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Water Heater

What Steps are Involved in Changing a Gas Water Heater?

1. Drain Your Tank
The first thing that you need to do is shut off both the water and gas supply. Drain the water heater completely by attaching a garden hose to the drain valve.

2. Disconnecting the Gas and Water Lines
Disconnect your gas and water supply lines attached to the water heater. Starting with the gas line, you can remove the lines by using pipe wrenches. The water lines can be removed above the tank using adjustable wrenches.

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I’m Thinking About Installing A Tankless Water Heater. What are the Pros and Cons?

What are the pros and cons of Tank and Tankless water heaters and which one is right for you?

Let us start with the Tank water heater. The pros of having a tank water heater is the upfront cost. A tank water heater will cost you less money when you purchase the unit. Next is the installation, installation of a tank water heater is less complicated than a tankless one. Lastly is security. If living in areas that are prone to catastrophic events or natural disasters like say an earthquake, you will always have some drinking water stored in the tank. With that being said what are the cons? Well, of course the price to keep water in the tanks heated. Whether you are using water or not the water will still be heated. The tank itself also takes up space. Depending on your household size that could be an issue.  And finally, with a tank water heater, you can actually run out of hot water.

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