The average life of a water heater usually is 8 to 12 years. And, for a family of four, 65-gallon units are considered enough for daily usage. However, this article is going to teach you some simple tips to removing and replacing a water heater.

Removal

  • If you are using a gas heater then at first, you will have to turn off the gas supply to the heater.
  • Now, turn off the water supply of heater. To thoroughly drain your tank, turn on all hot water faucets of the house.
  • To remove your water heater, you will also need to disconnect all those pipes which have any link with the water heater. You can also unscrew the pipes.

Installation


You can minimize the water heater installation cost if you perform this task without the help of a plumber.

  • In the first step, just put your new water heater at the place of the previous water heater and connect it with all of the pipes that you want.

  • Make sure that you have also turned on the water supply and hot water faucets are opened. Then, turn on the power supply and water when your heater heats up.


Tip: To increase the durability of the water heater, it is suggested that you should drain out your heater twice in a year.