instructions on how to remove and replace your water heater's thermocouple so you can keep yourself in hot water!