Electric Water Heater Not Heating? How to Fix It

A water heater that is not heating water is easy to troubleshoot as I will outline in this post. Even when you have to replace something, the replacement part will be cheap and easy to replace. In brief these are the reasons why an electric water heater is not heating water: Most electric water heaters … Read more

How to Test & Replace a Water Heater Thermostat fast!

An electric thermostat will most likely have 2 thermostats, an upper and a lower thermostat. Both thermostats are concealed using a metal cover plate secured to the water heater using one or two screws. The function of a water heater thermostat is to turn the power to the heating element on and off. It does … Read more

How to Test a Water Heater Element for Continuity

An electric water has 2 heating elements, an upper heating element and a lower heating element. Both elements are always in communication and if there is a problem with one element it will affect how your water heater works. To test a water heater element, turn off the power to the unit and remove the … Read more

Best Water Heater Temperature Setting & How to Adjust

It is awesome having hot water running through your pipe and always available when you need it, but it has to be just the right temperature. Not too hot and not too cold/lukewarm. Is there a right temperature setting for a water heater though? Yes there is and adjusting your water heater to the right … Read more

How to Reset an Electric Water Heater Fast!

A water heater reset button which is also known as an emergency cut off (ECO) switch is a device that turns off power to the water heater in case of an unsafe condition. Usually, it trips when the temperature of water inside the tank exceeds 180 degrees Fahrenheit. An electric water heater has 2 thermostats. … Read more

Water Heater Reset Button Keeps Tripping? Do This

A water heater reset button, also know as an emergency cut off (ECO) switch or high limit safety thermostat switch is a safety device that cuts off power to your water heater when the water temperature exceeds 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Common Causes for the Water Heater Reset Button Tripping What to Do When the Water … Read more

Simple Steps to Replace a Water Heater Anode Rod

You should replace your water heater anode after every 5 years. If you live in an area with hard water (which increases the rate of corrosion), you should replace the rod after every 3 years. Regular inspection of the anode rod is however recommended. This is a brief guide of how to replace a water … Read more

Water Heater Leaking from the Top? 6 Easy Solutions

It is not unusual for water heaters to leak from the bottom but leaks from the top are not that common. This is because sediments settle at the bottom where they corrode the tank until cracks or holes develop. Drain valves also leak a lot. Here are some of the reasons why your water heater … Read more

Noisy Water Heater? How to Stop the Knocking/Bubbling

A noisy water heater can be annoying and potentially indicate underlying issues with the unit. Here’s a brief summary of common causes of noisy water heaters and their solutions: 1. Sediment Buildup: 2. Thermal Expansion: 3. Loose Heating Element or Dip Tube: 4. Water Hammer: 5. Expansion and Contraction of Tank: 6. T&P Valve Operation: … Read more

How to Flush a Water Heater and Remove Sediment

Flushing a water heater is an essential maintenance task that helps remove sediment and mineral buildup, ensuring your heater operates efficiently. Here’s a brief summary of the steps to follow to flush a water heater: How to Flush a Water Heater Flushing a water heater is one of those tasks every homeowner should learn to … Read more