The model and size of the hot water heater determine how long it takes for the heater to warm up. It may take more than an hour for the water to warm up completely.
A gas water heater may be able to refill its supply of water in an hour, while a similar electric model may take more time. Tankless water heaters only heat water while it is needed, so it seems like it is faster and more efficient. A water heater only holds so much water, so choose a size that is correct for the home it will be in. A larger family will need a larger water heater.Learn More
Plumbing experts recommend checking the heater tank's pressure release valve and flushing the tank every six months as part of routine hot water heater maintenance. The tank's anode rod should be checked annually and replaced if it is less than 1/2-inch thick or if it is coated with calcium.Full Answer >
The amount of time it takes to drain a hot water heater ranges from 15 minutes to one hour depending upon tank size and the amount of debris in the tank. A hot water tank should be drained once every year to remove sediment buildup.Full Answer >
A water heater is bad if, after a few troubleshooting checks, it does not heat water anymore. Residential water heaters usually have to be replaced due to age or significant hard water build-up.Full Answer >
To install a tankless water heater, install a vent pipe to the outside, mount the heater to the wall, and attach water pipes. If this new tankless water heater replaces an old water heater, reuse or replace the venting and water pipes as necessary.Full Answer >