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How to test, replace and install hot water heating element -save electricity cost by gas, tankless or solar water heater

Updated on July 21, 2013

Water heaters are familiar fixtures in most homes. They look like big metal cylinders and are often consigned to a laundry room or basement.Water heaters have excellent safety records. However, it also has huge explosive potential too. When a water heater explodes, it releases a tremendous blast force and it can easily demolish your house or apartment. Here are few tips how to test a hot water heating element, when to replace it or how to install a new hot water heater. In this article I would like to share with you resources to learn more about instant water heaters, gas water heaters, tank less as well as solar water heaters. I hope you will find this article useful.

· How to test hot water heating element:

Even though your hot water heater may look alright, it is recommended to check it once in a year.It helps you decide whether you want to replace your heater or change the heater element. Kenwrites has written a hub about how to test a hot water heating element

· When to replace a hot water heater

The signs to look at to decide whether it is time to replace the hot water heaterare rust colored hot water, moisture around the base, ice cold shower, water leakage around the heater and the age of the heater. Read more about this in Marye Audet's hub

· Replace Electric Hot Water Heater Element:

Rather than replacing the water heater, you can replace the hot water heater element. If you like to read about a step-by step guide how to replace the heater element, read the hub by kenwrites.

· How to save electricity and water cost of hot water heaters?- use tankless hotwater heater.

The difference between a traditionalhot water heater and tankless hotwater heater is that in traditional hotwater heater you keep heated water in a tank at all times, waiting for you to use it. While in tankless hotwater heater, water is heated on demand, saving a lot of cost on electricity and water. Barry has written a nice hub about this

· Installation of hotwater heater:

Wilderness has written a nice article, a step by step guide to help install a new hot water heater.

· Benefits of Solar water heaters and how to choose the best:

Solar water heaters are cheap, efficient and environmentally friendly way of heating water.It also provide substantial savings in long run. Lubowahas shared some tips to consider while selecting a solar water heater



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    • emdi profile image

      emdi 6 years ago

      Buying a house is not a bad idea Simone :-)

      I have a hub about buying a affordable home in US

    • Simone Smith profile image

      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Hahaa, I'm glad I rent and don't have to think about this. But this is a great guide!